Discovery Green's Covid 19 Response

Discovery Green's Covid 19 Response
The Discovery Green Conservancy is committed to being a source of health and happiness for Houstonians. Your health and safety are very important to us. As such we are closely monitoring conditions related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) with the Houston Health Department.

For the spring 2021 season we are happy to announce a few in-person events are scheduled.

The Rink: Rolling at Discovery Green presented by Bank of America will be open March 5 through April 11 with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Masks are required. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

Free in-person fitness classes will also be held this spring season. Please visit for the complete schedule. Circles painted on the lawn will help ensure social distancing. Patrons are not required to wear masks while exercising but are asked to bring one to wear to and from their social distancing circle.

As conditions allow more in-person and virtual events will be schedule. Please keep checking back for updates at, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or sign up for our newsletter at

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Frequently asked questions: 

Q: Will the park be open?
A: The park is open. You are welcome to visit the park, but we encourage visitors to practice social distancing. Playground equipment and benches are off limits . 

Q: Do I need to wear a mask?
A: Yes. Park patrons must wear a mask. Discovery Green is committed to being a source of health and happiness for Houstonians. Your health and safety are very important to us. At this time we will continue to follow the CDC and OSHA guidelines. Masks are required for employees, contractors and visitors.  

Q: Is the Lake House or The Grove open? 
A: Yes. The Lake House is open and is perfect if you want to pick up a quick snack or a picnic for your family. The Grove is also open with expanded patio seating, fans and shade if you'd rather sit outside. Visit for more information. 

Q: Is the Mistree or Gateway Fountain open? Can my kids play in the water? 
A: No. The water features are off limits at this time.

Q: Can I go kayaking
A: Kayaking has been canceled. 

Q: What about recycling?
A: The recycling program has not been canceled. Recycling bins are at Discovery Green from 10 am – 3pm on Saturdays. Occasionally downtown construction or activity may impact this schedule. A notice will be posted on our website at when this happens.

Q: Is the Discovery Green staff doing anything different to prevent the spread of the virus?
A: To help prevent the spread of the virus we have fenced off the playground equipment and all benches. Hand washing and sanitizing stations are installed throughout the park. Restrooms and park furniture are sanitized on a regular basis. 

Q: How can I keep my family safe?
A: You can help protect your family and others from exposure to the virus by:

Cleaning your hands often
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoiding close contact
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick. Take steps to protect others

Staying home if you're sick
Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

Covering coughs and sneezes
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

Throwing used tissues in the trash
Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

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