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John P. McGovern Playground

John P. McGovern Playground

Discover some serious fun! Bring your little ones for some monkey play at this state-of-the-art playground. Parents love the safety for kids and ample seating, and kids love the important stuff: tons of fun climbing, sliding, and playing with friends! Discovery Green has thought of everything to create the ideal family playground- generous space for kids to play, lots of comfy seating to keep an eye on your kiddos, ample lighting for evening playtime, and beautiful shade surrounding the grounds. Come see why this spot is a favorite for Houston!

The $2.3 million playground area completes improvements to the park’s northwest corner, an area bordered by La Branch and McKinney Streets, as part of the Discovery Green Conservancy’s $13.3 million park-wide master plan improvement project.

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John P. McGovern Playground

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Discover some serious fun! Bring your little ones for some monkey play at this state-of-the-art playground. Parents love the safety for kids and ample seating, and kids love the important stuff: tons of fun climbing, sliding, and playing with friends! Discovery Green has thought of everything to create the ideal family playground- generous space for kids to play, lots of comfy seating to keep an eye on your kiddos, ample lighting for evening playtime, and beautiful shade surrounding the grounds. Come see why this spot is a favorite for Houston!

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Discovery Green’s location in the heart of downtown, as well as its beautifully maintained landscape, makes it a much sought-after outdoor venue for events. From company picnics, fundraisers and product launches to concerts, festivals, birthday parties and weddings, the Discovery Green campus has the perfect spot for any event from 20 people to 20,000.