A world of discovery

in the heart of Houston.

Discovery Green is a 12-acre village green at the heart of downtown Houston where you’ll find space to relax, explore, and learn. With two restaurants, a water park for kids, 1-acre lake open kayaking, dog runs, amphitheaterevent lawn and so much more.

Open Daily

6am

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11pm

Discovery Green is a 12-acre village green at the heart of downtown Houston where you’ll find space to relax, explore, and learn. With two restaurants, a water park for kids, 1-acre lake open kayaking, dog runs, amphitheaterevent lawn and so much more.

Discover fun!


Plan Your Visit


There’s so much to see and do here at Discovery Green, you’ll want to keep this downtown village green on your go-to list.  Here are a few things to keep in mind when planning your day to ensure a safe and relaxing visit. Also, make sure to check out the parking options to keep your trip affordable.

The park is open daily 6am-11pm (Extended summer hours 6am to 12am). Admission is always free. Sign up for the newsletter for event updates. Visit today and discover something about yourself, your community, your world!


Information Center

Visit the park information center at the Alkek Building, located in the northwest corner of the park, near the Gateway Fountain on the Andrea and Bill White Promenade. Staff is available to answer questions about the park, programming or rentals seven days a week from 9 am to 6 pm.

Public restrooms are located on the south side of Alkek Building under the Stedman West Veranda near the playground. Additional restrooms are located in the Avenida Central Garage, located directly under Discovery Green under the Cullen Veranda (women’s only).

Groups & Field Trips

Plan your visit

Field trips and groups (families, church groups, clubs, etc) are welcome at Discovery Green! While there is no charge to visit the park, we require reservations for groups of 20 or more so that we can ensure each group has adequate space to enjoy their visit to the park. This includes groups just wanting to have lunch at the park.

Do You Discovery Green?

Be a hero to this natural landscape that has stood to support your moments of play, exploration, and even civic engagement. You rely on these beautiful 12 acres for your wellbeing. And with your help it can support the community’s needs and environmental health.

Signature Events

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Restaurants at Discovery Green®

Hotel Partners

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.