Since opening to the public in April 2008, this 12-acre park has quickly become the heartbeat of downtown. Here you’ll find a playground, a man-made lake, a dog park, and the Grace Event Lawn, which frequently hosts events like yoga classes, concerts, movie screenings, art shows, and farmers' markets. The new adjacent Marriott Marquis Houston even features a lazy river in the shape of Texas! It may look familiar from TV: Discovery Green was one of the main event zones during 2017's Super Bowl LI.
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Discovery Green, located in downtown Houston, offers free outdoor exercise classes, films in the park, hundreds of outdoor events, interactive water features, two restaurants, an amphitheater and 12 acres of green space. It earned a Gold LEED rating, hence the park's name. Photo via Discovery Green Facebook page
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1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010, USA
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