The Houston Discovery Green Park was officially open to the public in 2008 in downtown area of the city. This 11.8 acres park is located across the street from the George Brown Convention Center with a parking garage underneath the park. This Houston park has Kinder Lake for kayaking and remote sail boating racing, along with a band stand for weekly music event and a children’s play area including a splash wet area, also there are many restaurants in and near the park. Special events are held here year round they even have ice skating in the winter time in the park. The Houston Discovery Green park is also near many hotels and is also walking distance to the Toyota Center and Minute Maid park. We prefer to stay in this area because there is so many restaurants and thing to do nearby. The Discovery Green park was funded by private and public money.