Discovery Green

Discovery Green, Houston - Texas, Hargreaves Associates
Construction year: 2009
Address: 1500 McKinney St | HOUSTON-TEXAS | United States | Visit Website
Latitude/Longitude: 29.753, -95.3594

Hargreaves Associates (with Page Southerland Page Architects) designed and managed construction this 12 acre, highly-programmed urban park, which has become the signature open space of downtown Houston. Located beside the George R. Brown Convention Center and the Hilton Americas, the park is also be the focus of proposed residential development, offering a wide range of opportunities for outdoor events and recreation, bringing activity back to the downtown. A 10,000 s.f. restaurant, café and park building with shaded outdoor dining spaces are sited along Crawford Promenade, the central pedestrian spine of the park. Park highlights include an iconic interactive fountain, pond and water gardens, custom designed playground, two acres of botanical gardens, and below grade parking with artist-designed entryways. An amphitheater landform with an outdoor stage frames the three acre Great Lawn and provides expansive views of the Houston skyline.

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