John P. McGovern Playground at Discovery Green – Visiting Houston’s Parks, One Week at a Time

JoeDiscoveryGreenPlaygroundAddress: 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX ‎

Cost: Free

Appropriate Age: Children age 12 and under

John P. McGovern Playground is located in Discovery Green in Downtown Houston.  It is about 5 blocks from the Main Street Square METRORail Station and has paid parking lots and metered street parking. Street parking is free on Sundays and after 6:00pm everyday.

Discovery Green is one of our favorite spots in Houston.  There are almost daily events in the park and most of them are free.  Discovery GreenThere is also a lake, restaurant, splashpad, listening vessel, playground and much more.  It’s hard to believe this space was a parking lot not too many years ago.

The playground area is on a soft rubber mat and has many things for the kids to climb.  It is slightly below street level, so kids do not dart into traffic.

Since I first reviewed the playground a couple of years ago, several improvements have been made.

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