Houston High Rise with Access to Discovery Green

Date: May 1st, 2019

Living in downtown Houston is a dream. The walkability of Houston’s downtown area gets better every day and it’s one of the main reasons residents love living at our Houston high rise, being so close to so many fun things. With close proximity to shopping, sports, dining and entertainment, there’s always so much going on, especially in our 12-acre front yard Discovery Green. It’s the perfect place for residents to enjoy their morning coffee, take their dogs for a walk or just take in the fresh air of downtown Houston.

Discovery Green is one of Houston’s premier green spaces and has seen more than 13.5 million visitors since opening in 2008. We love all the events they host throughout the week and every weekend, so we wanted to share a few of our favorite things taking place across the street this month and next. These are perfect events to invite your family and friends to join and make the quick walk across the street for all the fun. For a full event listing all around downtown Houston, click here.

Upcoming Events at Discovery Green:

Flea by Night presented by Green Mountain Energy Saturdays, May 18 and June 15, 2019, 6–10 p.m.

Treasure hunt for one-of-a-kind vintage, handmade, recycled and local goods from over 40 vendors, plus enjoy live music and food trucks along Avenida de las Americas and the park’s Grace Event Lawn.

Land Rover Houston Central’s Rainbow on the Green® presented by Legacy Community Health – Montrose Friday, June 21, 2019, 7–10 p.m

Discovery Green presents its free annual citywide LGBT celebration with electrifying entertainment by Chad and ONEUP, along with some of Houston’s best drag performers.

GUST: Celebrating a Decade of Discovery Now – May 28, 2019 (extended)

The Discovery Green Conservancy commissioned this interactive site-specific art installation from Cocolab, a Mexico City-based studio of digital artists. The work brings to life the invisible patterns of the wind with the vivid color and subtle motion of nearly 2,000 handmade pinwheels. From 5–10 p.m. daily, visitors are invited to approach one of four “activation stations” along the park’s Brown Foundation Promenade and blow on a pinwheel to “become the wind.” At dusk, GUST is illuminated by patterns of light that respond in real time to the changing direction of the breeze.

Cinco de Mayo Sunday, May 5, 2019, 3–5 p.m.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Discovery Green with the Kinder HSPVA Mariachis (4:15 p.m.), ballet folklorico by Nueva Luna and more performances. Bombón’s La Comadre (Mel Gomez) and DJ Gracie Chavez will emcee.

If you just want to watch all the action rather than be in the midst of it, residents can relax on their balconies that overlook Discovery Green or head to the 8th Floor Resident Lounge to watch from above. Invite your friends and mix your own margaritas from the comfort of your Houston high rise.

Kinder HSVPA Lunch Concerts Wednesdays, Now–May 1, 2019, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Students from Kinder HSVPA present lunchtime performances at Discovery Green’s Hess Deck, with lunch specials from The Lake House and The Grove.

For residents who work from home, this is the perfect lunchtime escape. Enjoy some of the fresh air and free concerts by walking across the street on Wednesdays before heading back inside to finish your work

Bank of America Screen on the Green presented by Arandas Bakery

Enjoy family-friendly movies with a view of the downtown Houston skyline. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs and arrive early for contests and other activities. A Wrinkle in Time - Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8:45 p.m.
Mean Girls - Saturday, June 29, 2019, 9 p.m.

Young Writers Workshop Saturdays, Now–June 29, 2019, 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Led by Writers In The Schools (WITS), this weekly workshop is Houston’s only free and open writing workshop for kids. The class, which includes a craft provided by Houston Public Library, encourages children to express their thoughts and develop language skills.

Sundays in the Park Sundays, Now–June 30, 2019, 3–5 p.m.

Enjoy lawn games, activities and more.

Residents of OPP don’t need an excuse to make the quick walk over to Discovery Green. We love seeing our residents take their dogs over to the gated dog run or playing catch with their kids in the open spaces. Discovery Green is always open and accessible for such fun events.

Healthy Living Fitness in the Park presented by Sprouts Farmers Market

Sprouts Farmers Market presents a free fitness series at Discovery Green. No pre-registration required, but participants must sign a waiver upon arrival. Bring a towel and water, as well as a mat for yoga classes. Yoga mats can be purchased in the office at Discovery Green between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Yoga Mondays, Now–June 24, 2019, 12–1 p.m.

Strengthen, relax and recharge during this yoga class for all levels.

Heartfulness Meditation Mondays, Now–June 24, 2019, 1–1:15 p.m.

Get in tune with your inner self during this 15-minute meditation session.

Core-Focused Yoga Tuesdays, Now–June 25, 2019, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Strengthen your body, relax your mind and find your center with this dynamic flow yoga sequence.

Off the Couch Wednesdays, Now–June 26, 2019, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

A moderate exercise class aimed at increasing your strength, balance, flexibility and endurance while improving your overall health. Ages 18 and up.

Parkour Thursdays, Now–June 27, 2019, 6:30–8 p.m.

A beginner class led by Urban Movement-certified coaches who utilize the park for an urban workout. Ages 12 and up.

Tai Chi Fridays, Now–June 28, 2019, 12–1 p.m.

The Chinese internal martial art of Tai Chi focuses on slow, meditative movements.

Hatha Yoga Saturdays, Now–June 29, 2019, 9–10 a.m.

A basic vinyasa yoga class for enhanced awareness and a strong, healthy body.

Kayak Rides and R/C Boats on Kinder Lake Saturdays and Sundays, Now–June 30

Go for a leisurely kayak ride or navigate a radio-controlled boat around Kinder Lake. Rentals are provided by Bayou City Adventures (subject to weather conditions) and are $5 per person.

Our Houston luxury apartments offer so many exclusive amenities for residents, along with all of the above activity right outside our front door. If you’re looking to move into Houston’s most luxurious high rise, visit us today at 1400 McKinney Street for a private tour or call one of our expert leasing agents at 713.868.5933.

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