Embrace the Hou-midity Saturday with (Mostly) Free Family Fun at Discovery Green

Embrace the Hou-midity Saturday with (Mostly) Free Family Fun at Discovery Green

Art in the Park (photo by J. Vance)

TO QUOTE SPACE City Weather, “It’s Houston, it’s humid, it’s Houmidity!” and outdoors this weekend is going to be intense, but also beautiful, so long as you wear your sunscreen and stay hydrated. With that in mind, Discovery Green has some fun, family-friendly, and mostly free activities on tap for Saturday, June 17, from low-impact meditative exercise for the grown-ups, to hands-on art making for the kids. Here’s what’s happening:


Hatha Yoga, 9am

Hatha yoga (photo by Kirsten Gilliam)

Led by Andria Dugas, this basic vinyasa yoga class is a bit more demanding physically than hatha and designed to improve cardiovascular health and help with blood circulation and muscle tone. The class is free, but registration is requested on site. Participants are asked to bring a towel and water, as well as a yoga mat.

Tai Chi, 10:15am

Simone Oliver of Four Dragons Institute leads this tai chi, class which will focus on slow, meditative movements that encourage health and mental well-being. Participants are asked to bring a towel and water, and a yoga mat.

Rocket Dog, 10:30am-5pm

Rocket Dog

The Rocket Dog stores plenty of lawn games for Discovery Green’s patrons, including bocce ball, horseshoes, and more. Built by legendary art car artist, Rebecca Bass, Rocket Dog is the official mascot of Discovery Green. (We hope Bass created a water bowl for this guy!)

Kayaking, 10:30am-5pm

Kinder Lake

Kayaking in Downtown Houston? Yep. Saturdays and Sundays, you can rent and paddle around the shallow, fish-filled Kinder Lake. Life jackets are provided, and you don’t need a yoga mat — but don’t forget a hat and sunglasses.

Arte en el Parque

Kids ages three to 12 are invited to create their own unique work of art while improving their speaking and listening skills en español. The class is limited to 40 kids, and is first come, first serve. All art-making materials are provided!

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