Perfect Place For Chillin'

Signature Houston park gets a new feature that highlights ancient oak trees: A perfect perch for chilling

Signature Houston park gets new feature that highlights old oak trees

New, raised deck, Discovery Green, April 2014
The new 4,700 square-foot deck a perfect perch under the oaks at Discovery Green. Courtesy of Discovery Green

Recent visitors to Discovery Green have been oohing and aahing over the new 4,700 square foot deck that provides an elevated perch for park-goers. The century-old live oaks lining the Brown Promenade stretch their limbs in a canopy of shade across the deck where visitors can lounge, eat, read and enjoy the park activities.

Landscape architect Lauren Griffith designed the eco-friendly deck that is made of sustainable Brazilian Ipe wood, a hardwood that is super durable and resistant to mold, weather, flames and pests.

The Kinder Foundation funded the first 20 tables and 80 chairs for the deck and Discovery Green is soliciting funds for additional seating through its "Save a Seat" campaign. A gift of $150 will purchase a chair that can have your dedication inscription on the back. Those who give $300 or more will not only have an inscription but will also receive reserved seating for two for a season of Thursday Concerts.

It's time to pick up a burger or basket of tacos at the Lake House and head on over for a relaxed snack in the great outdoors.

More details are available here.

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