Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Kinder Lake at the George R. Brown Convention Center - Discovery Green

TV tree art installation across Kinder Lake

Kinder means 'children' in German; but the lake takes its name from the Kinder family benefactors. Still, it is not a misnomer, even if understood to be a children's pond (Kinderteich) by visitors from Germany. Indeed, the entire Discovery Green park has much to offer to kids, including boating on the lake (and open-air ice-skating in January which the Galleria Mall only offers indoors); surprise water jets in a walk-about fountain feature; a playground area with equipment to climb on; a water curtain on an art installation, and more. Not to mention that the whole family can go see Downtown from a horse-drawn carriage, which can be hired closeby.

Kinder Lake with partial view of convention center from the boardwalk
Artificial lake with ornamental grasses on shoreline.
Kinder Lake with GRB Convention Center in April 2014 (photo added)