DISCOVERY GREEN CONSERVANCY

Rating: 4.9 stars   49 reviews

Issues: Sports

Location: PO Box 130646 % Sheryl L Johns Houston TX 77219 USA

Mission:

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I (heart) Discovery Greens!

Discovery Green has been a wonderful asset to Downtown Houston! We have needed something like this for a very long time. All the *free* activities that the park has to offer is awesome for us(people on budgets) to enjoy! This environmentally friendly park has something to offer to for everyone, especially those who have a special place in their hearts for Houston, arts and well, parks in the city! (Like Central Park in New York City)

My fiance and I have shared many great memories there.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my bank account! I am always looking for a good deal. This park offers many great activities that are usually free. I can hang out with family and friends without spending a ton of money!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

add additional food options and dessert options. We like to walk around the park after dinner and would prefer to buy some gelato at the park while we enjoy the scenery.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

I don't remember how, but we keep up with the organization by their website, twitter and visiting the park frequently checking out the boards.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 4 stars  

Discovery Green has been a welcome addition to the Houston area. It has provided so many opportunities for activity since it's been in our city. Two years ago, my boyfriend and I went ice skating on New Years Day. It was a special time and a wonderful memory. We have also attended photography and art exhibits in the park. Each time I go, I enjoy my time at Discovery Green!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

happiness! It is such a fun place and every time I go, I want to plan another trip to visit.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

offer more art exhibits.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

How did you learn about this organization?

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I am a full time working mom and Discovery Green has so many great activities that I can participate and enjoy as well as my kids. There is always so much security there that makes me feel safe when at Discovery Green with my kids. I love that I can participate in activities for me to enjoy as well as my kids can. Working mom's like me with kids always need something that we can enjoy and do after work all together. Thank you Discovery Green members/workers for making this a great place for families.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Recycling day

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Adding more after school/work programs and activities for parents and kids to interact and or each enjoy to partcipate with other kids or adults (ie Zumba classes)

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered for the opening, and hve been hooked on Houston's great park ever since! I attend the movies, concerts and special events. It is SO easy to access, and they do a great job of getting the word out of all of their activities. Love it!

Mary

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the laughter of the many generations and cultures that use the park.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have free ice cream day!

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I think Discovery Green Park is an amazing family fun filled park that every town should have! This park brings families closer together while enjoying all the free activities Houston has to offer! Thank you for taking care of the family!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

This park is a blessing!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Keep coming up with great ideas and events for our great town!

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Rating: 5 stars  

My husband and I both feel that Discovery Green is a wonderful asset to Houston. We enjoy the old silent films, the farmer's market, and just people watching ....especially all the young families who bring their kids and dogs to relax and enjoy a bit of lovely open space. We have also brought many out-of-town guests to Discovery Green to universal applause and appreciation.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I cannot read this question on my screen :-(

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I took my son (in from college in Missouri), his girlfriend and my daughter to see the Red Bull Illume in December. What an awesome enlightening presentation for all ages and all backgrounds! Amazing photographs lit up at night time. I wish I could have brought everyone to see it! I must tell you we drove in from Sugar Land (30 miles) and it was freezing cold outside, but the Illumination warmed all of us , mind,body and soul! Great job and please keep bringing this type of art back to the Great City of Houston!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being with my family and experiencing an appreciation of Art for all ages through the Red Bull Illume

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing! Great job!

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been attending the park's Zumba classes for over a year now and I absolutely love the class and the park. I have also enjoyed watching my 3-year old nephew run around in the water park and playground and hope that the park will be around for many, many years to come, as I am looking forward to all the fun things I can do with my now 6-month old, once she gets a bit older.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The way I feel and how I enjoy Houston as a city.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Adding some swings for infants/toddlers, if possible.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

I absolutely love the Blues and Burgers series that they have at Discovery Green. Not only does it give the public a chance to hear some great musicians perform, it also lets those of us stuck in an office all day enjoy a beautiful getaway from work. The Lake House is a relaxing setting and has great burgers, and a nice walk through the surrounding park is a great way to top it all off.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The Blues and Burgers is a great series. The Farmers Market and other free programs on the weekends can't be beat.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Defy the weather and have music series all year round.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We love Discovery Green. My grand baby loves the fountains. We feel it is a little piece of heaven, well planned and well maintained. My husband and I love the restaurant too. We hope to enjoy more of the programming in the future even though we live in Clear Lake. Houston is a great place.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

A client way

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make more inexpensive parking.

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