DISCOVERY GREEN CONSERVANCY

Rating: 4.9 stars   49 reviews

Issues: Sports

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

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2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Discovery Green is an amazing park! When you are in the beautiful setting of the park you almost forget that you are in the middle of a big city. This park has really helped to bring the community together. They have great events yearly, a lot are free. Live music, festivals, art exhibits, movies in the park and more. It's a very family and pet friendly place. The play area and water features are great, especially during summer in Houston. The park construction is inspiration to all. They have done a wonderful job making this park eco friendly!

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

the surrounding community

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

make the dog park area bigger

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Discovery Green has fantastic facilities - the play park is top, as are the water fountain for kids, the nature zones and pond, the stage area. My family have enjoyed concerts and films for free in the happiest of settings, And to think it is all for free!

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

the free exercise classes for kids and adults

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

none

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

My family was enchanted walking under the huge pictorial globes at Christmas and where breathtaken by the large glowing photo exhibit of extreme sports. Thanks to the friendly and curteous staff that look to make our play time on the grassy areas fun and offering equipment for outdoor games. Discovery green is a breath of fresh air for us and a place to meet our friends. I wish we had more bike lanes leading to this lovely spot.

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

my kids learning how important participation in your city parks is

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

find more avenues to spread the word of all the activities that go on at Discovery Green

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Rating: 3 stars  

My grandchildren and I love the park and facility. All activities are free. some are educational and some are just for fun. We get our exercise for the day and meet people from all cultures. I get e-mails through internet for upcoming events and forward the mail to my friends. There are always planned events for people of all ages.

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

visiting often

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

unable to think of anything that I would change about the park

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

We recently moved here from New Jersey (just outside of Manhattan). My husband and I have two children, ages 11 and 7, a puppy, and my 80-year-old dad (a true New Yorker) now calling Houston home. Recently, we went to Discovery Green because we heard about the ice sculpting contest. We enjoyed the beautiful weather and event and felt almost guilty because as we watched the artists doing their thing with the ice, on a gorgeous Winter day here in Houston, our family and friends were digging themselves out of ice and snow as New York City faced its worst Winter on record! Thank you, Discovery Green Conservancy, for the wonderful events you host and for adding such color to Houston!

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

only a few short months and I'm so excited to be able to experience more.

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

Do nothing -- it's great!

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

In Discovery Green Park most of happenings are outdoor, which challenges the old good myth that Houston is indoor city. DG not only changes the city but also keeps changing Houstonians, taking them out of their houses, and making them to do fun and active things outside: listen live music, practice yoga, watch art shows.

Kids adore DG for playing fountains, playground, skating rink and juicy burgers from Lakeside cafe

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

taking yoga class and watching ice curving competition

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

increase the number of restrooms (ladies)

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Love the free plays performed in the summer months. My friends and I spent the afternoon watching Shakespeare and enjoy some cold drinks. When we needed a break from the sun, we were able to enjoy the active side of the park with frisbee's and sno-cones in the shade of some trees.

The fountain was a real treat. It's both beautiful to look at is and refreshing. It was hard not to smile with the children that were happily playing in the water.

The outdoor ice rink, recycle saturdays, farmer's market, and more, I'm always talking about going there with friends and out of towner's. I live about 30 min from downtown, but think the drive is totally worth it!

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

being happy during after my visit.

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

n/a

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Rating: 5 stars  

We love the Discovery Green park. It is a great place to take the dog and relax in the park. We live close to downtown and think it is great to have the park close to us. We also really like all the activites they offer at the park, especially since they are all FREE!

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

in experiencing the park! We come to it so I think that is what they want people to do.

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

Add more activities.

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Rating: 5 stars  

It's just so wonderful to have a green space in the middle of a big city that provides so many excellent activities. Blues and burgers, concerts, movies, ice skating, art bikes, and so many other activities that discovery green provides have really enriched Houston.

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

the fab fourty, blues and burgers, houston cine arts festible, etc

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

add another restroom

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a professional choreographer and a mother, I have found Discovery Green to be am irreplaceable and valuable resource to introduce both my son to the arts and my art to the Houston public. Discovery Green gives so many people a new experience to the arts - people who may not see it otherwise!

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

I've presented my works as well as helpes present others at Discovey Green.

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

none - it works well.

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