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February 8, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 8, 2011

We love Discovery Green! they have great family oriented activities, for free- which is very important in these economic times.

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

attending activities

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

sometimes have reduced parking fees

February 8, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 8, 2011

Love, love, love Discovery Green. Best park in Houston. Enjoy taking all visitors to the park when they're in Houston.

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

Enjoying time with family and friends.

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

Nothing!

February 8, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 8, 2011

I love, love, love Discovery Green Park. This is a wonderful sense of community there and people seem to come together for the sole purpose of enjoying the wide array of festivities the park offers. The park is so welcoming and caters to all sorts of people, I enjoy the ever changing variety the park offer, from movie nights, to exercising in the park, to walks for a cause. The grounds are always clean and well tended to and the level of security that is provided makes you feel safe and secure. Discovery green is definitely a plus to the Houston Community as a whole.

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

The way that it brings the community together as a whole.

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

Have more events in the evenings starting around 6pm during the weekdays to accomodate the working class.

February 8, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 8, 2011

Just what Houston needed! Discovery Green offers such a wide variety of programs and events that everyone benefits. Our family greatly enjoys the art displays and was very impressed with the Red Bull Illume Exhibit. I also take advantage of Recycle Saturdays.

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

Provided above

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

none at this time

February 8, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 8, 2011

Discovery Green is a wonderful, diverse park. It is hard to explain, but I got an amazing sense of community there, more than any park I have ever visited. I love the Sunday Farmer's Market and hope that it keeps expanding. I went for a free salsa lesson and stayed for the free movie afterwards. It was fun! The water park is great for the kids to get wet and for the adults to watch. I like watching the dogs in the dog park and the kids in the playground. I signed up for weekly notifications from Discovery Green and they e-mail me and tell me what's going on that week.

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

the winter months.

Ways to make it better...

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

let more people know how fun it is!

February 8, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 8, 2011

Discovery Green is my favorite park in Houston! After visiting Discovery Green for the first time, I went and started telling people how much I love it! You can enjoy the park without bumping into anyone. The Urban Market on Sundays is a treat. After shopping the market, you can relax on the hill or on the flat lawn... There is something for everyone to do. The greatest reason why I fell in love with this park is that it is an "organic" park and I am all for natural and organic living! Whenever I think about going to a park, I always think of Discovery Green first....

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I've experinced the summer time. I've also experienced Discovery Green in the winter. We ice skated for the first time in a very long time. It was at night and I enjoyed better than the indoor ice rink we went to.

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

Let's see, what would I change about Discovery Green if I had to? I would change the parking fee on Saturdays to free parking. This way more people can enjoy what I enjoy with no limits. I love Sundays because I can enjoy it all day without worrying about how much I will need to pay when I leave. Discovery Green is the best regardless!

February 8, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 8, 2011

Discovery Green is a wonderful gem in the middle of downtown Houston. Likely the most programmed plot of land in the city, Discovery Green hosts everything from wonderful exercise classes that draw residents of all ages, races and fitness levels; to silent movie nights, concerts and exhibits. And most of it is absolutely free! I personally discovered Zumba and Yoga at the park, and have attended countless free concerts and movies there. And when I just want a nice, quiet place to read or throw a Frisbee, Disovery Green is perfect for that too. It is one of my absolute favorite spots in the city, and it serves such a diverse mix of people.

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I personally discovered Zumba and Yoga in the park. It is so wonderful to have fun, free exercise classes that encourage you to want to get fit. I've also attended the farmer's market, held here every weekend, along with bicycle repair clinics, movies, concerts and ice skating in the park.

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

I would add even more programming. It is already so well programmed, but I would welcome even more, creative programming, such as some of the art exhibits, or dance classes.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

I read about it in the newspaper when it was first opening up, and I have been going ever since.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

One of the best urban parks in the country, there are free activities every day and is a showcase of the entire city.

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

Its a great showpiece for the city of Houston and the parks board.

Ways to make it better...

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

Get the word out to more people, get more suburban dwellers downtown to experience the park.

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

Discovery Green is a wonderful park offering a wide variety of free activities of interest both to families and children and to adults. The DIVERSITY of events taking place there is amazing. Many 'green' activities include a local fresh food market, recycling Saturdays, the annual "take me outdoors" activities with booths from Texas Parks & Wildlife, Sierra Club, Houston Arboretum, etc. Many artistic displays include the recent photo exhibits, a Dan Phillips gazebo, ice carving, etc. The health related activities include exercise classes, ice skating, and more. Then there are the free music and films. There are the spraying water in summer, ice skating in winter and other children's acivities. We recently found out that they have hoola hoops & frisbies just to lend to visitors on the honor system. Discovery Green seems to offer something for everyone regardless of his/her interests.

The Houston Park & Recreation Department does a wonderful job landscaping the park. Especially noteworthy are the large number of native plants used in the park.

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We saw the recent sport photo exhibit, the ice carving, New Year's Eve Art Car and Fireworks. I was at the "take me outdoors" activities the last two year. We have visited just for a walk on beautiful spring and fall days. If I lived closer or if parking were cheaper & more convenient, I would come more often.

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

Make easier or better connection bus from light rail on Main to Discovery Green. However, having to walk instead of taking a bus is probably more beneficial to one's health

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

Discovery Green is on my Top Five Favorite things in Houston! It is a great place to make memories with my family. I love having picnics, and it is such an awesome place for flying kites. I love that they are pet friendly, it has so many spots to just relax and read a book. I met my teenage crush thanks to them, Mario Lopez at a book signing, an it didnt seem so chaotic because it was outdoors. Taking a walk at night it so romantic. with the lake and scenery...just an all around enjoyable place to go!! Can't wait to see what they introduce next.

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

my family, my lifestyle and my energy and motivation to try and do new things.

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

Nothing

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