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February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

A great place to go for all different people; families, couples, youngsters, elderlies, etc. Couldn't have stayed in Houston without it. In the summer (when most Houstonians stay in their AC homes), it was very breezy and I went to Discovery Green 2-3 times a week. Enjoyed yoga in the outdoors ( I never did yoga before), remote control little sailing boats, fountains, events, simple outdoor games (Bocce, frisbee, horseshoe, etc) that one can borrow for free, library, outdoor ice skating, etc.

It is THE highlight of Houston.

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my visits there enjoying the atmosphere, facilities and activities they offer.

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Enlargen and lengthen the opening times of the library. Publicize the ability to borrow the outdoor games (bocce, horse shoe, etc).

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

This organization opened the park a few years ago, and they consistently have fun, family-friendly programming throughout the entire year. It has brought new life to the downtown Houston area, and provides community support to local organizations as well as entertainment to the general public. I love going to Discovery Green for the outdoor concerts, movies on the big screen and even the events surrounding the MLS all-star game last July. It's great to see so many people of all ages and walks of life re-discovering downtown Houston.

The Great!

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The community that is downtown Houston, and the citizens of Houston as a whole that make the trip to Discovery Green for some of the great events.

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

offer outdoor exercise classes later in the evening, so I can attend after work.

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

Truly a GEM in Downtown Houston. Not only is Discovery Green esthetically pleasing and a nice place to spend time winding down in the midst of a concrete jungle; it offers great programs/events/facilities targeted at a broad, diverse population.

As someone new to Houston, I think
Discovery Green (complete with its free programs/events for the public) is strategically located as a great marketing tool for Houston - demonstrating that the city and its people are progressive, healthy and family oriented.

I particularly like the fitness in the park programs (especially Zumba classes), the Saturday recyling centre, the concerts in the park series and the various weekend events through out the year.

Discovery Green was a factor in my deciding to live downtown.

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fitness in the park concerts in the park zoo education photography dispay too many to list

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keep being creative while providing the core program. Zumba classes are a big draw with huge crowds - would be nice to have at least twice per week. Good advertising of the city to visitors who walk by from the convention centre or the Hilton/Four Seasons.

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

Discovery Green is a great park to go to. They have year round activities that aren't replicated elsewhere.

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The way that the park responds to the city's needs.

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

Have more big events!

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

This is the most dynamic park in Houston. When we are there, we almost feel like we are not in Houston (not that Houston isn't beautiful everywhere :-)). The activities and exhibits change throughout the year so there is always something a little different to do. You can bring a lunch or eat at the cafe that is there. It is easy to spend hours there with or without the kids.
If you haven't been to this park, you must go!

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How well maintained and clean the park is, as well as the variety of free activities offered.

Ways to make it better...

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

Ask them to open a second cafe (crepes and coffee).

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

Discovery Green helps me build memories with my family in so many ways! My kids love to check on the open air exhibits, we participate on movie nights, concerts and special occasion performances. They love the water park and the playground. I always take visitors from out-of-town to stroll on the park and I am so proud to tell about the transplanted trees and all the green initiatives going on there! My friends and I also enjoy going for lunch and enjoying some jazz during week days.

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I personally think the park exceeds my expectations regarding all public events, maintenance of the space, diversity of the programs.

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

Disovery Green is rapidly becoming an outdoor community activity hub for all of Houston. Located among the skyscrapers of Houston, this park includes a performance stage, a reflecting pond, small restaurant and coffee bar, dancing fountains for children too play in, and expansive green space. It has proven to bring people from all walks of life and cultures together for many reasons ranging from entertainment to education to physical fitness.

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The my life and my family's.

Ways to make it better...

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

Add more vendor space and schedule more music.

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

I am grateful for such a place as Discovery Green because of the opportunity to have a safe place for my kid's and I to go and enjoy ourselves with all of the various activities scheduled.

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My children participate in the Kraft Time for Kids as well as the Wii Gaming on Saturdays.

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I wouldn't chane anything about this organization. We enjoy Discovery Green as it is.

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

I really enjoy Discovery Green Park. I think the Consrvancy does a great job putting on a variety of different show, events, classes and entertainment. They try to offer something for everyone, kids, youth, young adults, families and seniors. I have been there for outdoor movie nights, hot air ballon rides, premier photo exbihits, live bands and dance classes to name a few. I can bring my dog, my chair and sit outside and just watch people, watch the kids play or enjoy the sponsored events.

They have a great internet site, and a weekly email newsletter listing their calendar of events which I find very useful in planning my visits. Plus they will send out special email blast for special one time events. I think they really try to get the word out to the public about the park and it's offerings.

I drive about 15 miles to attend their events and wish I lived closer to take advantage of more of their offerings, like their weekly classes. Plus they even offer a farmer's market and recycling to show their support for the environment.

The park is currently well maintained and kept cleaned. I do not know what their budget is but with all the cut backs in the City of Houston, I am worry that they might not be able to maintain the activities and upkeep of the park. I am hoping this will not be the case.

The Great!

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attending the events held at the park and just enjoying the green space. some events are one of a kind and I appeciate them taking the time to find these special events and organize them for the public's pleasure.

Ways to make it better...

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

try to get more free publicity about their offerings so more people would be aware of all they had to offer.

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

Discovery Green is a great place to take the family, a friend, or even a date. Regarless of your age, there is always something new and exciting you can enjoy at no charge. I regulary attend their free outdoor movies and cultural/arts exhibits. The park is also great at partnering with other not-for-profit organizations in order to bring awarness of their initiatives to the general public. I would consider Discovery Green a Houston MUST VISIT location.

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