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  

Outstanding community resource for the Houston area. We are new to the area and have already attended several exceptional events at Discovery Green, with a commute of 45 minutes each way. It is worth it. It is a spacious, clean, safe and welcoming area for all kinds of activities. Korean Festival, Gloworama, and the Art Car Parade to name a few. It provides a wonderful meeting ground for a diverse, eclectic constituency. It is part of a citywide effort to provide for an enhanced, enriched living quality that ensures the cities reputation now and for it's long term future. The programing is ell done with a knowledgable eye to involving the broadest participation. Thanks to all involved

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

keep it up

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Our family loves Discovery Green. They have lots of free performances, music, theater, movies, and more. When it is warm the kids love to use the splash park, eat, and then watch a show.
Our oldest daughter has learned a lot at the free classes, martial arts and writer's workshop.

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

All the free shows and classes.

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

More free classes/

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I LOVE this urban park. It is 2 blocks from my son's law office. During the summer when my out of state grandchildren are visiting we spend at least one day a week at Discovery Green and Uncle Kelly comes over to have lunch with us. During the fall and spring I take my 85 year old mother-in-law to Discovery Green to share a picnic and watch the children play. Although we live over 30 miles away, in the suburbs, I'm still a fan and tell everyone who will listen about it. I applaud the forsight of civic leaders in developing this land as a park with an underground parking garage instead of just another ugly surface parking garage.

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

the joy on so many faces

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

none

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I have attended numerous free events at the park. They are great for families and individuals alike. The park definitely helps bring people to a downtown area that needs it to continue its revitalization. They have a number of services that are good for the body and mind that are free and otherwise wouldn't be accessible to some lesser-privileged Houstonians. It is a lovely space and a great addition to our community.

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The free shows they put on for the community as well as the recycling services they provide on Saturdays.

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

Expand the free parking around the park.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I would like to give my word of support to this great organization. I am a performing artist and composer. A few years back I participated in one of the big concert events at the Green. There were many interesting musicians and the event was really unique and fun. After this I decided to approach Discovery Green staff with the idea of doing an original children's show. I managed to get them to listen to my music and they responded right away. They offered to put my "Brother Tadpole"on saturday at noon, their children's program. I worked hard on this, and this event was great success. Children on stage and in the audience loved it, local personalities and artists participated on stage, the sound man was fantastic, it was unforgettable. Discovery Green even provided some funding from Wells Fargo Bank. This is a great organization because it was helpful and open minded to a new project. it is essential component of the Houston arts and education for children. This organization is one of the best ones I have ever worked with. Sincerely, Dr. Loreta Kovacic, alchemistpiano.com

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This organization provided some funds for my "Brother Tadpole" children's show. They also helped market it on the web. Spiritually, this organization helped a lot in making me more confident as an artist and children's producer. As a result, "Brother Tadpole" music has been nominated for a grammy in children's category this year. Also, I have just started a process to become a non profit organization for children.

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

Do my best to bring more people to see the shows. This would be probably in the area of marketing through media and other forms of creative marketing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Discovery Green always hosts family oriented events for people of all ages. I really enjoy the variety of events they have hosted, including outdoor movies, yoga, zumba and other group excercise classes and special events such as a dog competition.

In a time when people are tight on money, it's nice to be able to participate in exercise classes that would otherwise cost $12 plus / class. They encourage fitness in the community by making it accessible to people of all ages, and making it fun.

Discovery Green also encourages a green lifestyle by encouraging recycling, and accepting recyclables on weekends.

This park is unique in that it hosts music and art events on a regular basis. With a lot of educational institutes dropping many music or arts programs from their curriculum due to costs, it is nice that Discovery Green steps up to the plate with a multitude of art displays, concerts and screenings of different movies and films.

They are a great asset to the Houston community, and deserve any and all awards given to them.

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They have provided me a place to workout, relax, eat, listen to music, look at art without breaking my bank account. They have taken an ugly parking lot, and turned it into an attraction of Houston.

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

None that I can think of.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

At first, I thought the idea of Discovery Green was ludicrous. Who would want to come all the way downtown to go to a big park? Boy, was I wrong.

Not only have my family and I thoroughly enjoyed all kinds of different events and activities at Discovery Green including concerts, movie screenings, the playground and water sprays, and touring attractions, it has actually been the "go to" place we take out of town guests now to show off Houston. I also work for a company that runs conventions across the street at the George R. Brown, and visitors from all over the world have commented to me about how wonderful Discovery Green is.

And the fact that so many of the park's events are free has been greatly appreciated. Discovery Green is an incredible boon for our city, and I look forward to going there for many years to come.

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

Add more food and drink options.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Discovery Green is a beautiful park in the heart of downtown Houston. It offers a pond for boat racing, 2 separate water features for the children and a great play-ground area. It also has 2 Cafe's offering quality food, different gardens to explore, a concert area and a general open area for families to gather and play games - Discovery Green offers free outdoor games to families on the weekends so you don't have to lug all of your equipment - frisbies, balls to throw...you name it, they probably have it. During the week they offer various outdoor exercise activities and on the weekends a farmers market and many activities for children. My family has enjoyed the park numerous times for picnics, water play, free "movies on the green" on the weekends and various family productions. My son loves to go to Discovery Green in the winter to enjoy the outdoor ice skating rink - it's fabulous! Where else in Houston can you enjoy an outdoor ice skating rink?!?!?! The best part of Discovery Green is that it is Eco Friendly. We LOVE Discovery Green and feel that it is a great asset to Downtown Houston and to our family!!

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

Any and all activities that we've come to enjoy.

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

want more vending machines for cold drinks during the hot summer.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My children and I all year long look forward to and enjoy the ice skating rink in the winter time. During the spring, summer and fall my children en joy rolling down the hills and playing in the water. I enjoy the exhibits and the resturants and the clean facilities. Discovery Green is a very nice place to be able to get out and enjoy nature.

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My family and I had a wonderful time. Thanks!

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

There are no changes that I would make at this time.

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