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  

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.

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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!

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

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Nothing! Great job!

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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.

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A client way

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Make more inexpensive parking.

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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.

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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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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.

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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: 4 stars  

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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Provided above

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none at this time

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Rating: 5 stars  

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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the winter months.

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let more people know how fun it is!

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Rating: 5 stars  

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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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

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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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.

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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

Have more big events!

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