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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Recreational Centers, Sports

Mission: Discovery green's mission is to operate an urban park that serves as a village green, a source of health and happiness for our citizens, and a window into the diverse talents and traditions that enrich life in houston.

Programs: Discovery green conservancy operates a public park, open year-round at no charge to residents and visitors of the greater houston area. The park includes open areas for events, picnics, and sports, a playground and an interactive water feature for children, a lake, a putting green, various gardens, a jogging path, dog runs, a branch of the houston public library, two restaurants, performance areas and both temporary and permanent installations of art. The park hosts a variety of activities such as yoga, dance and fitness classes and performing arts events, as well as special events such as an ice rink in winter.

Community Stories

32 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I (heart) Discovery Greens!

Discovery Green has been a wonderful asset to Downtown Houston! We have needed something like this for a very long time. All the *free* activities that the park has to offer is awesome for us(people on budgets) to enjoy! This environmentally friendly park has something to offer to for everyone, especially those who have a special place in their hearts for Houston, arts and well, parks in the city! (Like Central Park in New York City)

My fiance and I have shared many great memories there.

Review from Guidestar

Brandee S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Discovery Green has been a welcome addition to the Houston area. It has provided so many opportunities for activity since it's been in our city. Two years ago, my boyfriend and I went ice skating on New Years Day. It was a special time and a wonderful memory. We have also attended photography and art exhibits in the park. Each time I go, I enjoy my time at Discovery Green!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a full time working mom and Discovery Green has so many great activities that I can participate and enjoy as well as my kids. There is always so much security there that makes me feel safe when at Discovery Green with my kids. I love that I can participate in activities for me to enjoy as well as my kids can. Working mom's like me with kids always need something that we can enjoy and do after work all together. Thank you Discovery Green members/workers for making this a great place for families.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I volunteered for the opening, and hve been hooked on Houston's great park ever since! I attend the movies, concerts and special events. It is SO easy to access, and they do a great job of getting the word out of all of their activities. Love it!

Mary

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I think Discovery Green Park is an amazing family fun filled park that every town should have! This park brings families closer together while enjoying all the free activities Houston has to offer! Thank you for taking care of the family!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been attending the park's Zumba classes for over a year now and I absolutely love the class and the park. I have also enjoyed watching my 3-year old nephew run around in the water park and playground and hope that the park will be around for many, many years to come, as I am looking forward to all the fun things I can do with my now 6-month old, once she gets a bit older.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I absolutely love the Blues and Burgers series that they have at Discovery Green. Not only does it give the public a chance to hear some great musicians perform, it also lets those of us stuck in an office all day enjoy a beautiful getaway from work. The Lake House is a relaxing setting and has great burgers, and a nice walk through the surrounding park is a great way to top it all off.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar