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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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

We recently moved here from New Jersey (just outside of Manhattan). My husband and I have two children, ages 11 and 7, a puppy, and my 80-year-old dad (a true New Yorker) now calling Houston home. Recently, we went to Discovery Green because we heard about the ice sculpting contest. We enjoyed the beautiful weather and event and felt almost guilty because as we watched the artists doing their thing with the ice, on a gorgeous Winter day here in Houston, our family and friends were digging themselves out of ice and snow as New York City faced its worst Winter on record! Thank you, Discovery Green Conservancy, for the wonderful events you host and for adding such color to Houston!

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

only a few short months and I'm so excited to be able to experience more.

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

Do nothing -- it's great!

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Review from Guidestar
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

In Discovery Green Park most of happenings are outdoor, which challenges the old good myth that Houston is indoor city. DG not only changes the city but also keeps changing Houstonians, taking them out of their houses, and making them to do fun and active things outside: listen live music, practice yoga, watch art shows.

Kids adore DG for playing fountains, playground, skating rink and juicy burgers from Lakeside cafe

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

taking yoga class and watching ice curving competition

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

increase the number of restrooms (ladies)

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Love the free plays performed in the summer months. My friends and I spent the afternoon watching Shakespeare and enjoy some cold drinks. When we needed a break from the sun, we were able to enjoy the active side of the park with frisbee's and sno-cones in the shade of some trees.

The fountain was a real treat. It's both beautiful to look at is and refreshing. It was hard not to smile with the children that were happily playing in the water.

The outdoor ice rink, recycle saturdays, farmer's market, and more, I'm always talking about going there with friends and out of towner's. I live about 30 min from downtown, but think the drive is totally worth it!

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

being happy during after my visit.

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

n/a

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

We love the Discovery Green park. It is a great place to take the dog and relax in the park. We live close to downtown and think it is great to have the park close to us. We also really like all the activites they offer at the park, especially since they are all FREE!

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

in experiencing the park! We come to it so I think that is what they want people to do.

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

Add more activities.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

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

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

attending activities

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

sometimes have reduced parking fees

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

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

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

Enjoying time with family and friends.

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

Nothing!

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

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

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.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

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

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

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

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.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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.

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

Nothing

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