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

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

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

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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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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my everyday life.

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expand.

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

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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listed above

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keep it up

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

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.

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the joy on so many faces

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none

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

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.

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

None that I can think of.

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