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Discovery Green

The view from the Operation Pets Alive Booth at the Discovery Green in Downtown Houston, site of the first-ever Mix 96-5 "Pet-a-Palooza" on May 12th. What a fun event and what a perfect location. We hope that it will be held again next year!

 

"Discovery Green is a 12-acre park created by a public-private partnership between the City of Houston and the non-profit Discovery Green Conservancy. In its first three years, the park welcomed more than three million visitors and hosted more than 800 public and private events. The Discovery Green Conservancy works with hundreds of programming partners to present three dynamic seasons each year. Most of the events at Discovery Green are FREE and open to the public. The Conservancy raises all the funds needed for the programming and ensures that the park remains an accessible and incomparable public gathering space.

 

"Discovery Green was conceived not only as a public park, but as a landmark to attract convention revenue to the City, and as an anchor for downtown development. By all accounts, the park is meeting its goals. In less than four years, the site that became Discovery Green was transformed from an undeveloped, concrete eyesore into one of the most beautiful and vibrant destinations in the City of Houston. "--from the website, Discoverygreen.com

  

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Taken on May 12, 2012