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Harris County

Burroughs Park

Experience the lush landscape, winding trails, and lakefront views at this 320-acre splendid park in Tomball. Amenities at this facility include sports fields, a seven-acre fishing lake, two playgrounds, over eight miles of nature trails, picnic areas, an observation deck and boardwalk, rest room facilities, and an award-winning barbecue pavilion that seats over 250 people.

Cypresswood Golf Course

Over 800 acres of rolling, heavily wooded terrain along Spring Creek and Cypress Creek on which this course operates is owned by Harris County. Cypresswood Golf Club leases the land from Harris County and is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the golf course.

Jesse H. Jones Park
& Nature Center

Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, which celebrated its 30th anniversary this month, features over 300 acres of pristine primary and secondary deciduous southern forest with a variety of micro habitats including swamps, sloughs, and natural white sand beaches along Spring Creek. The park’s many amenities and special features include: boardwalks, trails, canoe launch, cypress bog, nature center, pavilion, picnic area, playground, restrooms, Redbud Hill Homestead, and Akokisa Indian Village.

Mercer Botanic Gardens

An oasis of serenity and natural beauty along Cypress Creek, Mercer Botanic Gardens is a horticultural masterpiece. These 300 acres of East Texas Piney Woods showcase the region’s largest collection of native and cultivated plants. A living museum, it is also home to a wealth of animal life.

Pundt Park

John Pundt Park officially opened on Thursday, March 5, 2009 along with the dedication of the Carmine Stahl Preserve. This 380-acre park features a primitive canoe launch, playground, picnic loop with ten tables and two pavilions, bicycle racks, rest rooms, separate equestrian and multiuse trails, and two lakes that are perfect for fishing. Future improvements will include a large pavilion and an office. Please call (281) 353-8100 for more information or visit 4129 Spring Creek Drive in Spring, TX 77373.

Spring Creek Park

This 114-acre facility features one unlighted softball field, one lighted basketball pavilion, two lighted tennis courts, a small barbecue pavilion, a large barbecue pavilion, eight RV/camper hook-ups, three tent camping sites, one primitive camping area, a playground, picnic tables, barbecue grills, a sand volleyball court, and a rest room/shower pavilion.

Stahl Preserve

Stahl Preserve is a 146-acre nature preserve featuring a large pristine lake, several wetland ponds, and white sand beaches along Spring Creek. This preserve opened in 2009 and is accessible by trails through Pundt Park.


Montgomery County

George Mitchell Nature Preserve

The George Mitchell Nature Preserve protects 1,700 acres with trailheads in Montgomery County and Harris County. The preserve, named after the founder of The Woodlands, was dedicated on October 19, 2007, the 33rd anniversary of the opening of The Woodlands. Over ten (10) miles of natural surface trails will be connected soon by a pedestrian and bike bridge across Spring Creek.

Montgomery County Preserve

The Montgomery County Preserve provides a wonderful area for birdwatching, native plant observation and hiking. The 71-acre preserve is open to the public daily at no charge. Visit the Montgomery County Preserve page for the latest information.

Peckinpaugh Preserve

Generously donated by Patricia Peckinpaugh Hubbard and the Houston Audubon Society, the 25-acre Peckinpaugh Preserve opened on April 21, 2007. The preserve has a canoe launch and nature trails so you can canoe, hike and enjoy the region's natural beauty.

Spring Creek Greenway
Nature Center

The Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center is surrounded by over 300 acres of preserved forest land located at 1300 Riley Fuzzel Road at Spring Creek adjacent to the Peckinpaugh Preserve and Spring Trails Preserve. The 11,000 square foot facility contains a nature center, community center, the Sheriff’s Patrol District II Office, pavilion with restrooms and nature trails.

The $2.2 million dollar project was funded with monies from the sale of the Rayford Road Community Center and a Texas Parks & Wildlife grant. The complex is situated on an 11.6 acre site donated by Midway Spring Trails Partners, L.P., the Houston based developer of the adjacent Spring Trails master planned community. The developer donated the land to the Spring Creek Greenway Foundation in memory of Plato Pappas. The Foundation donated the land to the County.

Parking and trailhead entrances to the Peckinpaugh Preserve and the Spring Trails Preserve are located adjacent to the Nature Center.

The old trailhead at the end of Old Riley Fuzzel Road is also being improved to better accommodate equestrians, canoeist and kayakers.


Water depth in Spring Creek Today

Paddle Trail Map - Spring Creek
Riley Fuzzel Road to San Jacinto River

 


 

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