Phase IV - Spring Creek Greenway Trail
The design stage of Phase IV of the Spring Creek Greenway trail, which will run from Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center to Highway 59 at the San Jacinto River, is nearly complete. When constructed, this section will add another 2 miles to the existing trail. Construction is expected to begin within 18 months.
Drinking fountains will soon be installed at the Spring Creek Greenway trailheads at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center and Dennis Johnston Park, with completion projected by late fall 2014. Four strategically located water coolers are available along the trail between Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center and Dennis Johnston Park. Park patrons are encouraged to bring their own water and snacks, as the coolers may empty quickly.
Townsen Park-n-Ride Multimodal Connector Trail
Preliminary design is complete on the Townsen Park-n-Ride Multi-Modal Connector Trail. This grant-funded project will extend south from the parking lot underneath Highway 59 at the San Jacinto River and connect to the Spring Creek Greenway trail, eventually reaching Metro’s Townsen Park-n-Ride facility. This trail will offer connectivity to Kingwood through the paved bridge across the river, plus access to downtown Houston through the Metro facility at Townsen.
Harris County continues to identify tracts west of Interstate 45 and work with landowners to extend the Spring Creek Greenway.
Phase III-A of the Spring Creek Greenway Trail
Phase III-A of the Spring Creek Greenway trail was completed in April 2014. This section, which adds another 2.6 miles of 10-foot wide asphalt trail and a paralleling equestrian trail, extends from Pundt Park to Dennis Johnston Park. Completion of this section brings the total contiguous Spring Creek Greenway trail length to almost 12.5 miles. The Spring Creek Greenway trail now connects four Harris County Precinct 4 anchor parks: Carter, Dennis Johnston, Jesse H. Jones, and Pundt parks. Phase III-B will continue the trail north from Dennis Johnston Park following construction of the Grand Parkway in the area.
Dennis Johnston Park
The newest anchor park along the Spring Creek Greenway opened in April 2013, frequently used as a starting point by cyclists on the trail. This 55-acre facility includes a crushed granite loop for walking/jogging, a fishing pond with an overlook deck, a butterfly/hummingbird garden, and the Big Stone Lodge. As of the fall of 2014, a new public restroom building is nearing completion as well.
Private reservations are now accepted at Big Stone Lodge. To learn more, please call 281-350-1029.