Houston-area county to turn 400-acre property into park

December 29, 2023

Montgomery County just north of Houston will turn a portion of a 391-acre property in Woodforest into a community park. The park, which will be called Fish Creek Regional Park, will feature a community and nature center, sports fields, trails and gardens.

A county assessment in December 2021 determined most of the area is in a floodway, leaving 45 acres usable for development. Construction is expected to begin in 2024 with an estimated project cost up to $75 million.

The county will build a 25,000-square-foot community and nature center on the shore of a detention pond. The center will contain a multipurpose hall, exhibit hall, classroom spaces, pop-up shop centers and covered porch areas. The center will also provide shower spaces and kitchen areas.

Designs include a nearby interpretive and educational garden, over 200 parking spaces, a drop-off area and a maintenance facility.

The park’s recreational amenities will include three baseball/softball fields, several multiuse rectangular fields, pickleball and tennis courts, a basketball court and a skate park. All fields will use artificial turf. Other features include covered spectator seating, a concessions and restroom plaza and nearby parking.

The designs include plenty of green and open space throughout the park. In addition, the county will build a large and small dog park separated by a fence. Other nearby amenities include a playground with shade covering, a splash park and an amphitheater.

Visitors interested in the park’s scenic views will have access to nature and equestrian trails connected to the community and nature center. The county will build a boardwalk over the park’s wetlands as well as an overlook on the detention pond’s shore. The project will provide restrooms and pavilions scattered throughout the park.

Strategic Partnerships, Inc. can provide information on contract opportunities, plus existing and future government funding. For more information, contact research@spartnerships.com.

Photo courtesy of Montgomery County Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley

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