Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center
Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center is a premier 312-acre Harris County Precinct 4 nature preserve open daily to visitors free of charge. The park features a variety of plant and wildlife species, white sand beaches along Spring Creek, swamps and sloughs with century-old cypress trees, and a pristine floodplain located in a hardwood and pine forest. All features are accessible by over eight miles of paved, handicap-friendly pedestrian trails and several unpaved primitive trails. The Spring Creek Greenway, with over 12 miles of paved trail system along Spring Creek, is also accessible from the park’s Judy Overby Bell Trail.
The Nature Center features environmental displays, dioramas, and mounted specimens of local wildlife species; a permanent display of live snakes native to Harris County and surrounding areas; and live amphibian and fish aquariums. A collection of native landscape plants that attract wildlife are featured in the beds surrounding the Nature Center.