Community / Parks

Policies and Regulations

All park programs are always free of charge and open to the public.

All plants and animals in the park are protected. Venomous snakes, fire ants, and poison ivy are found along the trails. Please observe all park rules and use caution at all times.

Buildings/Pavilions Policies
Harris County Rules and Regulations


  • Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult. A minimum of one adult per ten children is required.
  • Keep your children in sight at all times.
  • Stay on developed trails at all times.
  • Always wear shoes; sandals and flip-flops are not recommended.
  • Be quiet and considerate of fellow visitors.
  • Fish in Spring Creek only.
  • The Redbud Hill Homestead and Akokisa Indian Village are open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Group tours are allowed with advance reservations only.
  • The canoe launch is accessible by car with advance reservations. For more information, please contact Jones Park.
  • Eat only in the picnic area.
  • Picnic facilities are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The barbecue pavilion is available by reservation only.
  • If leading a group or class, it is your responsibility to see that your group complies with park policies.
  • The Jones-Bender Trail is open to bicycling daily.


  • Litter
  • Pick or damage flowers and plants.
  • Hunt or carry firearms.
  • Bring pets into the park, except for disability-assistance animals.
  • Swim in the ponds or creek.
  • Fish in any park ponds.
  • Use skateboards, roller skates/blades.
  • Play loud music from car radios or portable stereos.
  • Bring piñatas, streamers, balloons, or confetti.
  • Bring alcohol or glass containers.
  • Use of metal detectors and drones is prohibited at all Precinct 4 parks.

Organized sports such as baseball, basketball, football, and soccer are not permitted in the park.

Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center is open year-round except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.