Summer Programs 2018 (PDF)
Jones Park holds popular programs, events, and festivals annually. All programs and events at Jones are free of charge and their success depends on volunteers!
Just as American Indians tell stories to preserve and pass on their history, Jones Park also tells stories. Take a stroll through history at the Redbud Hill Homestead and Akokisa Indian Village and experience life in Texas in the early 1800s.
At Homestead Heritage Day, held the second Saturday in February, and Pioneer Day, held the second Saturday in November, visitors can travel back in time by making corn husk dolls, bonnets, lye soap, beeswax candles, and much more. See how the early inhabitants of Texas made and used their tools and weapons. A skirmish provides a living-history look at the authentic weaponry, costumes, and significance of Civil War battles. Volunteers and staff show visitors how early settlers built and protected their homesteads. You might even get to taste some authentic pioneer cooking!
NatureFest is dedicated to educating and introducing visitors to nature and outdoor recreation around the Houston area. This event includes exhibitors with information on local plant and animal life as well as recreational opportunities and educational materials. Presentations by noted speakers, guided hikes, pontoon boat tours, and workshops are also offered each year. This is a great opportunity for visitors of all ages to learn about and experience nature firsthand.
There's nothing like Jones Park's annual Old-Fashioned Christmas to get you in the Yuletide spirit! Held the first Saturday in December, visitors are taken back in time for an evening of food and festive entertainment. Reservations are required for this event. The events mentioned above are just a sampling of the many annual events offered at Jones Park. Other events include:
Arbor Day, Kids In Action, and Tricks & Treats presented by JJPV.
If you enjoy the outdoors, like working with people, or have a special skill, consider becoming a Jesse Jones Park Volunteer!