By Taelor Smith Of all the activities to experience at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, a trip to the Akokisa Indian Village may be the most memorable. From the moment hikers head down the forested Homestead Trail and cross the threshold to the Redbud Hill Homestead, they’re treated to a hidden world preserved […]
Local Native American groups celebrated a victory last month after Harris County Commissioners Court members unanimously voted to designate the second Monday in October as Indigenous People’s Day. Commissioner R. Jack Cagle also introduced a resolution in November honoring Dave and Maria “Lil” Frakes and their family, an indigenous family dedicated to ensuring that the […]
Meet Jones Park’s new director! Jason Naivar started as an education program coordinator at Jones Park in 2016 after a 13-year career working with marine animals. With Naivar leading the park, Jones Park visitors can look forward to new and innovative programs and services in the next few years. Since becoming the Jones Park director […]
Homeschooling doesn’t always mean learning at home, at least not for the Christian Homeschoolers of the Atascocita Texas Area (CHATA). This outgoing group of students is passionate about giving back to the community and frequently participates in volunteer projects at Jones Park. These students do it all, from removing invasive plants to making repairs in […]
Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center brings the past to life with authentically outfitted reenactors, old-fashioned games, interactive experiences, and musical performances during Pioneer Day on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fun kicks off with popular settler-era games and activities in the park’s Redbud Hill Homestead. Visitors are […]
Join staff and volunteers at the Akokisa-Ishak Village for a celebration of Native American culture. Take part in living history! Hear stories passed down from years of rich, oral traditions. Gain an appreciation of cultural craftwork and observe traditional dancing and demonstrations. Event volunteer opportunities available!
Beginning Birding & First Saturday Birding Saturday, March 2, at 7:45 a.m. Calling all early birds! Join birding expert Al Barr to learn about basic birding equipment, field guides, songs, and bird calls followed by an outing to catch a glimpse of some of the park’s rich bird life. Ages 10 and up. Reservations required. […]