PARKS AND TRAILS

With over 3,800 acres of conveniently located parkland, Precinct 4 residents don’t have to travel far for quality recreation and relaxation. Adults and children alike can enjoy a variety of free and low-cost programs at Mercer and Jones parks as well as unique amenities at every Precinct 4 park, which may include canoe launches, picnic areas, playground equipment, sports fields, and nature trails.

Precinct 4 Parks offers free camping to the public at Spring Creek Park, which offers full hook-up tent and RV campsites. Primitive camping is also available exclusively to nonprofit groups at Fritsche Park and Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve.

Precinct 4 offers canoe/kayak launches at Carter Park, Collins Park, Dennis Johnston Park, Jesse H. Jones & Nature Center, Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, and Pundt Park for those interested in canoeing/kayaking Spring Creek, Cypress Creek, and associated waterways. Reservations are required to use a launch in a Precinct 4 Park to access Spring Creek, Cypress Creek, or associated waterways. Reservations are not required to use the launch at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve to access Marshall Lake. Precinct 4 does not rent or sell canoes or kayaks, but we do offer free canoeing activities on a regular basis through Trails As Parks (TAP) events.

Fishing enthusiasts can experience many unique fishing opportunities year-round in Precinct 4, with access to fishing in Spring Creek, Cypress Creek, and stocked fishing lakes. Precinct 4 does not rent or sell fishing equipment, but we do offer free fishing activities on a regular basis through Trails As Parks (TAP) events.

The GeoChallenge contains a series of 101 geocaches, all of which are easy to find. However, attainment of certain geocaches may require elevated physical activity.

Precinct 4 offers free picnic pavilions with electricity and grills by reservation only at Burroughs Park, Dennis Johnston Park, Meyer Park, and Spring Creek Park.  Meeting rooms are offered at no cost for a maximum of 5 hours daily at Mathews Park and Southwell Park. Jesse Jones Park & Nature Center and Mercer Botanic Gardens also offer free picnic pavilions by reservation only, but electricity is not available at these locations.

Any parks not listed above that offer small picnic pavilions, picnic tables, or grills are available for use without a reservation on first come, first served basis only during normal park hours.

Precinct 4 offers free sport practice fields by reservation only at Collins Park (one unlighted soccer field), Independence Park (one lighted multipurpose field), Mathews Park (one lighted baseball field), and Spring Creek Park (one unlighted baseball field). It is permitted to reserve one practice per week, which can be up to 2 hours long, Monday through Friday, and reserved up to 3 months in advance. Use of any of the fields listed above on Saturdays and Sundays is permitted without reservations on a first come, first served basis only from 8 a.m. to dusk.

Any parks offering sports fields that are not listed above are currently leased to various sports associations and use of those fields must be approved by the sports association directly. Precinct 4 does not determine pricing or availability for fields leased to sports associations. For full list of leased fields, click here.

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Contact 

Precinct 4 Parks at 281-353-8100 or by email at preservations@hcp4.net

Hours

Precinct 4 parks are open every day except: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

FEATURED PARKS

Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center is a premier 312-acre Harris County Precinct 4 nature preserve located in Humble, TX.

Mercer Botanic Gardens is a premier 350 acre Harris County Precinct 4 Botanic Garden located in Humble, along Cypress Creek.

Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve is a premier 80-acre Harris County Precinct 4 nature preserve located in Houston, near Cypresswood Drive.

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PARKS AND TRAILS

With over 3,800 acres of conveniently located parkland, Precinct 4 residents don’t have to travel far for quality recreation and relaxation. Adults and children alike can enjoy a variety of free and low-cost programs at Mercer and Jones parks as well as unique amenities at every Precinct 4 park, which may include canoe launches, picnic areas, playground equipment, sports fields, and nature trails. Precinct 4 parks are open every day except: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Precinct 4 Parks offers free camping to the public at Spring Creek Park, which offers full hook-up tent and RV campsites. Primitive camping is also available exclusively to nonprofit groups at Fritsche Park and Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve.

Precinct 4 offers canoe/kayak launches at Carter Park, Collins Park, Dennis Johnston Park, Jesse H. Jones & Nature Center, Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, and Pundt Park for those interested in canoeing/kayaking Spring Creek, Cypress Creek, and associated waterways. Reservations are required to use a launch in a Precinct 4 Park to access Spring Creek, Cypress Creek, or associated waterways. Reservations are not required to use the launch at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve to access Marshall Lake. Precinct 4 does not rent or sell canoes or kayaks, but we do offer free canoeing activities on a regular basis through Trails As Parks (TAP) events.

Fishing enthusiasts can experience many unique fishing opportunities year-round in Precinct 4, with access to fishing in Spring Creek, Cypress Creek, and stocked fishing lakes. Precinct 4 does not rent or sell fishing equipment, but we do offer free fishing activities on a regular basis through Trails As Parks (TAP) events.

The GeoChallenge contains a series of 101 geocaches, all of which are easy to find. However, attainment of certain geocaches may require elevated physical activity.

Precinct 4 offers free picnic pavilions with electricity and grills by reservation only at Burroughs Park, Dennis Johnston Park, Meyer Park, and Spring Creek Park.  Meeting rooms are offered at no cost for a maximum of 5 hours daily at Mathews Park and Southwell Park. Jesse Jones Park & Nature Center and Mercer Botanic Gardens also offer free picnic pavilions by reservation only, but electricity is not available at these locations.

Any parks not listed above that offer small picnic pavilions, picnic tables, or grills are available for use without a reservation on first come, first served basis only during normal park hours.

Precinct 4 offers free sport practice fields by reservation only at Collins Park (one unlighted soccer field), Independence Park (one lighted multipurpose field), Mathews Park (one lighted baseball field), and Spring Creek Park (one unlighted baseball field). It is permitted to reserve one practice per week, which can be up to 2 hours long, Monday through Friday, and reserved up to 3 months in advance. Use of any of the fields listed above on Saturdays and Sundays is permitted without reservations on a first come, first served basis only from 8 a.m. to dusk.

Any parks offering sports fields that are not listed above are currently leased to various sports associations and use of those fields must be approved by the sports association directly. Precinct 4 does not determine pricing or availability for fields leased to sports associations. For full list of leased fields, click here.

Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center is a premier 312-acre Harris County Precinct 4 nature preserve located in Humble, TX.

Mercer Botanic Gardens is a premier 350 acre Harris County Precinct 4 Botanic Garden located in Humble, along Cypress Creek.

Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve is a premier 80-acre Harris County Precinct 4 nature preserve located in Houston, near Cypresswood Drive.

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