Trails As Parks

Precinct 4’s Trails As Parks Division is a mobile team that strives to connect people to nature by providing outdoor recreation, ecotourism, and environmental education throughout Harris County Precinct 4 parks.

Call us at 713-274-4201 or email us at tap@hcp4.net

Southern House Mosquito

Culex quinquefasciatus Say

Effective integrated mosquito control involves preventing egg-laying habitats, promoting natural enemies, releasing biological control agents, and utilizing biological larvicides whenever possible, as well as the application of conventional adulticides when necessary.

Southern House Mosquito

Culex quinquefasciatus Say

Effective integrated mosquito control involves preventing egg-laying habitats, promoting natural enemies, releasing biological control agents, and utilizing biological larvicides whenever possible, as well as the application of conventional adulticides when necessary.

Southern House Mosquito

Culex quinquefasciatus Say

Effective integrated mosquito control involves preventing egg-laying habitats, promoting natural enemies, releasing biological control agents, and utilizing biological larvicides whenever possible, as well as the application of conventional adulticides when necessary.

Southern House Mosquito

Culex quinquefasciatus Say

Effective integrated mosquito control involves preventing egg-laying habitats, promoting natural enemies, releasing biological control agents, and utilizing biological larvicides whenever possible, as well as the application of conventional adulticides when necessary.

TAP Events

Trails As Parks

Precinct 4’s Trails As Parks Division is a mobile team that strives to connect people to nature by providing outdoor recreation, ecotourism, and environmental education throughout Harris County Precinct 4 parks.

Call us at 713-274-4201 or email us at tap@hcp4.net

After school Archery

Experts at Precinct 4 are offering after school archery lessons each month to children ages 6 to 14 at Carter Park in Spring and Spring Creek Park in Tomball. Archery equipment is provided and attendees may bring their own equipment as long as their arrow tips have target or field points. Dress for the weather and bring a snack and refillable water bottle. Parents must sign a liability waiver and are encouraged to stay. Free recreational opportunities are available to school-aged children.

After School Fishing

Students in kindergarten through middle school are invited to bring a fishing pole, tackle, and bait for a fun-filled afternoon at the park. An instructor will be available to answer questions and offer tips to beginner anglers. Dress for the weather and bring a snack and refillable water bottle. Catch and release only. Parents must sign a liability waiver and are encouraged to stay. Free recreational opportunities are available to school-aged children.

School Field Trips

Introduce your students to nature and inspire a lifelong love of nature, the environment and natural history. Precinct 4 provides a variety of educational opportunities from a pioneer village and Nature Center at Jones Park to preserved plant specimens and thriving greenhouses at Mercer’s herbarium. Free recreational opportunities are available to school-aged children.

Adopt a SCGW Mile

Civic groups and other organization can volunteer to clean up along the greenway and remove invasive plants. Participants can enjoy activities designed for mixed-age groups.

Bicycle Nature Tours

9 a.m. and 1 p.m. 
Take a bicycling trip through various Precinct 4 parks on natural and paved trails. Ages 8 and up are invited. Participants can enjoy activities designed for mixed-age groups.

Introduction to Geocaching

All ages are invited to explore Precinct 4 and discover hidden treasures during this program for beginners. Please bring a GPS unit or GPS enabled smart phone with the Geocaching.com app downloaded. The class will include information about Geocaching and instructions on using GPS units. Dress for the weather and bring water and snacks. Families are encouraged to attend together. Participants can enjoy activities designed for mixed-age groups.

Park After Dark

New activities will take place each month including building campfires, night hiking or stargazing. Stargazing will be led by members of the North Houston Astronomy Club. All ages are invited. Participants can enjoy activities designed for mixed-age groups.

Pontoon Boat Trips

Saturdays at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and Sundays at 8 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. 
Visitors ages 12 and older can learn about the area’s natural history and wildlife during a free pontoon boat tour. Wear weather appropriate attire including closed toed shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. Please bring a refillable water bottle. Participants can enjoy activities designed for mixed-age groups.

Bicycle Nature Tours

9 a.m. and 1 p.m. 
Take a bicycling trip through various Precinct 4 parks on natural and paved trails. Ages 8 and up are invited. Take a guided tour to discover nature while learning about the
environment.

Birding Tours

Monthly at 8 a.m. 
Al Barr leads this class for participants 10 and up. Bring your binoculars and field guide to join a staff naturalist for an early morning glimpse of the park’s bird life. Take a guided tour to discover nature while learning about the
environment.

Creek Cleanup Days

Volunteer to clean-up along the creek to make your community beautiful. Cleaner creeks benefit the efforts of the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), and the Clean Water Clear Choice program administered through Harris County’s Public Infrastructure Department Storm Water Quality Section. Take a guided tour to discover nature while learning about the
environment.

Guided Nature Tours

Everyone ages 6 and up is invited to explore nature while learning about the environment. Group reservations are allowed for parties of ten or more. Dress for the weather and bring water and snacks. Families are encouraged to attend together. Take a guided tour to discover nature while learning about the environment.

Canoe Trips

Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. 
Everyone ages 16 and up and children under 16 who have completed TAP sponsored Junior Canoe training and are accompanied by an adult can attend these guided canoe trips with an expert. Transportation back to the launch point along with canoes, paddles and personal floatation devices are provided. Wear weather appropriate attire including closed toed shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. Please bring a lunch or snack in a waterproof container and a refillable water bottle. Explore Spring Creek by boat or find recreational opportunities onshore.

Creek Cleanup Days

Volunteer to clean-up along the creek to make your community beautiful. Cleaner creeks benefit the efforts of the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), and the Clean Water Clear Choice program administered through Harris County’s Public Infrastructure Department Storm Water Quality Section. Explore Spring Creek by boat or find recreational opportunities onshore.

Guided Fishing Trips

Bring a fishing pole, tackle, and bait for a fun-filled afternoon at the park. An instructor will be available to answer questions and offer tips to beginner anglers. Dress for the weather and bring a snack and refillable water bottle. Catch and release only. Explore Spring Creek by boat or find recreational opportunities onshore.

Junior Canoe Training

Budding canoeists ages 10 to 15 can gain experience and learn basic skills during this Junior Canoe Training. Once certified, junior canoeists may accompany an adult on Precinct 4-sponsored canoe trips. Transportation back to the launch point along with canoes, paddles and personal flotation devices are provided. Wear weather appropriate attire including closed toed shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. Please bring a lunch or snack in a waterproof container and a refillable water bottle. Explore Spring Creek by boat or find recreational opportunities onshore.

Adopt a SCGW Mile

Civic groups and other organization can volunteer to clean up along the greenway and remove invasive plants. Participants can enjoy activities designed for mixed-age groups.

Bicycle Nature Tours

Take a bicycling trip through various Precinct 4 parks on natural and paved trails. Ages 8 and up are invited. Participants can enjoy activities designed for mixed-age groups.

Introduction to Geocaching

All ages are invited to explore Precinct 4 and discover hidden treasures during this program for beginners. Please bring a GPS unit or GPS enabled smart phone with the Geocaching.com app downloaded. The class will include information about Geocaching and instructions on using GPS units. Dress for the weather and bring water and snacks. Families are encouraged to attend together. Participants can enjoy activities designed for mixed-age groups.

Park After Dark

New activities will take place each month including building campfires, night hiking or stargazing. Stargazing will be led by members of the North Houston Astronomy Club. All ages are invited. Participants can enjoy activities designed for mixed-age groups.

Pontoon Boat Trips

Saturdays at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and Sundays at 8 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. 
Visitors ages 12 and older can learn about the area’s natural history and wildlife during a free pontoon boat tour. Wear weather appropriate attire including closed toed shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. Please bring a refillable water bottle. Participants can enjoy activities designed for mixed-age groups.

Bicycle Nature Tours

9 a.m. and 1 p.m. 
Take a bicycling trip through various Precinct 4 parks on natural and paved trails. Ages 8 and up are invited. Take a guided tour to discover nature while learning about the
environment.

Birding Tours

Monthly at 8 a.m. 
Al Barr leads this class for participants 10 and up. Bring your binoculars and field guide to join a staff naturalist for an early morning glimpse of the park’s bird life. Take a guided tour to discover nature while learning about the
environment.

Creek Cleanup Days

Volunteer to clean-up along the creek to make your community beautiful. Cleaner creeks benefit the efforts of the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), and the Clean Water Clear Choice program administered through Harris County’s Public Infrastructure Department Storm Water Quality Section. Take a guided tour to discover nature while learning about the
environment.

Guided Nature Tours

Everyone ages 6 and up is invited to explore nature while learning about the environment. Group reservations are allowed for parties of ten or more. Dress for the weather and bring water and snacks. Families are encouraged to attend together. Take a guided tour to discover nature while learning about the environment.

Canoe Trips

Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. 
Everyone ages 16 and up and children under 16 who have completed TAP sponsored Junior Canoe training and are accompanied by an adult can attend these guided canoe trips with an expert. Transportation back to the launch point along with canoes, paddles and personal floatation devices are provided. Wear weather appropriate attire including closed toed shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. Please bring a lunch or snack in a waterproof container and a refillable water bottle. Explore Spring Creek by boat or find recreational opportunities onshore.

Creek Cleanup Days

Volunteer to clean-up along the creek to make your community beautiful. Cleaner creeks benefit the efforts of the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), and the Clean Water Clear Choice program administered through Harris County’s Public Infrastructure Department Storm Water Quality Section. Explore Spring Creek by boat or find recreational opportunities onshore.

Guided Fishing Trips

Bring a fishing pole, tackle, and bait for a fun-filled afternoon at the park. An instructor will be available to answer questions and offer tips to beginner anglers. Dress for the weather and bring a snack and refillable water bottle. Catch and release only. Explore Spring Creek by boat or find recreational opportunities onshore.

Junior Canoe Training

Budding canoeists ages 10 to 15 can gain experience and learn basic skills during this Junior Canoe Training. Once certified, junior canoeists may accompany an adult on Precinct 4-sponsored canoe trips. Transportation back to the launch point along with canoes, paddles and personal flotation devices are provided. Wear weather appropriate attire including closed toed shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. Please bring a lunch or snack in a waterproof container and a refillable water bottle. Explore Spring Creek by boat or find recreational opportunities onshore.

After school Archery

Experts at Precinct 4 are offering after school archery lessons each month to children ages 6 to 14 at Carter Park in Spring and Spring Creek Park in Tomball. Archery equipment is provided and attendees may bring their own equipment as long as their arrow tips have target or field points. Dress for the weather and bring a snack and refillable water bottle. Parents must sign a liability waiver and are encouraged to stay. Free recreational opportunities are available to school-aged children.

After School Fishing

Students in kindergarten through middle school are invited to bring a fishing pole, tackle, and bait for a fun-filled afternoon at the park. An instructor will be available to answer questions and offer tips to beginner anglers. Dress for the weather and bring a snack and refillable water bottle. Catch and release only. Parents must sign a liability waiver and are encouraged to stay. Free recreational opportunities are available to school-aged children.