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A property that was once an unauthorized tire dumpsite off East Hardy Road in Spring is now part of the Spring Creek Greenway.

A property that was once an unauthorized tire dumpsite off East Hardy Road in Spring is now part of the Spring Creek Greenway.

Before construction began on the trail, Precinct 4 and its partners worked for three years clearing the land of tires and debris. Precinct 4 took the lead on the project as part of its plan to extend and beautify the greenway. Landscaping was provided using grant funds from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish, and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

“This segment required extensive restoration,” said Commissioner R. Jack Cagle. “I’m proud of all our staff members and partner organizations who worked to clean the site. Now Spring Creek Greenway visitors can truly enjoy this beautiful trail.”

The greenway now extends more than 13.7 miles from the county-owned tract off East Hardy Road in Spring to Highway 59 in Humble, spanning five Precinct 4 parks including Dennis Johnston Park and Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center.

Eventually, the trail will connect with Springwoods Village, a major new development just west of I-45. Now in the design phase, this section will include a 10-foot wide asphalt trail with several major components including a pedestrian bridge across an outfall ditch, an undercrossing under the UP Railroad bridge, and an undercrossing under Interstate 45. For more information about Precinct 4 parks projects, visit http://www.hcp4.net/Community/Parks/Projects.



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