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.
Learn more about some of our most popular parks below :
Lindsay/Lyons Park in Humble, the largest park in Precinct 4, includes a barrier-free playground with activities for children of all physical abilities.
Mercer Botanic Gardens features more than 300 acres of East Texas Piney Woods and the region’s largest collection of native and cultivated plants. Mercer offers several plant sales each year, educational workshops, and boasts an all-new Botanical Center, continuing the park’s role in plant conservation, preservation, and research.
Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center preserves the American Indian and pioneer lifestyles commonly found along the banks of Cypress Creek and Spring Creek during the late 1700s and early 1800s. Annually, Jones Park hosts many free festivals such as Homestead Heritage Day, the second Saturday in February, and Pioneer Day the second Saturday in November.
As the fastest growing precinct in Harris County, Precinct 4 is working to accommodate growing demand for quality parks and undisturbed nature trails. Two long-term projects include the development of the Cypress Creek and Spring Creek greenways, which will connect thousands of acres to form two of the largest urban greenways in the nation.