News Categories: Parks & Trails

Partnership Brings Art to Jones Park

When words aren’t enough, make art. That’s the lesson taught by artist Jodye Beard-Brown, who spent six Saturdays working with Humble ISD students affected by Hurricane Harvey. “Our goal was to give kids the tools to bounce back from disaster through art, theater, and sports therapy,” said Beard-Brown. “Some of these kids lost everything. Others […]

Game Camera Captures Busy Wildlife Habitat

In the animal world, shelters come in all shapes, sizes, and forms. Some animals make their homes in trees, while others live in dens, burrows, and caves. Still, even Jones Park forester David Jamar was puzzled when he encountered an odd hole at the base of a sweetgum tree just off the Grapevine Trail. “I […]

Record-Breaking Attendance at Jones Park Earth Day Event

By Kim Hammond, Volunteer Coordinator Nature lovers may notice less litter along local waterways, thanks to a massive Earth Day cleanup event at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center. A team of 145 volunteers participated in Earth Day 2019 activities to clean up the Kenswick drainage channel at the park. The cleanup comes after […]

Bats of Texas and White-Nose Syndrome

By John Carey, Education Programmer Urban legends often portray bats as winged terrors straight out of horror films, but these flying predators are an important part of a complex ecosystem. Without bats, mosquitos would quickly overrun the world. In fact, many bat species can eat close to their own body weight in insects every night. […]

Celebrate Arbor Day at Dennis Johnston Park

Cleaner air, shadier streets, and more attractive communities. What’s not to love about trees? For more than 150 years, Americans have demonstrated their appreciation of trees through annual Arbor Day celebrations. Celebrate national Arbor Day during Precinct 4’s Arbor Day Celebration on Sunday, April 28, at 9:30 a.m. to noon at Dennis Johnston Park. Take […]