With nearly 50 parks and enough green space to cover more than a quarter of Manhattan island, Harris County Precinct 4 has no shortage of opportunities to learn, explore, and build memories.
Since opening its first park, Precinct 4 has become known for creating unique recreational spaces along Spring and Cypress creeks. To keep up with the region’s growing needs, as well as its ever-changing and sometimes hostile environment, Precinct 4 continues to upgrade and expand its park system so visitors will always have a place to enjoy the outdoors. Read More
Mercer’s Major Changes
Filled with themed gardens and one-of-a-kind plants and flowers, Mercer Botanic Gardens is one of Harris County’s most popular outdoor spaces. Its annual plant sales never fail to draw a crowd, and its changing color gardens make Mercer an excellent attraction year-round.
Unfortunately, flooding has always been a challenge for Mercer. During most floods, the gardens incurred only light damage and recovered within a few months. Hurricane Harvey changed that. Harvey’s massive devastation has staff members working three years later to restore the grounds to their former glory. There’s hope, though, that a master plan will launch Mercer into a new era. Read More
Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve is a gem hidden in plain sight, nestled in bustling Vintage Park, near the intersection of Highway 249 and Chasewood Park Drive.
Cypress Creek and Marshall Lake are the preserve’s centerpieces, providing a scenic backdrop for hikers, bikers, and joggers to enjoy the trails. The land adjacent to the preserve is set to undergo significant changes that will enhance the area by providing new amenities and connecting to nearby parks and recreational spaces. Recent changes to the addition, known as KMP South, include a new playground, a repaved entry point, a parking lot, and a picnic area. Once it is complete, visitors can enter KMP South from Highway 249. Read More