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Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center is a 300+ acre Harris County (Texas) Precinct 4 nature park located on Spring Creek dedicated to environmental and natural history, education, wildlife conservation and passive recreation.
Located on the fringe of the Big Thicket in Humble, Jones Park is a gateway to the Spring Creek Greenway nature trail linking several parks, and preserve to a vast floodplain forest habitat hosting over 240 kinds of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Traversed by over 7-1/2 miles of paved trails, diverse ecosystems include ancient cypress bogs, natural white sand beaches and wildflower meadows. The Nature Center exhibits live and taxidermied native wildlife, and hosts weekly programs designed to inform and inspire. In addition to a canoe launch and year-round fishing on Spring Creek, the park offers guided pontoon boat tours and canoe trips.
Strong emphasis is placed on fostering lifelong love and good stewardship of nature while nurturing a sense of wonder and well-being. Learning, creativity, and imagination are believed to be stimulated by reconnection with the outdoors.
In addition to protecting the area's natural history, Jones Park strives to preserve early Texas heritage in it's re-created 1820's-30's pioneer homestead and Akokisa Indian village. Living history and settler skills re-enactors perform weekly for groups ranging from elementary schools to seniors. Several major festivals are held each year keyed to natural history and pioneer heritage.
Admission to the park is free, as are all programs and events.
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