Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center, a premier Harris County Precinct 4 nature preserve of over 300 acres, is open daily to visitors, free of charge. The park features a variety of plant and wildlife species, white sand beaches along Spring Creek, swamps and sloughs with century-old cypress trees, and a pristine floodplain hardwood and pine forest. All features are accessible by over six miles of all-weather, wheelchair-friendly pedestrian trails and several unpaved primitive trails.
BICYCLING. The Jones-Bender, Judy Overby Bell, and Spring Creek Greenway trails are open daily for bicycling. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
T’AI CHI. Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. Meet in the outdoor classroom near the Nature Center for a one-hour beginner class with JJPV member Doug Ebeling, 3rd degree black belt.
HOMESTEAD OPEN HOUSE. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Enjoy an open house at the Redbud Hill Homestead and Akokisa Indian Village
Fishing in Jones Park is permitted on the banks of Spring Creek only, and compliance with state fishing laws is enforced by game wardens. Late winter and early spring are successful times for catching white bass and crappie; catfish can be caught year-round.
Homestead Open House every Saturday in January, February and March.
Homestead Heritage Day on February 11th
Bring the family for a “living history” look at 19th century Texas settler life. Enjoy the sights and sounds of folk music, blacksmithing, black powder weaponry, open fire cooking, and more as the skills of times past are demonstrated by scores of authentically outfitted reenactors. All ages.