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Harris County Precinct 4 opens its first dog parks

Dog lovers living in Spring Texas have been asking for off-leash dog parks for many years. Now, finally their voices have been heard and their requests answered as Harris County Precinct 4 opened its first dog parks in 2012. The new public off-leash dog parks are located at 4129 Spring Creek Dr Spring Texas at Pundt Park and 9738 Hufsmith Road Tomball Texas at Burroughs Park. Public off-leash dog parks: In honor of the pets of former president George H.W. Bush and First Lady...Continue Reading

Discover Meyer Park – VIDEO

Meyer Park is one of the many great public parks we have in Spring Texas. Continue Reading

Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Gardens March Mart

If you haven't taken the time to visit the Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Gardens now is the time.  With low humidity and temperatures in the 70s, the Spring Texas weather is great making it the perfect time to be outdoors. This is a video of the 2010 March Mart along with some footage of the gardens. The gardens are even more beautiful in person. Photos of Mercer Arboretum and Botanical GardensContinue Reading

Where to take your dog for a walk

Did you know that 39% of households own a dog?  I certainly didn't.  But the large number explains why I have been finding that more and more of my home buyers are dog owners. I have also discovered dog owners have different house hunting criteria than non-dog owners.  Dog owners want a home's flooring to be either tile or wood or both, want a decent size backyard preferably with some shade, and want to be close to a park to take their dog for a walk. Meeting...Continue Reading

Discover Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

[singlepic id=215 w=320 h=240 float=right]Encompassing over 300 acres of East Texas Piney Woods along Cypress Creek is the nationally recognized Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens.  On the east side of Aldine Westfield is where the over 20 acres of Botanic Gardens, courtyards, and the Visitors Center are located. To avoid missing a single garden, stop by the visitors center and pick up a map.  The map identifies the location and provides descriptions of the facilities 23 gardens including the herb garden, perennial garden, memorial fern...Continue Reading

Gourley Nature Trail officially opens

[singlepic=229,320,240,,right]The Gourley Nature Trail is officially open. The 10-foot wide paved nature trail runs along Cypress Creek and connects Collins Park to Meyer Park, two of our largest and most coveted parks in Spring Texas. Benches and trail signs are planned for the Gourley Nature Trail with funding being provided by the Cypress Creek Flood Control Coalition and Harris County. The opening of the Gourley Nature Trail holds more significance than just connecting two of our parks. As it has the distinction of being the...Continue Reading

Sundays in the Park

With our weather being near perfect, this is one of my favorite times of year to live in Spring Texas.  We have very little rain and low humidity. And the temperatures hover between highs of 75 - 80 degrees with lows of 55 - 60 degrees. [singlepic=189,320,240,,right]The real estate market is also slower, providing Rick and I an opportunity (ie.. not the usual "don't have time" excuse) to enjoy the beautiful weather. So with no more excuses, I decided that next Sunday, we were going to have a picnic lunch and enjoy...Continue Reading

Let’s go fishing at Meyer Park in Spring Texas

Your chances of catching a fish at the lake in Meyer Park in Spring Texas will increase after January 11th, 2008. On Friday, Harris County Precinct 4 will have its annual trout stocking event. Meyer Park's 1 acre lake will receive 2,000 youth trout courtesy of Harris County Precinct 4 and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The youth trout will be joining the catfish and other trout that currently call Meyer Park home. Anglers under the age of 17 enjoy...Continue Reading

Discover Meyer Park in Spring Texas

[singlepic=179,320,240,,left]As you drive down the tree lined esplanade of Cypresswood just west of Stuebner Airline you come across one of our most prized parks in Spring Texas, Meyer Park. The sooner you discover this gem the better. Meyer Park is a 286 acre park with 26 soccer fields with 10 of them being lighted. Who knew that Soccer had such a huge following in Spring Texas? Come out to the park on a Sunday and you too will be saying "Sundays are...Continue Reading

Discover Collins Park in Spring Texas

[singlepic=230,320,240,,left]As you drive down the tree lined esplanade of Cypresswood about 1/10th of a mile to the east of Stuebner Airline you come across one of Spring Texas's largest baseball field parks. Collins Park is a 55 acre facility with 5 lighted softball fields and 4 lighted baseball fields. Collins Park is home to the Spring Klein Girls Softball League. The Softball League has been developing the character of young girls for 30 years. The Softball Leagues is in its 18th...Continue Reading

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