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Spring Creek Greenway

Everything’s bigger in Texas, including our green spaces! The Spring Creek Greenway is the longest, connected, urban forested corridor in the nation.  When finished, the Greenway will ultimately:


  • Stretch over 40 miles,

  • Reach from Highway 249 in Tomball east to US 59 in Kingwood, and 

  • Cover more than 12,000 acres. 


Located in one of the most densely populated areas in the country, the Spring Creek Greenway provides habitat for gray foxes, bald eagles, salamanders, centuries-old palmettos, sycamores, and bald cypress. Supporters of the Greenway have pioneered conservation efforts on both the north side of the creek (Montgomery County) and south side of the creek (Harris County).
Under the leadership of Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle, a 14.5-mile segment of trails connecting Dennis Johnston Park east to Highway 59/Interstate 69 is currently open to public use. This adds miles of protected corridor to other connected parkland. 


Continuing to recognize the need to protect this vital open space, Harris County allocates funds each year for future trail work. Harris County also provides recreational and educational programs to connect local residents to the wild places in their own backyard.
Under the leadership of Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack, natural surface trails on the north side of Spring Creek are regularly maintained by BLC's Spring Creek Nature Trail Stewards. These trails are a popular retreat for area residents. Bayou Land Conservancy partners with Precinct 3 to protect 13 nature preserves along Spring Creek, several of which are open to the public.
Bayou Land Conservancy also partners with The Woodlands to protect thousands of acres along this corridor.

Our interactive story map provides a tour of BLC's Spring Creek preserves. Visit the nature in your own backyard!

History of the
Spring Creek Greenway
Houston History Magazine

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