Photo: Memorial Drivers
One of Fall Creek’s greatest appeals, the community is situated just 15 minutes from downtown Houston. A quick drive South on Highway 59 provides access to the theater district, the convention center, ballparks, the medical center, beautiful parks, shopping, and more.
Photo: Purple Haze, Alexander Deussen Park
Petroleum geologist Alexander Deussen donated this 309-acre site on Lake Houston to Harris County in 1956. It has since been converted into a public park with amenities including boat ramps/piers, duck ponds, jogging trails, pavilions and picnic areas, playgrounds, sports fields, water gazebos, and a senior center.
Photo: HoustonTX.gov, Lake Houston
Lake Houston Park includes some 4,786 acres of wooded parkland and is the only park in the Houston Parks and Recreation Department system where overnight camping is available. Amenities include 12 miles of hike and bike trails, 8 miles of equestrian trails, cabins, lodges, tent platforms, a dining hall.
Photo: Texas Parks and Wildlife, Sheldon Lake State Park
This state park features group programming, birding, wildlife/nature study, hiking, and free catch-and-release family fishing for children. A half-mile nature trail passes 28 naturalized ponds, which contain alligators and other wildlife. Free catch-and-release family fishing is permitted for children accompanied by adults, in the two fishing ponds. Alternative energy technologies and green building techniques (photovoltaic, solar hot water, wind turbine and ground coupled-geothermal) are demonstrated at the Pond Center. A wildscape demonstration garden shows techniques for using native plants and wildflowers to attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife to your backyard.
Currently under construction, Generation Park is a 4,000-acre master planned “enterprise park,” Houston’s largest new commercial development and future home to FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FTI).
The Golf Club of Houston opened with an 18-hole Member Course and expanded to include a Tournament Course. It hosts the PGA TOUR’s Shell Houston Open annually.