Precinct 3 to open several parks in 2013

The Harris County Precinct 3 parks department has been working with the Harris County Flood Control District to open several new parks by the end of 2013.

Work on Maxwell Park—located between 12200–13400 Maxwell Road in Cypress—was completed earlier this year. The park is situated along Little Cypress Creek and features an abundant tree farm with hundreds of trees along with a walking trail and parking.

"This is a park that we are keeping in the most natural state as possible," said Steve Dorman, Precinct 3 parks superintendent. "We want to keep it open for wildlife living along the creek."

The HCFCD is finishing work on a nearly 60-acre detention pond for the future Cypress Creek Park and a 75-acre detention basin to be used by Horsepen Creek Park. Both multi-use parks are expected to be open by the end of the year. Work is also wrapping up on Cypress Creek Park—a 165-acre park located at N. Eldridge Parkway. and Pine Drive near Cypress Creek. Horsepen Creek Park is under construction at Barker Cypress and West roads. Several hundred trees will be planted at both parks, Dorman said.

Harris County Commissioners Court

Harris County Admin. Building

1001 Preston St., Houston

713-755-5000 www.hctx.net

June 25, July 9, 10 a.m.

Meetings are every other Tuesday.