Residents have the opportunity to shape the future of Fort Bend County parks and trails at upcoming public meetings.

What residents need to know

Nonprofit Fort Bend Green and the Fort Bend County Parks & Recreation Department are collecting community input as they create a Fort Bend County Parks and Trails Vision Plan, aimed at shaping the next 10-15 years of projects, priorities, investments and coordination.

The project is focused on providing plans for parks, open spaces, trails and programming, according to the event flier.

Get involved

Residents have the option to attend one of four public meetings across the county, hosted each night from 6-8 p.m., to share their input, including:
  • April 15: Jones Creek Ranch Park (7714 FM 359, Richmond)
  • April 16: 5th Street Community Center (3310 5th St., Stafford)
  • April 17: Mustang Community Center (4521 FM 521, Fresno)
  • April 18: Four Corners Recreation Center (15700 Old Richmond Road, Sugar Land)
In addition to in-person meeting options, residents can also complete an online survey here. The online survey will close May 3, said Christen Madigan, Fort Bend Green administrative manager.

The nonprofit aims to facilitate planning and development of green spaces in the county, according to its website.

What’s next?

Upon completion of the public meetings and the survey deadline, Fort Bend Green and the Fort Bend County Parks & Recreation Department will create the plan, which will need to be adopted at Fort Bend County Commissioners Court. The vision plan is set to be completed in October, Madigan said.