East Montgomery County Improvement District hopes to bring dog park, nature trails to New Caney

On May 5, the East Montgomery County Improvement District announced plans to develop a dog park with walking trails at the intersection of FM 1485 and Gene Campbell Boulevard. (Courtesy East Montgomery County Improvement District)
On May 5, the East Montgomery County Improvement District announced plans to develop a dog park with walking trails at the intersection of FM 1485 and Gene Campbell Boulevard. (Courtesy East Montgomery County Improvement District)

On May 5, the East Montgomery County Improvement District announced plans to develop a dog park with walking trails at the intersection of FM 1485 and Gene Campbell Boulevard. (Courtesy East Montgomery County Improvement District)

A 64-acre tract of land in New Caney will be transformed into a dog park with nature trails, according to a May 5 news release from the East Montgomery County Improvement District.

Located on FM 1485 at the intersection of Gene Campbell Boulevard in New Caney, this area has been under contract since December, and the EMCID hopes to close on the tract “this month,” according to the news release. The land touches parts of both Dry Creek and Caney Creek.



“We’ve heard from residents for years how they’d like for park space to be added into the East Montgomery landscape, and we believe this former crushed concrete site can be transformed into a beautiful green space,” said Frank McCrady, EMCID president and CEO, via the news release.

The project is still in the planning and development phase, according to the EMCID, and a timeline for the project has not yet been announced. Eventually, the park is expected to include biking and walking trails as well as gardens to host wildlife.

By Emily Lincke

Reporter, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Emily joined Community Impact Newspaper in August 2021 after working for a small town newspaper in El Campo, TX for two years. Before that, she interned and freelanced for the Houston Chronicle and worked as a freelance photographer and writer in the Houston area. A controversial fact about Emily is that she prefers sugar cookies over chocolate chip cookies. She graduated with a print journalism degree from the University of Houston in 2018.