Spring Creek Greenway provides more connectivity to Humble, Kingwood

The Spring Creek Greenwayu2014a project started by former Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jerry Eversole more than a decade agou2014is a series of connected forested preserves and trails along Spring Creek. More than 80 percent of land adjacent to the 30-plus-mile creek has been purchased, and partnering entities continue to work on connecting trails and parks along the greenway.

The Spring Creek Greenwayu2014a project started by former Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jerry Eversole more than a decade agou2014is a series of connected forested preserves and trails along Spring Creek. More than 80 percent of land adjacent to the 30-plus-mile creek has been purchased, and partnering entities continue to work on connecting trails and parks along the greenway.

Harris County is continuing development of the Spring Creek Greenway—which will include several consecutive miles of green space between Kingwood and The Woodlands at build-out.

In December, the county completed work on a bridge near Super Target on Townsen Boulevard in Humble that collapsed after heavy rains in last April, said Dennis Johnston, parks director for Harris County Precinct 4.

With the bridge completed, the county has assembled 13.5 consecutive miles of green space between Dennis Johnston Park in Humble and Hwy. 59, Johnston said.

“Trails are good for people between the ages 8-80,” Johnston said. “What other amenities cover that wide a spectrum?”

Meanwhile, Harris County is also designing a nearly one-mile segment of the trail between the bridge and the Townsen Park and Ride.

The segment could be complete in three years and is expected to cost $2.9 million, Johnston said. It could be eligible for federal funding through the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Transportation Improvement Program, he said.

Once this section of the greenway is completed, Harris County will construct trails eastward to the Bevil Jarrell Bridge, allowing Kingwood residents access to the project through its existing trail system. Upon completion, Kingwood residents will be able to bike to the ExxonMobil campus in Springwoods Village.

Harris County is also seeking land in the area that is east of Hwy. 59 to provide more direct connectivity, Johnston said.