The 3-mile trail will run from Rothwood Park to Springwood Village’s 150-acre nature preserve, which includes a forest habitat, wetlands and ponds, according to a June 16 news release.
Harris County Precinct 4 Parks Director Dennis Johnston said the grand opening event will feature an expo with several booths highlighting the area’s trails and parks programs, as well as constable-guided bike tours showcasing the new trail.
“It ought to be a fun little event to see what all we have to offer,” he said.
Johnston, Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle, CDC Executive Vice President Warren Wilson and Project Manager Bill Walker are scheduled to speak at the event. Officials noted the expo will run from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., with the ribbon cutting scheduled for 10 a.m.
A 1.8-mile constable-guided family bike tour around CityPlace will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by a 5-mile guided bike tour of the new trail segment for more experienced riders at 11 a.m. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult for the trail tour. Both rides depart from Star Cinema Grill located at 1495 Lake Plaza Drive, Spring.
Spanning from Tomball to Humble, the Spring Creek Greenway connects and preserves approximately 7,000 acres of forest in Harris County along Spring Creek. Visitors can explore more than 19 miles of natural forests and beaches brimming with local wildlife and plant species, as well as activities including canoeing, kayaking and archery.
According to Johnston, trails within Spring Creek Greenway that have already opened have become increasingly popular among community members.
“It’s been fabulous,” he said. “The people love it. [The trails are] used by all varieties of bike riders, hikers, walkers, runners—everything. It’s pretty crowded.”