Harris County Precinct 4 anticipates construction to begin on a new section of the Spring Creek Greenway in the third or fourth quarter of 2021, linking Spring Creek Park in Tomball to Lone Star College-Tomball, Parks Director Dennis Johnston said in an email.

The Spring Creek Greenway is a multisegment project underway by Precinct 4 that—when completed—will span 19 miles from Tomball to Humble, connecting and preserving approximately 7,000 acres of forest in Harris County along Spring Creek with trails, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.

Johnston said as of late June the Harris County Engineering Department had concluded the design for the first phase of the connection between Spring Creek Park and LSC-Tomball. The first phase spans about 1,397 linear feet and is estimated to cost $137,644, according to precinct information. Phase 2 is estimated to cost $144,820 and will finish the connection to Spring Creek Park.

In June, Precinct 4 celebrated the opening of a 3-mile segment of the greenway from Rothwood Park to Springwood Village, Community Impact Newspaper reported.

In addition to the western segment slated in Tomball, Johnston said Precinct 4 anticipates land clearing should begin in late July or early August on the span between the Ann Snyder Trailhead in the Creekside area and Burroughs Park. This portion of the greenway is estimated to take about six months to complete, he said, which will link The Woodlands to Burroughs Park.

Johnston said design work has not started on the remaining Tomball segment from Hwy. 249 to FM 2978 as land acquisition is still needed.