Construction slated this fall for greenway linking Spring Creek Park, Lone Star College-Tomball

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. (Courtesy Harris County Precinct 4)
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. (Courtesy Harris County Precinct 4)

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. (Courtesy Harris County Precinct 4)

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.
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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