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  • As part of their Aquatics Science class, students from DeKaney High School recently visited Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center to study the aquatic life there. Students collected and identified various organisms from the Jones Park Turtle Pond and tested the water quality using chemical reagents to “fix” and titrate the samples. 


  • Texas waterways are teeming with life. Now, Jones Park visitors will get a chance to explore this hidden world at the park’s new Turtle Pond Aquatics Lab. 


  • Jones Park in celebrating Arbor Day Saturday and Sunday, January 21 and 22.

    Saturday programs include a Mighty Tree Tour at 9 a.m., a Pulp to Paperdemonstrationat 10 a.m. (Reservations required (281) 446-8588),and a Native Trees presentation at 2 p.m. A park naturalist leads the Mighty Tree Tour that includes the natural history of the trees in the park.


  • Birders of all experience levels are welcome to join other birding enthusiasts Saturday, February 4, at 8:30 a.m. for Breakfast with the Birds,a guided bird walk through many of the park’s beautiful walking trails.


  • Ever spot a bobcat at Jones Park? With its tufted ears and stubby tails, bobcats have an exotic appearance that make them a welcome site in many parks and natural areas.  Although common throughout Texas, these reclusive creatures tend to stay hidden during the day, preferring to venture out at night to hunt rodents and other small creatures.


  • Canoe Spring Creek: Sunday, April 23, at 2 p.m., residents ages 16 and over can take a leisurely paddle along beautiful tree-lined Spring Creek on a canoe trip from Jones Park to the San Jacinto River. Enjoy the many wonderful sites nature has to offer along this interesting and scenic waterway. Reservations are required beginning Friday, April 14 by calling (281) 446-8588. 


  • Celebrate National Pollinator Week by heading to Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center for a Pollinators workshop Saturday, June 20 at 10 a.m.


  • The Lake Houston area may not experience much in the way of winter weather, but that doesn't lessen the holiday spirit.  The month of December launches into the festive season full force with activities for all.


  • Saturday, April 22 is Earth Day, and Jones Park and Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) are commemorating the day by giving away native Texas trees at Jones Park throughout the day. Also, Jones Park staff and volunteers will guide visitors through the park’s beautiful trails on a bicycle tour at 11 a.m. or a walking nature tour at 1 p.m.All ages are welcome. Tour reservations are required beginning Wednesday, April 12 by calling (281) 446-8588.


  • Explore a 19th century Texas settlement during the annual Homestead Heritage Day at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center Saturday, Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


  • Looking for fun activities in the upcoming month close to home?  Look no further than Jesse Jones Park.  From gardening, to birding, to crafting old fashioned calling cards, Jones Park has activities that the whole family will love.


  • Get fit, expand your gardening expertise, celebrate the holidays and more with upcoming events and activities at Jesse Jones Park.


  • Photos from Jesse Jones Park.  This large tract features play & fishing areas, an educational facility & a network of trails.


  • Time to “Click-Click” at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center 

    Get your cameras ready and join in the fun of Jones Park’s 2006 Photo Contest.  Amateur photographers of all ages are invited to submit pictures taken within the boundaries of the park.


  • Birding enthusiasts are invited to join or form a team of fellow birders Saturday, May 13, at 7:30 a.m. to help identify as many species of birds as possible, and even win a great prize! Ages 12 and up.


  • Learn about potential summer outdoor hazards such as poison ivy, venomous snakes and spiders along with other possible harmful flora and fauna Saturday, June 10 at 10 a.m. Information will include how to avoid bites and stings and treatment of the effects. All ages are welcome to attend. 


  • Paddle Spring and Cypress Creeks: On Saturday, January 28, at 9:30 a.m., canoe Cypress and Spring Creeksfrom Mercer Arboretum to Jones Park. Paddle leisurely along the tree-lined, white sandy beaches of these scenic riparian waterways.


  • Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center began holiday celebrations with its annual Old-Fashioned Christmas on Dec. 6, which featured various historical Christmas-related activities and entertainment.


  • Ten-year-old Corbin Adkins is gaining recognition in the photography world after his photo of two mating Gulf fritillary butterflies won the grand prize in Jones Park's 2015 Photo Contest.


  • Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle’s Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center recently hosted its annual Homestead Heritage Day, typically held the first Saturday each February, which features various family-friendly historical activities and demonstrations dating back to the early 19th century.