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  • Aquatic Studies at Jones Park

    Aquatic Studies at Jones Park

    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. 

  • Arbor Day Celebration at Jesse Jones Park

    Arbor Day Celebration at Jesse Jones Park

    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.

  • Bird Programs at Jesse Jones Park

    Bird Programs at Jesse Jones 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.

  • Canoe Trip at Jesse Jones Park

    Canoe Trip at Jesse Jones Park

    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 at Jones Park

    Celebrate National Pollinator Week at Jones Park

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

  • Christmas Activities & Events in the Lake Houston Area

    Christmas Activities & events in the Lake Houston Area

    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.

  • Earth Day Trees and Tours at Jesse Jones Park

    Earth Day Trees and Tours at Jesse Jones Park

    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.

  • History Comes to Life at Jones Park’s Homestead Heritage Day

    History Comes to Life at Jones Park’s Homestead Heritage Day

    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.

  • Homestead Heritage Day and More at Jones Park

    Homestead Heritage Day and More at Jones Park

    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.

  • Homestead Holiday and More at Jones Park

    Homestead Holiday and More at Jones Park

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

  • Jesse Jones Park

    Jesse Jones Park

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

  • Jesse Jones Park 2006 Photo Contest

    Jesse Jones Park 2006 Photo Contest

    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.

  • Jesse Jones Park Bird-a-Thon

    Jesse Jones Park Bird-a-Thon

    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.

  • Jesse Jones Park Summer Programs

    Jesse Jones Park Summer Programs

    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. 

  • Jones Park Canoe Trips

    Jones Park Canoe Trips

    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.

  • Jones Park Kicks Off the Christmas Holiday

    Jones Park Kicks Off the Christmas Holiday

    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.

  • Jones Park Recognizes Photo Contest Winner

    Jones Park Recognizes Photo Contest Winner

    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.

  • Jones Park’s Homestead Heritage Day a Success

    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.

    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.

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Donates Saplings from Historic Trees to Precinct 4

    Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Donates Saplings from Historic Trees to Precinct 4

    Precinct 4 parks may one day feature descendants of oak trees that served as a sacred meeting place for Comanche and Tonkawa tribes, offered shade to Texas heroes, and witnessed the rise of the first Texas cities.

  • Migration Celebration at Jesse Jones Park

    Migration Celebration at Jesse Jones Park

    Migration Celebration at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center