Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center is a premier 312-acre nature preserve open 7 days a week to visitors, free of charge. Natural beauty and history are combined in this unique setting located along the banks of Spring Creek. Explore diverse ecosystems, including ancient cypress bogs, white sand beaches, wildflower meadows, and a fascinating floodplain forest habitat. Visitors can take a step back in time by immersing themselves in the park’s Akokisa Indian Village and historic 1830’s Redbud Hill Homestead. All features are accessible by over eight miles of all-weather, handicap-friendly pedestrian trails and several unpaved primitive trails.
A variety of free guided tours, camps, and programs are offered on everything from nature, gardening and history to the lifestyles of local Indian tribes and pioneer settlers, as well as the environmental benefits of this ecosystem. Nestled among towering native trees, the playgrounds’ slides, tunnels, swings, and play decks provide exciting and challenging opportunities for children to develop their imagination and physical well-being. Surrounded by picnic tables and an 80-seat pavilion, this playground complex is a family favorite for children of all ages and abilities.
* Akokisa-Ishak Indian Village
* Historic 1830’s Redbud Hill Homestead
* Access to 20 miles of connected cycling trails
* Guided canoe trips and tours
* Hiking trails (both primitive and handicap-accessible)
* Live reptiles exhibit
* Mounted animal specimens
* Special events
* State-of-the-art audiovisual system
* Turtle Pond
* Nature Center
Size: 312-acres located in Harris County, Precinct 4