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Natural Beauty in Abundance at Meyer Park in Spring, Texas

I live in Houston and have worked as a nurse. I have a lifelong passion for traveling, nature, and photography (preferably all together!).

Meyer Park in Spring, Texas

Meyer Park in Spring, Texas

Meyer Park is a gorgeous playground and scenic park for nature lovers and exercise buffs. It is in Precinct 4 of Harris County.

The park consists of 180 acres and is bisected by Cypresswood Drive in Spring, Texas. Its address is 7700 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, Texas 77379.

Amenities in Meyer Park

Many local people probably identify with this park because of its 26 soccer fields. Soccer players of all ages, in addition to parents, grandparents, and others, have spent much time in this recreational locale. In addition to the numerous soccer fields, there are two softball areas and a basketball court. Each side of the park has restroom facilities as well as concession stands.

Walking as well as jogging and bike riding through the park can be done on several trails, both paved and natural. My husband and I have only walked some of the trails. Some people enjoy biking on some of the more rugged areas within Meyer Park.

There are playgrounds for the kids. Some exercise stations exist along walking trails for adults. As in most public parks, there are many benches, picnic tables, barbecue grills, and even a pavilion and gazebo to be found.

Dog Park in Meyer Park

When checking a map location for this Elizabeth Kaiser Meyer Park, it identifies it as having a dog park. We have twice visited this park and have yet to discover it. A YouTube video shows it, however. I am guessing that it is on the north side of the park.

Fire Truck on Display

One day a Klein Fire Department truck pulled in and parked. The sides and cab of the vehicle were open for viewing. Firefighters were there to talk to interested people. It was fascinating to see what is on those modern fire trucks.

Quite a few of the kids took turns sitting in the truck, and parents of those children were happily snapping photos. I believe that truck was only a year or so old from what I heard. Perhaps a future firefighter was among one or more of those kids that day.

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Aviary and Pond

On the south side of Meyer Park behind the concession stand is a large caged area containing doves. The distinctive cooing sounds were readily apparent when near that structure.

Viewed from the aviary is the first of two ponds within the park. The day we were there, the ducks, nutria, and geese were nowhere to insight. Only the turtles were present. This duck pond is one acre in size.

Fishing Lake in Meyer Park

A rustic nature trail leads one to and around the perimeter of a 3-acre fishing lake. It is stocked each year, and fishers can take home up to 3 catfish and trout if the sizes meet the minimum requirement.

Nature is easy to view in this part of the park. The scenery was so pretty while walking around the lake. It is easy to escape the feeling of living in the 4th largest city in the United States when finding natural areas such as this at least for a time.

Some of the nature trails are heavily wooded, and areas of the south side of Meyer Park back up to Cypress Creek. Be careful to watch for roots of trees and other impediments when hiking through those natural areas.

A trail loop goes underneath the street called Stuebner Airline, connecting Meyer Park to nearby Collins Park.

A lake is a landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.

— Henry David Thoreau

Archeological Site in Meyer Park

In 2005 a discovery was made. 6.8 acres of an archeological site size is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Signs posted tell the story of nomadic prehistoric people hunting and fishing in this location some 8,000 to 10,000 years ago. Native peoples continued using the site up until European settlement drove them elsewhere.

Four fire pits are here as well as stone tools, pottery fragments, and other evidence. To date, some 2,457 artifacts have been recovered, and people are studying them.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Peggy Woods

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