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Natural Beauty in Abundance at Meyer Park in Spring, Texas

I live in Houston, and I have worked as a nurse. My interests include art, traveling, reading, gardening, cooking, and our wonderful pets.

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.

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

Comments

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 08, 2020:

Hi C E Clark,

Meyer Park is a great place for people to enjoy nature, sports, fishing, etc. As to the emerging pandemic, it is scary. We all need to take precautions. Wishing you good health!

C E Clark from North Texas on March 07, 2020:

As usual, your photos are gorgeous and your article encourages people to visit this beautiful park. A great place to enjoy the outdoors and to take your children -- or grandchildren, to do the same. Posting this to AH & FB

I hope all is well with you and your husband Peggy, and I hope you will both stay well through this pandemic of Coronavirus. I've heard Texas has several people who have tested positive, and there is getting to be more all over the country. Take care . . .

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 29, 2020:

Hi Manatita,

That is my favorite part of this park. The water views with trees surrounding those areas are so beautiful. I am happy to be able to share those views with you and others in this way.

manatita44 from london on February 29, 2020:

I like the views of the fishing lake and the Avery. The photo of the indigenous or native American is noteworthy.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 28, 2020:

Hi Linda,

That was our favorite thing to do also. Just walking and taking in all the magnificent scenery was a pleasure.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on February 27, 2020:

Your have some lovely places to visit in Texas. Meyer Park looks beautiful. I'd love to explore it myself. I think walking along the trails would be very enjoyable.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 27, 2020:

Hi Liz,

I am so happy that you enjoyed this virtual look at Meyer Park. I'll keep showing you others over time.

Rachelle Williams from Tempe, AZ on February 27, 2020:

Well, it takes beautiful pictures, so keep doing what you're doing...

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 27, 2020:

Hi Rachelle,

The camera I use is a digital Canon with a 40X optical zoom. SX720HS is on the bottom right face of the camera. It is nothing fancy, but it suits me.

Liz Westwood from UK on February 27, 2020:

This sounds like a great park. I feel like I have been there with this well-illustrated article.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 27, 2020:

Hi Prantika,

Your choices of what to do in Meyer Park are what we chose to do. We simply walked throughout the park noticing the gorgeous scenery. It made it easy to capture some pretty photos, which is a hobby of mine. Thanks for your comment.

Rachelle Williams from Tempe, AZ on February 27, 2020:

Peggy, what do you shoot with (camera)?

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 27, 2020:

Hello Travel Chef,

We have many parks in the Houston metro area that are large and similar to Meyer Park. I am happy to be able to feature them here so that you and others can learn about our part of Texas.

Prantika Samanta from Kolkata, India on February 27, 2020:

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful article. The park is lovely and I love the ponds. There are many things to do in the park and the first thing I would prefer to do is to walk around it enjoying the lush greenery and the ponds. Dog Park and Aviary will also be my two favorite spots of the park. The photos are amazing.

Travel Chef from Manila on February 26, 2020:

Meyer Park looks so beautiful. I haven't seen a park as huge as this before even if there's a soccer field. Locals are very lucky to have such a wonderful place to relax.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 26, 2020:

Hi FlourishAnyway,

Meyer Park is not even a state park...just one in the small town of Spring. We are blessed to have many gorgeous parks in our metro area.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 26, 2020:

Hi Pamela,

It is fun showing off the great places around our Houston metro area. I am pleased that you enjoyed my photos. It was fun taking them.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 26, 2020:

Hi Rachelle,

Fishing in these beautiful surroundings would be fun for those who enjoy fishing. I am sure that many a catfish has ended up on a supper table that evening. I enjoyed just walking and photographing the scenery around that pond and lake in Meyer Park.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 26, 2020:

Hi Ruby,

I love doves also, and many of them use our birdbath in the backyard, along with a variety of other birds. I guess that the doves in the aviary in Meyer Park must have been injured somehow and probably could not survive in the wild.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 26, 2020:

Hello Umesh,

Yes, Meyer Park is a great setting for families, and even their pets, in the case of dogs. Glad you liked this.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 26, 2020:

Hi Bill,

Stay tuned for more parks and places of interest in and around the Houston metro area. We have much to celebrate down here!

FlourishAnyway from USA on February 26, 2020:

This park has a little of everything! I’d love something like this near me. We have state parks nearby but certainly nothing like this with soccer fields, aviaries, and archaeological sites!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on February 26, 2020:

This looks like a very beauiful park. I like the soccer fields for the children as it is certainly a safer sport than football. I think there are numerous reasons to spend time at the park. I liked all the beautiful pictures as well.

Rachelle Williams from Tempe, AZ on February 26, 2020:

You are doing the city of Houston an invaluable service. I think out of everything I read here, the opportunity to cast a line would be most appealing to me...

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on February 26, 2020:

Oh, I love doves, they feed at my feeder. This is a lovely park. I would go there if I was close. You are certainly showing beautiful places in Texas. Thank you.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on February 26, 2020:

A nice place for a family day out. Well presented and well covered.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 26, 2020:

Peggy, you are a writing machine. A hub a day will keep the doctor away, or something like that. :) Well done my friend!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 26, 2020:

Hi Louise,

Meyer Park truly is a beautiful place in which to spend time. I am pleased to be able to show you photos of it. Thanks for your comment.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on February 26, 2020:

That looks a beautiful place to visit, and lots to see too. I'd love to visit here.