Activity Descriptions
Civic groups and other organization can volunteer to clean up along the greenway and remove invasive plants.
Experts at Precinct 4 are offering after school archery lessons each month to children ages 6 to 14 at Carter Park in Spring and Spring Creek Park in Tomball. Archery equipment is provided and attendees may bring their own equipment as long as their arrow tips have target or field points. Dress for the weather and bring a snack and refillable water bottle. Parents must sign a liability waiver and are encouraged to stay.
Students in kindergarten through middle school are invited to bring a fishing pole, tackle, and bait for a fun-filled afternoon at the park. An instructor will be available to answer questions and offer tips to beginner anglers. Dress for the weather and bring a snack and refillable water bottle. Catch and release only. Parents must sign a liability waiver and are encouraged to stay.
Take a bicycling trip through various Precinct 4 parks on natural and paved trails. Ages 8 and up are invited.
Al Barr leads this class for participants 10 and up. Bring your binoculars and field guide to join a staff naturalist for an early morning glimpse of the park’s bird life.
Ages 16 and up. Under 16 must have completed the TAP sponsored Junior Canoe training and accompanied by an adult. Transportation back to the launch point is included. Canoes, paddles and personal floatation devices (PFD’s) are provided. Wear closed toed shoes and dress for the weather. Sunscreen is recommended. Please bring a lunch or snack in a waterproof container and a refillable water bottle.
Volunteer to clean-up along the creek to make your community beautiful. Cleaner creeks benefit the efforts of the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), and the Clean Water Clear Choice program administered through Harris County's Public Infrastructure Department Storm Water Quality Section.
Parents, bring the kids to the park and let them become Jr. Naturalists for the day as we dip net in the creek and ponds, look for insects and reptiles, listen for birds, learn some basic plant and tree identification and use the park’s microscopes to learn about the world around us. Ages 6-12.
Come enjoy a day of fishing and beginner archery.
Bring a fishing pole, tackle, and bait for a fun-filled afternoon at the park. An instructor will be available to answer questions and offer tips to beginner anglers. Dress for the weather and bring a snack and refillable water bottle. Catch and release only.
Everyone ages 6 and up is invited to explore nature while learning about the environment. Group reservations are allowed for parties of ten or more. Dress for the weather and bring water and snacks. Families are encouraged to attend together.
All ages are invited to explore Precinct 4 and discover hidden treasures during this program for beginners. Please bring a GPS unit or GPS enabled smart phone with the Geocaching.com app downloaded. The class will include information about Geocaching and instructions on using GPS units. Dress for the weather and bring water and snacks. Families are encouraged to attend together.
Ages 10-15. Transportation back to the launch point is included. Canoes, paddles and personal floatation devices (PFD’s) are provided. Wear closed toed shoes and dress for the weather. A hat and sunscreen is recommended. Please bring a lunch or snack in a waterproof container and a refillable water bottle. Upon completion, card holders are eligible to float other canoe trips if accompanied by an adult.
New activities will take place each month including building campfires, night hiking or stargazing. Stargazing will be led by members of the North Houston Astronomy Club. All ages are invited.
Ages 12 and up. Dress for the weather. Sunscreen and a hat is recommended. Please bring a refillable water bottle.
Introduce your students to nature and inspire a lifelong love of nature, the environment and natural history. Precinct 4 provides a variety of educational opportunities from a pioneer village and Nature Center at Jones Park to preserved plant specimens and thriving greenhouses at Mercer’s herbarium.