Bear Creek Pioneers Park was founded in the 1940s as a flood control measure but over the years, it has grown into a vast park, the largest in northwest Harris County. As such, it offers a wealth of recreational opportunities to the new residents flooding into this area and surrounding areas like Cypress. Here are all the things newcomers to the area will want to know about this park!
About Bear Creek Pioneers Park
This park was officially founded in 1965 when the county leased more than 2,000 acres from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to create parkland. Today, the park is 2,168 acres, packed with a variety of fun things to do. Bear Creek Pioneers Park is free for everyone to use though it is asked that reservations be made for pavilions ahead of time.
What to Do at Bear Creek
Nature buffs will find that they can spend hours in this park hiking paved trails, riding the equestrian trails, birdwatching or wildlife spotting. Visitors can also go fishing at one of the many creeks and ponds on within park borders.
For sports enthusiasts, there are baseball courts, horseshoe courts, soccer fields and tennis courts. There are also playground spaces for younger children along with plenty of tables, pavilions and grills for picnickers.
One of the largest attractions is the zoo, which features several animals like buffalo, deer, potbellied pigs and emus. In the northwest corner, golfers can enjoy the Bear Creek Golf World golf course and just below that is the Farm and Ranch Club.
Lastly, attendees can visit the Harris County War Memorial, which is close to the Eldridge Parkway entry to the park. Built in 1985, this memorial is meant to honor all those Harris County residents who served in World War I and lost their lives.
This is one of those parks that is too big to miss. No matter how many weekends are spent at Bear Creek Pioneers Park, residents will always find something new and interesting to do.