Cypress Creek Park at Timber Lane

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Jasmine Terrace near Hardy Toll Road
Gone Fishin'
This fishing pier is on the south side of Big Lake. (Photo by Blaze)
Beaver Pond
This looks like a nice little fishing spot. (Photo by Blaze)
Park Sign
This is the sign to the park. (Photo by Blaze)
Skate Park
The Herman Little Skate Park isn't much and is located in a flood reservoir. (Photo by Blaze)
Big Lake
This part of Big Lake is known as "The Beach". (Photo by Blaze)
Another Future Trail
This future trail was passable, but in poor condition. Others were completely impassable and/or infested with snakes. (Photo by Blaze)
Future Trail
This is one of the walkable trails that are being planned for future development. (Photo by Blaze)
Master Plan
This large sign shows the ambitious plans the Timber Lane Utility District has in connecting the various trails together. This plan shows existing (open) and future (closed) trails. (Photo by Blaze)
Trail Map
This trail map display shows the existing (open) trails. Printed maps were not available (the map bins were empty). (Photo by Blaze)
The start of the trail is a wide paved cement sidewalk. (Photo by Blaze)
Log Entries
Part Of My Cypress Creek Hike & Bike Trails Labyrinth Hike
By Blaze on 10/29/2013
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I hiked Cypress Creek Park at Timber Lane as a part of a longer hike of the Cypress Creek Hike & Bike Trails Labyrinth (aka Timberlane Trails) hike.  You can read my log of that hike here.

Cypress Creek Park at Timber Lane is a relatively new recreational development by the Timber Lane Utility District.  I am not sure when it was built, but it looks very recent.  I could not find any information about it at the present time on the internet, however. I found it while hiking the Cypress Creek Hike & Bike Trail, which I started at Timber Lane Park.  It is located on the west bank of the drainage gully west of the Timber Lane subdivision and is a combination of paved concrete trails and dirt trails through the woods.  There are numerous amenities and features, including the Herman Little Skate Park, which exists within a flood control reservoir.  It only consists of a couple of quarter-pipes at the present time.  The trails also go around several bodies of water, including Bird Pond, Big Lake, and Beaver Pond.  All of these looked like good fishing spots and have small wooden platforms/decks that you can fish from.  There is also a small playground for children and a dog park is currently being developed as well.

Given its location, this park will be linked up with the Cypress Creek Greenway Project and will soon connect to Herman Little Park on the other side of the Hardy Toll Road.  This section is currently closed to the public as it belongs to the railroad company.

I want to commend the Timber Lane Utility District for doing a really good job.  It is unusual (in my opinion) for a utility district to be so involved in developing parks and recreation areas, but I know for a fact (based on previous discussions with the Harris County Precinct 4 Parks & Recreation Manager) that they are working in sync and collaborating with Harris County and the Cypress Creek Greenway Project Team.

The only map I could find online is called "Union Pacific Park".  I am not sure if that will become the park's new name or if they decided to call it Cypress Creek Park at Timber Lane instead.  In any case, you can view that Union Pacific Park map here.

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