Precinct 2 received a generous donation of land, 391 acres. The property will be developed into a sports park that will also house a community and nature center.
Montgomery County and received a donation of 391 acres from the Johnson Development Co. and Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley plans to enhance the land into a sports park with a nature center and community center.
The park will maintain most of its natural features while the improvements will provide an outlet for the area.
“We are going to make it a top notch destination for folks in Precinct 2,” Riley said. “It’s been a challenge to get all this done but it will be well worth it and a real asset for Montgomery County.” “We have been working on this and we finally got it all hammered out and the paperwork is ready to sign,” Riley said.
Working on the realization of the donation, came to fruition by way of the generosity of Virgil Yoakum, vice president and general manager for Johnson Development.
“I look forward to future generations enjoying all the amenities that are in the plans to be built,” Yoakum said. “We’ve seen the concept plans and we believe that everyone in our region will benefit. There is a need for these amenities and facilities.”
The location of the park will be off of Fishcreek Thoroughfare near the Woodforest community.
Gwen Hruska Park is located on Brandon Road in the unincorporated area of River Plantation three miles south of Conroe on Interstate 45. The park includes 5,022 linear feet of concrete trails funded by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Grant Assistant Program. The park consists of 12 acres of land acquired through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) buyout properties and land donations after the 1994 flood disaster.
The River Plantation Community Improvement Association (R.P.C.I.A.) manages and maintains the park and its trails.
For information concerning the park contact R.P.C.I.A.
Mussel Pond Preserve is a 22 acre conservation easement under Legacy Land Trust located on FM 2854 in Montgomery County Precinct 2. The site is named for the unique native Texas freshwater mussels (Unionidae) found along the edge of the ten acre pond located on the preserve. The formal opening of the preserve was in 2009.
Lake Creek Preserve is a part of a meandering tributary of the San Jacinto River. This nature preserve offers visitors access to protected bottom land & wetland habitats. It is located north of The Woodlands and south of the Woodforest development.