Parks and Recreation

Keith-Wiess Park

12300 Aldine-Westfield

Keith-Wiess Park, located in our community, is a 500-acre City of Houston Signature Park. It is surrounded by more than seven miles of trails. The vast park includes spreads of old forest habitat, large ponds and wetlands with several thousand trees, shrubs and wetland vegetation areas to be planted. Harris County Flood Control District construction of a detention basin in the park began in March 2006 and lasted 22 months. During construction more than 1.7 million cubic yards of dirt were removed and the project was completed in January 2008. The basin has the capacity to store 1.6 million gallons of stormwater (more than half the size of Reliant Astrodome) in the event that Halls Bayou overflows. HCFCD Environmental Services invested approximately $1 million in vegetation (2,600 native trees and shrubs, 68,000 wetland and wildflower plants along with grasses) and organic treatments to protect against erosion and reestablish groundcover and habitat. For the finishing touches HCFCD added pedestrian bridges and installed innovative interpretive signage to create a multi-use park facility connecting previously unreachable areas of the park while reinforcing its natural beauty and creating capacity for flood waters. A rainy day celebration marked the August 15, 2008 grand opening of new sections of the park complete with an additional 3-miles of trails and a bridge over Halls Bayou, 122-acres of detention basin lakes with a fishing pier and boardwalk, and a new playground and soccer fields. Park users can now access each quadrant of the park and neighbors are frequently seen walking, biking and fishing in the park. To learn more about the park visit http://www.houstontx.gov/parks.

James Driver Park

10918 ½ Bentley

James Driver Park is a full service park with restrooms, picnic, playground, basketball courts, a skateboard park, unlit walking trail, and an open shelter. The Northeast community center, a community garden and a NFL Youth Center are also located within the park.
James Driver Park Layout
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Gerber Park

4735 Gaston

Gerber Park is small area park within the District, with limited facilities. This may change as future growth and expansion happen in the area as a result of extensive water and sewer projects in this area commonly known as North Houston Heights. In the spring of 2010 the East Aldine District will be partnering with Precinct 2 Commissioner El Franco Lee to install a drinking water fountain in the park which will be dedicated to long time community activist Arlene Nichols. Just down the road from the park and adjacent to Orange Grove Elementary the district is planning to partner with Precinct 1 to create a community park.
Gerber Park Layout
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Bill Crowley Park

W. E. “Bill” Crowley Park is a 30 acre facility located at 5100 Lauder Road is located west of Highway 59. This park features asphalt jogging trail, two covered exercise stations, playground, basketball and tennis courts. Key facet of the park is your choice of 50 picnic facilities throughout the park. W.E. “Bill” Crowley Park, was named after a long time Harris County employee, who held the position of General Superintendent for Roads and Bridges for Harris County Precinct 4. The request came from former County Commissioner “Squatty” Lyons who wrote a letter, dated April 14, 1977 requesting that the park be named in Bill’s honor.
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DOW 1 Park

Dow #1 Park is located at the intersection of Hardy Toll Rd. and North Sam Houston Parkway at 15401 Greendale Drive, Houston This 9-acres park was donated by C Milby Dow in January of 1957. Park features two baseball fields, a football field, playground and picnic facilities.
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Pep Mueller Park

Pep Mueller Park is a 13 acres facility located at 14750 Henry Road, just North of Aldine Mail Route. Park features four baseball fields, four soccer fields, basketball court, playground and picnic facilities.
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Halls Bayou Hike and Bike Trail

Hall’s Bayou Hike & Bike Trail is a 2.3 linear paved trail linking Keith Weiss Park to the North; South to Jenson Drive. Trail is ideal for avid bike riders and joggers. There are four exercise stations along the trail and one picnic site on the southern end near Jensen. (No parking for this trail)
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Greens Bayou Corridor Coalition

Greens Bayou Corridor Coalition seeks to benefit the economy and enhance the quality of life for the 400,000 residents in the Greens Bayou watershed through flood mitigation, parks and trails development, and economic development.
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