More than 290 acres are dedicated to a system of parks and natural corridors that connect to a network of smooth paths and natural trails. We have a park for your dogs. A nature preserve for education and recreation. Trails to keep you in step with both the forest and the rest of the community. And parks that bring you closer to the waters in our ecosystem. In our wired world, nature has become an essential luxury.
City Place has plans to preserve 20% of our total land for protected waters, woods and open space. All major roadways are lined with a forest preserve in order to provide air cleansing, shade, habitat and essential buffering. There are more than 100 native species of trees in our protected forest, including American Elm, Pecan, Redbay, American Holly, Sassafras and Bald Cypress.
City Place is creating a sustainable native landscape for our parks, sidewalks and streetscapes, rather than succumb to the overly-manicured landscapes common in developments that view plantscapes as disposable. Seeds of plants native to our region used in our landscaping are sourced within 150 miles of the community. Soil and responsible land management ensure a self-maintaining landscape that requires low water and energy consumption.
Spring Creek, the most pristine stream in the Houston area, creates a natural northern boundary for our community, providing a diverse population of animals, such as river otters, raccoons, opossum, pleated woodpeckers and kingfishers. The stream is rich with many species of fish. In partnership with Precinct 4, City Place Nature Preserve is now connected to the Spring Creek Greenway, including an equestrian trail and parking lot.
City Place lies within the Central Flyway migration zone, allowing residents and visitors to witness many of the 5 million birds that nest and migrate through this region. People come from all over the world to see a little brown bird found here, the Swainson’s warbler. Moreover, Spring Creek has the easternmost pair of green kingfishers ever documented, a testimony to the creek’s water quality by a species that requires clean water.
Your neighbors here include dozens of species of waterfowl – primarily ducks and geese. Look for 50 different species of butterflies, including Pipevine Swallowtail, Orange Sulphur, and Horace’s Duskywing. Many species of mammals also live here, from armadillos to weasels, and bats to bobcats. With all of the varied ecosystems inside City Place, you’ll find abundant wildlife in our waters, wetlands, grasslands, forest and prairie.
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