Speaking of Parks

You probably already know this, but there are 121 parks in The Woodlands. When you think about it, that’s pretty amazing. We probably have more parks per capita than any other place in the U.S. — maybe the world, for all I know. (Would someone research this, please?) But having 121 parks must mean there is a heck of a lot of grass to mow, and mow it they do. Every park I’ve seen so far has been pretty darned neat and tidy. Thank you, Township. We love our parks, and we’re fortunate to have twelve of them right here in our own village.

I’ve got a map of The Woodlands spread out on the table next to me right now, and I’m looking at the parks and the pathways around here. One of the pathways leads right up to Harrison Lake, which is very close to us, but which I’ve not been able to find yet. Will someone please take the lead on a bike and show me where the heck it is?  I’d like to see it before they start building apartments around it. (Which is a sore topic around these parts. We’re all wishing they would have opted for townhomes over there instead of apartments, but whatever…) Anyway, I’d just like to see this little lake.

I’m also looking at the Creekside area and noticing that they have two kayak launches over there, giving them two out of the three in The Woodlands, the other one being on Lake Woodlands. Evidently they don’t count the one at the Riva Row boathouse because it’s privately owned. Oh, and by the way, you can take Rover with you when you rent a kayak from Riva Row. They even have life jackets for all sizes of dogs. Can’t picture putting a life jacket on a labrador, but it’s probably mandatory and a good idea, just in case.

At any rate, looking at this map sort of brings up the point that there’s no reason for anyone not to be exercising around here. The amenities we have are truly amazing, and we should never take any of this for granted. We’re all lucky to live here.


About M.J.Deare

I am a writer, actively researching topics of interest. I am also a graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, with a degree in English, and have a master's degree from the University of Memphis. Born in New Orleans, I lived there until moving to northwest Arkansas and from there to Memphis, Tennessee. My husband and I currently reside in The Woodlands, Texas.
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