Keeping It Real

Spring Creek stands poised to ride into history, one way or another

Horses remain more of a question. Commissioner Chance and Lorenz see no problem with them; ironically enough, cowboy Eversole, who has all the bona fides any rider would ever need, is hesitating. Horse travel is allowed in two other Harris County parks: Bear Creek and George Bush. The horse community has already been put on full alert; in the July issue of Texas Horse Talk, editor Steven Long urges readers to contact the commissioner's office and protest any effort to do away with equine trails.

"Spring Creek and Cypress Creek have been major thoroughfares coming and going from Houston since Houston has been a town," says Dial. "There have been horse trails on both these creeks since Texas was settled."

He can't envision a future without them.

Montgomery County Commissioner Ed Chance says 
this is the largest parks project he's ever been a part 
of.
Daniel Kramer
Montgomery County Commissioner Ed Chance says this is the largest parks project he's ever been a part of.
Dennis Johnston sits at the edge of Jones Park, as 
civilization approaches.
Dennis Johnston sits at the edge of Jones Park, as civilization approaches.

Dennis Johnston feels he is standing on the brink of a history-making effort. If intervention had been done earlier, he says, downtown Houston wouldn't have had to rebuild its bayou system that went from a natural bayou to a flood-control system.

"We have the opportunity to do this before it gets destroyed," he says.

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