The second phase of the most ambitious ecological restoration project in west Houston, the revival of Flewellen Creek, is now complete with the planting of 1,000 trees, native grasses and new trails along the reshaped section of this expansion.
Winding approximately 150 acres through the master-planned community of Cross Creek Ranch, the creek’s restored sections now cover 83 acres with more than 4,500 trees, including many lost in Hurricane Ike which now provide roosting places for birds and wildlife.
“The restoration of the Flewellen Creek has been an ongoing priority for our community,” notes Cross Creek Ranch General Manager Rob Bamford. “Our team took a creek in degraded agricultural ditch and created an important recreational resource where wildlife can gather for families to enjoy.”
Located at the crossroads of FM 1463 and FM 1093, Cross Creek Ranch is a project of The Johnson Development Corp. Opened in 2008, the community is one of the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities.
In the adjacent Flewellen Creek Park, located in the heart of Cross Creek Ranch, families enjoy miles of hike-and-bike trails, tennis courts, volleyball, basketball and a disc golf course. Plus, a new community swimming pool and dog park are located within walking distance of Flwellen Creek.
“Families who visit Cross Creek Ranch, particularly those who relocate from other parts of the country, are amazed to find such an incredible natural resource right in their neighborhood,” adds Bamford. “It’s not what they expect when they think of Houston.”
Earlier this year, the West Houston Association presented its Quality Development Award to Cross Creek Ranch for adhering to a comprehensive set of standards created by the Association to ensure a high quality of living for families.
The creek’s restoration and design has been managed by SWA Group, an international landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm.
For more information, go to www.crosscreektexas.com or call 281-344-9882.