Park Facilities & Activities Offered
If our visitors are looking for a more developed recreation facility, Bear Creek Park, located in Addicks Reservoir and operated by Harris County Precinct 3, is the place to go. It is a complex, heavily wooded park blessed with a wealth of recreational facilities such as a 54-hole golf course, tennis courts, soccer, rugby, ball fields and picnicking areas. Also located in Bear Creek Park is the Houston Farm and Ranch Club center, the Texas A&M Agricultural Extension center and the Bear Creek Community center. Park office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except for holidays.
Harris County Precinct 3 also operates and maintains the George Bush Park located in Barker Reservoir. Other developed facilities located in Barker Reservoir include the American Shooting Range, a model airport, soccer and baseball fields, horse riding trails, and the Millie Bush Bark Park for doggies. For more information about Bear Creek Park or the George Bush Park, call (281-496-2177) or write to Harris County Precinct 3, Bear Creek Park, 15115 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77084.
Federal Recreation Fees
In January 2007, a new federal Fee Demonstration Program called “America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass” replaced the Golden Eagle passport and the two lifetime passes, the Golden Eagle, Golden Age and the Golden Access Passports as well as the National Parks Pass. The passes cover recreation opportunities on public lands managed by four Departments of the Interior agencies – the National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation and by the Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Forest Service. All participating agencies sell the "America the Beautiful” recreation passes at sites that charge entrance and standard amenity fees. Existing passes will remain valid until expired, lost or stolen.
What are the passes for the “American the Beautiful” program? The program has four different passes in the interagency program:
- An annual interagency pass costing $80--For visitors to multiple federal sites, the pass offers unlimited coverage of entrance and standard amenity recreation fees for a specific period of time, typically a year, beginning from the date of first use;
- A $10 lifetime senior pass for U.S. citizens 62 or over;
- A free lifetime access pass for citizens with permanent disabilities; and
- A free annual volunteer pass for volunteers acquiring 500 hours of service on a cumulative basis
For more information, please contact the DOI’s U.S. Geological Survey at 1-888-275-8747 (option 1). The annual pass are available for sale through the USGS store and through the government’s federal lands recreation web portal (www.recreation.gov).
The Addicks Project Office supports the Greater Houston/Galveston community in many ways. This includes, but is not limited to the following types of activities:
- Public events
- Speaker requests
- Partnering programs and projects
To learn more about these activities visit the Addicks Project Office or call (409) 621- 6990 and ask for the outreach coordinator.