Place To Visit Category: Parks
Kleb Woods Nature Preserve
Kleb Woods Nature Preserve is a Harris County owned park just northwest of Houston in the relatively rural, but emerging, city of Tomball. The park’s 133.5 Acres were once part of the Kleb family-run farm. The Klebs are known to be some of the earliest German immigrants to the area. The original Kleb home, barn and farming equipment can be seen along one of the park’s many walking trails. When back taxes landed the final Kleb heir (Elmer Kleb) in court, the property was obtained by the County thru collaboration with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Trust for Public Land. Elmer was allowed to live on his beloved wooded property until his death in 1999. In keeping with the unique history of the property, the County offers history discussion groups and German language classes on a regular basis. Call (281) 357-5324 to inquire about these and other free programs. These programs are run at the parks’ Nature Center by friendly, helpful park employees.
How to Find Kleb Woods Nature Preserve
Kleb Woods Nature Preserve is actually a combination of the Nature Center, located on the south side of the preserve property, and the Picnic and Scout Camping, located on the north side of the preserve property. The address for the Kleb Woods Nature Center is 20303 Draper Rd, Tomball, TX. Its’ parking lot can be found by going south on Mueschke Rd about half a mile off FM 2920. If the Nature Center is your destination, and hiking isn’t in your plans, this would be the easiest route. The address for the Kleb Woods Picnic and Scout Camping is 20605 FM 2920, Hockley, TX where parking can be found directly off FM 2920. The two sections of the preserve are connected by hiking trails.
Kleb Woods Nature Preserve Features
While the property’s natural setting has been kept relatively intact, the park offers restroom facilities, drinking fountains, a pavilion, picnic and barbecue facilities, walking and nature trails. The 1.13 miles of trails are mostly flat and shaded by the piney woods. With the exception of some brush and tree roots, the terrain is level and easy to navigate. Visitors should be aware that no pets are allowed in the park. Along the trails on the southern portion of the park off Draper Rd, visitors will find a historic farm and nature center with an auditorium and classroom. Tour groups are welcome. Adjacent to the parking lot on the northern portion of the park off FM 2920, picnic facilities and Scout campsites are easily accessible. Reservations are required for use of the overnight Scout campsites. For more information call the Precinct 3 Parks office at (281) 496-2177.
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