You Are Invited: Fall Creek Sports Complex

The wait is over! Since breaking ground in December 2020, Harris County WCID 96 has worked tirelessly to bring you more amenities and activities. We are thrilled to announce that construction is now complete, and the expanded and improved Fall Creek Sports Complex is ready for you to enjoy. So, let’s party!

In conjunction with the last evening of Music in May, the WCID 96 Board of Directors is excited to invite you to the complex for a night of music, food, games, and fun. As er celebrate the reopening of this unique and beautiful park, the end of school, and Memorial Day all together. Join us and try out the new sand volleyball courts, playgrounds, ping pong tables, chess tables, and dog parks. Take a walk on the extended walking trails and visit the butterfly garden and bird watching stations at sunset to see the magnificent wildlife in their natural habitat. Parking spaces have been added to accommodate more guests.

In traditional Music in May style, please bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax and listen to the music.  See you there!

Fall Creek Bluebirds

Photos graciously provided by resident, Paul Gregg.

Closure of Fall Creek Sports Complex Pavilion Area, Playground, and Baseball Fields

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (the “USFWS”) has notified Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 96 (the “District”) that a bald eagle and eaglet are nesting within the boundaries of the Fall Creek Sports Complex (the “FCSC”). The eagle nest is located close to FCSC facilities including the baseball fields and the pavilion.

Pursuant to the federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the National Bald Eagle Management Guidelines, the District is closing indefinitely the pavilion area, including the playground, and the baseball fields. The District is consulting with USFWS regarding best practices and activities that may be permitted in the vicinity of the nest. The District will reopen the closed sections of the FCSC once it is appropriate.

Groundbreaking of Sports Complex

The Board of Directors for Harris County Water Control & Improvement District #96 is proud to announce the groundbreaking of the Fall Creek Sports Complex expansion project!

The groundbreaking ceremony held at the complex on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 was hosted by Board President Brett Sileo and members Lonnie Jackson, Linda Ihns, and Ben Bates. Along with Texas Parks and Wildlife representative Matt Fougerat, the first shovels of dirt were turned to officially kickoff the project. BGE’s Director of Planning and Landscape Architecture Brett Mann, Project Manager Tung Huynh, District Engineer Cindy Fields, attorney Julianne Kugle with SK Law, Gandolf Burrus with Grant Development Services, and Recreation Director Kas Wright were also on site to help commence construction on the newest amenities including: a splash pad, additional playground equipment, more walking and bike paths, bird watching stations, batting cages, two dog parks, and a butterfly garden. A special thanks goes out to other project partners including D.L. Meacham, Kraftsman, and Lonestar.

Construction is currently underway! Please use caution when visiting the sports complex and stay clear of all equipment. Everyone is working hard to better serve you and your community!

Fall Creek Sports Complex Sports Fields Reservations Resume June 1; Playground Still Closed Until Further Notice

After Governor Abbott’s announcement Monday regarding outdoor activities and recreation, May 31, 2020 has been declared as the start date for youth sport practices to begin again.

Therefore, all reservations through the end of May will be cancelled. The good news is existing reservations beginning June 1, 2020 will be honored and you are able to use the baseball fields, soccer fields, and sand volleyball court for practice. Games of any kind that involve more than one team cannot be held until June 15, 2020, so please plan accordingly. It is strongly suggested that players, coaches, and spectators continue to follow social distancing guidelines as much as possible, it is recommended that masks are worn, and spectators should not congregate in groups during practices with individuals outside of their household.

New reservations will also be taken beginning June 1, 2020. However, the Fall Creek Clubhouse may have shortened hours or days that have not yet been decided by the HOA management company or the HOA Board. We may have a lockbox installed outside of the front door for reservation forms and payments to be submitted, but nothing is confirmed. Reservations will only be taken for the sports fields, not the pavilion, but I will keep you up to date on those decisions and any changes.

At this time and through an unknown date still to be determined by the WCID 96 board, the playground will remain closed. Once practices resume, please keep your children and players away from the playground equipment until Governor Abbott addresses more specific details regarding parks and the WCID 96 Board of Directors dictates they are ready for it to reopen. The walking trail continues to remain open to general usage by the public and social distancing is required.

As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns to:

Kasaundra Wright
Recreation Director
Fall Creek Sports Complex

Fall Creek Sports Complex Playgrounds Closed

The Harris County Stay Home / Work Safe Order includes the following:

  • Individuals may go to public parks and open outdoor recreation areas. However, public playgrounds may increase spread of COVID-19 and, therefore, shall be closed.

The Fall Creek Sports Complex therefore remains open but the playgrounds are now closed. The playgrounds and sports equipment are NOT being sanitized and should not be touched as ordered by Harris County. The sand volleyball pit is now also closed in conformance with this order which closes sport courts.

For now, the restrooms remain open so you can wash your hands. However, there is wo way that we can sanitize the restrooms between users so use at your own risk. The restrooms are only cleaned twice per week. Please leave the soap and toilet paper for park patron use!

All field reservations and pavilion reservations have been cancelled through April 3 and money will be refunded. No organized group or team activities should be taking place in the Sports Complex. The governor’s previous order banned group gatherings.

The trails, however, do remain open for hiking and biking. However, proper infection control procedures and the Stay Home / Work Safe order mandate that anyone using the park or trails maintain proper social distancing and remain at least 6 feet apart.

Please stay safe, wash your hands, and get outdoors if you need a break. However, act responsibly and maintain social distancing as instructed by our local public health authorities.

Fall Creek Sports Complex Reservations Cancelled Through April 3rd

The Fall Creek Sports Complex is cancelling all reservations for the sports fields and pavilion up to and including April 3 in accordance with the governor’s order to stop any gatherings of more than 10 people. No group of more than 10 people should be gathering in the park.

The governor’s directive today closed bars and restaurants but directed for parks to stay open. Therefore, the Fall Creek Sports Complex will remain open but all organized and team activities in the park and fields are now suspended through April 3. There will be no events or team activities in the Sports Complex through April 3.

Please be advised that, although the park will remain open regular hours for now, the Sports Complex does not not have staff to clean or sanitize the playground equipment and any use of the playground equipment will be at your own risk (or your child’s own risk). WCID 96 strongly discourages use of the playground equipment at this time.

Getting out to hike or bike the trails is allowed, but please maintain social distancing and stay 6 feet away from others as you use the park. The restrooms will also remain open regular hours during this time, but they are only serviced/cleaned twice a week, so use of the restrooms also remains at your own risk.

Please wash your hands frequently when using the park and please leave the toilet paper in the restroom for park patrons to use.

WCID 96 will continue to monitor the directives that come from the local, state and federal governments and WCID 96 may revise the policy of park use at any time. Just use common sense and listen to updates on the news about what do to. Please stay well and stay safe everyone!

Pipeline Construction to Continue at Fall Creek Sports Complex through December 2019

Southern Hills Pipeline continues to work on its pipeline that runs east-west in the easement in the middle of the Fall Creek Sports Complex. They will be burying the pipeline crossing of Garners Bayou and doing other work on this section of pipeline where an anomaly was detected. This work is expected to last through mid December 2019.

Some of this work will impact parts of the walking trails, sections of which may have to be temporarily and periodically closed while workers are present, which is generally from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The trails will not be blocked all at one time, but portions will be affected as the work progresses. Please respect any trail closures which are for the safety of both park users and pipeline workers. Soon stairs will be installed over the working areas so that the trails will be accessible after work hours including on the weekends.

The pipeline work may also result from time to time in mud or debris washing onto portions of the trail, so please be aware of this. The pipeline workers have been reminded to keep the area clean and to minimize obstructions, mud, debris or blockages to the trail, and the pipeline workers should be cleaning up the trail where their work impacts the trail.

The pipeline work may also include digging between the playground and the baseball fields along the easement if the work needs to move that far to the west, but we will maintain access to the ball fields if the pipeline work impacts that area by placement of temporary stairs to allow people to walk up and over the pipeline work to access the ball fields.

During the course of this work, please stay away from the work areas (and more importantly, tell your kids to stay away from the work areas) and please honor any closed areas.

This work is unrelated to the drinking water pipeline installation project that continues along Beltway 8.

Electronic Waste Pickup and Document Shredding Event

Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 96


Residential Recycling and Refuse of Texas

Electronic Waste Pickup and Document Shredding Event

 Provided free of charge by:

Residential Recycling and Refuse of Texas

Saturday – September 7th, 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
7930 Fall Creek Bend, Clubhouse Parking Lot
Humble, Texas 77396

Document destruction will be provided on-site

You can watch while your files are shredded!!!

Items Accepted

  • Personal computers
  • All TV’s ($25.00 Disposal Fee)
  • Keyboards, mouse, and speakers
  • Cameras
  • Switches & routers
  • Cords & cables
  • Game consoles
  • Small kitchen appliances
  • ALL Computer monitors including CRT, LCD, LED, Plasma ($10.00 Disposal Fee)
  • Laptops
  • Hard drives
  • Car batteries
  • Memory chips
  • Hubs and routers
  • Tape drives
  • Printers, copiers, and plotters
  • Fax machines
  • PDAs
  • Projectors
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Telephones
  • Cell phones
  • Toner cartridges
  • Paper Documents For Shredding – must remove all metal other than staples from paper and all plastic sleeves.

Items Not Accepted

  • AAA–AA–D–C–9v Type batteries
  • CFL light bulbs
  • Major appliances
  • Paint
  • Aerosol Containers
  • Medical Waste or Hazardous Waste