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Lost Creek Park: Great Recreation Area in Sugar Land, Texas

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Photo taken in Lost Creek Park, Sugar Land, Texas

Photo taken in Lost Creek Park, Sugar Land, Texas

Accidental Discovery!

Our discovery of Lost Creek Park happened by accident. We had just spent some glorious hours in Oyster Creek Park, which was our destination for the day in Sugar Land. We had already walked along the paved asphalt trail to the right of the spectacular water feature that follows along Oyster Creek. It was a one-way trail. After returning via the same trail, we circled a grassy area of that park. We found a path that continued in another direction.

Little did we realize that we would be entering another park, but that is what happened. We saw the trail marker signs and afterward realized that they also indicated the two different parks—not simply the name of a trail.

Mile Markers and Signs

There are mile markers posted along the trail. Most of the path takes one through natural areas where wildlife can be spotted. We saw several turtles lined up on a fallen log in the water and an abundance of birds. While on the bridge we could see fish swimming in the creek. We did not see any alligators, such as the one we spotted in the other interconnected park along the trail. However, posted signs warn of their existence in the park.

View Opens Up

After walking through a relatively wild area, we discovered people playing in soccer fields and on playground structures. We finally realized that we had found the 21 acres Lost Creek Park from the back end of it via the connecting trail to the other park we had just visited.

Amenities

Amenities within Lost Creek Park include the following:

  • Seven soccer fields. Six of them are lighted and for youth play. One adult field does not have lights. (This is the home of the Eclipse Soccer Club).
  • Play structures exist for the use of children aged 2 to 12.
  • There is a covered picnic pavilion with a concession stand.
  • A meeting room can accommodate up to 40 people.
  • Restrooms
  • A large paved parking lot
  • A pump track
  • Two practice soccer fields that are available for open play at the entry to the park

Many people were taking advantage of picnicking in the park. They were also using the playground and soccer fields on the day of our visit.

Pump Track

From the large parking lot that can accommodate up to 300 vehicles, there is a pump track. It was not in use on the day of our visit.

For those who might be unfamiliar, this is a specially created dirt track with hills and curves created for bicycle enthusiasts who like to do stunts with their bikes. Bicycles are designed especially for this sport. It would have been fun to watch kids actively using this track, but you can get an idea of what it is like by watching the video below.

Location

For hikers and bikers, the fact that Lost Creek Park interconnects with another park is simply a bonus. More and more of our Houston metro parks have trails that connect one to another, and this is a current trend.

We did a bit more hiking than had initially been planned that day but were pleased that we now knew more about two Sugar Land parks instead of just the one. Both of the parks offer excellent features for people to use who live in the area.

Lost Creek Park is open from 7 A.M to 10 P.M. You can locate this park at 3703 Lost Creek Blvd., Sugar Land, Texas 77478.

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Lost Creek Park

Pump Track

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Peggy Woods

Comments

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 20, 2020:

Hi Dale,

It is fun making discoveries when not expecting them. That has happened on some of our vacation trips, as well. Thanks for your comment.

Dale Anderson from The High Seas on September 20, 2020:

Peggy is there anything better than stumbling across something unexpectedly? The thrill of discovering something new is an experience that creates long-lasting memories. I'm glad that this happened to you.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 11, 2020:

Hi Liz,

Yes, I would imagine that the pump track gets a good workout at times. There were only a few people using it on the day of our visit.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 11, 2020:

Hi Ruby,

Just about anywhere a creek or bayou meanders throughout our metro area, there is the possibility of an alligator sighting. I believe the last death in Texas due to an alligator was years ago. A young man jumped into a body of water where warnings were posted about alligators. He lost his life. That was foolishness on his part. For the most part, they keep their distance, and smart people do the same.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 11, 2020:

Hi Nithya,

Yes, it was quite a surprise that our walk took us into another park. We just thought it was the name of another trail. Live and learn! We got our hiking in that day!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 11, 2020:

Hi Manatita,

We have many beautiful areas within the Houston metro area. Sugar Land is one of them that has much allure.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 11, 2020:

Hi Bill,

I am pleased to be your online teacher with regard to the Houston metro area. (Smile)

Liz Westwood from UK on April 10, 2020:

What a lovely area to stumble upon. I would imagine that the bike track gets very popular.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 09, 2020:

Lost Creek Park sounds like a fun place to visit, ( All but the alligators ) Thanks for sharing another part of Texas.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on April 09, 2020:

The Lost Creek Park is amazing, it must have been a pleasant surprise to walk into another park! it is great to have a path connecting two parks. Great photos and lovely descriptions, I enjoyed reading. Thank you for the wonderful tour through the Lost Creek Park.

manatita44 from london on April 09, 2020:

This sugar Land of yours appears to be awash with beauty!

I liked looking at the kid on the bike having fun. Trails are always a joy to me and I have gone loads! Whether it was up Anapurna, Kilimanjaro, or the New Zealand forests, they were all awesome!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 09, 2020:

This is like taking a college course on Texas Today! Thanks to you I can actually speak with a little knowledge about your state. You are my Official Texas Authority!