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

Posted: July 2, 2018 at 6:32 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Lost Creek Park

Our discovery of Lost Creek Park was actually made 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 around a grassy area of that park and found a trail that continued in another direction.  Little did we realize that we would be entering another park but that is exactly what happened.

This sign signaled that we were entering another park after crossing a bridge over the creek.

Bridge leading over water separating Oyster Creek Park from Lost Creek Park

View of water from bridge separating the two parks

There are mile markers posted along the trail.  Most of the trail takes one through natural areas where wildlife can be spotted.  We saw a number of 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 Oyster Creek Park along the trail however signs are posted warning of their existence in the park.

 

Signs marking off the miles on Lost Creek Trail

Turtles spotted in Lost Creek Park

Sign warning of alligators in Lost Creek Park

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

View from trail looking at structures in Lost Creek Park

Soccer fields in Lost Creek Park

Amenities within Lost Creek Park include the following:

  • 7 soccer fields. 6 of them are lighted and for youth play. 1 adult field is not lighted.  (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.
  •  Meeting room which can accommodate up to 40 people.
  • Restrooms
  • Large paved parking lot
  • A pump track
  • 2 practice soccer fields that are available for open play at the entry to the park

Lost Creek Park front entrance from parking lot.

Looking through a magnificent stand of crape myrtle trees towards children’s playground in Lost Creek Park.

Chlldren’s Playground in Lost Creek Park

Covered picnic pavilion in Lost Creek Park

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

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.

As you can see from the video above the open soccer fields are also at the entrance to the park.

For hikers and bikers the fact that Lost Creek Park interconnects with Oyster Creek Park is simply a bonus.  More and more of our Houston metro parks have trails that connect one to another and this is a nice trend.  We did a bit more hiking than had originally 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 nice 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.