In addition to providing space for passive recreation and habitat education, the prairie restoration at Willow Waterhole is an effort to reconnect the site to an evolving patchwork of other reclaimed native prairie landscapes for the Houston region.

A federal survey done for the flood-reduction project found remnants of Texas' coastal prairie, and the finding requires the flood control district to set aside and restore a 15-acre prairie management area, which is expected to open later this year. We are working on a public access plan for outdoor classroom, trails, viewing areas, and gathering places for this piece of land.

We are also adding a pocket prairie in another section of the park to showcase species that were natural to this area.