City of Fulshear Recognized by the Houston-Galveston Area Council

The City of Fulshear is pleased to announce the City’s Parks and Pathways Master Plan was selected for recognition in the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) annual Parks and Natural Areas Award Program.

H-GAC established the Parks and Natural Areas awards program in 2006 to highlight best practices and innovative approaches to parks planning and implementation. H-GAC honors projects in the categories of Projects Over $500,000, Projects Under $500,000, Planning Process, and Policy Tools.

Parks and Pathways Master Plan:

Fulshear is in need of more recreation offerings in order to keep up with the demand of a growing community. While most of recreation services are currently being provided by other entities such as private leagues, neighborhood and property owners associations, and school districts, there is a place for City-provided parks, facilities, and programs to complement those provided by the private sector, creating a more complete lifestyle for residents.

Some of the most desired features, programs, and amenities are listed below:

Top 4 Priority Needs
1. Pedestrian Facilities
2. Community Events (and Event Space)
3. Sports Facilities
4. Bicycle Facilities Priority Projects Identified

Primrose Park- New community/regional park and sports complex.
Fulshear Heritage Rail Trail– A concept for a thematic hike and Bike trail along the historic SA&AP Railroad route.

Frances Smart Park Renovation- Formal event patio and park improvements.

Prototype 5-Acre Park – Design prototype for 5-Acre Community Park with typical amenities.

New Bessie's Creek Park - an 11.5 acre passive park with trails and fishing access along Bessie's Creek.

Pathway Master Plan- Proposed pedestrian and bicycle pathways throughout Fulshear.

“The City will continue to monitor opportunities to weave green spaces and elements into the community’s growing and redeveloping areas to meet the need for more parks, trails and preserved open spaces as desired by residents.” - Fulshear Comprehensive Plan

Projects recognized by this awards program are selected by a panel of expert judges and industry professionals.

The City of Fulshear and other winners will be honored during an online celebration at 9 a.m. February 5, 2021.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required at

For more information about the City’s Master Plan visit:
For more information about H-GAC’s Parks and Natural Area Awards, visit