|Impressive Amenities Define Nature-Inspired Bridgeland|
|Friday, 01 May 2009 08:28|
With amenities ranging from pools to fitness to kayaking to disc golf, the Bridgeland community offers something for just about everyone. Residents of Bridgeland, named 2008 “Master-Planned Community of the Year” by the National Association of Home Builders, enjoy a variety of active and passive pursuits, many embracing the area’s natural landscape. Anglers can try to land the “big one” at one of Bridgeland’s well-stocked lakes. They also can enjoy boating on Lake Bridgeland, with paddleboats, kayaks, sailboats and canoes available free for resident use.
Nestled along the shores of another community lake is Oak Meadow Park, home to the first disc golf course in northwest Houston. The 10-acre course offers 18 holes of challenging play, with three tee-offs and throw lines crossing water and contoured with old-growth trees.
Cypress Creek Nature Trail is another amenity that sails beyond the ordinary. Set along the historic Cypress Creek Corridor, the planned six-mile trail has wildlife observation areas amid the trees and on Cypress Lake, as well as benches and educational signage. Hikers can glimpse some of the 140 species of birds already identified in the area. The trail’s first 1.5 miles, now open, also includes a floating dock. Ultimately, Bridgeland has plans for more than 60 miles of interconnecting trails.
The resort-style Lakeland Activity Center includes a 6,000-square-foot Community Center, two 30-foot sky slides, a junior Olympic-size pool with diving well, splash pads and play areas. Tennis courts and playgrounds also are available and the Community Center’s fitness facility hosts more than 50 fitness classes each week, as well as other educational classes.
In all, more than 3,000 acres of the Bridgeland community will be devoted to parks, trails, waterways, recreation areas and open space. Bridgeland offers a wide range of housing prices and styles, from conventional neighborhoods priced from the $180,000s to custom homes exceeding $1 million.
For more information, visit www.bridgeland.com.
To visit Bridgeland, from U.S. 290, travel northwest and take the Spring-Cypress/Cypress-Rosehill/Fry Road exit. Turn left on Fry Road (second traffic light) and continue 2.5 miles to North Bridgeland Lake Parkway, the community’s main entrance. From Interstate 10, travel west and take the Fry Road exit. Turn right on Fry Road and continue approximately 11 miles to North Bridgeland Lake Parkway.
Bridgeland community residents enjoy a wealth of impressive amenities and activities. On-site activities director Elizabeth Hart oversees more than 60 monthly events, including fitness classes, dance lessons and special events. Residents also enjoy swimming, fishing, tennis, disc golf, free use of non-motorized boats and more.