The Shores in Lakeland Village was the first community of new homes to be offered in Bridgeland and features a beautiful four-acre park that flanks the entry of the community and overlooks Cypress Lake.
The Shores encompasses approximately 200 acres and just under 600 homesites in 10 separate neighborhoods. Surrounded by more than 100 acres of lakes, The Shores has been thoughtfully designed to maximize views of water and nature to provide a tranquil setting for the community.
First Bend was the second community of new homes to be developed in this nature-based development and is comprised of 402 homesites in six separate neighborhoods. This section includes custom homes in the exclusive, gated community of The Reserve.
Surrounded by more than 60 acres of lakes and featuring distinctive bridges, parks and trails, First Bend has been designed to maximize views of water and nature to provide a tranquil setting. Always sensitive to the environment, Bridgeland has preserved 14 special live oak trees in First Bend that are estimated to be more than 50 years old.
First Bend is also home to Turtle Lane, a unique amenity focused on — you guessed it — turtles. With educational information and fun sculptures to climb, this unique feature delights everyone who visits. At the end of Turtle Lane, a special area of native plants and flowers make up Butterfly Garden. The park offers seating areas and educational signage about these fascinating creatures.
Located just west of The Shores, The Cove overlooks majestic Cypress Lake and features other smaller lakes to maximize water views for homesites. Many different species of water fowl can be found along the banks in and around The Cove.
In addition to several traditional parks and playgrounds, The Cove features areas that are unique within Bridgeland’s master plan. A central park area offers one of several open play fields, a playground with equipment for tots and older children and a rain garden with butterfly houses. Bordering the park is an extension of House-Hahl Trail, with several reforestation-planting beds to enhance the area’s landscape. An aromatic garden alongside one of the lakes provides a fragrant respite, with plantings like confederate jasmine, upright rosemary and Mexican bush sage. A formal rose garden appeals to the senses, while the lakeside maze garden adds a bit of fun.
Pope Elementary, the community’s first on-site school, is located inside The Cove.
Water Haven is comprised of nine neighborhoods and has several parks for residents to enjoy. Water Haven also has an extension of House-Hahl Trail.
Pine Haven contains a rustic pedestrian bridge to allow for circulation between Water Haven and the neighboring community of The Cove. Brook Haven also has a pedestrian bridge as well Water Haven Park, a three-acre park that opened in 2013.
Water Haven Park offers several active play spaces, including a sprayground with a tall custom water tower spray structure and low-profile bubbling sculptures for a variety of age ranges. Anchoring the sprayground is a pavilion that offers picnic tables and close proximity to barbecue grills. Children ages two to five have a dedicated playground while older children can climb and slide in an adjacent play space. Near both playgrounds is a swing set area that caters to all ages.