One Wild Adventure
15,000 attendees and 10,486 pounds of wild animals filled Oak Meadow Park at Bridgeland on Saturday, May 2 for the eighth Nature Fest, an annual event that brings attention to the award-winning master planned community’s commitment to the environment and ecosystem. The star of the show, Jack Hanna, entertained three jam-packed audiences with a number of exotic companions, including a baby bear, an eagle, a kangaroo and a toucan.
Thousands of guests purchased tickets for pony rides, arts-and-crafts and an on-site petting zoo, helping raise more than $3,500 for a local charity that builds housing for families in need throughout Harris County. Since its inception, Nature Fest has enabled Bridgeland to donate nearly $35,000 to local non-profits.
Guests also enjoyed concessions from 20 local food trucks, roaming entertainers, educational reptile shows, unique goods from nature vendors and a kids’ zone that featured armadillo races, paddle boat rides, outdoor laser tag, an inflatable zone, a rock wall and a trackless train.
Join us for Nature Fest 2016 on Saturday, April 30.
- Title Sponsor – Charles E. Dyer IV DDS, MS, PC
- Stage Sponsor – Flory Team
- Bridgeland Bill’s Birthday Sponsor – HEB Fairfield
- Adventure Sponsors – Avanti Senior Living Towne Lake, Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc., Schwartz, Page & Harding, L.L.P., The Lippincott Team
- Wilderness Sponsors – Allgreen Associates, LJA Engineers, Inc., MHI Homes, Perry Homes, Raba Kistner, Village Builders
- Crocodile Encounter Sponsor – Gulf Coast Landscape Services, Inc.
- Armadillo Race Sponsor – Costello
- Petting Zoo Sponsors – Terrain Solultions, Inc., Direct Energy
- Arts and Crafts Sponsor – True Image Orthodontics
- Trackless Train Sponsor – True Image Orthodontics
- Rock Wall Sponsor – R.G. Miller Engineers, Inc. , Taylor Morrison Homes
- Photo-Op Sponsor – Direct Energy
- Inflatable Area Sponsor – Direct Energy, Pepper Lawson Waterworks
- Pony Ride Sponsor – Grindel Consulting
- EMS Sponsor – First Choice Emergency Room and City Ambulance
- Face Painting Sponsor – PCMI, Westin Homes, Severn Trent Services, Texas Premier Dental
- Radio Sponsor – Mix 96.5
- Magazine Sponsor – PetTalk Magazine
- Waste Collection Sponsor – Republic Services
- Balloon Artist Sponsor – Beazer Homes, Delta West Environmental, David Weekley Homes
- Goodie Bag Sponsor – Liberty Mutual
- Goodie Bag Stash Sponsor – Municipal Accounts and Consulting, The Little Gym of Copperfield, LANDology, UT Physicians
- Bridgeland Activities (Bridgeland Business Group, Building Brains, Techokidz, USA Fit Cypress)
- Bridgeland Model Yacht Club
- Cirque La Vie
- Cypress Creek Greenway Project/ Cypress Creek Flood Control Coalition
- Cypress Historical Society
- Delwaide Pottery
- Direct Energy
- Ducks Unlimited
- Friends of Stephen F. Austin State Park
- Liberty Mutual
- Texas A&M Forest Service
- Texas Fly Fishers
- Texas Terrapins Swim Team
- The David Flory Team / RE/MAX Professional Group
- The Lippincott Team – Better Homes and Gardens Gary Greene
- Trees for Houston
- True Image Orthodontics
- TWRC Wildlife Center
- Volcano Splash Houston
- Woods and Water Kids Adventures
- 911 Wildlife
2015 Food Trucks
Volcano Splash Houston
What Did Daddy Say Deli
2015 Stage Schedule
- 10:30 Band Performance from Smith Middle School
- 11:00 Texas Stars Youth Choir
- 11:30 Sky Kings Falconry
- 12:00 Jack Hanna
- 12:30 Crocodile Encounter
- 1:00 Live Performance from RILEY
(Artist who performed ‘We’ve Arrived’ in Bridgeland’s TV commercial)
- 1:30 Jack Hanna (followed by autograph session)
- 2:00 Bridgeland Bill’s Birthday Extravaganza
- 2:30 Sky Kings Falconry
- 3:00 Jack Hanna
- 3:30 Crocodile Encounter
- 4:00 Sky Kings Falconry
2015 Entertainment & Activities
- Roaming street performers
- Kids’ Inflatable Zone
- Stage performances
- Arts and crafts area
- Exotic petting zoo
- Pony Rides
- Fly fishing demonstration
- Kayak demonstration
- Caravan of food trucks
- Variety of animal performances, including Jack Hanna
- Outdoor laser tag
- Trackless train rides
- Nature exhibitor area
- Face painters
- Balloon artist
Basic Information: Nature Fest 2015 is open to the public. While admission is free, food and beverages will be sold by a variety of concessionaires. Please help us keep the park and surrounding area clean by disposing of trash in the provided waste baskets and recycling bins. Though most activities are free, some may require a small donation for participation. Local law enforcement is responsible for implementing all applicable state laws and local ordinances during Nature Fest events. Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance from event staff or law enforcement officers if assistance is needed.
Prohibited Items: No weapons, coolers, alcohol, illegal substances or ATVs will be permitted. Anyone found with the above items or conducting lewd behavior will be escorted out of the festival by law enforcement agents.
Cash and Credit Cards: Please remember that some of our vendors may not be set up to accept credit cards. All vendors will be able to accept cash. An ATM will be on-site for public use.
Parking and Transportation: PARKING WILL BE VERY LIMITED AT CYPRESS RANCH HIGH SCHOOL.
There are numerous school events that are taking place on May 2 so parking at Cy Ranch High School will only be permitted in front of the Aquatic Center. Additional parking will be available at Smith Middle School and Warner Elementary. Shuttle buses will be available at all parking locations and will run throughout the day from the shuttle stops provided. The buses will drop guests at the main entrance to Nature Fest and return transportation to shuttle stops will be provided all day until 6 p.m. Shuttle stops will be provided inside the community for Bridgeland residents.
Handicap parking will be available near the front entrance of the park.
No parking will be allowed on House Hahl Road. This is a narrow two-lane road, and parking is prohibited. Towing will be enforced in unauthorized areas.
First Aid: First aid and emergency care will be on site. If assistance is needed, please notify a staff member or law enforcement agent. If one cannot be found, call 281-304-5588, give your location and assistance will be dispatched to you.