Witness Downfall at Jones Park Teen Fest

This weekend Jones Park affords teenagers a chance for some safe outdoor fun, as the talents of local musical group Downfall and other groups and activities are featured during a Teen Fest Saturday, April 27 from 5 to 10 p.m.

Families often plan activities that are geared toward adult or younger audiences. Unfortunately, however, teenagers are sometimes overlooked when these events are planned. Jones Park’s popular Teen Fest, taking place Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m., is designed to offer teenagers age 13 to 19 an opportunity to have some safe, secure fun in an outdoor environment. Jones Park’s outdoor stage features the rock alternative talents of Overshot, followed by the heavy metal talents of Sould. The evening’s musical extravaganza concludes with the locally renowned rock group Downfall. Door prizes donated by various local organizations and companies will be given away throughout the night, and many organizations are expected to be on hand to answer questions about potential career opportunities. Concessions are available, including hot dogs, chips and drinks. Officers from the Precinct Four Constables’ Department will also be in attendance to put parents’ minds at ease and ensure Teen Fest is as safe as possible.

For those people who prefer the quieter side of the park’s activities, an informative discussion of the amphibians of the area is featured Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. during Amphibian Watch. Through the use of slides, audiotapes and live specimens, visitors of all ages learn to identify local frogs and toads by sight and sound. Those who have an interest in helping scientists study these remarkable creatures can also learn more about the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s Amphibian Watch program.

Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, a Harris County Precinct 4 facility, is located at 20634 Kenswick Drive in Humble. All programs are free of charge and open to the public. Harris County Precinct 4 programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, sex, religion, national origin or disability. For more information on the park, or any of its programs, call 281-446-8588.