Theis Attaway Nature Center
Theis Attaway Nature Center is a City of Tomball Park with a four-acre nature preserve. The Park was donated and dedicated in memory of A. W. (Allie) Theis by his wife, Thelma Attaway Theis, and their children. The forefathers of the Theis family settled in the Tomball area in 1846. The park is located off of Theis Lane northeast of the Wal-Mart Superstore at 13509 Theis Lane. There are 8 parking spots total, including 1 handicap spot.
The park features:
- A Grassy Amphitheater– There is an amphitheater is near the front of the park, besides the pond. It features three stone seating tiers around a compact stage. Great for entertaining small groups or outdoor educational programs.
- Walking Trails – There is a 6’ wide asphalt-walking trail averaging about ¼ mile from start to finish. Along the trail you will find trash cans, 2 nice shaded picnic areas and 5 benches.
- A Pond – In the 1950s iron ore was dug from this location for use in widening what is now State Highway 249. The iron ore pits became the family swimming and fishing hole. These ponds have been transformed into a wildlife sanctuary for birds and small animals. Aquatic vegetation has been added to supply oxygen and food supply to support the wildlife and fish population. Special wildlife islands have been created in the pond to provide a home for migratory birds. The pond features a walk out pier, perfect for fishing or observing the park's wildlife.
- Restrooms – Available are water fountains and nice clean restrooms, maintained daily by the Public Works Department.