Summer 2018 Splash Pad Schedule

The Harris County MUD No. 71 Board of Directors is excited to announce the opening of the splash pad at Directors Park, for use by District residents. The splash pad will be open this weekend, Saturday, May 19th, and Sunday, May 20th, from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. each day.

The splash pad next will be open for Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 26th, Sunday, May 27th, and Monday, May 28th, from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. each day.

Beginning on Tuesday, May 29th, the splash pad will be open daily from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Please be advised that the splash pad will be closed each Monday, beginning on Monday, June 4th, for routine maintenance.

For questions about the splash pad or to report issues with its operation, please contact Regional Water Corporation at (281) 897-9100.

A History of Bundy Lake

In the early stages of development in Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 71 (the District), an original subdivision was developed in the mid 1980’s called Westland Creek Village. Approximately 300 homes were constructed in this subdivision before development ceased until the late 1990’s. One of the original 300 homeowners was Mr. Douglas E. Bundy. Douglas Bundy was a well-respected and involved member of the community. Mr. Bundy served on the Board of Directors for the District and was a member of the Goldbow Elementary PTA. Prior to his passing away in the mid-90’s he played a pivotal role in establishing the vibrant community you see today.

When the “amenity lake” at the northeast corner of the Mason Rd. and Lakes of Bridgewater Dr. was deeded to the District in the early 2000’s, it was nothing more than a muddy water hole surrounded by sparse vegetation. A developer at the time, who was developing what is now called the Lakes of Bridgewater, believed this water hole could be improved with the help of the Board. The Board believed it could invest funds to improve and transform this unsightly area into a communal-focal-point that could be shared and enjoyed by residents and their guests.

In 2002, upon conveyance of the property from the original developer to the District, the lake and park area was formally platted by the District and design of an amenity lake and public plaza began. In recognition of outstanding service and commitment to the community, the MUD 71 Board of Directors voted to dedicate the lake and surrounding park area to the late Douglas E. Bundy as Douglas E. Bundy Amenity Lake.

The District continues to improve upon the original vision for the park and lake area by funding renovations to the originally developed facilities. In 2017, renovation of the Bundy Lake Plaza was completed to include new flagpoles, area lighting, landscape beds, plaza surfacing with the Texas star emblem, irrigation, site furnishings and a park name sign. Additional improvements are currently in the planning process with construction tentatively scheduled for 2018.