The community land plan for Cross Creek Ranch was designed with two primary objectives: To enhance the lifestyles of our residents, and to be eco-friendly in the process.
Winding approximately 150 acres through the very heart of Cross Creek Ranch, Flewellen Creek Park is destined to be one of our most unique and delightful amenities. The restoration of the creek and the development of the surrounding park will produce a rich, natural centerpiece that connects the entire community. By taking cues from the surrounding environmental region, Flewellen Creek is being restored to a beautiful and balanced eco-system that will provide support for birds and wildlife as well as a natural backdrop for hike-and-bike trails and a disc golf course. Click here for more details on Flewellen Creek Park.
There's a "Party at the Pond!"
Daybreak through dusk, Cross Creek Ranch residents are invited to join the "Party at the Pond." Feathered, finned, wild and crazy, new guests arrive daily, welcoming all with a chorus of nature's song. The Polishing Pond is a natural habitat and lush oasis for birds and other wildlife and a beautiful amenity for our residents. Almost fifty acres, the pond is equal to approximately 48 football fields or 7,200 tennis courts!
While you enjoy the party above the surface, just underneath, the Polishing Pond is busy functioning as an engineered water quality basin. Water here is filtered for reuse throughout the development for irrigation. Just another way Cross Creek Ranch is committed to living...Naturally.
Natural reforestation zones are comprised of a dense mix of evergreen, deciduous and bottom-land trees. Planted within sweeping drifts of love grass, these trees will provide shade for the community, capture carbon, increase oxygen, and contribute to an interconnected ecosystem. Large meadows feature native grasses with wildflowers selected for their drought tolerance, low maintenance requirements, and extended bloom time.
The restoration of Flewellen Creek, along with our other ecological efforts, contributes to the growth and maintenance of a healthy, natural habitat for a wide variety of birds and wildlife. The reforested areas and meadows provide a shady and protective land-based environment, while the lakes and wetlands are an aquatic haven for various fish, wading birds, frogs and turtles.