The land for East End Park was donated to KSA by Friendswood Development in 1994. The park now contains:
- 158.5 acres of wetlands, woodlands and meadows
- 3.5 miles of developed trails
- 2 miles of natural trails
- 2 miles of Lake Houston frontage
- 141 species of birds including several that are threatened or endangered
East End Park has evolved into an urban nature preserve. Each season offers visitors a different experience. Developed trails and boardwalks give visitors year round access. Those who wish to go off-trail in the rainy season are advised to wear rubber boots.
Spring – Wildflowers bloom in the meadows and irises rise from the swamps. Early morning visitors are often enveloped in fog that hugs the bottomland hardwoods. Everywhere, signs of rebirth begin to break the wintry solitude. Birds from South and Central America rest here after their long flights across the Gulf of Mexico, before resuming their their northward migrations.
Summer – Most visitors will want to avoid the mid-day heat. Early morning and late afternoon or evenings are the best times to visit. Visitors will often see deer grazing in the meadows and waterfowl along the river at sunrise and sunset during this season. Bring mosquito repellent.
Fall – Fall color can be viewed in the bottomlands along the river where hardwoods thrive. Meadow grasses provide seed that will help many birds live through the coming winter. By late October, the southward migration begins. November is prime time for birding again. Many species winter here.
Winter – The dense underbrush thins out and visitors can see farther into the forest. Migrating and wintering birds populate the meadows. Early in the morning, as thermal uplifts begin, turkey vultures and occasionally eagles can be seen soaring in the northern parts of the park. Cool temperatures and low humidity make this one of the most popular seasons to visit East End Park.