Public Parks GuideWritten by The-Woodlands-Guide
Featuring approximately 150 Public Parks and Recreation areas (actual 149) containing assorted amenities, equating to one park per 828 residents (155% above the national average, per the National Recreation and Parks Association). The 220 miles of hike and bike pathways make the parks easily available for residents and visitors alike to enjoy the outdoors. Encompassing some 4,445 acres of open space, equating to 38.3 acres of open space per 1,000 residents (74% above the national average) these public parks amenities include like basketball and volleyball courts, tennis courts, a bocce court, Frisbee-disc-golf courses, and picnic areas complete with pavilions, picnic tables & barbecue grills. Additionally, there are "Wheel Friendly Parks" that feature Skateboard Parks (complete with concrete grinding walls, stairs, rails, and bowls) and Bicycle Motocross (BMX) Dirt Tracks. The Woodlands is also home to several Leash-Free Dog Parks. The Woodlands parks, shopping centers, and villages are, or will be, interconnected via The Woodlands Pathways - 4' wide concrete sidewalks that wind through the many trees and neighborhoods available to pedestrians and most human powered vehicles.
The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department... coordinates a multitude of educational and recreational programs for residents throughout the year. If you’ve ever thought about fly casting, tai chi, or learning Spanish, it’s all available through The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department. Explore the various programs offered each season in the frequently updated Action Guide. Residents can register for programs and events online. Registration can also be completed in person at either recreation center in The Woodlands. The Recreation Center at Bear Branch Park or call 281-210-3950 is located in Cochran's Crossing.
The Rob Fleming Recreation Center 281-516-7348 in Creekside Park Village began life as a YMCA and has grown to include The Texas TreeVentures, a high-rope course featuring a series of physical challenges and thrill-based elements designed for youths and adults.
A recent addition the growing number of public parks in The Woodlands is The Ellipse in East Shore. The new private gardened park is the focal point of the new area called Mid-Lake. The park is about 1/2 acre in size, and features a green, elliptical area bordered by picnic areas and seating. Architecture in the garden park includes a fountain, stone spheres, a stone obelisk, and a steel lattice obelisk incorporating blooming plants and shrubs.
Additionally, there are "Wheel Friendly Parks" that feature Skateboard Parks (complete with concrete grinding walls, stairs, rails, and bowls) and Bicycle Motocross (BMX Parks) Dirt Tracks. The Woodlands is also home to several Leash-Free Dog Parks. The Woodlands parks, shopping centers, and villages are, or will be, interconnected via The Woodlands Pathways - 4' wide concrete sidewalks that wind through the many trees and neighborhoods.
- 63 Lakes & Ponds
- 68 Park Pavilions
- 43 Sports Fields
- 35 Basketball and Volleyball Courts
- 89 Kids Playgrounds
- 76 Tennis Courts
- 14 Community Swimming Pools
- 05 Spraygrounds
- Two Recreation Centers offering numerous programs annually; and more than 60 annual special events.
The Public Parks in The Woodlands offer residents opportunities for recreation and socializing, with 100% of the community’s homes located within a 10-minute walk of a park, open space via one of the numerous concrete pathways.
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5200 Research Forest Drive • The Woodlands, Texas • 77381 281 210-3900