The Woodlands Activity Guide

The Woodlands Activity Guide Summer is here and it’s time to experience all The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department has to offer! The annual summer slate of activities includes camps, aquatics, tennis, kayaking, paddle-boarding, fitness, concerts, and special events.

The Woodlands Activities Town Center

The Woodlands Texas Activities Guide

On any given weekend there can be a multitude of activities to choose from in The Woodlands; many of them presented by The Woodlands Township Parks & Recreation department. Whether you want to take the kids to the park, pick up a game of disc golf, pickleball, or maybe even take up a new hobby, like painting or volunteering at a local charity organization. You can participate in one of the many charity events held here throughout the year or spend the day at a festival or show, a wealth of activities are available throughout most of the year.

Activities for the Family in The Woodlands

Activities for Everyone

The Woodlands Waterway Waterwall Fountain in The Woodlands is home to an ever-growing population of young people, and they’re all looking for the same thing; “something” to do! Fortunately, The Woodlands has a multitude of activities for the masses, (well, maybe not the actual masses) kids of all ages, all year round. From multi-platinum artists’ concerts at the Pavilion to live music at Northshore Park. Roller Blade Skating at one of nine wheel-friendly parks, or swimming at one of The Woodlands fourteen area pools. Sports and local band nights for tweens at the Gorilla Hole. There’s no reason for your kids to say there’s nothing to do here in The Woodlands! Fun for the kids

The Woodlands Waterway Kayak Rentals

The Woodlands Waterway Kayaks

Nearly all year long, kayaks (single) and tandem kayaks (for two) are available for rental at both Riva Row Boat House on The Waterway, just southwest of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and the Lakes Edge Boat House at Hughes Landing. Kayaking out on Lake Woodlands is a great way to get a different perspective of the area, including an up close and personal look at the Midgard Serpent out in the waters just off of Southshore Park. Kayak Rentals

Activities at Waterway Square The Woodlands

Waterway Square Activities

The Woodlands Waterway Waterwall Fountain located near the intersection of Waterway Avenue and Waterway Square Drive is home to a large variety of annual events and festivities. The 120′ Waterwall and fountain is the centerpiece of Waterway Square. A variety of events are held at the Waterway ranging from kids (primarily) activities to fun for the entire family, free music events, and more.

The Woodlands Festival Guide

The Woodlands Festival Guide

Several festivals and other outdoor events held throughout the year in Town Center. Festival events are frequently held on the Great Lawn in Town Green Park including, the Annual Crawfish festival, the Annual Waterway Arts Festival, and Winter In The Woodlands . The Annual Red, Hot & Blue festival (July 4th) is such a large event that it is spread out across The Woodlands, from Waterway Square to Town Green Park, to the Village of Creekside Park. The annual Winter Wonderland and Ice Rink are held in the recently added Woodlands Multi-use facility which is adjacent to The Woodlands Pavilion.

Live Music Events in The Woodlands Texas

Free Live Music in The Woodlands

Free concerts during the spring and fall along Lake Woodlands at Northshore Park in Village of Panther Creek. The bi-annual events are held on Sunday evenings.

Bring your own chairs, blankets, beverages and picnics, and enjoy the free entertainment courtesy of the The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department. Live music events in The Woodlands

Waterway Swan Paddle Boats The Woodlands

Waterway Swan Paddle Boats

The swan-shaped boats are available to the public, and are located in the upper waterway canal near Riva Row Boat House at 2101 Riva Row, The Woodlands, TX 77380. The Swan Boats  travel the upper level of the Waterway from the turning basin at Town Green Park to the east end of the canal near Landry’s Seafood. The Waterway Swan Boats are not permitted in Lake Robbins and therefore, cannot go to The Woodlands Mall, for example.

Lighting of the Doves The Woodlands Christmas

The Woodlands Lighting of the Doves

The Lighting of the Doves Festival is a long-standing November tradition in The Woodlands that signifies the start of the holiday season in the community. Featuring snow play areas, vendor booths, children’s activities and more, Lighting of the Doves culminates with a special appearance by Santa Claus arriving by sleigh down The Woodlands Waterway followed by a nearby dazzling fireworks display.

Visit The Woodlands Texas

The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization responsible for promoting The Woodlands and driving demand for The Woodlands as a travel destination. While the main office is on Technology Forest Blvd., a convenient location is at Market Street in Town Center. The Visitor Information Center at Market Street offers a variety of services and assistance to visitors of The Woodlands. Guests are able to call or walkup for directional assistance, entertainment options, or setting a dinner reservation. The center provides concierge-level service to visitors and guests of Market Street and The Woodlands. Visitors to The Woodlands can find the concierge desk at the North Commons area of Market Street in Town Center.

When it comes to overnight accommodations, there are several hotels, inns and resorts in The Woodlands including various Marriott Hotels, the The Woodlands Waterway Marriott and Convention Center. The Hyatt Hotel in Market Street is one of the central Town Center area. Additional accommodations include a La Quinta, Fairfield Inn, Comfort Inn, Best Western, Drury Inn and many others. The Woodlands is becoming a weekend getaway paradise as well as a vacation destination for both regional and international travelers. Easy access is available to and from Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH); a short 20 minutes via the Hardy Toll Road and the fewest number of traffic lights allowed by law. The Woodlands Texas is a great place to live, learn, work, and play.

Games Best Played With Round Things

Bocce Ball

Bocce Ball An overview: Bocce (/bɒtʃi/; Italian pronunciation: [bɔttʃe]), sometimes anglicized as bocci, is a ball sport belonging to the boules family, closely related to British Bowls and French Pétanque, with a common ancestry from ancient games played in the Roman Empire. The basics of the game can be traced back to games that were played in Egypt around 5000 BC when people first began settling along the Nile Delta. Records dating to the 3rd century BC also show the popularity of a Bocce-like game with Roman soldiers.

Frisbee Disc Golf FROLF The Woodlands

Disc Golf

Frisbee Golf, also known as Disc Golf and by a lesser known acronym “FROLF“, is a game using a modified version of the more popular, traditional Frisbee in which individual players throw the flying disc into a basket or sometimes, at a target. According to the Professional Disc Golf Association, the object of the game is to traverse a golf-like course from beginning to end with the fewest number of throws of the disc. Frisbee golf courses are composed of either 9 or 18 ‘holes’ or goals like a traditional golf course, but are much shorter and do not require or allow golf carts.

Pickle Ball The Woodlands Texas

Pickle Ball

According to Ernie Ortiz, also a USAPA Ambassador, Pickle Ball is fun for all ages and skill levels and within 15 minutes you could be playing the game, even if you have never played a paddle or racket sport before. Ortiz says, “Many families are playing this game and are having a great time! The sport is easy on the body, allowing young and old to play together”. Having played in cities and clubs across the United States, Ortiz has seen great players in their 70’s and 80’s.

Billiards in The Woodlands


Definition of billiards : any of several games played on an oblong table by driving small balls against one another or into pockets with a cue specifically : a game in which one scores by causing a cue ball to hit in succession two object balls

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