Bear Branch Park

A ``Village Park`` in the Village of Cochran's Crossing

Bear Branch Park in Cochran’s Crossing is home to the original of the Woodlands Recreation Centers, and one of the largest public parks in The Woodlands. Bear Branch Park has a taste of everything including a hockey rink, a dog friendly park, a wheel friendly area, a huge swimming (Whale) pool, all wrapped around a huge play area for the little ones. Public water sources are available and are BYOD (bring your own dish) for our canine friends. The Bear Branch Park Dog Friendly area is 2+ very shady acres, and it is separated into two sections, one for large dogs, and a second area for smaller dogs.

Outdoor Hockey Rink at Bear Branch Park Cochran's Crossing The Woodlands

Covered Pavilion at Bear Branch Park

The covered outdoor sports court at Bear Branch Park is a centrally located 7,200-square-foot covered court. The year-round, all weather facility offers one regulation size court, six regulation height basketball goals, and plenty of free space for recreational open to the public seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Space rentals are available to The Woodlands Township residents and for non-residents for an additional fee for a variety of sports. Details available at Woodlands Township Parks & Rec.

Resident Rental Rates:
Full Court $35 (per hour)
Half Court $20 (per hour)

Non-Resident Rental Rates:
Full Court $70 (per hour)
Half Court $40 (per hour)

Bear Branch Park

5200 Research Forest Drive

The Woodlands, Texas 77381

Bear Branch Park Statistics

Park Type: Village | Date Acquired: 1993
Village: Village of Cochran’s Crossing
Park Acreage: 6.03
Pathway Mileage: 0.38 +/-
Parking Spaces: 196

Bear Branch Park Amenities

Bike Racks
Trash Receptacles
Sensory Gardens
Off-leash Dog-Friendly Area

Sport Amenities
Bear Branch Park

Covered Outdoor Sports Court
Lighted Tennis Courts (8)
Lighted Basketball Courts (1)
Skate / Wheel-Friendly
(Bikes, rollerblades & skateboards)
Roller Hockey Rink
Volleyball Courts

Bear Branch Park
Little Kid Play Area

Older Child Play Area
Younger Children Play Area
Swings: two bucket seats, four belt seats
two accessible seats
five Spring Seats
Entire Play Area is Accessible

The community-wide Bear Branch Skate Park in Cochran’s Crossing Village includes rails, ramps, a planter, benches, and a fire hydrant to mimic a street setting, along with in-ground concrete bowls and above ground concrete plazas. Bear Branch is the largest skate park in The Woodlands, and is designed for intermediate to advanced skaters. Bear Branch Park is directly across Research Forest Drive (south) from Bear Branch Sports Park which features numerous play fields along with an 18 hole Frisbee / Disc Golf Course.

Bear Branch Wheel Friendly Park The Woodlands

Public Parks Guide The Woodlands

Park Facility Reservations

Permits are required to reserve a public-park-pavilion in any park facility in The Woodlands-Township-Facility reservation requests can be made online. 

Availability is subject to change without notice and is entirely beyond the control of TheWoodlands.Guide