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Public Recreation Areas in The Woodlands

You never have to go far in The Woodlands to find a park. Parks are all across The Woodlands scattered among the various villages. The Woodlands Events has links, photos, contact information, directions and much more for several major parks. We hope you enjoy your visit to the Woodlands Parks and Recreation section.


Have you seen organized activities happening at one of the parks or pools here in The Woodlands, and want to know how to get involved? Be sure to check out the community activities pages for younger and older children, as well as adults of all ages and fitness levels.


Many events are held in The Woodlands public parks throughout the year; our Event Calendar is a great place to find out more!

Parks Throughout The Woodlands

With over 120 Public Parks and Recreation areas in The Woodlands, there is ample space available for residents and visitors alike to enjoy the outdoors. The ever-growing list of parks include amenities like basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, a bocci court and disc golf course, picnic areas complete with pavilions, picnic tables and barbecue grills.


A recent addition the growing number of 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) 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. Click here to find out more about the parks in The Woodlands.


Public Pools In The Woodlands

There are fourteen pools and aquatic facilities located throughout The Woodlands. Every Village in The Woodlands has at least one place to swim, many have more than one. Each of the pools and aquatic facilities offer a variety of water-based fun and relaxation, sure to help you keep your cool in the hot Texas summer. Enjoy everything from water-spray at any of the three different splash pads and spray grounds, to diving, to water slides, or drifting along the lazy river at the Rob Fleming Aquatic Center.


The Woodlands is also home to five swim teams, The Cyclones TAAF Swim TeamThe Hurricanes Swim ClubThe Riptides Swim Team, The Waves Swim Team, as well as The Woodlands Junior Swim Team, designed to teach the strokes and skills needed to swim competitively with the other teams. The Woodlands Swim Team (TWST), and The Woodlands Marlins (an NWAL team) also call The Woodlands home.


The Waterway

From splashing around in the water at Waterway Square to shopping at Hubbell & Hudson, dining at one of the many gourmet restaurants or simply enjoying a stroll, there's no denying The Waterway is one of the main attractions in The Woodlands Town Center.

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