Jul 31

July is National Parks and Recreation Month

by The Woodlands

If you enjoy parks and recreation, The Woodlands is a great place to be!

The Parks and Recreation Department operates and maintains nearly 215 miles of hike and bike paths, 146 unique parks, 14 swimming pools, splash pads and more than 1,850 acres of open space for residents and guests to enjoy.

Most parks feature play equipment for small children and have grassy, open spaces, and 14 of them have adjoining community swimming pools. There are also four fenced dog parks (a.k.a. "Bark Parks”) for Fido to run free and socialize and several skate parks. 

Three of largest and most popular parks are:
·       Town Green Park.  Otherwise known as "The Great Lawn” for its sprawling open space. It starts next to the South County Library and extends to The Woodlands Waterway. There’s a children’s garden and several trellis-covered benches for seating.

·       The George Mitchell Nature Preserve.  Located in the Village of Creekside Park, this award-winning preserve park covers 1,700 acres and is part of the Montgomery County Spring Creek Greenway, which offers hiking and biking trails, natural surfaces, and paths.

·       Northshore Park.  Located next to the beautiful Lake Woodlands, Northshore Park offers fishing, rowing, volleyball courts, and BBQ pits with picnic tables.
·       Rob Fleming Park.  Located in the Village of Creekside Park, this popular, award-winning park features a covered pavilion with BBQ pits, a large grassy lawn, fishing, and play equipment for both younger and older children.

There are so many fun ways for people of all ages to enjoy some outdoor time in The Woodlands. For more information and to view a map, visit