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Katy Park Department 5718 2nd St, Katy TX 77493, 281-391-4840
Recreational facilities in Katy include Katy City Park, Woodsland Park, VFW Park, Thomas Park, and Mary Jo Peckham Park. All of the parks feature playground facilities. Most offer picnic tables, some have BBQ grills and/or pits, two parks feature a covered basketball pavilion and ball fields. Katy City Park, 5720 Franz Rd, also features a jogging trail and tennis courts. Woodsland Park, 443 Danover Rd, and VFW Park, 6202 George Bush Drive at Avenue D, each have a community building for indoor activities. VFW Park also offers a picnic pavilion, sand volleyball courts and museums. Thomas Park, Third Street and Avenue, features a paved walking path, benches, and gazebo. Mary Jo Peckham Park, 5597 Gardenia Lane, 281-391-4482, is county-owned & operated. This park is designed for children with physical impairments (though intended for all children), and is completely handicapped accessible, with an indoor pool, miniature golf, picnic tables, large covered pavilion, gazebo, lake and fishing pier, lighted and paved jogging trail, and community center offering a variety of fitness activities and classes. Harvest Plaza, at 5701 Third Street in downtown Katy on Public Square, offers benches, fountains, and commemorative brick pavers, and is available to be reserved for outdoor functions. Katy Heritage Park, 5990 George Bush Drive, a joint project of the City of Katy and the Katy Heritage Society, features restored historic buildings: Featherston House and Wright House, both from 1898; Stockdick House from 1916, Old Katy Post Office from pre-1920, and Humble Gas Plant “Mess Hall” from 1943. The park also features Tradition Bank Bandstand, a Pavilion, and the City Christmas Tree. Restored homes are open for tours the first weekend of each month. Railroad Park Information & Tourist Center, 5615 First Street, is a "pocket park", located downtown, featuring a restored Missouri-Kansas-Texas Depot, information center with brochures and maps, Katy Heritage Society Railroad Museum and authentic red caboose, and a landscaped area with benches and a town clock. The Information and Tourist Center is open Tuesday through Saturday.
Missouri City Parks and Recreation Department 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City TX 77489, 281-403-8500
The Missouri City Parks and Recreation Department maintains and operates thirty-three (33) parks totaling 665 acres. Facilities vary between parks, but generally include picnic areas & tables/benches and playground equipment. Some parks have drinking fountains and restrooms. Several parks feature soccer fields. Community Park, 1700 Glenn Lakes Blvd, has sports facilities that include soccer fields, jogging trails, softball fields, basketball courts, a volleyball court and horseshoe pits, as well as 4 covered pavilions, a gazebo, barbeque pits and a disc golf course. Lexington Creek Park, 2335 Dulles Ave. at Lexington Creek Elementary School also has baseball fields, basketball courts, security lighting and parking. STA-MO Complex, 1917 Moore Road, at Court Road, is focused on baseball/softball, with 5 lighted baseball fields, four lighted softball fields, restrooms and concession stands. The 3.25 mile Hunters Glen Jogging Trail, 1522 Texas Parkway starts across from City Hall, but has access from a point at Hunters Trail Park and other locations. McLain Park uniquely features tennis courts. Quail Valley North Park uniquely features volleyball courts and covered pavilions. American Legion Park offers a lake with fountains and two floating fishing piers. Oak and Pecan tree-lined Mosley Park is a starting location for the Oyster Creek Jogging Trail, a 1-mile section of the Missouri City Trail system that ends at the YMCA on Cartwright. 95-acre Buffalo Run Park, which features four lakes, is scheduled for development into a regional park. The Recreation Division also operates a Community/Recreation Center that features a gymnasium, weight room and fitness facilities, and is available for wedding receptions and private parties. The Community/Recreation Center hosts a variety of recreational and leisure programs, including karate, preschool ballet & tap, ballroom dancing, weights for women, hobby art, and swords (fencing), as well as special events throughout the year. Card and board games, including Bridge, Spades, Checkers and Chess, Dominos, 42, and Shoot the Moon, are offered on weekday afternoons. The Missouri City Chapter of AARP also meets there periodically.
Rosenberg Park and Recreation Rosenberg Civic Center 3825 Hwy 36 S Rosenberg TX 77471 832-595-3520
Recreational facilities in Rosenberg include 5 parks, collectively* featuring Lighted and/or Covered Pavilions, Picnic Tables, Barbecue Grills, Playground Equipment, Lighted Basketball and Tennis Courts, Swimming Pool (Travis Park), Restrooms, Playground Equipment, Utilities (Water, Electricity), and 4 municipal ball fields, with facilities (some lighted) for soccer, baseball, football, and hardball. Seabourne Creek, 3827 Hwy. 36 South, is a 164-acre Nature Park featuring Trails for Walking, Jogging, and Bicycling, as well as Wetlands, and 4-Acre Fishing lake stocked with Catfish, Bass and Perch. The park also includes restrooms and the 11,025 sq. ft. lighted R.W. Lindsey Gazebo, which offers electricity and is available for rental. The Rosenberg Civic and Convention Center hosts a number of classes, including Dance by Marie, Defensive Driving, Karate, and Painting. Tennis classes meet at Sunset Park, 2017 Mulcahy Dr. *Not all facilities are available at every park.
Stafford Parks and Recreation 2610 S Main St, Stafford TX 281-499-7576
Stafford recreational facilities include 5 parks (with a 6th in the planning stages) and the municipal pool. 16-acre City Park, 3108 5th St, features softball/baseball fields, basketball courts, soccer/open fields, playground equipment, picnic benches and a pavilion. 9-acre Gordon Fountain Lake Park offers, in addition to the lake, a half-mile jogging trail with lights, playground equipment, picnic benches and pavilion. First Street Park, 2501 1st St, features a jogging trail, softball/baseball fields, soccer/open fields, picnic benches and lighting. Rubin Park, 2220 1st St, contains playground equipment and picnic benches. Vaccaro Manor Park, 13033 Joan St, offers a quarter-mile jogging trail with lights, soccer/open fields, playground equipment, picnic benches, sidewalks and a pavilion. Stafford City Pool, 1355 Constitution Ave behind the Civic Center, 281-499-8783, is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day and open to all city residents at a nominal annual fee of $7.50. The pool offers a beach volleyball sand court, and hosts an annual swim programs for all 2nd- and 4th-grade students in the Stafford Municipal School District.
Sugar Land Parks and Recreation 200 Matlage Way, Sugar Land TX 77478, 281- 275-2885
Sugar Land recreational facilities include 5 developed parks and the currently undeveloped Brazos River Corridor. City Park, 225 7th St, adjacent to Sugar Land Middle School, features a pool, lighted baseball fields and tennis courts, a lighted and covered skate park pavilion with bleachers, benches and bike racks, playground, sand volleyball area, horseshoe pits, covered shelter, concession stand, meeting room and storage building. Imperial Park, 230 Matlage Way, behind the Community Center and Parks and Recreation Department, features a 44-acre girls’ softball complex, which includes parking, meeting rooms, softball fields, batting cages, drinking fountains and restrooms. Eldridge Park, 2511 Eldridge Rd, features a community meeting room for 65 people, picnic pavilion, restrooms, concession stand, playground, soccer fields. It also offers a 5-acre pond stocked with an assortment of fish, fishing pier, trail, and 250 car parking lot. First Colony Park, 3232 Austin Parkway, houses a 3,000 square foot conference center and also features lighted and unlighted baseball fields, batting cages, concession stands, playground, drinking fountains, and picnic tables and pavilion.
Lost Creek Park, 3703 Lost Creek Blvd, offers soccer fields for youth and adults, a large play structure for children ages 2 to 12, a meeting room for up to 40 people, covered picnic pavilion with concession stand, and parking for over 200 cars. It also provides access to the 3-mile Oyster Creek Trail, including a .9 mile lighted loop trail that circles the park. Lost Creek Park also provides a BMX track for youth and teen. Duhacsek Park, 17034 Old Richmond Rd, features a 50-acre home site and property donated to the City by the late Mr. Walter and Virginia Duhacsek. This homestead is filled with huge hand-grafted pecan trees, including the 3rd largest pecan tree in Texas, and is available for use with groups of up to 40 people. Possible development plans for the site include use as a day camp and retreat facility, and as a nature preserve emphasizing environmental education. The Brazos River Corridor, currently undeveloped, is slated for lake and park improvements, including trails, picnic facilities, playground, multi-use sports fields, access to the river for canoeing, roads and parking. Recreational programs include a number of summer day camps at the Sugar Land Community Center for ages 3-5 (Tiny Tot, Mad Science) and 6-12 (Recreational Day Camp). In addition to city-sponsored programs, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, 713-639-4625, offers science-themed camps, held at Dulles Elementary School, for ages 6-7 and 8-10. In addition to city recreation programs, a number of sports associations are active in Sugar Land, including youth baseball, basketball, football, softball, and swimming associations, national junior tennis league, and youth and adult soccer associations.
Fulshear Recreation: Stern Community Center 6920 Katy Fulshear Rd, Fulshear, TX 77441, 281-553-9400
Recreational facilities in Fulshear include the Irene Stern Community Center and Weston Lakes Golf Course, 32611 Fm 1093, 281-346-1007.
Needville Parks and Recreation, 9022 Main St, Needville TX 77461, 979-793-4253
Recreational facilities in Needville include Brazos State Park, TX P72, and Field's Fairway Golf Course, 7610 Brinkmeyer Rd., 979-793-6150.
Richmond Recreation 402 Morton, Richmond TX 77469, 281-342-5456
Recreation Facilities in Richmond include 5 Parks, 1 Swimming Pool, 4 Tennis Courts and 14 Baseball Fields.