Parks and Recreation

Discover Parks and Recreation
The Parks and Recreation Department operates and maintains nearly 210 miles of hike and bike paths, 135 parks, 14 swimming pools and more than 1,800 acres of open space for residents to enjoy. We invite you to explore everything that Parks and Recreation has to offer! 

Parks and Pathways

The Township is unique in many ways, and it is never more evident than in its more than 135 community parksParks offer residents opportunities for recreation and socializing and containing various amenities such as swimming pools, basketball courts, playground equipment, sports fields and picnic pavilions with barbecue grills. 

Carefully designed and  located in all villages throughout The Woodlands, the parks are connected by nearly 210 miles of pathways, a number continuing to grow every day. Hike and bike paths are for non-motorized use and are located throughout the villages of The Woodlands so residents can enjoy a variety of activities, including walking, jogging, bicycling, rollerblading and more.
Pools and Aquatics
The Woodlands Township has 14 community pools and five spray grounds located throughout all of its villages.In addition to offering a wide variety of aquatic programs, the Township staff coordinates a competitive swim program that supports multiple teams.


The Woodlands Township coordinates thousands of recreational programs for its residents. If you’ve ever thought about fly casting, tai chi, or learning Spanish, it’s all available through The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department. Explore the various programs offered each season in the frequently updated Action Guide

Residents can register for programs and events online. Registration can also be completed in person at The Recreation Center at Bear Branch Park (by phone at 281-210-3950) or in person at The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park (by phone at 281-516-7348). 

Department Communications

Residents can follow the department's Facebook page for important notices, details on upcoming events and everything you need to know about the hundreds of programs the Township coordinates for residents. 
Department Accolades
The Woodlands parks have won numerous accolades by leading organizations such as the National Recreation and Parks Association, Texas Recreation and Parks Society, Texas Public Pool Council, Aquatics International, and the Association of Aquatic Professionals.