Outdoor Recreation

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Missouri City is home to almost 400 acres of parkland, including lakes, natural surface trails, observation tower, fishing piers, and two public boat launches. With so many natural resources, Missouri City Parks and Recreation continues to develop and expand outdoor and natural recreational opportunities.

Outdoor Recreation opportunities in Missouri City include kayaking, boating, hiking, biking, trails, fishing, birding, wildlife viewing, skateboarding, disc golf, kiting, geocaching, archery and more! These activities are healthy lifelong leisure activities that can be pursued at any age and foster a sense of connection to nature. With the natural infrastructure of Missouri City, these activities provide social, personal, economic and environmental benefits for all enthusiasts.

Feather Finders

When: Saturdays - October 22 and November 19
Location: Various parks
Ages: 5 years and up
Fees: $8 per session

Explore the incredible diversity of birds that can be spotted around Missouri City! We will meet at a different park each month and identify as many bird species as possible. Please bring your binoculars if you have them; we will have a few to borrow as well.

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Family Campout

When: November 5, check-in at 3:00 pm
Location: Community Park
Ages: Open to all ages
Fees: FREE

Spending time outdoors is fun and easier than you think! This family campout is designed to teach you and your family the basic outdoor skills you need to enjoy a great overnight camping experience, no prior camping experience necessary!

Each family will get a campsite with nearby restrooms and a bonfire for s’mores. Bring your own dinner or pay $5 per person for a hot meal. Don’ t have equipment? No problem! Contact us for tent rental options.

Arrive early to join outdoor recreation workshops in fishing, archery, and more!

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Youth Archery

Beginner Archery

When: Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Location: Community Center
Ages: 8 - 18 years old
Fees: $60 per month

Participants will learn archery safety, equipment, shooting form, and shooting etiquette while improving shot accuracy and consistency through a variety of games. Each month, participants will have the option of testing into the Junior Olympic Archery Development program (see details below).

Junior Olympic Archery Development

When: Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:45 pm
Location: Community Center
Fees: $80 per month

Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) is a program of USA Archery that helps archers to enjoy the sport recreationally or progress to the excitement of competition! Participants must already have an understanding of range safety, equipment, shooting form and shooting etiquette, and practice with shot accuracy and consistency.


Trail Tales

When: October - November
Location: Hunters Glen Park
Ages: Open to all ages, but targeting 8 years and under
Fees: FREE

Trail Tales is an activity that combines reading and exercise into one. Get out on a Missouri City trail and read a popular children's book in the process. The books are separated into sections on different signs along the trail. Each new section of the trail has a new section of the book. Books will focus on diversity, inclusion, outdoors, and learning. Don’t miss this exciting pop-up experience!



Geocaching is a modern-day treasure hunt! People hide geocaches everywhere—from just down the street to the most remote wilderness areas. Many are hidden in Missouri City parks. Each treasure hunt will take you to a fun, creative or beautiful place outdoors. Geocaches range from very small (like a film canister) to large (such as a metal lunch box). Many are camouflaged, but they are not buried. Geocaches hold things like a log book to sign your name, tradable items for kids and adults, and more. 

Learn more about geocaching by visiting the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

Walk the Wilderness Challenge

Take the challenge to Walk the Wilderness! Complete a hike on every Missouri City trail and receive a cool prize! Record dates completed on the hike log and turn in completed forms to the Recreation & Tennis Center!
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Parks Ambassador Program

Take ownership of your community and assist with keeping our parks and trails pristine! Sign up to be a MCTX Parks Ambassador and receive a schedule, supplies, and swag! To apply or receive additional information, contact Allison via email or by calling 281-403-8639.
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