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.


Session 2: Wednesdays April 13 - May 4, 4:00 pm
Location: Varying parks
Cost: $32 for four weeks

This class will aim to create a love for outdoors, parks, and exploring for kids 3 - 6 years old. We will collect sticks, make sounds, imitate great explorers like Curious George and learn about nature while we’re at it. Register online today!


Upcoming Events & Workshops

Intro to Kayaking Workshops
When: Saturdays, April 30 - May 14
Times: 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Location: Buffalo Run Park 
Cost: $15 solo kayak, $25 tandem kayak

Participants ages 6+ will learn fundamentals of kayaking. Children 6 - 10 must be in tandem with a parent or guardian. All equipment is provided. Register online or by calling 281-403-8637.
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Outdoor Explorers Camp
Session 1: July 19-23
Session 2: July 26-30
8:00-11:30 am
Buffalo Run Park (1122 Buffalo Run Rd)
Cost: $75 per session

Packed with fun, adventure and learning, this camp is sure to inspire a sense of love and wonder for the great outdoors! Campers ages 10-14 will enjoy activities including kayaking, archery, fishing, and geocaching. The camp will also feature educational sessions on wildlife, conservation and gardening. Register online or by calling 281-403-8637.

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100-Mile Challenge
Park Trail Edition

Complete 100 miles in a 100 day period on Missouri City Trails! The competition will begin April 15 and end July 23. Accumulate miles on our city trails by running, walking, biking, or however you get along trails. Track your progress on the Mile Log and earn an exclusive 100-Mile T-Shirt when you finish!

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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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