Youth & Family Programs

Family Programs
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Letters to Santa
December 1-14
Rec & Tennis Center
Cost: Self-addressed & stamped envelope

Holiday elves have installed a special mailbox at the Recreation & Tennis Center, where children can drop off their letters to Santa starting December 1st! Place your letter and self-addressed stamped envelope inside Santa’s Mailbox. Santa will respond to all letters received by December 14th.
Gingerbread Playground Competition
Gingerbread Playground Competition
December 1-16
Submission Deadline: December 16
Cost: $10 per building kit

We know where gingerbread people live, but where do they play? Show us your gingerbread playground creations- most creative wins a prize! Pick up your starter kit for your playground cookie creation from the Rec & Tennis Center beginning December 1. 

Submissions must be emailed to by December 16. Register online or by calling 281-403-8637.
Tots and Crafts
Tots & Crafts
Wednesdays, December 2 & 16
10:00-11:15 am (Two time slots available: 10:00 AM or 10:45 AM)
Rec & Tennis Center
Cost: Free

Join us every other Wednesday for fun crafts and free play! Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Two time slots are available per date. Sign up online or by calling 281-403-8637!
Snowman Shuffle
Snowman Shuffle
Saturday, December 5
First wave starts at 9:00 am
Buffalo Run Park (1122 Buffalo Run)
Cost: $12

Get ready for a 2k that is not your average run through the park! Complete challenges along the course to earn pieces to become a snowman! Participants will be limited in waves, masks are required. Register online or by calling 281-403-8637.
Holiday Toy Drive
Holiday Toy Drive
December 7-18
Rec & Tennis Center
Cost: new & unwrapped toy

Missouri City Park & Recreation is teaming up with the Missouri City Police Department to collect toys for children this holiday season. Drop off new and unwrapped toys at the Rec to be donated to Bethel Ministries & Blue Santa.
Frosty Friday
Frosty Friday
Friday, December 11
Timeslots available from 4:00-8:00 pm
Rec & Tennis Center
Cost: $5

Snow is in the forecast for Frosty Friday at the Rec! Join us for an evening of snow play, tasty treats, festive fun and snow much more. Masks and gloves required. Boots and waterproof clothes recommended! Time slots are limited and pre-registration is required. Reserve spots for you and your family online or by calling 281-403-8637!
Calls with Claus
Calls with Claus
Saturday, December 12
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Cost: $5 per time slot

Santa Claus learned how to use Zoom and wants to chat with little ones in Missouri City! Join us for a live chat with Santa from the comfort of your home. There are lots of children to talk to, so calls will be limited to 5 minutes per time slot.

Timeslots are available from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Register 
online by calling 281-403-8637.
Holiday Hunt in the Park
Holiday Hunt in the Park
December 16-29
Buffalo Run Park
Cost: Free

We're challenging you and your family to a Holiday Hunt in the Park! Each letter of the alphabet is hidden along the walking trail at Buffalo Run Park. On the card is a corresponding number (1-26). Find each letter and fill in the number it represents to complete the puzzle. Think you have it figured out? Submit your answer to by December 29 and be entered to win a prize!
Kids Day Out
Kids Day Out
December 21, 22, 28, 29
Session 1: 9:00 am-11:00 am
Session 2: 1:00-3:00 pm
Community Center (1522 Texas Parkway)
Cost: $15 Session 1, $10 Session 2

Looking for something fun for your child over winter break? We've got you covered! Activity offerings range from art to archery! Check out the flyer for a complete schedule. Registration is limited and masks are required. Register online or by calling 281-403-8637.
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Winter Break Tennis Camp
December 21-23/28-30
9:00 am-12:00 pm
Rec & Tennis Center
Cost and times vary, see flyer

Heat up your child's tennis skills over winter break! This camp is for ages 5-16, Academy Training Camp for Champs and Supers, and daily drop in options are available. Register online or by calling 281-403-8637.

Continuous Programs

Fall Junior Tennis
Sessions run August 24-December 17
Rec & Tennis Center
Cost and times vary, see flyer

Whether your child is interested in competitions or has never played before, Missouri City offers a variety of programs to develop your child’s skills and encourage a love for tennis while having fun. Check out the Junior Tennis
 page for a complete list of offerings and online registration information. 

Contact Information

Joksan Perez
Recreation Specialist
Youth, Family, & Community Outreach