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June 2016

The Woodlands – The Ultimate Fourth of July Destination

Residents and visitors alike are invited to attend a variety of festivities for the upcoming holiday weekend, including the Houston Symphony’s Star-Spangled Salute at The Pavilion, the annual Fourth of July Parade, Splash Day at Township Pools, free concerts at Northshore Park and Hughes Landing, and the annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza!  Continue reading “The Woodlands – The Ultimate Fourth of July Destination”

Red, Hot & Blue Festival – The Woodlands

This Fourth of July, celebrate freedom in The Woodlands at the Red, Hot and Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza! Vendor booths, great food, children’s activities and live entertainment are the perfect way to celebrate America’s birthday! Continue reading “Red, Hot & Blue Festival – The Woodlands”

Get Techy with iKids Camps

iKids Camp is a technology adventure of theme-based curriculum that provides interactive fun and hands-on learning! Every fun-filled camp theme has a technology focus plus creative activities, academic enrichment, recreation time and more! Continue reading “Get Techy with iKids Camps”

Deep in the Art of Texas – Art Camps

Texas is very inspiring! A lot of well-known artists hail from the great state of Texas. So, City Artworks will be offering art classes for children in the theme of Texas! Continue reading “Deep in the Art of Texas – Art Camps”

Cool Off with a Dive-In Movie

Looking for something to do on a warm Saturday night? Come cool off at the pool! Join The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department at Shadowbend Pool on Saturday, June 18, for our first Dive-In Movie of the season.  Continue reading “Cool Off with a Dive-In Movie”

Celebrate Father’s Day on a Kayak!

Celebrate Dad by making memories on Lake Woodlands.  Bring the whole family out for a day of kayaking at Riva Row Boat House or come visit our newest location, Lakes Edge Boat House, in Hughes Landing for some Sunday fun! Continue reading “Celebrate Father’s Day on a Kayak!”

Cooking Camps for Kids

Prepare your kids for a healthy future by putting them in a cooking camp! Cook Learn Grow has various types of cooking camps offered this summer. Continue reading “Cooking Camps for Kids”


Today the Stage 3 outdoor-use water restrictions currently in effect for the MUD 386 are of Creekside Park and May Valley area in The Woodlands have been lifted and the following pools will re-open on the below days and times:




  • Rob Fleming Aquatic Center
    • Will open on Saturday for normal hours
  • Wendtwoods Pool
    • Will open on Friday for normal hours




  • Village Green
    • Will open on Saturday for normal hours.
  • May Valley
    • Will open on Friday for normal hours
  • Timarron
    • Will open on Saturday for normal hours

 Please view our most updated pool schedule for any questions or give us a call at 281-210-3950.

We appreciate your patience regarding this matter and will see you at the pools this weekend!

Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Riva Row Boat House!

Looking to learn the hottest trend in paddling?  Riva Row Boat House is offering Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding classes all summer long.  Continue reading “Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Riva Row Boat House!”

Play Smarter this Summer

Science is a vast field and is full of unlimited possibilities. Let the kids have fun this summer while also sharpening their minds! Play Smarter Kids is offering tons of fun science camps this season. Continue reading “Play Smarter this Summer”

Dog Excursion Days at the Riva Row Boat House!

Bring your furry friend out on a kayak and enjoy a guided tour of Lake Woodlands with boat house staff.  Continue reading “Dog Excursion Days at the Riva Row Boat House!”

After careful consideration and evaluation, the Waterway Nights scheduled for June 4, 2016, has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

Please join us Saturdays through the end of June for fireworks, live music, activities and more!

Waterway nights

Preschool Sports Programs

Want to get your child started in sports early or do you want to find out what sport would be best for your child? The Woodlands Township Recreation Center offers a variety of options for the little preschooler in your life to get active and have fun!  Continue reading “Preschool Sports Programs”

The Woodlands Township is temporarily closing the Grogan’s Mill Nature Trail Bridge. This closure is a preventative safety measure following the recent flooding events.  Further decisions regarding the reopening of this pathway will be made after thorough evaluation. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation in observing this pathway closure.

Bike The Woodlands 2016

This year’s Bike The Woodlands events was a tremendous success! Co-sponsored by Bike the Woodlands Coalition and The Woodlands Township, an estimated 900 individuals participated in 28 organized activities that took place across The Woodlands during May.  Continue reading “Bike The Woodlands 2016”

Community Pools: Openings & Closings

Due to recent flooding rains, MUD 386 suffered the loss of one of its water plants and has issued mandatory outdoor-use water restrictions. As a result, two Township pools have been closed due to the restrictions in effect for the Creekside Park area of The Woodlands.  Continue reading “Community Pools: Openings & Closings”

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