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.
Take aim at Missouri City's Archery Program! Beginner Archery, Explore Archery, Junior Olympic Archery Development Program, and Archery workshops are offered throughout the year. Check out our archery page for additional info and upcoming programs!


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.
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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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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!

Upcoming Events & Workshops

Outdoor Explorers Camp

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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Intro to Kayaking Workshops
Saturdays, August 28 & October 2
Morning & afternoon session available
Buffalo Run Park (1122 Buffalo Run Rd)
Cost: $15 solo kayak, $25 tandem kayak

Participants ages 10+ will learn fundamental kayak skills including safety, basic strokes, concepts in craft handling, and identifying hazards. Children ages 10-15 must use a tandem kayak and have an adult in the craft with them at all times. Register online or by calling 281-403-8637.
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Outdoor Explorer Workshop: Kid Fish
Saturday, September 25
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Community Park (1700 Glenn Lakes Lane)
Cost: Free

Join us for the annual Kid Fish event in partnership with CCA. Participants will learn the basics of baiting and casting and compete to see who can reel in the biggest fish! Register online or by calling 281-403-8637.


Outdoor Expo
Saturday, November 13
1:00-5:00 pm 
Community Park (1700 Glenn Lakes Ln)
Cost: Free

Spending time outdoors is fun and easier than you think! Join us for Missouri City's first Outdoor Expo and explore all the exciting activities available in our parks. Activities include archery, fishing, bowfishing, conservation, wildlife education, outdoor cooking, camping, and more. Stick around after the event for the Community Campout in the Park! Registration is $15 per family. Don't have equipment? No problem! Contact us for tent rental options by calling 281-403-8634.