SUMMER FUN: Visit these 18 park and recreation destinations around Tomball, Magnolia

Juergens Park is located in the city of Tomball.

Juergens Park is located in the city of Tomball.

Residents in the Tomball and Magnolia areas have access to a number of parks in Harris and Montgomery counties. Each park is open to the public and features various amenities.


Harris County Precinct 3
1. Hockley Recreational Complex
28515 Old Washington Road, Hockley
281-496-2177
Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Size: 84 acres
Amenities: fishing pond, gazebo, soap box derby hill, amphitheater, community center
www.pct3.com






2. Kleb Woods Nature Preserve
20605 FM 2920, Hockley
281-357-5324
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (nature center),7 a.m.-dusk (preserve)
Size: 133.5 acres
Amenities: historical marker, nature center, pavilion, scout camping, wildflower garden
www.pct3.com






3. New Kentucky Park
21710 FM 2920, Hockley
281-496-2177
Hours: 7 a.m.-dusk
Size: 3.98 acres
Amenities: pavilion, historical marker
www.pct3.com






4. Zube Park
17560 Roberts Road, Hockley
281-496-2177
Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Size: 225 acres
Amenities: gazebo, wetland habitat, steam trains, spray park, pavilion, exercise station
www.pct3.com





Harris County Precinct 4
5. 100 Acre Wood Preserve
W. Cypress Forest Drive and Moorcreek Drive, Houston
Hours: 7 a.m.-dark
Size: 100 acres
Amenities: 2 miles of trails connect to 9-mile Cypress Creek Mountain Bike trail system, Americans with Disabilities Act-accessible trail
www.hcp4.net






6. Burroughs Park
9738 Hufsmith Road, Tomball
281-353-8100
Hours: 7 a.m.-dark
Size: 320 acres
Amenities: dog park, fishing lake, observation deck, barbecue pavilion with seating for 250 people
www.hcp4.net






7. Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve
20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston
281-353-8100
Hours: 7 a.m.-dusk
Size: 80 acres
Amenities: 40-acre Marshall Lake, fishing piers, canoe launch, scout camping
www.hcp4.net






8. Mathews Park
1728 Hufsmith Road, Tomball
281-353-8100
Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Size: 6 acres
Amenities: basketball pavilion, barbecue pavilion and grills, paved walking trail
www.hcp4.net






9. Spring Creek Park
15012 Brown Road, Tomball
281-353-8100
Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Size: 114 acres
Amenities: archery range, barbecue pavilions and grills, camping area, recreational vehicle hookups, fishing along Spring Creek, shower facilities
www.hcp4.net





City of Tomball
10. Broussard Community Park*
1414 Hufsmith Road, Tomball
281-290-1400
Hours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Size: 14 acres
Amenities: fishing pond, sensory garden, disc golf course, workout stations
*Park is under construction and is expected to reopen this fall.
www.tomballtx.gov






11. Jerry Matheson Park
1240 Ulrich Road, Tomball
281-290-1400
Hours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Size: 10 acres
Amenities: swimming pool (open seasonally)
www.tomballtx.gov






12. Juergens Park
1331 Ulrich Road, Tomball
281-290-1400
Hours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Size: 8.1 acres
Amenities: lighted pavilion, half-mile walking track, barbecue pits
www.tomballtx.gov






13. Martin Luther King Jr. Park
403 S. Chestnut St., Tomball
281-290-1400
Hours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Size: 0.65 acres
Amenities: football field, group pavilion, barbecue pits
www.tomballtx.gov






14. Theis Attaway Nature Preserve
13509 Theis Lane, Tomball
281-290-1400
Hours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Size: 4 acres
Amenities: grassy amphitheater, wildlife observation, pond
www.tomballtx.gov






15. Tomball Historic Depot Plaza
201 S. Elm St., Tomball
281-290-1400
Hours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Amenities: Historic Depot museum, model railroad, gazebo, splash pad
www.tomballtx.gov





City of Magnolia
16. The Stroll
From 1488 to Sanders Street, Magnolia
281-356-2266
Hours: 7 a.m.-dark
Amenities: half-mile linear paved walkway
www.cityofmagnolia.com






17. Unity Park
19450 Unity Park Drive, Magnolia
281-356-2266
Hours: 7 a.m.-dark
Size: 30 acres
Amenities: pond, splash pad, skate park, amphitheater, wheelchair-accessible swing, horseshoe pit, pavilion
www.cityofmagnolia.com





Texas A&M Forestry Service
18. William Goodrich Jones State Forest
1328 FM 1488, Conroe
936-273-2261
Hours: Open during daylight year-round**
Size: 1,688 acres
Amenities: geocaching, catch-and-release fishing, horse-rider area, plant gardens
**Some trails are closed through July 15 for the nesting season of red-cockaded woodpeckers.


By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.