To-Do List: 8 things to do in The Woodlands area in July and August

Six pools in The Woodlands Township are open at various times this summer. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)
Six pools in The Woodlands Township are open at various times this summer. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

Six pools in The Woodlands Township are open at various times this summer. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

Activities and events are scheduled in The Woodlands area this summer with safety precautions in place. Events may be canceled without previous notice, and individuals should contact venues before planning to attend.

Go for a swim

Pools across The Woodlands area reopened for the 2020 summer season in June.

The Woodlands

The regular pool season runs through Aug. 11.

Open every day, noon-6 p.m. $5 (resident), $10 (nonresident):

Alden Bridge Pool 7725 Alden Bridge Drive, The Woodlands

Creekwood Pool 3383 S. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands

Forestgate Pool 7505 S. Forestgate Drive, The Woodlands

Sawmill Pool 2200 Millpark Drive, The Woodlands

Mon.-Fri. 2-8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. noon-6 p.m.

Bear Branch Pool 5200 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands

Wendtwoods Pool 8950 Creekside Green Drive, The Woodlands


Regular season through Aug. 9, postseason hours also available

Tue.-Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free (resident).

Mary Pat Case Municipal Pool 1619 Wellman Road, Shenandoah

Oak Ridge North

Tue.-Thu. noon-6 p.m., Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $4 (daily), $2 (age 55 and older).

Marilyn Edgar Park Pool 26531 S. Hillside Drive, Oak Ridge North

Row on the lake

The Woodlands Township announced Riva Row Boat House, 2101 Riva Row, The Woodlands, was closed due to an employee being diagnosed with the coronavirus. The facilities were closed for sanitizing until further notice. Information about the facility reopenings will be announced on the township website. Lakes Edge Boat House, 1970 Hughes Landing Blvd., The Woodlands, was initially closed but reopened on July 8 for regular hours, 9 a.m.-8 p.m, except Tuesdays. 281-210-3800.


18 Train for a marathon

The USA FIT Woodlands Annual Training Program for marathon and half-marathon preparation kicks off July 18. USA FIT coaches lead a 33-week, goal-oriented training program following an initial placement run in July. Schedule TBD. $150 (returning member), $180 (new member). Fleet Feet, 1925 Hughes Landing Blvd., The Woodlands. 281-969-3820.

18 Attend a comedy show

GenuWine Tasting Room presents its first stand-up comedy shows with a set of two performances. Houston comic Royce Moore hosts both events, which feature comedians John Wessling and Ted Vincent. 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. $20. GenuWine Tasting Room, 6503 FM 1488, Ste. 401, Magnolia. 832-934-2675.

25 Support military service members

The Texas nonprofit Boot for Troops presents author and Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell as a speaker at its Boots & Suits Gala. The nonprofit was founded to support morale and mental health by providing care packages, including boots, for service members. 6 p.m. $250-$3,000. The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center, 2301 N. Millbend Drive, The Woodlands. 281-789-7567.

25 Learn about organic gardening

Gardening expert Bob Randall will share advice on organic vegetable gardening during a three-hour video seminar. Advanced registration is required. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. 281-210-3800.

27 Through 30

Join a soccer camp

Coaches from the Houston Dynamo/Dash Youth Soccer Club host a skills-based soccer camps featuring a variety of training and games. Two camps are open for children ages 3-5 and ages 6-12. 6:30-7:30 p.m. daily. $90-$185 (resident), $100-$195 (nonresident). Bear Branch Sportsfields, 5205 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.


15 Attend a Hawaiian ball

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual chairman’s ball features a Hawaiian theme for the 2020 celebration. The event includes dinner, music and recognition of chamber board Chair Jeff Garrett. 6 p.m. $200. The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-367-5777.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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