Cy-Fair Bucket List

Explore The Cypress Creek Greenway


When complete the Cypress Creek Greenway will connect a series of parks and trails spanning 40 miles from Hwy. 290 eastward to the Spring Creek Greenway. The Cypress Creek Greenway will be considered the largest stretch of parks in the nation when complete.
Various locations.
www.hcp4.net



Attend a football game at the Berry Center


The state-of-the-art facility opened in Cypress in 2007 after it was approved by voters during a 2004 bond election. District varsity football and basketball games are held at the Berry Center every school year, along with a number of other district events. Community groups can also host various meetings or events at the facility.
8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress
281-894-3900
www.berrycenter.net



Go see a play at Houston Family Arts Center


Eight plays are presented each season at Houston Family Arts Center off Grant Road. The local community theater group provides a creative outlet for adults and children to take part in the arts close to home, with open auditions held for most productions. Houston Family Arts Center also hosts summer camps for children and teenagers who want to learn more about theater arts.
10760 Grant Road, Houston.
281-587-6100
www.houstonfac.com



Go to the horse races at Sam Houston Race Park


Every January the horse racing season begins at Sam Houston Race Park in Northwest Houston. Guests 21 and over can bet on horse races throughout the weekend. In addition to horse races the venue hosts numerous concerts throughout the year, including the Zeigenbock Music Festival, which bills a number of Texas
country artists.
7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston.
281-807-8700
www.shrp.com



Participate in a triathlon/5K


A number of master-planned communities in Cy-Fair, such as Bridgeland, Towne Lake and Cypress Creek Lakes, host triathlons or 5K races annually. The Cypress Running Club also plans to participate in the inaugural Cypress Half Marathon in November starting from Cypress Woods High School.



Visit one of the areas farmers markets


Fresh produce can be found at a number of markets


Locavore Farmers Market—11330 Louetta Road, Houston
Third Saturday of the month, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


Bridgeland Farmers Market—16902 Bridgeland Landing, Cypress
Second Sunday of the month, 12:30-3:30 p.m.


John Scott’s Texas Farmers Market—20806 Hempstead Road, Houston
Open Thursday-Sunday



Race a go kart at K1 Speed


K1 Speed boasts more than 50,000 square feet of space in which to race electric go-karts around a large indoor track. Go-karts can reach speeds of up to 45 mph on the track. The facility also hosts various events, such as birthday parties, corporate events, bachelor parties, team-building events and other special occasions.
14900 Hwy. 290, Houston.
281-674-8012.
www.k1speed.com



Try a burger at The Shack


Four years after opening the original Shack location, owner Joe Duong is on the brink of opening a second Cypress location for fans of his popular burger joint. While known for its distinctive burger options, The Shack also offers more than 20 beers on tap and works with local distributors to bring in new craft beer.
16602 Cypress Rosehill Road, Cypress.
281-256-1575


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By Marie Leonard
Marie came to Community Impact Newspaper in June 2011 after starting her career at a daily newspaper in East Texas. She worked as a reporter and editor for the Cy-Fair edition for nearly 5 years covering Harris County, Cy-Fair ISD, and local development and transportation news. She then moved to The Woodlands edition and covered local politics and development news in the master-planned community before being promoted to managing editor for the South Houston editions in July 2017.


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