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

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Photography Scavenger Hunt
Submission Deadline: April 4
Various Missouri City Parks
Cost: Free

We're challenging you to explore our Missouri City Parks! Stop by the 8 locations included on flyer and snap a photo with the specified object. Post your photos to Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #mctxparks and send photos via email to Joksan.Perez@MissouriCityTX.gov anytime through April 4 to be entered in a drawing to win prizes! Each photo entry will count as another entry for the drawing.
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Adult Archery Workshop
Saturday, March 6
9:30-11:00 am
Community Center (1522 Texas Parkway)
Cost: $15

Participants ages 18+ are invited to learn archery safety, equipment, shooting form, and shooting etiquette. The workshop will also focus on improving accuracy and consistency through a variety of activities and games. Register online or by calling 281-403-8637.
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Youth Archery Tournament
Saturday, March 6
12:00-2:00 pm
Community Center (1522 Texas Parkway)
Cost: $10

Test out your skills in Missouri City’s first youth archery tournament! All equipment will be provided. A basic understanding of archery range, safety and shooting is required.  Ages 8-18. This is a tournament with USA archery scoring- not an instructional class. Must have a general understanding of range safety, and experience shooting. Register online or by calling 281-403-8637.
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Outdoor Explorers Camp
March 22-26
9:00-11:30 am
Buffalo Run Park (1122 Buffalo Run Rd)
Cost: $75

Packed with fun, adventure and learning, this camp is sure to inspire a sense of love and wonder for the great outdoors! Campers ages 10-15 will enjoy activities such as kayaking, archery, fishing, and geocaching. The camp will also feature educational sessions on wildlife, conservation and gardening, as well as nature crafts and birdhouse building. Register online or by calling 281-403-8637.
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Intro to Kayaking Workshops
Saturdays, March 27, April 17, May 15
9:00 am-12:00 pm
American Legion Park (4015 Lexington Blvd)
Cost: $5

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.