Get outside! Sugar Land has a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities available for residents and the surrounding community.
The Municipal Pool at City Park typically opens each summer and swim lessons are offered onsite. Additionally, the Splashpad at River Park as well as the Splashpad at the Plaza adjacent to Smart Financial Center are typically open from April 15 through October 15 of each year.
Fishing is a popular amenity in the City of Sugar Land, including at Memorial Park, Eldridge Park, Sugar Mill Park and Thomas L. James Park. All individuals over the age of 17 years must have a current Texas freshwater fishing license. Up to five fish may be taken home per person, per day. Learn more about fishing licenses and community fishing regulations through the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD).
We have partnered with TPWD to receive fish stockings at select community fishing lakes within our parks.
Recent stocking dates below:
January 20, 2021 - 750 Rainbow trout stocked at Eldridge Park
May 6, 2020 - Fingerling bass stocked at Memorial Park
November 5, 2019 - Channel catfish stocked at Memorial Park
With over 20 miles of trails, Sugar Land is a popular destination for walks alongside beautiful scenery. A variety of paved and natural trails are available at our parks. View our trail maps.
Sugar Land has ample opportunities for mountain biking enthusiasts. New and existing trails for mountain biking include the Justin P. Brindley Trail at Memorial Park and Brazos River Corridor, trails at Oyster Creek Park and a BMX track at Lost Creek Park. View all of our trail maps here.
We have recently partnered with Fort Bend Mountain Biking Association to provide more mountain biking opportunities to Sugar Land. Visit FBMBA's website for local mountain biking updates.
Memorial Park features a scenic lake ideal for kayaking and canoeing, with kayaking classes offered during the warmer months.
Park patrons are responsible for providing their own kayak or canoe. Kayak rentals are available through local organizations.
Sugar Land is home to numerous sports associations for youth and adults.