Outdoor Recreation

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 is open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. 


We operate two splashpads: the Splashpad at RiverPark and the Splashpad at the Plaza adjacent to Smart Financial Center, which are generally open from April 15 through October 15 of each year. Please check Facebook for splashpad maintenance closure notices.

swim race


There are boat launches at Sugar Land Memorial Park and Cullinan Park, both which feature a scenic lake ideal for kayaking and canoeing.

Sugar Land Memorial Park is now equipped with a self-service kayak station so park patrons can rent kayaks by the hour! The kayak station is near the main parking lot.

Outdoor Recreation - Kayaking


Birding is a popular pastime in Texas, and Cullinan Park is a prime location for birdwatching enthusiasts. Plenty of birds and wildlife reside at this nature park, including most recently spotted, the green-tailed towhee, typically found in West Texas. For more information on birdwatching and wildlife in Cullinan Park, visit the Cullinan Park Conservancy.
Sayornis Phoebe Bird at Cullinan Park

Disc Golf

Sugar Land Parks & Recreation has 9-hole disc golf courses at Imperial Park and Brazos River Park.

Disc golf is similar in concept to traditional golf, except players use a disc, or Frisbee, in place of a ball and clubs. Golfers are responsible for supplying their own discs.

Disc Golf

Exercise Stations

Outdoor exercise stations include elements for functional training, weight training and calisthenics. 

We currently have exercise stations at Highlands Park, Park at the Levee, Settlers Way Park, a pull-up bar component at Sugar Land Memorial Park / Pawm Springs Dog Park and shaded exercise stations outside of Imperial Park Recreation Center. 

Settlers Way Exercise Station


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 stockings:
Jan. 19, 2023 - Rainbow trout at Eldridge Park
Oct. 26, 2021 - Channel Catfish at Sugar Land Memorial Park
May 3, 2021 - Fingerling large mouth bass at Sugar Land Memorial Park

Fishing in Sugar Land

Hike & Bike / Walking Trails

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.

Hiking at Cullinan


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 22,426 s.f. pump track at The Crown Festival 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.

Mountain Biking


Sugar Land is home to numerous sports associations for youth and adults.

Baseball/Softball: Imperial Park, First Colony Park and City Park

Basketball: Covington West Park (half court) and Mayfield Park (full court)

Sand Volleyball: City Park, Colony Bend Park, Highlands Park, Meadow Lake Park, Sugar Lakes Park, Sugar Mill Park, and Slockett Park

Soccer: Eldridge Park, Lost Creek Park, Colony Bend Park, Meadow Lake Park, Settlers Way Park and Park at the Levee

Tennis/Pickleball: City Park and Slockett Park

Sports Associations