City of Sugar Land


Brazos River Park

15300 University Blvd. (77479)

Brazos River

The Brazos River flows through Sugar Land along a 9 mile corridor. The City has acquired approximately 1200 acres of land along the banks of the river. Ultimately, the City hopes to own almost 3600 acres for parks, open space, and conservation along the corridor.

The Brazos River Park will be developed over many years. Multiple access points along the river will be developed and will be identified as a sub-park within the larger Brazos River Park. The park sites will provide access to trails, play areas, and the river as well as providing restrooms, and picnic facilities. The sub-parks will be connected along the corridor by trails and canoe access.

Brazos River Park Master Plan

Sugar Land Memorial Park

The City of Sugar Land is happy to announce that the first phase of Sugar Land Memorial Park, 150 acres, is open. The park hours are sunrise to sunset. The 420-acre park is located along the Brazos River between U.S. Highway 59 and University Boulevard with the park entry at the intersection of Commonwealth and University Boulevards. Included in the first phase are two and a half miles of 8-foot wide granite gravel walking/jogging/biking trails, 2 picnic pavilions, restroom buildings, parking areas, playground, dog park, mountain bike trail, open space for sports activities and a lake. The lake is stocked with Florida Large Mouth Bass, Bluegill and Channel Catfish.  Visitors may fish in the lake with a valid fishing license.  Consult your local tackle shop or www.tpwd.state.tx.us for license information and bag and size limits.

Until recently, the parkland had been used for agriculture. Because of the site’s history, the current vegetation is primarily grasses and brambles. In order to substantially increase the tree cover, the City has initiated a series of reforestation projects. On February 24, 2007 as part of the City’s Arbor Day celebration, the City worked with Keep Sugar Land Beautiful (KSLB) along with hundreds of volunteers on the first reforestation project in the park. More than 5,000 trees were planted. The trees are a mix of oaks and other native trees. These trees will provide shade and wildlife habitat. On January 26th, 2008 was the second volunteer reforestation project of 10,000 trees donated by the Apache Foundation and KSLB.

Please contact the Parks & Recreation office for more information about the pavilion rental at 281-275-2885. Please contact our office for scheduling this facility as rental fees will be assessed once policies and procedures have been approved.

Justin P. Brindley Trail

A mountain bike trail at Sugar Land Memorial Park will be officially opened on Saturday, October 10th 2009.

This highly anticipated single track mountain bike trail is unique to the Sugar Land area. Built by Progressive Trail Design, the trail provides exciting challenges for beginner to intermediate riders, with several wooden technical trail features for the more experienced riders.

The trail honors Justin Petersen Brindley, a Sugar Land resident and outdoor enthusiast who died in a rafting accident last year. His family donated $55,000 to the City for the trail's construction, which is located in an area often used for outdoor recreation by their son during his youth.

For more information about reservations contact our Facilities Reservationist at
E-mail us or call the Parks and Recreation Department at (281) 275-2885

 

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