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Fitness & Sports

Township opens new covered outdoor sports court

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Woodlands Township is excited to offer a brand new 7,200-square-foot covered court that is centrally located at Bear Branch Park. The year-round, all-weather facility offers one regulation size court, six regulation height basketball goals, and plenty of free space for recreational activities.

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The Woodlands Township has a new covered outdoor sports court for the public to enjoy at Bear Branch Park, located at 5310 Research Forest Drive in The Woodlands, Texas 77381. The court will be open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Bear Branch Sports Court is located at 5310 Research Forest Drive in The Woodlands, Texas 77381 and is open to the public seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Space rentals are available to The Woodlands Township residents and for non-residents for an additional fee for a variety of sports.

Resident Fees

  • Full Court $35 (per hour)
  • Half Court $20 (per hour)

Non-Resident Fees

  • Full Court $70 (per hour)
  • Half Court $40 (per hour)




Facility users are asked to abide by the following covered sports court rules:

  • The Woodlands Township scheduled programs and reservations have priority use. Otherwise, use is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • No person or organization may schedule regular use of the covered awning on a continuing basis without a facility reservation.
  • Organized team practices, paid coaching or programs are not permitted unless recognized as a program or approved organization though The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department.
  • No food, drinks (except water), gum, glass, pets, or smoking are allowed on the courts at any time.
  • No rollerblades, skates, skateboards, scooters, bicycles or motorized vehicles are allowed.
  • Proper footwear required (no black-soled shoes).
  • Be respectful – No threatening, abusive or offensive language or fighting will be tolerated.
  • Graffiti, stickers, tape, and tagging prohibited. Vandalism will result in court closure.
  • No dunking, hanging on the basketball rims, or pulling nets.
  • Keep courts clean. Use trash/recycling cans and leave courts free of litter and debris.
  • No chairs, tables, equipment or other objects that can scrape or damage are allowed on court surface.
  • All other park rules apply.

For additional information or reservations, please call The Recreation Center at Bear Branch at 281-210-3950 or email