Park Spotlight: Sugar Land Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial SLMP | Photo courtesy of the City of Sugar Land

In our Park Spotlight series, we take a closer look at Houston’s vast array of public recreational areas to shine a light on hidden and not so hidden gems. This week we’ll be spotlighting Sugar Land Memorial Park. Join us as we take a trip through Houston, park by park.

The vast Sugar Land Memorial Park and the Brazos River Corridor stands as an oasis in a continually expanding urban environment on the southwestern outskirts of Greater Houston.

Resting along the Brazos River between U.S. Highway 59 and University Boulevard, the 420-acre riverfront green space is home to trails, a fenced-in playground, picnic pavilions, Veterans memorial and more.

Visitors looking to escape the bustling city will find more than 2.5 miles of 8-foot wide granite gravel jogging/biking trails (as well as the Justin P. Brindley mountain bike trail), open space for sports activities, and even a lake for fishing and canoeing.

And don’t forget about Fido. The 6-acre Pawn Springs dog park includes separate enclosed areas for large and small dogs, a shade pavilion, a pond with a water spray feature, and rinse stations.

Visitors should note that although fishing is allowed in the lake, those casting must have a valid fishing license. If you do not have a fishing license, be sure to consult your local tackle shop or Texas Parks and Wildlife for more information.

Pawm Springs Dog Park | Photo courtesy of the City of Sugar Land

Sugar Land Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of the City of Sugar Land
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Cody Swann is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston. When he isn't recording or touring the country with his band, Wild Moccasins, he can be found covering live music and arts events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.