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Sports & Recreation

Make Tomball the hub of your fun-filled getaway to southeast Texas!


From history and nature, to festivals, live music, sports, shopping and great food, we’re at the center of it all.

Here’s just a sample of what’s waiting for you in Tomball, Texas right now!

  • Tea rooms and Country cooking, Texas barbecue and Baja-style Mexican treats, homemade desserts and ice cream hand-dipped by  real soda jerks.
  • The Tomball Museum Center with a dozen historic buildings and museums.
  • Tomball’s restored railroad Depot and museum
  • More than 40 historic cemeteries, markers, museums and homes within a short drive
  • Three dozen driving ranges and golf courses for all skill levels just minutes away
  • Parks and nature preserves
  • Hiking and biking trails
  • Fishing and birding
  • Kayak and canoe along Spring Creek or Cypress Creek
  • Disc golf and paintball
  • Art exhibits at local galleries and the nearby Museum of Fine Arts Houston
  • The annual Christmas Candlelight Tours at Tomball’s Museum Center
  • Local community and professional theater productions
  • Live performances from well known “Texas music” artists and those on the way up at Main Street Crossing       

Awarding-winning festivals and events such as:     

  • The Tomball German Heritage Festival - March
  • Rail & Tails Mudbug Festival - May
  • Memorial Day Weekend Chili Challenge - May
  • The Tomball Honky Tonk Music Festival - June
  • July 4th Celebration & Street Party - July
  • Tomball Night - August
  • Tomball Texas Music Festival - August
  • Beetles, Brew & Barbecue - September
  • The Tomball Bluegrass Festival - October
  • Zomball in Tomball - October
  • German Christmas Festival & Christmas on Commerce - December
  • Certified and informal runs and walks such as the annual Tomball Bunny Run
  • The family-oriented “2nd Saturday at the Depot” for kids
  • The Tomball Farmers Market
  • Antiquing and treasure hunting throughout the historic downtown district
  • Shopping  at boutiques and specialty shops
  • Christmas tree farms
  • Haunted “Ghost Tours”
  • Discover pioneer life at Kleb Woods Nature Center and Farm
  • Pick your own fruit and berries at the Matt Family Orchard
  • Letterboxing and geocaching
  • Visit Cork This and more than ten other wineries along the Bluebonnet Wine Trail
  • Sample Texas craft beers at area breweries such as 11 Below and Lone Pint
  • Whitmeyer's Distilling Co. is just minutes away 
  • Nature photography on more than 575 combined areas of nearby woodlands
  • SplashTown Waterpark – the largest waterpark in southeast Texas

 These are just a few of the reasons why “Tomball is Texan for Fun!” Check it out for yourself . . .

 Parks:


Railroad Depot and Plaza
Juergens Park
Jerry Matheson Park
Theis Attaway Nature Park
Martin Luther King Jr. Park
Broussard Park
Wayne Stovall Sports Complex
Spring Creek Park
Burroughs Park

Golfing:


Golfing activity in the area occurs at Tomball Country Club (18 holes), High Meadow Ranch Golf Club, and Houston Oaks Golf Club (36 holes). Tomball is near the 81-hole golfing complex in The Woodlands, and additional courses in the FM 1960 area. A general, not all inclusive, guide is offered below:

Historical Attractions in Tomball: 

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Nature Tourism in Tomball:

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For more Parks and Recreation visit the City of Tomball Website