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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 . . .


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 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

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