7209 Garth Rd
Baytown, TX 77521
Phone: (281) 421-9764
Fax: (281) 421-9404
Come beat the heat this summer and have fun zipping and zooming your way through the many water slides here at Pirates Bay Water Park. A fun day out guaranteed at this amusement park!
WL Jenkins Park is a dog and pet-owner's dream come true. Come here and play around in the spacious green stretch with your pet. There is no need for a leash within the park's premise.
West Fork of Goose Creek Park is a stretch of beautiful wooded land. The Goose Creek lake borders the park and is a regular fishing ground.
Home to more than 300 species of birds, the Baytown Nature Center is a 450-acre (182-hectare) peninsula surrounded by three bays. Not just for bird-watching and appreciating nature, the center also has other outdoor recreational activities including fishing and a children’s playground built around a nature theme. Another attraction is the butterfly garden which features a colorful medley of flowers and native plants carefully placed to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Be prepared to walk or bike when you visit since vehicle movement is restricted here to protect the natural habitat of the wildlife. Open 365 days except during extreme weather conditions, the gates open to the public 30 minutes before sunrise and close 30 minutes after sunset. Admission costs USD3 for adults and children above 12 years.
Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center is a conservation center which aims to spread awareness about wetland diverse ecosystems. This is done through interactive tours, summer camps, field-trips for nearby schools and so on.
This is the place to find exciting Texas-style drag racing. This race park is a favorite of the professional sport drivers who come here to compete in major drag-racing events. Such events include ADBA Nitro Showdown, ID Drag Wars, NHRA O'Reilly Nationals, the Pro Stock Superbowl and many others. The park also presents a year-round program of special and weekly events. On Street Nite, which is held every Friday, you can race against your friends or pit your car against 'the best times' on the fastest one-quarter mile on the planet. Saturday night features the 3/8 mile oval track race, Bomber to Sprints. Prices vary by event and night.
The Banana Bend Beach Park is a venue for outdoor fun and recreation. It consists of a water park with a lot of fun attractions and regular DJ nights on the weekends.
Evergreen Point Golf Club is an institution in the town of Basking Ridge which was established in 1926 when it was called Pennbrook Golf Club. The golf course itself is a full fledged 18 hole course with challenging obstacles and sand traps. The club also has a golf academy, catering facilities for special events, which are held in their beautiful colonial style clubhouse, a swimming pool and more.
On most battlegrounds you would not find a battleship, but San Jacinto State Historical Park is a definite exception to the rule. This majestic ship is berthed on the Houston Ship Channel at the edge of the park. She is the only survivor of the World War I dreadnoughts and also served as a flagship for the World War II D-Day invasion in 1944. President Eisenhower, a native Texan, presided over the dedication ceremony when the ship was retired, and the U.S. Navy has proudly preserved and restored her in the years since. Visitors are welcome to explore most parts of the ship. Tours are available, and many areas display items and memorabilia from ship life.
San Jacinto State Historical Park is the battleground where Texas won its independence from Mexico in 1836. After the Alamo, General Santa Anna's large force chased Sam Houston's small army across Texas and was soundly defeated at this site. A limestone and concrete monument rises 570 feet above the coastal flatlands to pay tribute to the historical event. At the base of the monument you will find the Museum of Texas History, and the Battleship Texas is berthed in the ship channel at the edge of the park.
Fred Hartman Bridge is one of the longest bridges in Texas which is held up with the help of cables. This stretch covers 2.6 miles of State Highway 146 and connects Baytown with La Porte.
This pleasant lake in East Houston is a citywide favorite for a little dose of the great outdoors. The park has several features, the most obvious of which is Sheldon Lake itself. The lake is open to the public and mostly used for fishing, wildlife spotting and boating, although there are some regulations concerning boat horsepower. The park also has the Environmental Learning Center, which teaches children about wildlife, birding and fishing and hosts all kinds of nature-oriented youth programs. Finally, the John Jacob Observation Tower is an 82-foot tall tower providing expansive views of the lake, park and for miles and miles in every direction.