Howard Hughes Corporation Celebrates Opening of Activity Center at Founder's Park in The Woodlands Hills

By: Lorrie Parise
| Published 05/23/2019


CONROE, TX – The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) hosted a community- wide grand opening celebration on Saturday, May 18 for the newly constructed 10,600-square-foot Activity Center at Founders Park in The Woodlands Hills®, Houston’s newest master planned community located 13 miles north of The Woodlands® in Conroe and Willis, Texas.

Approximately 200 visitors attended the opening of the new Activity Center at The Woodlands Hills, developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation®

The Woodlands Hills is the first master planned community developed from its origin by The Howard Hughes Corporation. The Woodlands Hills joins the Greater Houston area, award-winning master planned communities, The Woodlands and Bridgeland®, as part of the portfolio of Howard Hughes.

“We are extremely proud of The Woodlands Hills and the high standard it sets for a wholesome community,” said Heath Melton, Senior Vice President, Master Planned Communities, Residential for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “The Woodlands Hills is a special community where well-respected homebuilders and the natural elements come together to offer residents an exceptional lifestyle to enjoy, including the premier amenities offered at our event-friendly Activity Center.”

The Activity Center, situated in 17-acre Founders Park in The Woodlands Hills, features modern architecture, built with exposed COR-TEN® steel, weathered on site. Studio RED Architects designed the Activity Center while Clark Condon & Associates served as the landscape architect. The entry to the building is based on a dogtrot breezeway, which reduces the amount of interior circulation corridors needed, creating a celebrated entrance to main gatherings.

The Activity Center showcases a 5,500-square-foot indoor/outdoor event space that can accommodate over 300 guests. The living room area is expanded through an overhead bi-fold door that lifts, creating outdoor entertainment space. The Activity Center also includes an interior demonstration kitchen complete with a refrigerator, freezer, ice maker and an easy access window to serve people outside.

From fitness and health to leisure, the new Activity Center offers the opportunity to connect with neighbors and family and simply relax and unwind. The Activity Center includes a dynamic 5,100- square-foot fitness center, complete with state-of-the-art equipment for the ultimate workout experience, including Wellbeats™ virtual fitness program, treadmills, motion trainers, recumbent spin bikes and Precor® strength training machines.

Just outside the Activity Center, residents can enjoy a zero-entry, resort-style pool highlighting deep-end jumping boulders, climbing wall, sunning decks and shade structures over portions of the pool and cabanas. A dedicated fitness pool with lap lanes is also available for residents’ use. An expansive event lawn, fitness lawn ideal for yoga, tennis courts, dog park and pavilion can be discovered within Founders Park.

A natural stream crossing runs through the heart of Founders Park. A pedestrian bridge over the stream connects the dog park, tennis courts and play areas to the Activity Center, pools and the playground.

New, one- and two-story single-family homes, from renowned local and national homebuilders including Century Communities, Chesmar Homes, Gehan Homes, Highland Homes, K. Hovnanian® Homes, Ravenna Homes, and Westin Homes are available in the community, priced from the $230s to $500s. The forested community of The Woodlands Hills will eventually include approximately 112 acres of open, natural space and 20 neighborhood parks including the 17-acre Founders Park.

The Woodlands Hills is located on FM 830, approximately one mile west of I-45 with the property boundary extending north to FM 1097 and south to League Line Road. The community offers easy access to I-45, the Grand Parkway and the Hardy Toll Road. It is in close proximity to businesses and healthcare facilities in The Woodlands and surrounding areas, while providing an easy commute to George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The Woodlands Hills is also located near Lake Conroe, Sam Houston National Forest and the Lone Star Executive Airport in Conroe, Texas.

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