Newly covered multi-purpose court opens at Bear Branch Park

By: The Woodlands Township
| Published 04/12/2024

The new 15,000 square-foot covered multi-purpose court at Bear Branch Park is now open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

THE WOODLANDS, TX -- The Woodlands Township has opened its newly covered 15,000 square-foot multi-purpose court. This newly renovated space offers five regulation-size pickleball courts, one regulation-size in-line hockey court, one regulation-size Futsal court and one regulation-size lacrosse court. The covered court is located at Bear Branch Park, 5310 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, 77381.

Open to the public seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., the Bear Branch Covered Multi-Purpose Court also offers court rentals for various sports. Full court reservations are required; individual court reservations are not permitted. Reservations have priority use.

Rental rates are as follows:

  • Resident: Full Court $35 (per hour)
  • Non-Resident: Full Court $70 (per hour)

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all users, The Woodlands Township advises adherence to the following multi-purpose court rules and guidelines:

  • All persons in and around the multi-purpose court must be alert and exercise caution. Sports played on these courts use flying objects and fast-paced activities.
  • This is a multi-purpose court for In-Line Hockey, Futsal, Lacrosse, Pickleball and other sports as approved by Parks and Recreation Staff.
  • Dogs, Skateboards, Scooters and Bikes ARE NOT PERMITTED on the multi-purpose court.
  • Please wear protective gear. HELMETS are REQUIRED for Hockey and Lacrosse.
  • Only skates and soft-soled shoes are allowed; cleats are prohibited.
  • Spectators should remain alert and stay outside the rink.
  • Help maintain cleanliness by utilizing the provided trash cans. Please keep the courts clean.
  • No makeshifts or modifications to existing facilities/multi-purpose courts are permitted.
  • The Woodlands Township’s scheduled events and reservations have priority use of the rink. Otherwise, the rink is available on a first come, first serve basis.
  • The Woodlands Township reserves the right to revoke use of the facility privileges for individuals or groups who are rowdy and/or do not obey the rules.

All other park rules apply.

For additional information or reservations, please call The Recreation Center at Bear Branch at 281-210-3950 or email us at

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