The Houston Parks and Recreation Department has added a new jewel to its assorted and diverse collection of parks. Brock Adventure Park opened to the public in May as a reimagined multi-use facility that encourages a variety of outdoor sports and nature-based programming. It sits on 354 acres on the City’s northeast side on the site of the old Brock golf course.
“This is a one-of-a kind greenspace in the City of Houston,” said Kenneth Allen, Director, Houston Parks and Recreation Department. “It offers something for just about everyone. It is a hidden gem in the Parks and Recreation Department, that more people should know about and take advantage of.”
The park offers several exciting amenities, including a 2-acre lake, two different obstacle and ropes-style playgrounds, a canoe/kayak launch, expansive disc golf course, plenty of open spaces, and 150 forested acres of mature oak trees nestled around Greens Bayou. Brock Adventure Park also has an indoor facility that will open soon for rental and hosting events.
The park was originally acquired by the City of Houston in 1957 and was converted into a lightly used golf course. Then in 2017, the park was devastated by Hurricane Harvey and was closed. During its extended down period, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department came through with a $1 million grant, along with dollars from the Houston Parks and Recreation Department’s Capital Improvement Fund, to transform the site into an adventure park.