Get outdoors in Baytown! From water fun like fishing and boating, to scenic walks including art or wooded hiking trails, Baytown is a great place to explore the great outdoors.
Baytown Nature Center
The Baytown Nature Center is an official site on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. This 450-acre peninsula is surrounded by three bays and home to more than 300 species of birds who depend on this area for migration, feeding or nesting. It is also an important nursery area for a variety of aquatic species, including shrimp, crab and fish. This former residential subdivision now features picnic shelters, three fishing piers, two pavilions and two overlooks. It also includes the Crystal Bay Butterfly Garden, the Children’s Nature Discovery Area and the Myra C. Brown Bird Sanctuary. Open 30 min. before sunrise, and close 30 min. after sunset. $4.00 per person.
Pirates Bay Waterpark
Pirates Bay Waterpark covers more than 7-acres and has attractions for all ages. This family-friendly resort-style park has a lazy river, various slide towers, wave pool, FlowRider, and the first NinjaCross in North America.
Eddie Gray Wetlands Center
An official site on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, the Wetlands Center aims to increase awareness, appreciation and understanding of wetlands, the environment and cultural history. The Wetlands Center features a 900 square foot exhibit hall containing a variety of exciting and educational live-animal and hands-on exhibits. Wetlands Center staff provide tours if reserved in advance or visitors are welcome to take a self-guided tour. Admission: Free, Hours: 9 am – 4 pm Mon. – Fri., 10 am – 4 pm Sat.
This park is home to the Fireman’s Memorial and Veteran’s Memorial Plaza. Many events take place at Bicentennial Park throughout the year such as the 2-day July 4th Extravaganza, Juneteenth Celebration and Grito Fest. The park features a .26 mile walking trail, group and day use shelters, picnic areas and an outdoor theater.
Goose Creek Trail
Walkers and outdoor fans will love the 5.69 mile Goose Creek Trail experience that incorporates coastal areas, wooded pathways and pristine ecosystems with access to piers, public boat ramps, city parks, fishing docks, and the Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center.
Calypso Cove is a great place to bring kids of all ages! There is a little pool featuring a dump bucket and a larger pool with a crossing challenge and a water slide. Admission is only $5 per person.
This park is 102.47 acres and features a golf disc course, skate park, bark (dog) park and 1.08 miles of hiking trails. This park also has 12 group or day use shelters, public restrooms, 2 baseball fields, 18 picnic areas, playground, 1 basketball court, a themed splash pad, rentable party/event space, and 1 BBQ pit.
David G. Burnet Park
This 6.3 acre park is located east of the Lynchburg Ferries north landing. This historic park is named after the first President of the Republic of Texas. There is a ¼ mile jogging trail, educational plaza, historical marker, plaques and kiosks emphasizing the history of the park as Burnets home site and the shared history with the Lynchburg ferry and San Jacinto battleground.
Roseland Park features a walking trail, two boat ramps, fishing piers, playgrounds, many picnic areas, BBQ pits, two pavilions for rent, public restrooms, sand volleyball court, and basketball courts. The park is also home to the Old 895 steam engine and a railroad themed splash pad.
Ball Fields and Sports Complexes
Other Parks and Trails
This park features day use areas, BBQ pits, practice soccer and football field, .43 miles of trail, playground, lighted basketball court, practice backstop and two horseshoe areas.
Bergeron Park features a splash pad open during the summer months. 10 am – 8 pm Monday – Saturday, 12 pm – 8 pm Sunday from the 1st Sunday in April – last Sunday in October
Goose Creek Trail
Walkers and outdoor fans will love the 5.69 mile Goose Creek Trail experience that incorporates coastal areas, wooded pathways and pristine ecosystems with access to piers, public boat ramps, city parks, fishing docks, and the Wetlands Center.
This park features .52 miles of walking trail, day use areas, sand volleyball court, two soccer/football fields, lighted basketball coursts, practice backstops, picnic areas, playground, BBQ pits, a gazebo and public restrooms.