Places to Go Northshore Park provides accessibility to Lake Woodlands

August 31, 2018

Among the plethora of green spaces in The Woodlands and on the northern edge of Lake Woodlands sits Northshore Park, a venue designed for outdoor recreational activities. The space hosts live music, class field trips and community events.

Chris Nunes, director of The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department, noted that the park provides easy access to the water and that local schools will often take advantage of its playgrounds.

“Northshore Park is an amazing park from the standpoint in just enabling people to have access to Lake Woodlands,” Nunes said. “It has one of our largest playgrounds in the system. It hosts concerts. Our rowing clubs are based there.”

In recent years, after listening to input from residents, Northshore Park has had several renovations, Nunes added.

“Over the course of the last couple years the park received a significant face lift. We added the boat house, removed a playground, added a playground and renovated the parking lot,” he said. “Residents hold (Northshore Park) very near and dear to them because they have all experienced at some point in time a community event or family outing to the park.”

Lake Woodlands allows for several activities including sailboating and fishing. However, gas powered motors such as jet skis are prohibited.

Located at Lakeside Boulevard and Lake Woodlands Drive, Northshore Park has served the community for more than 30 years. It is home to the Concert in the Park series, Fourth of July activities and various other community events.

The township’s annual Trick or Treat Trail, which typically has been held at Town Green Park in the past, has been relocated to Northshore Park this year and scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 28. The free event will allow area children to fill their bags with goodies as well as include strolling entertainers, inflatables, games, a photo area and costume contests.

“Trying out Northshore allows us to break the mold and try some new things that haven’t been tried before. The new location provides new opportunities for us,” Nunes noted.

The park provides opportunities for both competition and relaxing days by the water. It is used for everything from the swimming portion of triathlons to simple family picnics.

“We’re very pleased with how our residents take and figure out new things to do at the park in terms of birthday parties and community spirit events. That’s what they’re there for,” Nunes said.

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