The Missouri City Parks and Recreation Department (MCPARD) is a Texas Gold Medal Award-winning department comprised of two separate divisional operations that maintain and operate a wide variety of park and natural areas, trails, athletic complexes and other facilities.
The Parks Operations Division is responsible for the maintenance of grounds, playground equipment, trail system, athletic fields, park and picnic pavilions, park restrooms, lake properties, mowing contracts on numerous parks and right-of-ways within the city, logistical support for all Special Events as well as all other park amenities and the various equipment and supplies that are critical to the proper maintenance of our Park System. Within the Parks Division is the City Horticulturist/Urban Forester, who manages all city planting efforts and numerous volunteer group programs.
The Recreation Division is responsible for planning and implementing a diverse recreation and fitness program schedule for the citizens of Missouri City. The Recreation Division has become known for offering some of the best and most widely attended special events in the area. The division facilitates adult and youth athletic leagues, manages and permits athletic field usage, and facilitates park pavilion, auditorium and multi-purpose room rentals. The Recreation Division also operates the Missouri City Recreation and Tennis Center, consisting of 13 tennis courts, weight & cardio room, gymnasium, aerobics/dance room, multi-purpose rooms, batting cages and a kid zone. The Parks and Recreation Department also supports the many efforts of other municipal departments throughout the year, as well as several community-sponsored events.