Rob Fleming Park
Rob Fleming Park, named after the Texas wildlife artist Rob Fleming, is a beautiful green space for residents and visitors in The Woodlands to discover. With its open-air pavilion, the park is a meeting spot for The Woodlands community, with regular live music, events, and entertainment to enjoy throughout the year.
There is signage throughout the park to honor Rob Fleming, as well as custom wall murals depicting his nature sketches. Many of the park’s features are built with sustainability in mind, including the landscaping which features several native plants and an ancient heritage tree.
The park is a perfect spot for a stroll with the kids or the dog, with paved nature trails throughout. There’s also a pond, picnic areas, shaded benches, and playgrounds for all the family to enjoy.
If you are looking for a longer walk, the park is the gateway to the George Mitchell Nature Preserve where you can discover miles of peaceful walking loops. The entrance is situated at the Flintridge Drive Trailhead, near the Recreation Center.
The Park is adjoined by the Rob Fleming Aquatic Center, which has several swimming pools, flumes, and a lazy river. Texas TreeVentures, an outdoor aerial adventure course, is just minutes from the park.
THE LODGE AT ROB FLEMING PARK
The outdoor covered pavilion, also known as The Lodge, is the most striking landmark in the park. The attractive stone structure has a kitchen, fireplace, and storage. All year round, it can be reserved for local gatherings including weddings, birthday parties and celebrations.
ABOUT ROB FLEMING
Rob Fleming (1941 – 2003) was an artist with a passion for illustrating wildlife and pastoral scenes in Texas. Rob worked as an artist with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. He was a member of the ‘Texas Wild Bunch’, a group of artists who focused on nature in their work. Fleming captured many species of wildlife with great attention to detail, including birds, deer, butterflies, and lizards. His favorite medium was Prismacolor pencil drawing.
NATURE IN THE PARK
A great family activity, catch and release fishing is permitted at the park’s Bo Fleming Pond. Launch a fishing line from several platforms around the pond, look out for fish, or simply embrace some peaceful moments by the water.
There is plenty of shade with lots of benches to sit on, a butterfly garden to stroll through, and wildflowers can be seen all year round. In the spring, the park comes alive with color as swathes of bluebonnets cover the meadow.
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