Parks & Recreation

Heatlh Alert - COVID-19

The Parks and Recreation Department's primary concern is the health and safety of our members. program participants, staff, and their families. In accordance, the following measures are currently in effect.

Parks, Recreation and Facilities - 

Facility Closures

Effective March 17, 2020 the Clubhouse has temporarily closed and all activities are suspended in effort to protect the public and limit the spread of COVID-19.

Renters will be refunded in full. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 832-509-4642 or check the website for updated information. No new reservations will be accepted or approved until after May 30th. 


Effective May 11, 2020 the Southside Place City Pool is open for lap swimming. The pool will open beginning on Saturday and Sunday June 6th and June 7th. The pool will be available by reservation to residents with a season pass. Please check back soon for an update on the Pool page with more information.

Park Information

As of May 1, 2020 the tennis courts will be re-opened. The playground, pavilion, and basketball court will remain closed until further notice.

We urge you to visit the CDC's website for the most current information on COVID-19. 

Special Events

Swim Team - Cancelled - See the Swim Team page for more information
Summer Camp - Canceled - See the Summer Camp page for more information

pic at council
Fire Truck Park Fund Annual Contribution to the City 
Marilyn Somers and Mayor Patterson
Proclamation Wadsworth Crews Day

Parks and Recreation Director Wads Crews Day on August 13

The city honored Wads Crews at the clubhouse for his 20 years of community service on August 13. Wads received many well wishes from citizens, two city street signs with his name on them, and a city proclamation thanking him for his dedication to the city.Wads is moving to Florida and will be missed by everyone. Andrew Deavers, a Southside Place resident on Elmora, will be the new park and recreation director beginning in early December. Andrew has served many roles in the past few years from summer camp counselor, lifeguard, swim team head coach, and assistant pool manager.
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Make Reservations Online!

We are pleased to announce that you may now check availability and request reservations online for the Southside Place Clubhouse, Pavilion, and Tennis Courts. There are links provided here as well as from the home page and within the Parks and Recreation Department.

Residents who do not currently hold a season pass can visit the website to create an account and apply for a season pass for the coming year. Residency is determined by address and to be able to receive the resident rates for rentals, you must create an account.

With an active account you will not only be able to reserve facilities, but you will be able to annually renew your season pass and register for summer camp and swim team when it becomes available for the summer season. 

*As of January 1, 2020 there will be a 3.5% convenience fee for all online payments.*

If you have any questions you may contact the webmaster, Donna Terrell, at City Hall during business hours or by email


The Parks Department shall strive to enhance the living experience of the City of Southside Place by providing both public and private facilities for which our citizens will be proud and which help serve the needs of our community, to provide a safe play environment, and constructive and creative leisure opportunities for our children and families, to oversee the measured development and continued maintenance of the park and its facilities, while operating in a cost effective, fiscally responsible manner.

*Member of The Texas Recreation & Park Society and National Recreation & Park Association