About Us 

Parks and Recreation Divisions

Together, the Aquatics, Natural Resources, Recreation, Parks, and Parks Planning divisions make up the Baytown Parks and Recreation Department. Each division is made up of one Superintendent, and many other full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees. 

The department is managed by a Director and Assistant Director as well as advised by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board that is composed of members who are appointed by the City of Baytown Mayor.

Aquatics Division

The Aquatics Division of the City of Baytown's Parks and Recreation Department operates two waterparks in the summer, Pirates Bay and Calypso Cove, as well as Baytown's Holiday Hangout in the winter.

Nature Division

The Natural Resource Programs Division can be broken into three sections: Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education Center, Baytown Nature Center, and Wetlands Wagon Outreach Programs.

Recreation Division

The Recreation Division of the City of Baytown's Parks and Recreation Department oversees facilities rentals, events and activities, as well as athletics.

Parks Division

The Parks Division of the City of Baytown's Parks and Recreation Department maintains over 50 parks along with various trails and construction projects throughout the year.

Planning Division

The Planning Division of the City of Baytown's Parks and Recreation Department focuses on new projects and initiatives to help foster growth, innovation, and vision for the City.

Parks and Recreation Mission

The mission of the Baytown Parks and Recreation Department is to foster lifetime involvement in and an appreciation of public space and recreational activities. The Department is dedicated to Baytonians - continually striving to not only meet, but exceed community expectations - making Baytown a better place to live, work, and play.

We accomplish this by working together to create unforgettable memories!