Located 32 miles from downtown Houston, Cinco Ranch is the brightest star in West Houston, a leader in the Houston region in quality growth.
Living in Cinco Ranch means never being far from fun. You can break for a mini-vacation at the Cinco Ranch Beach Club, or hit the links at the Golf Club at Cinco Ranch, an 18-hole championship course. You can get soaked (in a good way) at the Water Park, or connect with nature on the Bayou Nature Trail, which preserves nearly 70 acres of wooded habitat.
The Cinco Ranch master plan devotes hundreds of acres to recreational activities, including seven major neighborhood recreation centers offering swimming, tennis, basketball, sports fields and more. All Cinco Ranch neighborhoods and amenities are connected by inviting greenbelt trails, which are popular spots for jogging, biking and rollerblading.
The Beach Club
With its white sand beach and inviting lagoon, The Cinco Ranch Beach Club is like having a resort in your own backyard. You can drop off the kids for nonstop fun, or better yet, you can hit the beach yourself.
Beach Club amenities include:
A half-acre swim lagoon
A white sand beach
Sailboats and paddleboats available for resident use in adjacent South Lake
Catch-and-release fishing is also permitted
Sandpit volleyball courts
Shade verandah and covered deck
The Water Park
A splashing new amenity, the Water Park offers hundreds of thousands of gallons of liquid fun.
Three swimming pools, including a diving well and baby pool
Spray park with a frog slide for the little ones
Two water slides
Two water chutes
Covered picnic area with barbeque grill
North Lake Village Recreation Center:
Two wading pools
Four laykold tennis courts
Greenway Village Recreation Center:
Competition pool (25-yard, six-lane)
South Ranch Recreation Center:
Competition pool (10-lane with diving well)
Cabana with restrooms
Park Hollow Recreation Center:
Highland Park Recreation Center:
Eight lane competition pool with diving well
Covering 167 scenic acres, The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch is one of the community's most high-profile features. The Golf Club, owned by Evergreen Alliance Golf Limited (EAGL), is an 18-hole, par-71 daily fee course, characterized by 50 sand traps and nine water hazards unfolding amid the rise and fall of sculptured topography.
As challenging as it is beautiful, The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch can test the mettle of even the most skilled golfer, while offering the average player, or beginner, the opportunity to play an enjoyable round of golf.
Cinco Ranch residents currently enjoy preferred tee times, greens discounts and other perks. The Club's Junior Golf Academy and Junior Golf Association offer great ways to introduce the entire family to the classic game of golf.
The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch offers its popular Junior Golf Academy each summer. A great way to introduce children ages 6-17 to the game, the Academy emphasizes fun and fellowship, along with instruction in the fundamentals of a sound golf swing. Junior tournaments are open to junior golfers of all playing abilities who are members of The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch Junior Golf Association. For more information on The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch, call 281-395-4653 or visit The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch Web site.
Parks And Greenbelts
The parks of Cinco Ranch range from neighborhood pocket parks, where you can amble over with a book or stroller, to major neighborhood recreation centers offering everything from swimming pools to tennis courts. Lakefront parks are located along 14-acre South Lake, which offers fishing, sailing and paddle boating for residents. A three-acre recreation area is nestled along the shore of Park Lake, Cinco's second-largest lake.
Cinco Ranch has a growing network of greenbelt trails, making it possible to jog, bike or rollerblade between just about every neighborhood, recreational facility and school in the community. When you really want a workout, challenge yourself to try the multi-station Exer-Trail. Cinco Ranch also has a unique Bayou Nature Trail, extending nearly four miles and preserving almost 70 acres of woodland and wetland habitat. Plans are currently underway to connect the Bayou Nature Trail to the Buffalo Bayou Hike And Bike Trail. This will allow residents of Cinco Ranch to ride their bikes from the Grand Parkway to Beltway 8 - a 26 mile bike trail. More information on the new trail system can be found at the Energy Corridor Trail And Parks Web site.
George Bush Park, a 7,800-acre haven for recreation, borders Cinco Ranch. This park features amenities such as Houston's only official model airplane park, an equestrian nature trail, wildlife management areas, and the American Shooting Center. George Bush Park and neighboring parks in West Houston comprise the nation's largest urban park system, preserving 28,000 acres.
The YMCA's modern, 40,000-square-foot building has 5,000 square feet of cardio and free weight equipment, including treadmills, bikes, stairclimbers, EFX Cross Trainers and a Cybex strength training circuit. The group exercise program offers more than 75 classes in aerobics, kickboxing, pilates, yoga and much more.
The YMCA offers free Child Watch and Kid Watch services for members. Parents can work out in good conscience, knowing their children are in good hands and enjoying enriching, age-appropriate toys and activities. The YMCA also offers Before and After School programs for children ages 5-12 in most Katy ISD elementary schools. Other activities include Spring Break and Winter Break camps.
The YMCA's youth sports programs are designed to provide young children with positive experiences in sports including soccer, flag football, volleyball, basketball and baseball. Other youth activities include Tae Kwon Do, Dance, Teen Fitness and Babysitting Certification.
Fort Bend County Library
Located in the Village Center at Cinco Ranch Boulevard and Commercial Center Boulevard is the Cinco Ranch branch of the Fort Bend County Library System. The 33,500-square-foot building has a computer lab that allows for users to participate in teleconferencing and distance education. A central atrium and wall of windows gives visitors views overlooking the lake, which provides a relaxing environment conducive to reading. The library also features two meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 190 people and two conference rooms that accommodate up to 32 people. For more information, call 281-395-1311 or visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us.
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