Our Woodlands. Our Future.


Throughout its’ history, The Woodlands has maintained its’ philosophy of maintaining 25-28% of open space so residents can enjoy the many parks, pathways, golf courses, lakes, forest preserve and natural wooded buffers. The Woodlands currently has 7,605 acres of open space, 209 miles of connected hike and bike trails and 140 parks.

October 29th, 2018 - The Woodlands In Focus
Please enjoy our brief video with information about Lake Woodlands. Your business or organization could be recognized in video spotlights like this one about the features of The Woodlands or even in a spotlight that focuses specifically on your business or organization.
October 1st, 2018 - Mike Bass

I urge all Woodlands residents to pay special attention to the upcoming November 2018 elections for the new seven member Board for the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD). We need new board members who will vote to support future decisions that will not adversely impact south... Read More

June 8th, 2018 - Charles Frantes

On Friday morning, members of the Bayou Land Conservancy and community leaders, volunteers, and residents from The Woodlands area gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the ... Read More

May 25th, 2018 - Carolyn Newman

The Woodlands GREEN has a legacy of partnering with The Woodlands Township. Though it began with recycling, the two entities now work together to promote numerous sustainability related educational initiatives. This partnership is a reflection of the history and vision of The Woodlands, and the... Read More

February 21st, 2018 - Bill Bray
Since it first kicked off in March of 2015 with 8 members, The Woodlands Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Education/Lobby has grown significantly. This grassroots organization, focused on helping citizens create the political will to address climate change, ended 2015 with 49 members. By the end of... Read More
September 28th, 2016 - Robert Heineman

What is the vision?

From its inception in 1974, The Woodlands has pioneered the blending of nature with modern development practices, creating a new standard in the quality of community development. One of the original goals of The Woodlands plan was to maintain the...... Read More

August 7th, 2016 - The Woodlands In Focus

“Alright how are we going to get the proper planning on this?” And we decided at that time that we wanted an important environmental planner, so we hired Ian McHarg, a noted environmentalist, to do the design on the planning for the environmental area.

...You ask the people of The... Read More

July 25th, 2016 - Mike Bass

Mr. Galatas is quoted saying that "George Mitchell wanted to build a community where people could live, work, play and learn. That was our guiding principle. Our mission that George gave us was to save the trees. It was pretty simple - and we can still enjoy that today." The original development... Read More

July 5th, 2016 - The Woodlands In Focus

Two mature bald eagles have lived in the area near Lake Woodlands since 2000, nest hopping at least five times since settling in the area. Their current nest, which they've kept for the past four years, is located in a tree right next to Lake Front Circle, not far from The Woodlands United... Read More

July 5th, 2016 - Robert Heineman

One of the original goals of The Woodlands’ plan was to maintain the natural forested environment. This has been accomplished through several means:

  • Maintain forest preserves along major roadways
  • Maintain the greenbelts along the natural streams
  • Establish... Read More