The Texas City Recreation & Tourism Department offers numerous recreational, social, and fitness activities for our community and visiting tourists of all ages and interests. We provide amenities to suit virtually any recreation activity.
The Texas City Recreation & Tourism department strives to provide, enhance, and enrich the quality of life for our citizens and participants. We are dedicated to building and maintaining relationships through the development of professional, safe and diverse programs, facilities and staff.
Recreation is our business. Recreation is our passion. Come discover all of the exciting programs we have to offer … we truly have something for everyone.
Birding in Texas City
Texas City is a regional and national destination for birding with several great places, like the Texas City Dike, where you can find rare birds that are unique to this area. Be sure to follow the Birds of Texas City Facebook page below for the latest sightings in Texas City!
Heritage Square Park
109 3rd Avenue
North Texas City, TX 77590
Homes in Heritage Square Park
The Davison Home — open to the public on the first Sunday of each month from 2 p.m.to 4 p.m.
The Engineer’s Cottage
The Moore Home
The Lee Dick Home
The historical homes in Heritage Square Park are managed by the City of Texas City and the Texas City Historical Preservation Corp. The Texas City Heritage Association plays a vital part in the interior restoration of the homes.
Texas City’s roots go back to the coming of the first Anglo-Americans to Texas.
One early settlement near the present city was by Lt. Jim Campbell, a follower of Jean Lafitte. Another was by James Perry, brother-in-law of Steven F. Austin. In 1892, the three Myers brothers of Duluth, Minn., and Capt. A.B. Wolvin bought most of the surrounding land and changed the name of the small town from Shoal Point to Texas City.
These developers brought Frank Davison to be resident manager of the Texas City Improvement Company. He and his wife Florence completed their home in 1897. This house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Texas City Dike
The Texas City Dike is the longest man-made fishing pier in the world, stretching 5.3 miles into Galveston Bay. The Dike is one of the most popular boat launch and fishing areas on the entire Texas gulf coast due to it’s location, ease of access and great amenities like Dike Beach, restrooms, fish cleaning stations, picnic shelters and more. The base of the dike has a huge playground, hike & bike trails, bike rentals, 18-hole disc golf course and more — there is something for everyone! Bring the whole family to experience this unique destination and find out why the Texas City Dike has 4.5 stars on Google reviews!