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Golf

 

GC1Brownwood Country Club

The Brownwood Country Club is a semi-private club. The 18 hole layout offers fun to all golfers with its great bentgrass greens and open fairways. Visit skycaddie.com and download Brownwood Country Club's golf course. Amenities include a driving range, chipping green (with bunkers) anda  large putting green, pool, restaurant and bar. There is also a fully stocked golf shop for any golfer to acquire equipment, apparel, and a P.G.A. golf professional. Open all year long and closed on Mondays. Guest policy-play with a member, reciprocate to another club, or ask the BCC about their Special One-Time Family PAss. Dress code -- proper golf attire.

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Nature Parks

 

MU4Camp Bowie 36th Division Memorial Park

8.71 acres off Morris Shepherd at Burnett Road across from Brownwood Regional Medical Center. Camp Bowie in Brownwood was a vital military training camp during WWII. Today there is a memorial park displaying military equipment and vehicles used during WWII through Vietnam honoring the role the United States Military has played in the history and development of Brownwood.

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NP2Center Park

Located at corner of Center Ave. and East Baker. This downtown park was built in 2003 on the location of the old J. C. Penny's. The park has a beautiful water fall with rock walls that provide seating.

 

 

 

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NP3Fabris Primitive Park

22 acres located 2 miles out on Farm Market 2125 toward Lake Brownwood Dam. Fishing and boat ramp available from 8:00 am till dusk. Large pecan orchard along Jim Ned Creek; great for canoeing, kayaking, and bird watching.

 

 

 

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NP4Margaret & Stuart Coleman Plaza

2.3 acres located on East Adams between in the Depot Civic and cultural Center Complex. Brick Stage with Electrical, Benches, Shade, and 1080 Steam Engine.

For Pavilion reservations, call Adams Street Community Center at (325)646-0146                                                                                              

 

 

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NP5Riverside Park

46.43 acres adjacent to the Pecan Bayou on East Commerce (entrance at Brunner Chevrolet). Large Playground Area, Sand Volleyball Court, Boat Ramp, Nature Trail, Picnic Table, BBQ Pits, Restroom Facilities, Pavilion, and RV Hookups. One mile by 8 foot wide concrete Walking Trail. The Pavilion or RV Hookups may be reserved by calling Adams Street Community Center at (325)646-0146

 

 

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Recreation Parks

 

RP1Allcorn Park

9.34 acres bordered by 4th Street & Indian Creek Drive. Basketball half-court, two practice Baseball/Softball fields, two lighted Tennis courts, Playground equipment, nine picnic tables, three BBQ grills, restroom facilities, water fountains, and thirty-six parking spaces.

For pavilion reservations, call Adams Street Community Ceneter at (325)646-0146.                                                                               

 

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RP2Camp Bowie Sports Complex & Gordon Wood Stadium

70.78 acres off Milam Drive and Calvert Road, next to Gordon Wood Stadium. Includes Gordon Wood Stadium, Camp Bowie Family Aquatic Center, three Concession Stands, three Boys Baseball Fields, two Adult Softball Fields, all fields with bleachers, two Playgrounds, four restroom facilities, and large parking area.

For Ball Field information or reservations, call Adams Street Community Center at (325)646-0146

 

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RP3Cecil Holman Park

3 acres off Cordell and Hall Street right next to Austin Avenue. One Baseball/Softball Field with bleachers, Holman Pool, Pavilion Area, one Basketball half-court, one Basketball full-court lighted, Sand Volleyball pit, one lighted Tennis Court, large Playground Area, picnic tables, BBQ grills, park benches, restroom facilities, and parking area. Bennie Houston Community Center is also part of the park and is open 1:00 pm to 9:00pm Monday through Friday. The cCommunity Center is also available to rent. The Center includes an indoor Basketball/Volleyball Gym, Kitchen, tables, chairs, meeting rooms, and restroom facilitites.

For reservations, call (325)646-0620.          

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RP4Cen-Tex Soccer Fields

Cen-Tex Soccer Association Complex located on Crockett Drive. 10 Fields, Playscape, Restrooms, Concession Area with covered seating, and parking.

 

 

 

 

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 RP5Coggin Park

15.15 acres on Austin Avenue between Parkway and Roselawn. Brownwood's newly renovated park. Five lighted Tennis Courts, four Baseball/Softball Practice Fields, two Soccer Fields, full-size Basketball Court, Sand Volleyball pit, Horseshoe & Washer pits, Pavilions, Pecan Orchard, large Playground area, walking trail, exercise stations, picnic tables, BBQ pits, water fountains, and parking area.

For reservations, call Adams Street Community Center at (325)646-0146.

 

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RP6Festival Park

Approximately 25 acres located on Milam Drive next to the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center. Volleyball area, two Baseball/Softball practice fields, pavilion area, RV hookups, picnic tables, and restroom facilities. The Pavilion may be reserved by calling Adams Street Community Center at (325)646-0146.

 

 

 

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RP8Earl Q. Wilson Arena/Brown County Youth Fair Grounds

The Brown County Youth Fair Board manages the Earl Q. Wilson Arena, Home Econimcs Building and the Youth Fair Barns. The Arena is the home of the Annual Brown County Rodeo, and other related events. The Youth Fair Grounds include four barns and one Show Area. The Home Economics Building has a kitchen, restrooms, open floor plan, tables and chairs.

For more information or rental, call (325)647-9203.

 

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Tours & Trails

 

 TT2Way out Wineries – "Way Out Wineries is a group of boutique wineries in the "middle" of Texas, from the north part of the Texas Hill Country to just south of the DFW metroplex.” Brownwood is located at the half-way point between the wineries, and is the perfect overnight stop for trail visitors coming from any direction.

 

 

TT3Texas Forts Trail – "Come visit the Texas Forts Trail Region and you'll walk in the footsteps of a colorful cast of characters – Spanish missionaries, nomadic Native Americans, determined soldiers, gritty cattlemen and eager settlers.” Brown County is one of 29 counties represented on the Forts Trail with several historic attractions.

 

TT4Great Texas Wildlife Trail – Experience Brownwood's Loop of the Heart of Texas Great Texas Wildlife Trail by following the path of the Pecan Bayou. This body of slow moving water supports several kinds of plant and animal that attracted human settlement like the Tonkawa and Comanche. This bayou was a fabled fishing stream during the frontier era and received favorable comments from travelers and soldiers for its beauty, varied flora and fauna, rich soil abundant pecan and oak timber.

 

TT5Texas Hill Country Wildflower Trail – Visit Brownwood this spring on the Texas Hill Country Wildflower Trail. Be sure to plan your trip to include one of our many spring events like the Heart of Texas Quilt Show or the Heart of Texas Wildflower Exhibit.

 

 

TT6Birding Guide at Lake Brownwood State Park - Several miles of hiking trails in the Lake Brownwood State Park provide opportunity for spotting many types of birds. This Field Checklist is provided by the Lake Brownwood State Park, and is the result of visual records, mist-netting and bird-banding over a period of 24 months. Contact the State Park or the Brownwood Chamber for a copy, or pick one up while you are here.                                       

 

 

 

 

TT7Texas Oak Trail at Lake Brownwood State Park - This trail is located in an upland area above Lake Brownwood. The plants and animals of this area are a combination of species from the Edwards Plateau, Grand Prairie, Western Cross Timers, and the Rolling Plains. Contact the State Park or the Brownwood Chamber for a copy of the Trail guide, or pick one up while you are here.