To bridge nature with development better than it has ever been done: Bridgeland was born from this singular idea. From day one, our approach to achieving this lofty goal has been dedicated to the environment, sustainability, and fostering neighborly engagement by making the great outdoors an essential part of daily life.
This harmonious blending of a fully functioning community, nature-based amenities, and the opportunity to live a convenient, fulfilling, sustainable life is what makes us Distinctly Bridgeland, and you won’t find it anywhere else.
Our thoughtful approach has been recognized and honored by leading industry organizations, such as The Houston Business Journal, National Association of Home Builders, the Texas Association of Builders, and the Greater Houston Builders Association. Learn more about our awards here.
3,000 Acres of Dedicated Open Space
Before the first shovel of dirt was moved, Bridgeland’s land planners conducted an extensive environmental study to find how best to protect, preserve and restore the natural environment within the community’s boundaries. The result is dramatic. Our developers chose to devote 3,000 acres to open space, providing a forever place where both residents and wildlife will thrive together for generations to come.
900 Acres of Lakes & Waterways
A peaceful energy flows throughout Bridgeland’s first 500 acres of lakes and waterways, ideal for outdoor activities and quiet reflection. An additional 400 acres will be added in the future. Into fishing, bird watching or small boating? Cast a line into the lakes stocked for catch-and-release fishing. Focus your binoculars on more than 140 species of migratory birds feeding or gliding across the lakes. Become one with your kayak, canoe or paddleboat. Make any activity a solo excursion or a family affair.
Recreational Activity Complexes
Bridgeland’s 6,000 square foot resort-style Lakeland Activity Center offers recreation and socializing for every member of the family. Located on six acres, the center boasts two 30-foot water slides, a junior Olympic-size pool, play pool, spraypark, fitness center, tennis court, picnic tables and playground in a park setting. The site is a hub for community events, including daily exercise classes, weekly neighborhood meetings and gatherings, as well as camps and workshops for community youngsters. The center also offers an array of multi-use spaces, such as a great room with kitchen facilities and meeting rooms for resident use.
Also located in this village is Lakeland Village Park. This 20-acre park offers many unique features, including a fenced dog park, skate park, basketball court, heated lap pool that will be open year-round, canoe/kayak launch, fishing pier and spraypark, as well as multiple tennis courts, playgrounds, walking trails and playfields. There’s something for fur babies, youngsters, the young at heart, and all ages in between at Lakeland Village Park.
Now open is the 25-acre Dragonfly Park, Bridgeland’s newest amenity, which features a lazy river, leisure pool with beach entry, rope swing, lap pool, playground, sprayground, tennis courts, open play field, basketball court, dog park, kayak launch, and hike and bike trails. The state-of-the-art activity center includes a fitness center and flex rooms, as well as an event hall and lawn that seats 100 people. In the event hall, bi-fold doors that overlook the lake can be opened, allowing for an even larger event on the lawn.
Two additional recreational activity complexes, one for each of Bridgeland’s future villages, will be built, offering swimming pools for all ages, ball fields, tennis courts, and a wealth of other special experiences and conveniences.
Convenient Village Centers
Within each of Bridgeland’s four villages will be a shopping hub with its own unique character and charm providing convenient shopping, dining and an abundance of other services close to home. Meet a friend for coffee, grab takeout, a lite bite, or enjoy a leisurely meal in a local eatery. See a doctor, take a fitness class, get a haircut, massage and manicure. Power through your to-do list just blocks from home.
Whether you are looking for craft coffee, a quick snack, or leisurely meal; take out or dine in; fine wines or pastries; beauty or spa services; a dentist, optometrist or tutor; physical therapy or pharmacy, unique workout or dance lessons, you’ll find that and more at Lakeland Village Center.
Bridgeland’s master environmental plan, developed early in its history, outlines the community’s forward-thinking and environmentally conscious approach to energy, wildlife, and yes, irrigation. Not surprisingly, Bridgeland is the first community in Houston to embrace the “purple pipe” system from the onset of development. This system uses recycled water from community lakes to irrigate all common areas in a sustainable way, saving a significant amount of water and helping the community to run more cost-effectively. Rain gardens are a prominent feature used in Parkland Square for the filtering of rain water run-off, and will continue to be
250 Miles of Trails
Whether you prefer to stroll, speed walk, run or bike, you won’t have to go far to reach a trail in Bridgeland. The community offers a hierarchy of trails, border-to-border, to provide connectivity for pedestrian and bicycle traffic to various villages, village centers and activity centers. Exercise trails with fitness stations are available throughout, as are nature trails along waterways and creeks to provide scenic views and expand recreational opportunities.
Complimentary Recreation Equipment
Ready to have a boatload of fun? Come and get it! Complimentary kayaks, canoes and paddle-boats are available so residents can easily enjoy Bridgeland’s sparkling lakes and the great outdoors.
Full-time Activities Directors
Looking for a new passion or activity, a way to connect with your neighbors, or to learn something new? Bridgeland’s full-time Activities Director designs programs for all ages and aptitudes, ranging from arts-and-crafts classes to fishing and nature field trips. The Activities Director at Lakeland Activity Center hosts more than 30 monthly classes and many community-wide events for residents to enjoy throughout the year. There are also more than 30 community groups, including everything from a book club to fitness clubs and everything in between. There’s never a dull moment in Bridgeland.
At the hub of Bridgeland’s four villages will be a bustling town center known as Bridgeland Central. This future hot spot may include hospitals, schools, future employment, entertainment and a coveted collection of shopping and dining choices. Whether you are running errands, enjoying a leisurely afternoon or date night, Bridgeland Central will be your convenient one-stop-shop located adjacent to the Grand Parkway.