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Why I Love The Woodlands YMCA despite the Report: Houston YMCA CEO one of the highest-paid charity execs in the country

Today the Houston Business Journal did a story on the Houston YMCA executives being one of the highest paid in the country.  KHOU Report: Houston YMCA CEO one of the highest-paid charity execs in the country

I have sent my children to the summer YMCA camps here in The Woodlands the past 4 years and this summer was the BEST EVER!!!   I do have to admit my kids were not that excited the past few years to do the YMCA summer camps but this year it completely changed!

I am proud that our Houston CEO had the vision to come up with a facility like this at Creekside YMCA!

The New YMCA in The Woodlands / Creekside opened up this year and it is AMAZING!

What an asset this is to our community!

It is almost as if you are going back in time to the Disney Movie "The Parent Trap"!

Talent show:



Outdoor Ampitheatre:

 Tee Pee's:


 Zip Line and Climbing Structure:


Tree Houses:


Gorgeous Facilities:



Awesome Restrooms:

The new YMCA is on 21 acres, located in The Woodlands newest Village of Creekside Park next to the 1700 acre George Mitchell Preserve. The main focus will be the attention to outdoor recreation and education, reconnecting kids and families with nature, and bringing back the sense of adventure to the family outdoor experience.

"Naturally alive with adventure, the new Creekside center offers a world of free and natural play, just like when you were a kid. Here kids can climb high atop a tree house or climb under the sanctuary of an authentic Native American tipi. Interconnected by expansive forest canopies and sprawling wooden boardwalks, there's simply nothing like Creekside anywhere in the Greater Houston Area. Explore everything from the centerpiece lodge to alpine tower to giant swing to outdoor chapel to archery range to outdoor amphitheater and more!"

The Creekside YMCA Outdoor Adventure Center

6464 Creekside Forest Drive

The Woodlands, TX

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The Woodlands



  • #1 Best Selling master-planned community in the state of Texas
  • 27 miles North of Houston
  • 16 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • Close to I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road
  • Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion outdoor amphitheater 
  • 190 miles of hike and bike trails
  • Exemplary public schools and Acclaimed private schools
  • Ranked one of the top 10 safest communities in Texas
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Comment balloon 4 commentsPippa Mac • August 25 2010 06:16PM


Great Post and even better photos.  thank you

Posted by David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com (www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending) over 8 years ago

This is really a great place of adventure for all ages.  I want to go there and play!

Posted by Paula McDonald, Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury) over 8 years ago

It makes me want to go back to my childhood just to go and play and be adventurous. 

Posted by Cherise Selley, Colorado Springs Realtor (Selley Group Real Estate, LLC) over 8 years ago

thats a great YMCA, much cooler than I remember growing up wish we would have had neat places like this!

Posted by Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor (Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s) over 8 years ago