Facilities & Parks

The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for creating and maintaining a system of parks and recreational facilities dedicated to providing quality services to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Odessa.

LAST DAY OF OPERATION: JULY 30, 2023

List of Aquatic Centers & Pools

Each Pool will close one day per week for maintenance and heavy-duty cleaning purposes. The spraygrounds will operate daily.

Pools and Sprayground

  • Sherwood Family Aquatic Center (Closed on Tuesdays)
  • Woodson Family Aquatic Center (Closed on Thursdays)
  • Floyd Gwin Pool (Closed on Wednesdays)
  • McKinney Park Sprayground- Will operate daily
  • Jurassic Jungle Sprayground- Will operate daily

Hours of operation - Monday- Sunday 1 pm to 7 pm

Please call 432-362-4301 for any questions or concerns

General Admissions for Pools @ Sherwood and Woodson Family Aquatic Center

  • $4.00 for adults
  • $2.50 for children
  • Free for ages 11 months and under as well as seniors 65 and up

General Admissions for Floyd Gwin

  • $3.00 for adults
  • $1.50 for Children
  • Free for ages 11 months and under as well as seniors 65 and up

Spraygrounds are free and open to the public

FAMILY NIGHT

*$4.50 for a family up to four (4) members. Each additional family member will pay the general admissions gate fee.

Woodson- Tuesday nights 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Sherwood- Thursday nights 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Aquatic Reservations

*The Odessa YMCA will be operating the Pools this summer along with any after-hour rental reservations.To check availability or have any questions please call the YMCA at 432-362-4301.

The following Swimming pools will be available for pool rentals this summer season:

  • Woodson Park - $385 per hour
  • Sherwood Family Aquatic Center - $385 per hour
  • Floyd Gwin Pool- $105 per hour
  • Jurassic Jungle Sprayground - $235 per hour

Aquatic Centers & Swimming Pools

Rules & Guidelines

Aquatic Center & Pool

Sprayground

  • Absolutely no refunds; this includes refunds for bad weather or rule infractions
  • Everyone must shower before entering the pool.
  • The following attire will notbe allowed:
    • No athletic/cargo/denim/khaki shorts nor any other kind of shorts (other than swim trunks)
    • No bandana or headgear
    • No cut-offs of any kind
    • No hats
    • No long pants or sweatpants
    • No thong bathing suits
  • Glass containers of any description are prohibited
  • Infants 3 years old or younger are allowed in the shallow portion of the main pool
  • Masks, fins, snorkels, or full-face masks are prohibited
  • No disorderly conduct or lewd behavior
  • No flotation devices allowed; this includes:
    • Bathing suits with floats sewn into the body of the suit
    • Floaties
    • Inflatable toys
    • Life jackets (except those flotation devices issued by the Sherwood or Woodson Pools)
    • Noodles
  • No outside food or beverages allowed - no coolers and no picnic baskets - alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the parks, parking lot and pool house area
  • No running, pushing, or horseplay
  • No smoking or use of tobacco products in the pool area or pool house area
  • Only proper swimming attire is allowed - only modest and properly worn swim trunks and bathing suits will be allowed - no sagging of swim trunks
  • Only white t-shirts over bathing suits will be allowed in the water
  • Patrons may have to demonstrate their swimming ability before entering deep water
  • Swimming pool staff must be obeyed at all times
  • Use of profane language is prohibited
  • We reserve the right to refuse admittance or eject any patron who will not obey swimming pool staff or pool rules
  • Youth under 3 feet, 6 inches must be accompanied by an adult
  • All Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
  • All non-potty trained children must be in a swim diaper
  • City facilities located in parks are governed by the rules and regulations of the City of Odessa Code of Ordinances, Chapter 12, unless otherwise stated
  • Compliance with the rules is a condition of use of the spray ground and violation will result in expulsion from park
  • Do not drink the water!
  • The use of tobacco products within fifty feet (50') of the Sprayground is prohibited.
  • Do not use spray pad during thunderstorms
  • Do not use sprayground if a person is infected with a contagious disease or condition
  • In case of emergency, please call 911
  • Malfunction, Unsanitary Condition, and all other Issues or Problems - call 432-368-3548
  • No animals or pets allowed at any time
  • No food, beverages, or glass products allowed on spray pad
  • No lifeguard on duty at McKinney Park Spraygrounds.
  • NO bicycles or rollerblades allowed on spray pad
  • Please do not climb on spray features, railings or barriers
  • Spray ground is slippery when wet - please use caution
  • Surfaces may be hot - footwear is strongly recommended
  • Swimsuit required.
  • Use of Sprayground while ill with diarrhea is prohibited
  • No running or horseplay, be courteous and respectful of others, take turns, have fun!
  • No skateboards

Athletic Facilities

View an overview of all of our association practice sites (PDF). If you are wishing to use one of these spaces, please contact the Sports Association responsible for that space or call 432-368-3548.

Fishing / Comanche Trail Pond

Note: The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will be stocking the Comanche Trails Park Pond with Rainbow Trout tomorrow, December 6th. They will also stock the pond on the following dates, 1/4/2023 and 2/2/2023.

Learn to Fish

Learning to fish is like riding a bicycle. Once you learn how easy and fun it is, you will never forget it! Whether you stand in the river or on the side of a pond with a can of worms or use a boat with state-of-the-art equipment, fishing can be enjoyed by all ages and all skill levels. Even beginner anglers can learn how fun and relaxing fishing can be, and learn life skills in the process. The goal for learning to fish and for our Pond in Odessa is to provide a recreational opportunity and enhance the quality of life available to all Odessa Residents.

Comanche Trail Park Lake

Comanche Trail Park is a long linear park with a West Entrance and a South Entrance.  Comanche Trail Park is perfect for disc golfers (3 courses), a 3.2-mile trail, and a large Community Fishing Lake. The pond is located at the South Entrance:
301 W I-20
Odessa, TX 79766

General Everyday Fishing

Fishing License is required for any angler 18 years of age or older. Find out more information about our freshwater pond and the license requirements through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website.

Please note that fishing is not permitted at Memorial Gardens Park (Buffalo Wallow)

Harvest Regulations

There is no minimum length limit; the daily bag limit is 5 trouts.

An angler fishing in a Community Fishing Lake (CFL) may use no more than two poles.

For more information about the Stocking Schedule, Licenses, Harvest Regulations, and more, visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website.

Disc Golf Courses

Recreation opportunities are more than just playgrounds, trails, and sports courts. The City of Odessa Parks and Recreation, along with the support of the Odessa Disc Golf Association, maintains and operates three courses. Each course takes you through a variety of challenging shots, beautiful landscapes and a fun atmosphere with comrades! Disc Golf can provide everyone of any skill level to participate in a bit of competition and fitness, as you walk through the courses, enhancing the quality of life for Odessans and people just passing through.


Odessa Disc Golf Association

Be sure to check out the Odessa Disc Golf Association Facebook page for updates, meet-ups, and meet fellow disc golfers.

List of Courses

Course GuidesAddressCourse LengthHolesPar
Comanche Trail Park West Disc Golf Course Map (PDF)
900 S County Road W
Odessa, TX 79763
5,121 feet18 baskets3 (54)
Comanche Trail Park South Disc Golf Course Map (PDF)301 W I-20
Odessa, TX 79766
5,450 feet21 baskets3 (63)
McKinney Park Disc Golf Course Map (PDF)625 W Pool Road
Odessa, TX 79761
2,456 feet9 baskets3 (27)

Disc Golf Rules & Code of Conduct

  1. Play Smart - Never throw into a blind area or when players, spectators, pedestrians, or other facility users are within range. Use a spotter.
  2. Respect the Course - Observe all posted rules. No littering, graffiti, or abuse of equipment or flora.
  3. Represent the Sport - Be positive and responsible. Teach others.

If you can abide by the rules and PDGA Code, you will not only play better, but and build a comradery in the community.

Hike / Bike Trails

Trails are one of the most frequently mentioned and used recreational features in our Park system, and throughout the master planning process. They can benefit everyone in the City, whether they are young or old, bicyclists, active runners or the casual ones who want a quiet stroll in the evening. The goal for trails in Odessa is to identify a connected system of potential corridors for pedestrians and bicyclists in order to provide recreational opportunities as well as transportation choices, enhancing the quality of life available to all Odessa Residents.

List of Trails

Trail Name / MapAddressLength of Trail
Bellaire Park Trail Map (PDF)3101 Chestnut
Odessa, TX 79762
0.3 miles
Central (Dan Hemphill) Park Trail Map (PDF)1201 E 13th
Odessa, TX 79761
0.5 miles
Comanche Trail Park West Trail Map (PDF)900 S County Road W
Odessa, TX 79763
1.1 miles one way or 2.2 miles loop
Comanche Trail Park South Trail Map (PDF)301 W I-20
Odessa, TX 79766
0.8 miles one way or 1.6 miles loop (through McKinney Park)
Freedom Park Trail Map (PDF)3101 E University
Odessa, TX 79761
0.2 miles
Lawndale Park Trail Map (PDF)92nd and Rainbow
Odessa, TX 79765
0.4 miles
Lions Club Park Trail Map (PDF)4341 Esmond Drive
Odessa, TX 79762
0.3 miles
Memorial Gardens Park Trail Map (PDF)4730 E 42nd Street
Odessa, TX 79762
1.0 miles loop around pond or 1.3 miles full loop

Mountain Bike Trail (restricted to only Permian Basin Bicycle Association members)

Billy Hext Road and Eastridge Road
Odessa, TX 79765
N/A
Murry Fly Park Trail Map (PDF)3545 Boulder
Odessa, TX 79762
0.3 miles
Purple Sage Park Trail Map (PDF)615 E 11th
Odessa, TX 79761
0.2 miles
Salinas Park Trail Map (PDF)600 W Clements
Odessa, TX 79761
0.4 miles
San Jacinto Park Trail Map (PDF)2100 N County Road W
Odessa, TX 79763
0.5 miles
Sherwood Park Trail Map (PDF)4819 N Everglade
Odessa, TX 79762
1.2 miles
Western Manor Park Trail Map (PDF)1400 W 23rd
Odessa, TX 79763
0.2 miles
Woodson Park Trail Map (PDF)1020 E Murphy
Odessa, TX 79761
0.5 miles

Park Hours

Per local ordinance, all parks are open to the public between 6 am and 11 pm.

Article 1-13-3(b): It shall be unlawful for any person or group to be in any public park between the hours of 11 pm and 6 am Moreover, it shall be unlawful for any person or group to have any motorized vehicle in any public park during hours in which such parks are closed to public use. Such curfew and restrictions shall apply to the park area proper and any parking lot of the park adjacent to park grounds.

List of Parks & Amenities

  1. Parks and Amenities (PDF) - Revised