Brenham Living

Sports & Recreation

Brenham has many recreational opportunities for you and your family.

Below are some of Brenham and Washington County's more well known recreational spots. For more information on all of the places to experience in our area, please visit the Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau website.


Brenham Parks & Recreation

The City of Brenham Park System includes three parks with kitchen facilities, barbeque pits, and covered pavilions plus playgrounds, basketball courts and tennis courts.

Blue Bell Aquatic Center

The Aquatic Center is a beautiful three-pool complex composed of an indoor six-lane competition pool, a heated therapy pool and the outdoor leisure pool. Each offers a wide variety of benefits to the community. The Blue Bell Aquatic Center offers a number of programs and swim classes throughout the year.


The library offers a variety of services for both adults and children. There are over 48,000 items to check out. This number includes books (regular and large print), tapes, CD's, DVD's, and a genealogy collection. In addition the Library subscribes to 60 magazines. Services offered include, Internet, ILC, faxing and text enlarger/reader machines.

Downtown Brenham

Visit downtown Brenham and experience an authentic Texas treasure!

Lake Somerville

Enjoy this 11,400-acre lake with 85 miles of shoreline just 14 miles north of Brenham. Many species of birds and other wildlife may be observed from several park areas. Great fishing for bass and catfish and a 21-mile trailway connects Birch Creek and Nails Creek State Parks where you can hike or ride horses.