Jerry Matheson Park in Tomball – Visiting Houston Area Parks, One Week at a Time

Jerry Matheson Park Memorial Playground
Address:  1240 Ulrich Road, Tomball TX, 77375

Oh friends, I cannot describe how excited we were to drive to this dot on the map and realize we had stumbled on an amazing Houston-area playground.  And when I say amazing, I mean rambling wooden playground with giant tires, rock walls, zip lines, swinging ropes and more.  Jerry Matheson Park in Tomball is like the popular Donovan Park (in the Heights), but even more adventurous.

Jerry Matheson Park is directly across from Juergens Park (so it’s really like one giant park) and has the awesome playground, swimming pool, tennis courts, baseball field, restrooms and picnic tables.

Jerry Matheson Toddler Playground
The wood playground a toddler play area, with smaller equipment, swings and sandbox.  There is also a giant play area for big (and little) kids.


Jerry Matheson Park Zip Line
Our very very favorite part was the zipline. This is not the kind you find at most playgrounds, that is too high off the ground and hard to move. This is a long rope (or tube) for kids to hang on to and then slide from tire island to tire island.

Jerry Matheson Park Swinging Ropes
Our next favorite thing was pretending this was a ninja warrior training course. From tire to bridge to monkey bars to rock wall to zip line to tire tower to swings… without touching the ground!

Jerry Matheson Park Memorial Playground Tractor
This playground is a little worn in places… but you can tell that it is well loved and well used.  If you are looking for something that is out-of-the-ordinary, you really need to check out the Memorial Playground at Jerry Matheson Park!

See the pool post HERE!

Jerry Matheson Park Tire Bridge

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  1. […] Jerry Matheson Park: I completely agree with the linked blog post from Big Kid Small City, this has been one of my favorite hidden parks from when I lived in Tomball when Lauren was a little kid. I adore this fun place with it’s vast playland of fun and the fact that it’s never overcrowded is sweet. If you can find it you are in for a real treat if not then all the more joy for us that know of its secret joy!… […]

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