Comfort Inn & Suites Texas City

Recreation & Tourism


The Texas City Recreation and Tourism Department offers numerous recreational, social, and fitness activities for our community and visiting tourists of all ages and interests. We provide amenities to suit virtually any recreation activity.

Mission Statement

The Texas City Recreation and Tourism Department strives to provide, enhance, and enrich the quality of life for our citizens and participants. We are dedicated to building and maintaining relationships through the development of professional, safe and diverse programs, facilities and staff.

Recreation is our business. Recreation is our passion. Come discover all of the exciting programs we have to offer; we truly have something for everyone.

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Reservations Office

For rental fees, quotes and room availability, please contact the Reservations Office. 

Phone: 409-643-5990
Hours: 8am - 5pm Monday through Friday

Matthew T. Doyle Natatorium

This facility was built to accommodate novice to experienced swimmers. The Natatorium is a state-of-the-art facility that sets itself apart from similar facilities in the Gulf Coast Area.

The Natatorium not only serves as the Texas City High School swimming and diving venue but was designed as a site that will also benefit the citizen's use for recreation, fitness and instruction. The architects crafted a multipurpose facility that encompasses TAAF, United States Swimming and high school swimming meets.

The Natatorium features an eight-lane, stretch 25 meter pool with a depth ranging from 3 feet 6 inches to 14 feet. A moveable bulkhead will enable the pool to be configured into a 25 meter or 25 yard competition ready pool with warm/cool down lanes. The diving well is equipped with 1 meter and 3 meter diving boards.

Future programs include year-round youth and adult swim lessons, shallow and deep water aerobics, lifeguard and water safety instructor courses and Masters Swim Team. Whether you are interested in purely recreational swim or looking for a competitive edge, our facility is here to meet your needs.

  • Start Date: February 2006
  • Cost: $7.57 million
  • Size: added 37,532 square feet; total of 61,422 square feet (new construction + existing building)
  • Architects: Bay Architects, Danny Brewster
  • General Contractor: GTT, Inc.
  • Mark Tullis - Project Manager
  • Mo Tullis - Superintendent
  • Completion Date: September 2007

Operating Hours

Matthew T. Doyle Natatorium and Lowry Fitness Pool

Monday - Friday 6 AM - 8 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM

Youth Hours (for members under the age of 18) 
TCISD in session Monday - Friday 3 PM - 9 PM
TCISD out of session Monday- Friday 1 PM - 9 PM
Year-round Saturday 9 AM - 6 PM

Matthew T. Doyle Natatorium

  • Competition
  • Lap swim
  • Special class instruction

Lowry Fitness Pool

  • Water aerobics
  • Lap swim
  • Special class instruction

Family Swim Times
Friday 5 PM - 8 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM
During School Year

Swim Team Practice Monday - Thursday 2 PM - 5 PM
Texas City Aquatics program Swim Practice  Monday - Thursday 5 PM - 7:30 PM
Public Swim Lessons Monday - Thursday 4:30 PM - 8 PM
  • Pools will be closed to the public during City sponsored programs and classes. Check at the front desk for class times and information.
  • There will be no swimming in the pools when Texas City is experiencing lightning and thunderstorms.
  • Children ages 14 years and under must be accompanied by an adult member and must adhere to youth hours.
  • Swimmers are responsible for following all posted rules, signs, and notices.

Lane Rental

Lane rental costs $15/hour per lane. For reservations, call (409) 643-5984.

City Recreational Sports/Leagues

Visit to check for local games, times, dates and locations.

Youth Girls Volleyball

  • For grades kindergarten – 8th
  • Registration begins in August
  • Games run September - November

Price: $60 includes uniform

Copy of Birth Certificate needed at registration***

Youth Coed Basketball

  • For boys & girls ages 5-16
  • Registration begins in October
  • Games run December – March

Price: $70 includes uniform

Copy of Birth Certificate needed at registration***

Youth Tennis

After school Tennis Lessons 

  • For boys & girls ages 6-18
  • Lessons are September – May

Program Hours:

  • Beginners: 5:30-6:30 pm - $25
  • Intermediate 6:30-7:30 p.m. - $35
  • Advanced 7:30-8:30 p.m. - $35

*You may register at the beginning of each month; fees are charged monthly.

Copy of Birth Certificate needed at registration***

Summer Tennis

  • For boys & girls ages 6-18
  • Registration begins in May
  • Season runs from June- August

Copy of Birth Certificate needed at registration***


  1. Fountains

    Texas City has provided its residents and our guests with an array of statuary designed to excite just about everyone, from the very young to young at heart. Whether it's the majestic Memorial Fountain at Memorial Park, or the popular Phoenix Fountain adorning the Charles T. Doyle Convention Center, each fountain adds its unique sense of elegance, freshness, and renewal to our beautiful community. Enjoy!

  2. Park Listing

    The Recreation and Tourism Department maintains over 40 parks for our residents, totaling over 1,000 acres. Our parks include playgrounds, walking trails, picnic areas and much more!

  3. Park Rules

    The City of Texas City Recreation and Tourism Department strives to manage a safe, clean and attractive park system.

  4. Skate Park

    The Texas City Skate Park opened in September 2013. Come check out the amazing features included in the design.

  5. Statues

    During the late1990s and early year 2000, Texas City underwent something of a public art renaissance. Numerous artworks were commissioned by the City, including outdoor sculpture, paintings and fountains.