Outdoor Recreation

Biking & Hiking

Every neighborhood and community park in Waco features 1/4-mile trails for hiking and biking.  The Cameron Park Trail System, which is a National Recreation Trail, includes 20 miles of soft-surface, multi-use trails.

Cameron Park trail info and maps.


Located along the Brazos River in Brazos Park East, the Jimmy Bryant Horseshoe Complex is one of the top pitching facilities in Texas.

The complex features concrete throwing pads, sand pits and covered pavilions. The Waco Horseshoe Pitchers Association holds weekly matches and state tournaments throughout the year.

Disc Golf

Waco is home to two championship disc golf courses that sit along the Brazos River in Cameron Park and Brazos Park East.  A 9-hole disc golf course is also available at Dewey Park.  Disc golf is a free sport for all ages and skill levels.

The Waco Disc Golf Association hosts weekly tournaments and the annual Waco Charity Open each summer.

Course Maps:

Cameron Park
Brazos Park East
Dewey Park

disc golf


The still waters of the Brazos River create an ideal spot for kayaking.

The Waco Paddle Club holds weekly paddle trips, launching from various locations around Waco.

In 2012, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department launched the Waco Paddling Trails, which includes both a 1.8 mile and a 4-mile route.

More info on the trails.



With the Brazos River, Bosque River and Lake Waco all within the city limits, there are numerous spots for fishing.

Fishing docks are located along the Brazos River in downtown and boat ramps are located at Brazos Park East and MCC.

Buena Vista Park (2001 Madera) features a pond that is stocked with catfish and trout.


Sul Ross Skate Park (1301 Barnard) features ramps, grinds and rails and provides a safe, enjoyable environment for skaters of all ages.  The park also features tennis courts, a pavillion and a picnic area.

skate park