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Sugar Land Memorial Park

Sugar Land Memorial Park is located along the Brazos River Corridor with the entrance located at University and Commonwealth Blvds.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMapOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPhase one of the park consists of 150 acres (of 450) with approximately 2.25  miles of walking trails.  There are few trees to provide shade so be sure to bring a hat or umbrella.  During the heat of the summer, it may be best to visit the park early in the morning and later in the evening.  Trust me, I speak from first hand experience.  Park hours are from sunrise to sunset.

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Lake loop is on the north side of the park.  The 1.15 mi trail follows the edge of the small lake which is stocked with bass, bluegill, and catfish. Fishing is permitted with a valid license and bag limits apply.

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Panorama of Lake Loop.  The picnic pavilion and playground are located to the right of this picture.
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Back side of Lake Loop

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Veteran’s Memorial was dedicated September 20, 2013 to honor our armed forces.

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The playground is surrounded by a fence which is helpful to keep the energetic little rugrats corralled.  There is seating under the trees for parents to watch their kid(s) play.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe  Lake Loop pavilion has a 130 occupant capacity and is available to reserve for $17-$22/hour (resident rate) or $34/hour (non-resident) plus deposit.  I believe I counted two large and 2 smaller permanent grills.  There are also electrical outlets.  Adjacent restroom facilities available.

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On the opposite end of the park, you will find the Pawm Springs dog park, the 0.75 mile South Meadow Trail, and the 1.3 mile Brindley biking trail.  Again there is no shade available along the loop, just a big open field.

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End of the connecting trail, beginning of South Meadow Loop

You can see the Brazos River from this side of the park.  I recall reading that they plan to provide access areas to the river in the future.

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South Meadow Loop.  The entrance of the Brindley Bike Trail is located along the tree line on the south side of the park.

The  South Meadow Loop pavilion has a 72 occupant capacity and is available to reserve for $17-$22/hour (resident rate) or $22-$27/hour (non-resident) plus deposit.

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Pokemon Go players will find 10 pokestops and a gym along Lake Loop from the Veteran’s Memorial on the East side to the Windmill on the West side.  The rest of the trail is pretty barren.  It’s pointless to walk around the trail completely unless you just want the exercise or hope to catch a few pokemon along the way.  Two pokestops are located close to the pavilion where you can drop a lure then sit and wait.  There is also a gym at the park’s entrance and at the pavilion along South Meadow Trail.  This park also appears to be a Pokemon spawn nest that changes with each migration.

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Two pokestops along South Meadow Trail
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Gym and pokestop at the South Meadow Trail pavilion and another pokestop at the dog park.

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