Head Outdoors for Fitness and Fun in Waco

Golf, hiking, fishing and more - you'll run out of daylight before you run out of things to do.

Anne Gillem
On Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 07:31

Head outdoors for fitness and fun in Waco, and you’ll run out of daylight before you run out of things to do.

From tennis, golf and fishing to the natural beauty of trails, lakes, the Brazos River and parks, recreational opportunities abound. The region’s moderate climate ensures most options are available year-round.

Golf enthusiasts enjoy Waco’s 10 courses and others in the region. And the nationally acclaimed Waco Regional Tennis & Fitness Center has 18 outdoor lighted courts and hosts many tournaments.

The Waco Department of Parks & Recreation oversees activities at facilities including 416-acre Cameron Park with its mountain biking and walking trails.

“Cameron Park would make you think you are driving along mountain roads in Colorado,” says Rusty Black, department director. “Every weekend, there are folks who come up here and ride – beginners, intermediate and advanced.”

Lakes Waco, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, offers boating, fishing and swimming, as well as camping.