On September 6, 2003, The Colony was named as the Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Sportstown for the state of Texas. Based on a variety of criteria that demonstrates a community's involvement in facilitating and enhancing quality sports, The Colony exceeded in categories of philosophy, policy/procedures, education and training strategies, youth development strategies, community commitment to parks and recreation resources, innovations for community development, and scope of programming.

The Colony Parks & Recreation Department manages 23 municipal parks and offers a variety of activities ranging from a year-round aquatics facility to a spectacular sports complex. Continually enhancing the community by providing quality sports programs for citizens of all ages and at all levels of play, The Colony Parks & Recreation Department employs a professional, customer-first philosophy while encouraging lifelong sports participation and enjoyment. The department also enjoys a strong volunteer base and several successful public and private partnerships within the community.


             Sports Illustrated 50th                          23 Municipal Parks within The Colony
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