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  • Leisure and Fitness Activities

    Bowlero
    5320 W. Loop 250 N, Midland
    (432) 689-9725
    www.bowlero.com/bowlero-midland

    A full-service AMF Bowling Center with traditional bowling on 32 lanes, Bowlero boasts a lounge with food, an on-site pro shop and family-friendly arcade and billiards. The center also hosts birthday parties, as well as group and corporate events.

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Midland
    110 E. New Jersey and
    1321 S. Goode, Midland
    (432) 683-0050 or (432) 683-5297
    www.basonkids.org

    Established in 1966, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Midland serve more than 3,000 children each year. Professional staff serve as mentors, helping children with homework and providing guidance through sports, fitness and nutrition classes, after-school and summer vacation programs and more.

    KC’s Nutty Roller
    1004 A Andrews Hwy., Midland
    (432) 694-3575 | www.kcsnuttyroller.com

    This fun-for-all-ages, family-owned and operated wonderland features an immense skating rink, DJ booth, colored lights and disco balls. Skate sales and repair, full-service snack bar, game arcade and novelties are all available. Birthday parties, private parties and group events may be reserved in advance.

    Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center
    2300 Butternut Ln., Midland
    (432) 685-7376

    Featuring a game room, basketball gym and computer lab, the center also offers a variety of community programs and activities, including fitness classes, yoga, Tae Kwon Do,

    folklorico dancing and the opportunity to participate in theater productions.

    Rock the Desert Skate Park
    2000 S. FM 1788, Midland
    (432) 235-7001 | www.rtdskatepark.com

    Known for its annual concert, Rock the Desert Ministries has expanded its facilities to include a year-round, indoor skateboard park.

    West Texas Motocross Park
    7814 ½ W. Hwy 80, Midland
    (432) 528-3583 | www.wtmxp.com

    West Texas MX park is a red dirt track with many challenging sections for both big and small bikes. With the red dirt and sand mix and loamy sections, a lot of local riders pick the Dunlop MX32 for a tire choice. A built-in sprinkler system ensures just the right amount of water on the ground. Practice is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Gates open at 8 a.m. and admission is $20 per rider.

    YMCA of Midland
    800 N. Big Spring, Midland
    (432) 682-2551 | www.midlandymca.org

    With a variety of activities for all ages, the Y offers indoor gymnasiums, a heated pool with year-round aquatic programs, racquetball courts, a fully equipped fitness center, a youth fitness center and group fitness programs. A child care center, after-school programs, summer day camps and a variety of youth sports programs are offered. Teen youth and government programs are also available.

    Also see list of City Park amenities on pg. 122

  • Baseball/Softball

    Midland Junior Baseball Association
    www.midlandjuniorbaseball.com

    Midland Junior Baseball provides Little League baseball for boys and girls ages 7

    through 12 and T-ball for boys and girls ages 4 through 6. Spring registration is held in January and February and fall registration in August and September.

    Midland Softball Association
    (432) 683-8741 | www.midlandsoftball.com

    Adult softball for ages 17 and up is played April through June and September through October.

    Midland United Girls Softball Association
    2900 W. Kentucky, Midland
    www.midlandfastpitch.com

    Girls ages 5 through 18 can enjoy fast-pitch softball April through June and October through November.

    Also see list of city park amenities on pg. 122

  • Basketball

    See list of city park amenities on pg. 122

  • Cycling

    West Texas may be the place for year-round cycling. Cyclers can ride for pleasure, fitness, competition and thrills.

    West Texas BMX
    2101 E. Cuthbert, Midland
    (214) 536-5900 | www.usabmx.com

    Track is located in Reyes-Mashburn-Nelms Park in Midland.

    Permian Basin Bicycling Association
    www.pbbatx.com

    Permian Basin Bicycling Association was formed to promote bicycle safety and education. Composed of amateur cyclists of all skill levels, the association provides opportunities throughout the year for casual rides, scenic tours, races and other events. Individual and group memberships are available.

  • Equestrian Sports & Activities

    4C Stables Inc.
    2700 W. Passageway, Midland
    (432) 967-3866 | www.4cstables.com

    Top-quality boarding, horses for sale, training and much more.

    Skyline Farm
    3012 Todd Dr., Midland
    (432) 685-0630

    Skyline farm offers boarding, English riding lessons and schooling shows.

  • Football

    Greater Midland Football League
    (432) 242-1434 | www.gmflmidland.org

    The league offers tackle football for grades three through six in Midland County. Regular-season games take place on Saturdays at Scharbauer Sports Complex multi-purpose fields.

    Midland “Mad Dog” Rugby Football Club
    www.facebook.com/MDRFCAP/

    No experience is necessary. Players with basic gear and a good attitude are welcome to attend a practice from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mad Dog Rugby formed its first scrum in 1976. A member of the Texas Rugby Union, the Western Rugby Union (regional) and USA Rugby, the Mad Dog season runs November through April, and tournaments are held in the summer.

    Also see list of city park amenities on pg. 122

  • Golf

    Green Tree Country Club
    4900 Green Tree Blvd., Midland
    (432) 694-8413 | www.greentreecc.com

    This private 27-hole golf course with three nines offers six classes of membership. Guest play can be scheduled.

    Midland Country Club
    6101 N. Hwy. 349, Midland
    (432) 682-4378 | www.midlandcc.com

    A private 18-hole PGA championship golf course, Midland Country Club is among the top 50 in Texas. The club has four dining areas.

    Nueva Vista Golf Course
    6101 W. Wadley, Midland
    (432) 520-0500 | www.nuevavistagolf.com

    This public 18-hole golf course features a soft-spike Scottish-style course and a practice facility. A tournament menu is available through Nueva Vista Grill.

    Ranchland Hills Golf Club
    1600 E. Wadley, Midland
    (432) 683-2041 | www.ranchlandhills.com

    The premier semi-private golf club of the Permian Basin has beautiful West Texas on every hole. The legendary course is one of the oldest in the region with mature evergreens and cedar elms overlooking shimmering ponds and immaculate greens.

    Also see list of city park amenities on pg. 122

  • Marksmanship

    Ally Outdoors
    201 Spring Park Dr., Midland
    www.allyoutdoors.com

    One of the largest indoor ranges in the state of Texas, Ally Outdoors features 58,000 square feet of range space, including two dozen 25-yard lanes, five 100-yard lanes, five 15-yard archery lanes, cafe, VIP lounge and retail.

    Family Armory & Indoor Range LLC
    11100 W. County Rd. 72
    (432) 279-1777 | www.familyarmory.com

    The range serves the Permian Basin community with comfortable and friendly indoor shooting ranges.

    Midland Shooters Association
    4108 ECR 160, Midland
    (432) 682-2332 or (432) 661-7358
    www.midlandshooters.com

    Midland Shooters Association is a nonprofit club promoting sportsmanship, firearms safety, recreational shooting and marksmanship. It offers archery, shotgun, rifle and pistol ranges.

  • Professional Sports

    Midland RockHounds Baseball
    Security Bank Ballpark
    5514 Champions Dr., Midland
    (432) 520-2255
    www.midlandrockhounds.org

    The Double-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, the RockHounds compete in the Texas League, continuing decades of local baseball tradition. The season begins in April and runs through September. In 2017, the RockHounds made history winning their fourth straight Texas League Championship – the first team to do so in 92 years.

    Odessa Jackalopes Hockey
    4201 Andrews Hwy., Odessa
    (432) 552-7825 | www.jackalopes.org

    The Odessa Jackalopes compete in the South Division of the North American Hockey League. From April through September, fans can score board-rattling checks and saucer passes at Ector County Coliseum.

    Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo
    218 W. 46th, Odessa
    (432) 366-3951
    www.sandhillsstockshow.com

    One of the top 25 PRCA Rodeos in the United States, the Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo in Odessa is one of the finest stops on the professional rodeo cowboy circuit. Held in January at Ector County Coliseum, the annual event includes a horse show, concerts and youth competitions.

    Sockers FC
    5514 Champions Dr., Midland
    (432) 520-2255 | www.sockersfc.org

    The Sockers FC bring action to Grande Communications Stadium as part of the Mid South Division of the United Soccer League’s Premier Development League.

    West Texas Drillers
    (432) 634-1716 | www.westtexasdrillers.com

    The West Texas Drillers bring the excitement of Minor Professional League Football to Midland from February to June. Games are played at Grande Communications Stadium using NFL rules.

    West Texas Pride
    (432) 352-3261 | wtpridefootball.com

    The West Texas Pride are a semi-pro football team in the Rio Grande Football League.

  • Running

    Permian Basin Running Club
    www.pbrunningclub.tripod.com

    PBRC is dedicated to the sport of running for fitness, recreation and competition. The club promotes running for individuals of all ages and abilities through social interaction and participation in running events that benefit the community.

  • Senior Recreation

    Midland Senior Center
    3303 W. Illinois, Space #18, Midland
    (432) 689-6693 | www.seniorlinkmidland.org

    The senior center offers a variety of activities, including lunch, dancing, Bible study, computer lessons, bridge, exercise, ceramics and gospel singing. Also available are air hockey, billiards, cards, dominoes, exercise equipment, ping-pong, puzzles and a sewing room.

    Southeast Senior Center
    1803 E. Indiana, Midland
    (432) 685-7231 | www.seniorlinkmidland.org

    Activities at this popular center include ceramics, painting, scrapbooking, quilting, bingo, billiards, exercise programs, computer instruction, card games, dominoes and gospel singing. Wellness clinics and guest entertainers are featured every month. VAN groups provide the opportunity for men and women with vision impairment to enjoy coffee, socializing and games.

  • Soccer

    Midland Soccer Association
    3500 N. A St., Ste. 1600
    (432) 818-1294 | www.midlandsoccer.com

    Established in 1977, the Midland Soccer Association offers youth recreational soccer starting at age 4 and running through high school age, in addition to 20 select teams running from ages 9 to 19. In the summer, a men’s 19+ league, men’s 30+ league and a women’s league are offered, and a co-ed league runs in the summer and the fall.

    See list of city park amenities on pg. 122

  • Tennis

    Green Tree Country Club
    4900 Green Tree Blvd., Midland
    (432) 694-8413 | www.greentreecc.com

    The club offers five floodlit courts and covered tennis pavilion.

    Lee High School
    3500 Neely Ave., Midland
    (432) 689-1600

    There are 10 tennis courts at the school.

    Midland College Tennis Center
    3600 N. Garfield St., Midland
    (432) 686-4266

    The tennis center is home to 18 courts, the Armstrong Racquet Shop and Midland Tennis Club. It also offers new player and adult programs, tournaments, round robins and ladders.

    Midland Country Club
    6101 N. Hwy. 349, Midland
    (432) 682-4378 | www.midlandcc.com

    The club boasts16 courts (14 hard courts, two synthetic grass; six lighted) and a tennis pavilion for viewing tennis courts and for parties.

    Midland High School
    906 W. Illinois Ave., Midland
    (432) 689-1100

    Play on eight lighted courts at Midland High School.

    Racquet Club of Midland
    3009 Racquet Club Dr., Midland
    (432) 683-5596 | www.therc.org

    The club features 11 lighted tennis courts.

    West Texas Tennis Association
    www.westtexastennis.com

    The WTTA is a nonprofit association under the U.S. Tennis Association. WTTA territory covers 15 communities, including Midland and has over 500 adult members and over 400 junior members.

    Also see list of city park amenities on pg. 122

  • Volleyball

    See list of city park amenities on pg. 122

  • Water Sports/Swimming

    COM Aquatics, Inc.
    3003 N. A St., Midland
    (432) 684-7755 | www.comaquatics.com

    Since its 1972 debut, COM has continually expanded and diversified its services. The comprehensive aquatics center and natatorium features multiple 25-yard competition pools (including an Olympic-sized pool), one learn-to-swim pool, a complete springboard and platform diving venue, dryland training facility, meeting space and a wellness/physical therapy pool. Programs include competitive swimming and diving, swimming and diving lessons, and comprehensive physical therapy.

    Com Aquatics is also home to the City of Midland Swim and Dive Teams. The COM Swim Team and the Dive Team offer all levels of competition and a variety of team participation opportunities.

    Doug Russell Aquatic Center
    900 N. Midland Dr., Midland
    (432) 694-6521

    Newly renovated, the city facility boasts an interactive water park with multiple water slides and other features. With age-appropriate swim areas, it is fun for the whole family.

    Family Scuba Center
    4610 N. Garfield, Ste. D-3, Midland
    (432) 686-7333 | www.familyscuba.com

    Offering classroom instruction and pool training, the center specializes in scuba diving instruction and offers a variety of classes for beginners, refresher courses and equipment rentals, sales and service. Fitness and aerobics facilities are also available.

    Washington Aquatic Center
    1601 E. Indiana Ave., Midland
    (432) 687-3782

    This popular aquatic center offers learn-to-swim instruction for all ages, water fitness and safety programs and much more.

  • Sports Tourism Brings
    Big Business to Midland

    Each year, thousands of visitors flock to Midland to participate in sporting events of all kinds including softball, tennis, golf, rodeos and swim meets. Organizers choose to hold their sporting events in Midland to take advantage of our first-class sports venues and facilities, and our exceptional West Texas hospitality.

    When teams come to Midland, they sleep in our hotels, eat in our restaurants, fill up the tank at our gas stations and shop in our retail outlets, generating a significant positive impact on the local economy.

    One of Midland’s premiere planning resources managed by VisitMidland is the VisitMidland Sports and Entertainment Granting Authority. The granting authority is funded entirely from hotel/motel tax revenue received by the city. As such, the program is completely self-sustaining, with no tax revenue coming from the local citizen base. In the last fiscal year, 17 events received grants, generating a total Estimated Economic Impact of $6,137,765. This yielded a $34.63 return on investment.* w

    * EEI is the tourism industry’s standard measurement/methodology