Stafford City Parks
Stafford residents can enjoy the outdoors in one of six public parks.
A total of 35.6 acres of green space are designated as public park land in the City.
First Street Park, 2501 First Street Covers 3 acres and contains a jogging trail with lights as well as open play field, picnic tables, benches and stretching equipment. See map.
Gordon Fountain Lake Park, 10511 1/2 Fountain Lake Dr. is the City’s second largest public park, covering 9 acres. It has a lake, a half-mile jogging trail with lights, playground equipment, picnic benches, stretching equipment and a pavilion. See map.
The Margaret Havens Historical Memorial Garden, 2610 South Main
Was a collaborative effort between the City of Stafford and the Stafford Historical Society. Instrumental in the process was the City’s Parks Committee, under the leadership of its Chairman, Councilman John Rose. Working in concert, the Parks Committee and Historical Society, which was led by its President, Councilman Jeff Smith, developed plans and a concept to recognize the history of Stafford and the Stafford Municipal School District. Read more.
Rubin Park, 2220 First Street contains open play field, playground equipment, picnic benches, two basketball goals and a pavilion on 3.14 acres. See map.
Stafford City Park, 3108 Fifth Street is the city’s largest of the city’s public parks covering 16 acres. It contains softball/baseball fields, covered basketball courts, soccer/open play fields, playground equipment, picnic benches and a pavilion. See map.
Vaccaro Manor Park, 13033 Joan Street Occupies 4.5 acres. It has a quarter-mile jogging trail with lights, soccer/open play fields, playground equipment, picnic benches, sidewalks, stretching equipment and a pavilion. See map.
The City’s park system is maintained by the City of Stafford Parks Department. Jim Wagner is the Superintendent of Parks and Building Maintenance. Contact him at 281-499-2978 or Email Jim.
Parks Committee Members:
Cecil Willis, advisor
Charles Russell, advisor
Antonia Comardo, member
Joji George, member
Jenny Holzaepfel, member
Harvey Koudleka, member
Trina Reed, member
John Rose, member
Syed Sultan, member
Meetings of the Parks Committee are held quarterly at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the months of January, April, July and October, at City Hall, and are open to the public.