Land Development

The Woodlands, Texas


Bear Branch Sportsfields

Innovation. Built atop a 20’ site containing excavation deposits, Bear Branch Sportsfields is one of the largest multi-sport venues in The Woodlands. Due to the challenges presented by existing site conditions, LJA’s project team devoted a great deal of time to the essential grading and drainage of the property. The design included a cleverly designed seating berm to take advantage of the topography and provide ample seating with full views for spectators. The project team considered all components and impacts of such a large, multi-use facility, including the close proximity of neighboring residents and designed appropriate solutions to manage light spill from the illuminated fields.

The 30-acre park accommodates soccer, rugby, softball, and football. Due to the highly diversified sports uses, as well as a myriad of recreational uses, the fields were designed for heavy utilization by area residents. The Bear Branch Sportsfields cater to soccer, rugby, football and softball, boasting seven soccer fields, an 18-hole disc golf course, a pond supporting fishing activities, concessions, a 70-plot community garden, and parking for 240 cars.

For more information regarding this project, please contact: Jim Wendt