Houston Parks and Recreation Department

Independence Heights Community Center


603 East 35th (map)
Houston, TX77022
Fall/Winter/Spring Hours:
Sat. - Sun. Closed
Summer Hours:
Sat. - Sun. Closed
Mon. - Fri.

Mon. – Fri.
11:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Houston Service Helpline: 311 or 713.837.0311



Upcoming Events

Event Fliers

For more information on Independence Heights Community Center programs click on the links below to view or print program fliers.

After-School Enrichment Program

Community Center Programs Activities

Family Fun Quarterly Events & Activities

Park Amenities

Adjacent to the community center building, Independence Heights Park offers a playground, lighted tennis courts, lighted sports field, swimming pool, and an outdoor basketball pavilion.


Community Centers are great places to host special gatherings, such as wedding receptions, family reunions and parties for a nominal rental fee. Not all facilities are designed to accommodate all events, so please contact each individual facility to ensure that facility can accommodate your event. Deposits are required and are refundable.

Community center rental reservation forms must be completed and payments must be received in the Permits Office the earlier of 10 days after the rental reservation is completed or at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. This includes concessionaires, HPARD co-sponsored events, etc.

If security is required, community center rental reservation forms and payment must be received in the Permits Office a minimum of 14 days prior to the scheduled event, which includes private functions, birthday parties, showers, weddings, family reunions, family gatherings, meetings, special events, etc.

Concessionaire Opportunities Available

Apply for a concessionaire contract with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department to teach classes in our centers.

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