Conroe, located approximately 40 miles (64km) north of Houston, is the county seat and city of Montgomery County, Texas. It is the principal city of Houston-Conroe, TX and The Woodlands, TX-Sugar Land metropolitan area.
The population of Conroe was 98.081, an increase of 56.207 in 2010. The Census Bureau reports that Conroe was America’s fastest-growing sizable urban area between July 1, 2015, and July 1, 2016.
The city had 56,207 residents, 18,651 households, and 13,086 families as of 2010. Conroe has seen an increase in population since the 2010 census. Conroe was sixth in America’s fastest-growing cities between 2014 and 2015. Conroe was named the fastest-growing large American city by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2015. Between 2015 and 2016, it experienced a 7.8% growth. It has seen rapid growth due to new housing developments in the city. Conroe’s annexation and expansion of growing communities outside its extraterritorial jurisdiction also contributed to its growth.
The city’s racial makeup was 69.7% White, 10.3% African American and 1.2% Native American. 1.8% Asian, less than 0.05% Pacific Islander. 13.7% were from other races. 3.2% came from two or more races. 38.5% of the total population were Hispanics or Latinos of any race. Only white (and not Hispanic and Latino) made up 48.3%. The southern part of downtown saw White make up between 20.4 percent and 22.3 percent. African Americans made up between 19.0 percent and 20.3 percent. Hispanic and Latino made up between 56.6 percent and 57.7%.
Isaac Conroe, a Northern-born Union Cavalry officer, born in Houston, is the city’s name. Conroe established a sawmill in the area in 1881. The lumber and oil industries were the first to make the city prosperous. The area was initially called “Conroe’s Switch” and saw an influx in residents in the late 19th-century due to the piney wood forest lumber demand.
Conroe Mill School, a school for the growing town, was established in 1886.
Joe Winters, a black man, was burned to the ground on the courthouse steps in 1922.
George W. Strake was the first to discover the Conroe Oil Field. The Cockfield Formation was approximately 5,000 feet deep (1,500m) and produced distillate and natural gas. In 1932, the second well produced 1200 BOPD. The field had already produced 40 million barrels by 1935.
The city was home to more millionaires per capita in the 1930s than any other U.S. metro, but only briefly. Many Houstonians settled in the Conroe area after the completion of Interstate 45.
Lake Conroe Park in Conroe, TX.
The 13-acre Lake Conroe Park is located on the western shoreline at Lake Conroe. Picnicking areas, barbecue pits, restrooms are available, and swimming areas, fishing piers, and swimming areas. Two covered pavilions are available for rent in the park, used for large groups. You can also play volleyball and have softball in the park.
The shoreline of the swimming area is cordoned to prevent boat and jet-ski access. There are no lifeguards on duty. It is prohibited to consume alcohol in the park. Park admission costs $2 per person. The park is free for children under 5 years old. The park is not allowed to house dogs.
Available Amenities of Lake Conroe Park
These are some of the amenities Lake Conroe Park has to offer:
- Lake Swimming Areas for swimming and boating, and fishing from the Pier
- Fishing Piers available at Lake Conroe Park for fishing
- BBQ grill areas, picnic tables, grills, and covered pavilions available to rent – Playgrounds and Softball and Volleyball fields with Pavilions available (additional fees may be applied)
The park has beautiful spots overlooking the lake or hidden beneath the tall pines. The park visitors can enjoy prime spots for grilling and picnicking. It is a day-use park conveniently located near camping, hiking, biking trails, and other recreational areas. You can also find restaurants, shopping, historical sites, and other attractions within a short distance.
Many recreational areas in Montgomery County offer a wide range of activities. It is also an excellent place to observe wildlife and bird watching. The park provides outstanding viewing opportunities during winter when bald eagles make their way to the area.
For the pavilions, reservations are required. For reservations, please get in touch with the Montgomery County Commissioner Precinct 1, 936-788-8325 or 936-539-7815. To obtain the current rental fee information, you can also call the commissioner. For more information, please visit.