Barrier Free Progressive Park 

The Barrier Free Progressive Park, A Special Park for Special People, is especially designed to meet the needs of disabled children. The park features two play areas for different age groups, a sensory garden for visually challenged children, and talking tubes to communicate around the park. The park is a project sponsored, designed and partially funded by the downtown Lioness Club.

Tom Green Avenue and Sixth Street 
Odessa, TX 79761

Bellaire Park 

Maintained by the City of Odessa, this park includes baseball fields.

3101 Chestnut Ave. 
Odessa, TX 79761 
Tel: 432-368-3548 

Comanche Trail Park

Comanche Trail Park encompasses 160 acres and is adjacent to the Monahans Draw. The 3.5 mile paved trail system is a highlight because of the unique concentration of wildlife and foliage. The park has a man-made pond that is stocked with a variety of game fish. Comanche Trail is home to many birds and is a wonderful place for the aviary enthusiast. The playground, 2 lighted soccer and baseball fields provide facilities for kids and adults alike. 

Interstate-20 and West County Road 

Floyd Gwinn Park

Floyd Gwinn Park was the first park built in Odessa. This park sits on 40 acres and has two playground areas, two (lighted, concrete surface) tennis courts, baseball fields, basketball courts, lighted volleyball courts, and 5 non-lighted soccer fields. The pool provides fun and recreation for area swimmers in summer months. The Floyd Gwinn Gymnasium gives local groups the opportunity to provide activities for children and adults alike. This park houses the Police Athletic League facilities.

10th and West County Road 
Odessa, TX 79763 
Tel: 432-368-3548 

Jim Parker Park 

Jim Parker Park is a neighborhood park with a picnic pavilion and playground. This popular park is home to (2) lighted baseball fields, tennis (2 lighted, concrete surface courts) and volleyball facilities. Covered picnic area for an enjoyable picnic.

University and Bonham 
Odessa, TX 79762 
Tel: 432-368-3548 

McKinney Park

McKinney Park is a neighborhood park that offers a special celebration during the Christmas season. Thousands of Christmas lights decorate this park during the month of December.  “Starbright Village” offers excitement for the kid in all of us.

During the summer McKinney Park offers a picnic pavilion, a play and sprayground.  Nothing beats the summer heat like a cool summer waterpark.

625 West Pool Rd 
Odessa, TX 79764 
Tel: 432-368-3548

Memorial Gardens

It was recently developed as a hike/bike trail that includes a xeriscape garden with a waterfall, bridges, restroom and lights. There is a powerful fountain in the center of the water that adds to the scenic area. Several beautiful sculptures adorn this park. There is a  9/10 mile trail that loops around Playa Lake that walkers and joggers can enjoy. Across from the Music City Mall at John Ben Sheppard on Parkway and 42nd St.

 John Ben Sheppard on Parkway and 42nd St. 
Odessa, TX 79762

Nöel Heritage Plaza

Nöel Heritage Plaza is an oasis in the center of downtown Odessa. Located next to the Ector County Library, it is a popular place for cultural events such as “Hot Summer Nights with Cool Music. The landscaping, archways, small stage and life-size statues make this a perfect place for weddings and private parties. During the holidays it is a winter wonderland alive with twinkling lights and decorations.

320 West Fifth Street 
Odessa, TX 79761

Optimist Park

Optimist Park is a neighborhood park. Visitors enjoy the seasonal color landscaping, a picnic pavilion, tennis (2 lighted, asphalt surface) courts and 1 lighted baseball field.

37th and Grandview 
Odessa, TX 79762 
Tel: 432-368-3548

Ruben Pier Skate Park

In 2003, 16-year-old Pier, known as “Kasper” for his very light skin, was killed after he was hit by a car while he was skateboarding at the intersection of 16th Street and Golder Avenue. His parents, Jamie and Susana Pier, pushed the city to build a local skate park. After many meetings and proposals to the city, Ruben Pier Memorial Skate Park became a reality in November 2009.

Spa Skateparks, built the 10,500 square foot facility at Sherwood Park. No pre-fabricated parts used, everything was custom built on site.  The skate park includes a skate bowl, ramps, stairs, and rails among its many features.  The facility is open to the public and is available for use during normal park hours of 6am - 11:00pm.

4819 N. Everglade 
Odessa, TX 79762 
Tel: 432-368-3548 

Salinas Park 

Salinas Park is a neighborhood park that provides area visitors with playground and baseball fields - 1 lighted.

600 West Clements 
Odessa, TX 79766 
Tel: 432-368-3548 

Sherwood Park

Sherwood Park is Odessa’s most active park site and offers a variety of recreational and sports activities. The 65-acre park has facilities for baseball (4 lighted fields), soccer (2 non-lighted), sand volleyball (2 lighted) and tennis ((2) lighted 
concrete surface courts). The park has a large playground facility and is home to “Prairie Pete.” Children have enjoyed this facility for many years.

New features at the park include a family aquatic facility. The new facility includes water slides, lap pools, a water playground, a tots sprayground, and picnic pavilion. The Community Center, located in the northeast corner of the park, is a great place for gatherings and events.

44th and Dixie Boulevard 
Odessa, TX 79762 
Tel: 432-368-3548

Slator Park 

Slator Park is a neighborhood park with playground and softball (2 lighted fields) facilities. This park is home to the area’s most popular community center and (2) lighted, concrete surface tennis courts and (2) lighted asphalt surface volleyball courts.

38th and Pleasant 
Odessa, TX 79762 
Tel: 432-368-3548 

University of Texas of the Permian Basin Park

U.T.P.B. Park is a community sports park. The park is home to 8 lighted softball fields; 4 lighted women's softball fields; 7 soccer fields (3 lighted); 6 lighted tennis courts; 2 little league baseball fields (lighted); a playground; covered picnic facilities; courts for sand volleyball, basketball and tennis courts; paved walking trails; a one acre pond; ample parking area; and beautiful landscaping. University of Texas of the Permian Basin campus.

The natural landscaped walking trail is sure to give a most vigorous workout. Rough terrain and slight slopes can be found throughout the 1 mile trail. Rest areas are available.

4901 E. University 
Odessa, TX 79762 
Tel: 432-368-3548

Woodson Park

Woodson Park has a total of 13 acres and is the official site for the annual Juneteenth celebrations. The park has softball and tennis facilities, along with a playground. In addition, the park is home to a new family aquatic facility that includes water slides, lap pools, a water playground, a tots sprayground and picnic pavilions. The Community Center accommodate up to 150 people, and provides a great place for celebrations, church and social gatherings.

1020 East Murphy 
Odessa, TX 79760 

Candlewood Suites

Extended stay travelers play by different rules and need a hotel that understands their unique needs. Candlewood Suites is designed from the ground up, just for you. Located at the intersection of John Ben Shepperd Parkway and I-20, just minutes from downtown Odessa and all local attractions including the Music City Mall and Odessa Regional Medical Center. Our comfortable, spacious suites provide everything you need to live, work, and relax while you’re away from home. All suites provide fully equipped kitchens; including full-size refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, microwave and stovetop, plus a variety of dishes, cookware, and utensils. Stay connected with free wired and wireless high speed Internet, cable, sports and movie channels. Keep fit in the 24 hour Fitness Center and for a relaxing evening; use the gas grill in the Gazebo to cook up your favorite meal! Enjoy the convenience of the Candlewood Cupboard, open 24 hours a day for snacks, refreshments and other necessities. You have many choices when choosing a hotel, choose Candlewood Suites Odessa and feel at home.



Toll Free:1-877-226-3539

Address:750 S. John Ben Shepperd Parkway
Odessa, TX 79761
Rooms: 83 spacious suites
Meeting Facility Type: N/A

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