Surprise Party Venues in Conroe, Texas

by Christine Bryant

Surprise parties enliven any occasion, from birthdays and anniversaries to graduations and baby showers. The occasion and number of guests invited play a role in selecting the venue for the party. In Conroe, Texas, party planners can select one of several types of venues, including parks, recreation centers and locations that cater to children.


The city of Conroe, Texas, contains 21 parks, most of which have facilities designed to allow parties. Candy Cane Park, for example, covers 24 acres dotted with pavilions and picnic areas. The grounds also incorporate other potential celebration amenities, including the Conroe Aquatic Center, various play structures and basketball courts. Downtown Conroe also features Heritage Place, 2.5 acres of public space that can accommodate larger gatherings. Access rental information on the city of Conroe website (

Recreation Centers

The city of Conroe operates a recreation center that has a multipurpose room and gymnasium that may be rented. The multipurpose room at the C.K.Ray Recreation Center holds 50 people, while the gymnasium can fit as many as 450. The city also has an activity center with rooms that fit various sizes of parties. For large gatherings, the center operates a 5,000-square-foot room that holds up to 216 guests. For smaller gatherings, three small rooms that hold 30 people each are available.

Children's Venues

Conroe's Chuck E. Cheese's ( offers birthday party packages and plays host to other types of gatherings like sports team award parties and surprise daycare outings for the kids. The Conroe Aquatic Center and the Oscar Johnson Jr. Community Center Pool provide activities for kids or kids at heart who enjoy swimming.

Other Venues

If the party recipient enjoys movies, surprise him with a party at a movie theater. The Grand 14 movie theater ( in Conroe offers group rentals and birthday party packages. Conroe also is home to a paintball facility, Twisted Paintball ( The facility offers daylong paintball activities suitable for an outdoor and game enthusiast and his friends. Bowlers also may enjoy a surprise party at AMF Woodlands Lanes (, which offers bowling parties for adults and children. Also, bosses who want to reward employees can surprise their workers with a day at the lanes.

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