Pasadena, Harris County, Texas

Pasadena, Texas – An Overview

Pasadena City Harris County is located southeast of Houston in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area. Bounded by the Houston Ship Channel (Buffalo Bayou/ San Jacinto River) on the north, the southeastern most part of Pasadena overlooks the Galveston Bay. This second largest city in the county is lush with vegetation and is home to the popular annual Strawberry Festival, a celebration of the rich heritage of this city. Pasadena Livestock Show & Rodeo Events are major tourist attractions every year.

Pasadena boasts a rich cultural heritage and dates back in history as being the birthplace of free Texas. The largest all volunteer municipal fire department in the US, the Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department, is situated here. A thriving crop of strawberry in the early part of the 20th century gave the city the coveted nickname of “Strawberry Capitol of the World”.

Recreation areas and facilities in Pasadena are many, which includes parks, playgrounds, picnic spots, tennis courts, swimming, walking or jogging trails, museums and community centers. Rusk Recreation Center, Sherwood Recreation Center, Verne Cox Multipurpose Recreation Center are some facilities dedicated to providing fun-filled entertainment with a multitude of activity options they have to offer their visitors. East Harris County Activity Center and Bay Area Community Center are also located in Pasadena for engaging in community activities. The Pasadena Convention Center and Municipal Fairgrounds complex plays host to the Strawberry Festival, a merry fest of activities and entertainment spread over three days. Some of the parks in the city are Bowling Green Park, Ben Briar Park, Cascade Park and Sunset Park.

The University of Houston – Clear Lake is located partly in Pasadena and partly in Houston. San Jacinto College also serves a part of Pasadena on the east. The Texas Chiropractic College located here is the third oldest in US. Primary and secondary schooling for children is provided by Pasadena Independent School District, Deer Park Independent School District, Clear Creek Independent School District and La Porte Independent School District. The Pasadena Independent School District is the fourth largest in Harris County. It comprises 5 high schools, 10 intermediate schools and 33 elementary schools besides private schools and preschools. Prominent community centers in the city include East Harris County Activity Center and Bay Area Community Center. San Jacinto Branch YMCA is also situated here.

Play Construction & Equipment Provider in Pasadena, Texas – All Play Inc.

ALL PLAY Incorporated is the exclusive Little Tikes Commercial representative in the Pasadena area of Harris County, Texas. We provide turn-key park, playground, athletic and recreational constructions, besides also offering playground equipment, park furnishings, park shelters, shade canopies and much more from a number of good brands. Our playground construction and equipment company conforms to the U.S. safety guidelines for designing, constructing, operating and maintaining safe playgrounds for kids in schools, day care centers, community centers, parks and recreational areas in Pasadena.

Quick Facts About Pasadena, Harris County, Texas

Geographic Coordinates 29°40’34” N, 95°10’26” W
Area 115.3 km² or 44.5 square milesLand – 99.19%Water – 0.81%

Warmest month – July (93.60o F – Avg. Max. Temp)Coldest month – January (45.20o F – Avg. Min. Temp)Annual average precipitation – 53.96”

Distance 165 miles
County Harris County, Texas
Climate Interstate 45, Pasadena Freeway (Texas 225), Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8)
Website Houston, Texas



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