The Melvin Knapp Senior Center is a recreation facility for active adults 50 years of age and older. The center is operated by Pearland Parks & Recreation and offers a variety of programs, activities, trips and classes that are either low-cost or absolutely free. Membership to the center is free for Pearland residents and just $50 a year for non-residents.

The facility includes a fitness room complete with three treadmills, two stationary bikes and a weightlifting machine. The center also features a computer lab with four computers and internet access. Other amenities include rooms for crafting, games exercise and quilting. The building's multipurpose room is used for dancing, socializing, dining and much more.

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There is something for everyone at the Knapp Center. We encourage you to drop in and take classes, exercise or just socialize with friends. If you play cards (Skip-Bo, Phase 10, Pinochle, etc.), dominos or other table games, we offer them all each day for your enjoyment. The center also sponsors trips and hosts educational workshops on a number of topics. All scheduled activities are subject to be changed or canceled. Please call 281.485.9875 for questions.

All trips require advance registration either in person or over the phone and must be paid for at the time of registration unless otherwise noted. Trip details are subject to change without notice depending on the circumstance. Should a trip be cancelled, a full refund will be given. No refunds will be issued unless the trip is cancelled by the Knapp Center staff. Please remember that trips fill up quickly so please sign up early. Check out the latest issue of our newsletter to get a full list of upcoming trips.

Lunch is the only meal served at the center and it is provided by ActionS, a Brazoria County organization. Lunches are served daily at approximately 11:30 a.m. and require a reservation with the center by 10 a.m. the day before you plan to have lunch. Those wishing to utilize the lunch program must also be approved through ActionS in order to receive lunch. The ActionS program requires that you be 60+ years of age and reside in Brazoria County. For more information on ActionS, please stop by the center or contact our representative Debra Fisher at 281.997.1862.


2424 South Park Ave
Pearland, TX 77581
Phone: 281.485.9875
Fax: 281.412.8911
Hotline: 281.412.8989
Help Desk Email

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Facility Coordinator:
Cheryl Patterson

  Physical Address:
4141 Bailey Road
Pearland, Texas 77584
Administrative Office Hours:
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Phone: 281.412.8900
Fax: 281.412.8911
Hotline: 281.412.8989
For updates regarding events, weather, field conditions, pool, Splash Pad hours or closures, please call the information Hotline at 281.412.8989