Welcome to Barkers Landing
The HOA Management Company for Barkers Landing is Crest Management. Contact: (281) 579-0761.
Barkers Landing is a residential community of 363 homes located in Houston's Energy Corridor off Memorial Drive. We are a part of the Memorial Super Neighborhood 16.
Inspiring Homes at a Great Location
Executive townhomes and stately homes on spacious lots, shaded by mature trees and nestled on quiet streets, Barkers Landing is situated within easy walking distance to Terry Hershey Park, Buffalo Bayou and 11 miles of wooded hike and bike trails. Close proximity to major thoroughfares allows for ease of access to commuter routes, world class medical, shopping and entertainment facilities. Dozens of popular restaurants, as well as gas stations, banks, post office, pharmacy, business offices and more are situated within a one-mile radius. Located in the heart of the Houston Energy Corridor District which includes a who’s who of the petrochemical industry: Shell, BP, ConocoPhillips, Citgo, McDermott, Worley-Parsons, et al, Barkers Landing's location offers many residents an opportunity to enjoy an enhanced quality of life and a short walk/bike ride or commute to places of employment. Easily engage with the tranquility of nature while still living inside the Houston city limits.
Family Friendly Community for All Ages
Barkers Landing offers residents myriad opportunities for meaningful social connections with neighbors through great amenities that include a large outdoor pool, tennis courts, and a playground. The Barkers Landing Community Club organizes fun seasonal events for adults, families and children throughout the year. Adults can lap swim in the pool, reserve a tennis court or join the Barker's Landing Tennis League for friendly competition with neighboring communities. Zoned to highly regarded public and private schools nearby, elementary aged children often walk to school at Wolfe Elementary, situated on the edge of the neighborhood. Children may join the Barker's Landing swim team over the summer. Families can enjoy a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
With quality homes that have proven good resale trends and a private 24-hour neighborhood security patrol, this established community offers residents a perfect place to raise children where family and individuals can thrive. Find your home in Barkers Landing!
Amenities, Clubs & Community Spotlights
“It’s 40-love out there! Tennis, anyone?” All residents of Barkers Landing, whether old pros or beginners to the game, can enjoy the community’s four top quality hard surface tennis courts year round. Excellent lighting allows for evening play, as well. In addition to our well-maintained courts, an adjacent covered gazebo is a great place to take a break from a match or cheer neighbors in an exciting game. Our tennis complex includes the four well-maintained lighted courts, the gazebo, water fountain and restroom facilities, with the children’s playground and swimming pool nearby.
“For me personally, I have made friends with a lot of people that I would have never even met without tennis… The nice part about tennis is that it does help adults get together.” - Ted W
Barkers Landing has men’s and women’s teams in active league competition with other teams around town, plus various social tennis groups that gather at the courts to enjoy a casual game and are open to all residents. Our teams are always looking for new talent to play both on a regular and a substitute basis. Contact information for current active tennis groups and the rules governing the courts, including information about tennis lessons, can be found in the front of the neighborhood directory.
“Life is like a game of tennis; the player who serves well seldom loses.” - Anonymous
Swim Team - Barracudas
“Mom, I had a Norman Rockwell childhood growing up in Barkers Landing, and swim team was a big part of that.”
Michael S., Barracuda alum
Wanting a fun and enriching activity for their children, a small group of parents organized the first Barkers Landing Swim Team (BLST) in 1985 and gave it the eponymous, Barracudas. Along with seven other neighborhood teams, the Barkers Landing Barracudas founded the West Houston Aquatic League (WHALe), the umbrella organization that now serves 35 teams from dozens of subdivisions and approximately 4,000 swimmers and their families. Swim team is the Houston neighborhood thing to do in the hot summer months and Barkers Landing is one of the best places to do it.
The Barkers Landing Barracudas is a summer swimming program for children ages 4 - 18 that provides coaching, organized practice and friendly competition. Barracudas of all levels of ability build confidence, sportsmanship, character, skills, friendships and health through competitive swimming. The emphasis is first and foremost on fun and good sportsmanship. All Barkers Landing children are welcome to join the team with the only requirement being that a child must be able to swim the width of the pool unassisted. After that, our talented coaches, daily practice sessions and friendly competition all kick in to develop in the Barracuda a love of swimming, enhanced skill in the water, and an understanding of the value of good sportsmanship and team work.
Over the years, BLST has become a Barkers Landing summertime institution and every weekday morning, schools of Barracudas can be sighted walking or biking along the subdivision streets with goggles dangling from their necks and towels draped over their shoulders, hurrying toward the pool. Their summer mornings are occupied with perfecting their strokes and deepening their friendships around our 25 yard, five-lane pool. BLST is the heart of the community.*
Team practices are held on weekdays during May and June with meets versus other WHALe teams held during the month of June. BLST participation solidifies friendships for the entire family. For swimmers, it’s a great opportunity to get to know other kids in the neighborhood who might not attend the same school. . Except for the coaches, the team is run entirely by parent volunteers resulting in strong bonds formed through the camaraderie of team-work and cheering the awesome Barracudas. For all concerned, it is a rewarding way to spend a few weeks during the summer. So much so in fact, that former Barracudas have reported buying their first homes in neighborhoods with swim teams so their own children could have the same enriching experience that was first envisioned for Barkers Landing’s children back in 1985 and over the years has become a widely cherished summer activity for the neighborhood kids and their parents.
“We bought our house in Austin in that particular neighborhood because they have a swim team.”
Laura C., former Barracuda
*You might enjoy reading an article about the value of neighborhood swim teams, “Lessons in National Well-Being From a Well-Run Neighborhood Swim Team”, The Economist, August 1, 2020.