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#1 Oct 26, 2007
Does anyone remember the Pines Club in Dickinson? I spent many happy times there as a child and was wondering if any recognizable remnants of it existed that could be seen from the road just purely for reminiscing. I have a very general idea of where it was located off 646 but does anyone have specific directions/address of where this country club was? If anyone has any historical info on the Pines Club, I would love to read it!
#2 Nov 6, 2007
I think it is still alive and well. I pass a golf club right before the new Walmart on 45 and 646. If it is the same one they are doing some major renovations to the front.
#3 Nov 24, 2007
I probably used the wrong term when I called it a "country club" in the first post. The Pines Club wasn't a golf course but rather a heavily wooded park of sorts where you paid an annual fee to be a member. As I remember, it had a large sort of prefab structure at its center and there was a large swimming pool. The park didn't front on I-45. It may have had some connection to some sort of Amoco employees organization before it came to be called The Pines Club.
#4 Jun 4, 2014
i know in the very early 60s this was called Amoco Park,,, and then later they changed the name to The Pines Club, yes it was in a very wooded area, and you could not get past the guard at the gate unless you showed your DL , and your employee I,D, and you paid a annual fee for membership, they had a large pool and also a childrens wading pool, the pools were fenced in,they had a big metalic building that had dance partys in with a jukebox included, i remember lots of carnival rides and lots of BBQ dinners for special events there, the pool actually overlooked another park called Monsanto Park,, you could see that swimming pool from the Pines Club Swimming Pool, oh yeah the amoco park/pines club swimming pool had a little shower where you pull a chain to make water come on and they had a snack bar right there too, and a changing room, so as far as i know you had to be a employee of amoco to get in and bring your family with you, i do not think it was available to anybody else,i was a little kid so this is the best way i remember amoco park/the pines club,
#5 Mar 3, 2016
Yes my parents both had worked at Amoco and we were members of the Pines Club in the 60's-70's. The pool was the main attraction but there were camping picknicking areas near the bayou. Mom would load the back of the truck (when it wasn't illegal to do it) with 8-10 kids from our neighborhood to go swimming at the pool many times every summer. The Monsanto park across the way was also called the Chapparal Club which is now a low budget practice golf course only. If you look at Google Earth, the Pines club is now private residence with no trace of the old pool and the Chapparal club pool is is still there but filled in with dirt.
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