VISIT A PARK DAY
Friday, Oct. 3 | City of College Station Parks
Visit your favorite park or discover a new one for National Visit a Park Day on Oct. 3. Take photos of your experience and share them with us at @CityofCS
. Be sure to use #CSTXparks
National Visit a Park Day was established by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the NRPA Young Professional Network as way to engage communities across the nation with their local parks.
For a complete listing of College Station parks, click here
. For more details, call 979.764.3486. JINGLE BELL FUN RUN
Sunday, Dec. 7 at 1:15 p.m. | University Drive & South College Avenue
The College Station Parks & Recreation Department’s 25th Annual Jingle Bell Fun Run will be followed by the Bryan-College Station Christmas Parade. This two-mile run starts at the corner of University Drive and South College Avenue and ends at the corner of Texas Avenue and Villa Maria.
Registration begins Oct. 1. Entry fee is $15 before Nov. 16 and $20 between Nov. 17 and 30. Race shirts are guaranteed to participants who register by Nov. 16. Dogs are welcome. The run will not be timed and a shuttle will be available to pick up participants at the end of the route to transport back to the start line.
For more information and to register, visit cstx.gov/christmas or call 979.764.3486.
LINCOLN RECREATION CENTER
LIGHTS ON AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
Thursday, Oct. 23 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Lincoln Recreation Center
Across the U.S., thousands of youth development organizations will be recognizing those who support and contribute to the purpose and fulfillment of after-school youth care. You’re invited to celebrate this special occasion with games, music, face painting and more.HAUNTED HOUSE & MONSTER'S BALL
Saturday, Oct. 25 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Lincoln Recreation Center
Put on your Halloween costume and join the fun and games! Activities will include the most Horrific Haunted House, costume and dance contest and more! Refreshments will be available for children, including food, drinks and Halloween candy.BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Saturday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Lincoln Recreation Center
Local community and student organizations will come together to provide holiday joy for kids that are less fortunate. This free event will include hot breakfast, face painting, arts and crafts, coloring activities, entertainment and more. Ages 15 and under will receive a gift from Santa.
For more information, contact the Lincoln Recreation Center at 979.764.3779 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WOLF PEN CREEK
MOVIES IN THE PARK
Enjoy a family-friendly movie from the City of College Station: Sept. 19
-- Little Giants(UPDATE: Date changed due to potential weather threat)
Oct. 17 -- Hotel Transylvania & Pet Costume Contest
Dec. 5 -- Arthur Christmas & Santa Look-a-Like Contest
Admission is free. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Movie begins at 7:30 p.m. Guests may bring their own refreshments. Coolers must be 48 quarts or smaller. Alcohol, glass containers and pets are not allowed. Concessions will be available for purchase.
For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 979.764.3486.
Saturday, Oct. 4, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Wolf Pen Creek Park
Activities include: Wiener races, “Wanna be a Wiener” Races, 5K Walk/Run, Costume Contest, Kids Activities, vendors, music and much more! Furry ones are welcome! This event is the largest fundraiser for the Aggieland Humane Society.
For more information, visit aggielandhumane.org.
TRICK OR TREAR AT WEREWOLF CREEK
Friday, Oct. 31 from 6-11 p.m. | Wolf Pen Creek Park
Bring the entire family for an evening of ghoulish fun! Kids will enjoy carnival games, entertainment, face painting, candy, movies, joy jumps and more! Costumes are encouraged, but optional.
Admission is free. Guests may bring their own refreshments, but coolers must be 48 quarts or smaller and alcohol, glass containers and pets are not allowed. Food vendors will be available. Free parking is available at Post Oak Mall.
For more information and to reserve a booth, visit cstx.gov/halloween.
BRAZOS VALLEY WOLDFEST
Concert-- Friday, Nov. 21 from 7-10 p.m. | Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater
Festival-- Saturday, Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Wolf Pen Creek Park
This free event promotes and celebrates the international diversity and heritage of the Brazos Valley. The festival includes: culture displays, demonstrations, performances on three stages, arts and crafts, storytelling, vendors, salsa judging and tasting, international cuisine and more. Free parking is available at Post Oak Mall.
For more information, visit brazosvalleyworldfest.org.
CHRISTMAS AT THE CREEK
Festival & Movie in the Park-- Friday, Dec. 5 from 6-10 p.m. | Wolf Pen Creek Park
Festival-- Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Wolf Pen Creek Park
Activities include: a live nativity, ice skating rink, hayrides, dance performances, inflatable’s, petting zoo, live entertainment, photos with Santa at the Arts Council of Brazos Valley and much more. A holiday vendor village will be a new attraction in the festival site with a variety of shopping vendors selling arts, crafts, jewelry, candles and more.
Admission is free. Guests may bring their own refreshments, but coolers must be 48 quarts or smaller and alcohol, glass containers and pets are not allowed. Food vendors will also be available.
Parking is conveniently located at Post Oak Mall, and handicap parking will be available at the Colgate entrance off of Eastmark. Hayride drop-off and pickup locations will be at Post Oak Mall and the Arts Council of Brazos Valley.
The holiday celebration doesn’t stop there! Guests can continue the family tradition of viewing Christmas light displays at the beautiful 47-acre Stephen C. Beachy Central Park from Nov. 28 through Jan. 1.
For more information, visit cstx.gov/christmas or call 979.764.3486.
COMMITMENT RUN 5K & WALK
Thursday, Jan 1 at 10 a.m. | Wolf Pen Creek Park
Looking for a healthy way to start the New Year? Join the Commitment Day 5K & Walk. Goal is to get people moving and excited about starting 2015 with a renewed commitment to living a healthy and active life, instead of simply making resolutions.
Registration begins Nov. 1. Entry fee is $20 before Nov. 30 and $25 between Dec. 1 and 31. Race shirts are guaranteed to participants who register by Nov. 30.
For more information and to register, visit rectrac.cstx.gov or call 979.764.3486.
For more information call 979.764.3486 or visit Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Office, located at 1000 Krenek Tap Road in College Station.