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Lick Creek Park

13600 Rock Prairie Road, College Station TX 77845-- map
HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.;
Sunday, 1-6 p.m.
CLOSED: Jan. 1 & March 30
PARK CURFEW: 1-5 p.m. 

Hours include: tours, quiet seating room for bird watching & reading, open restrooms and office hours for reservations. No cash or check accepted on-site, credit card only.
 

ABOUT LICK CREEK NATURE CENTER

The $2.1 million nature center at Lick Creek Park, approved by College Station voters in 2008, hosted a well-attended grand opening event on Oct. 14, giving the community a preview of the facility and the many educational programs and partnerships to be offered there.
 
Once completed, the facility will feature indoor and outdoor classrooms, a meeting room, amphitheater, native plant displays, a monarch butterfly garden, restrooms and office space. It's the focal point of the city's 515-acre Lick Creek Park, located at 13600 Rock Prairie Rd. The park displays a variety of native plant and animal species, including the endangered Navasota Ladies Tresses. It also offers five miles of marked trails and provides opportunities for hiking, cycling, bird watching, equestrian activities, and nature study.

The center’s mission is to provide exceptional experiences while educating and inspiring current and future generations to explore, respect and protect the world around us. The Parks and Recreation Department is teaming up with community partners and organizations to host educational classes, programs and events for all ages. Lick Creek Park and Nature Center will provide hands-on experiences to understand and appreciate our natural environment, wildlife conservation and environmental stewardship.


YOUTH PROGRAMS
Register today! You can register online at rectrac.cstx.gov or visit Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Office, located at 1000 Krenek Tap Road in College Station, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. All programs require advance registration. No residency restrictions.

HOMESCHOOL SCIENCE SERIES • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Join us for a fun, hands-on science power hour.

Ages 5-12 • $5 • Wed. • March 7 • 10-11 a.m. • St. Patrick’s Day Science 
Ages 5-12 • $10 • Wed. • March 21 & 28 • 10-11 a.m. • Science of the Five Senses 
Ages 5-12 • $5 • Wed. • April 4 • 10-11 a.m. • Eggscellent Science  
Ages 5-12 • $10 • Wed. • April 11 & 18 • 10-11 a.m. • Crazy Critters   
Ages 5-12 • $10 • Wed. • April 25 & May 2 • 10-11 a.m. • Flights of Fancy 

LITTLE AG PRODUCERS • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
This class teaches children the importance of agriculture and allows them to play a role in the production- consumer process on a miniature scale. Attendees will learn how to plant, harvest and cook their own crops. Parents are welcome to join.

Ages 8+ • $20 • Tue. •  April 3-24 • 5-6 p.m.


YOUTH/ADULT PROGRAM
Register today! You can register online at rectrac.cstx.gov or visit Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Office, located at 1000 Krenek Tap Road in College Station, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. All programs require advance registration. No residency restrictions.

TEXAS HUNTER’S SAFETY CERTIFICATION COURSE • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Completion of a hunter’s safety course is required by Texas Parks & Wildlife to ensure hunters are properly prepared. Anyone over the age of 9 must have successfully completed this course to hunt in Texas. Anyone under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent to class.

Ages 9+ • $10 • Sun. • Feb. 4 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ages 9+ • $10 • Sun. • March 25 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


ALL AGES WELCOME
Register today! You can register online at rectrac.cstx.gov or visit Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Office, located at 1000 Krenek Tap Road in College Station, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. No residency restrictions.

BIRD WATCHERS
Learn about all of our native fliers and see them in action!

All Ages • Free • Tue. • Weekly starting Jan. 16 • 10-11  a.m.
All Ages • Free • Thu. • Weekly starting Jan. 18 • 5-6  p.m.

GUIDED NATURE WALK
Take a hike with a tour guide to see all of the native plant and animal species.

All Ages • Free • Tue. • Weekly starting Jan. 16 • 10-11  a.m.
All Ages • Free • Thu. • Weekly starting Jan. 18 • 5-6  p.m.

FAMILY HIKE FRIDAY
Pack a picnic basket and bring your whole family out to walk through our beautiful nature trails.  Hike with a guide, or on your own with a pamphlet, and practice identifying plant and animal  species found in the park! (Closed March 30)

All Ages • Free • Fri. • Weekly starting Jan. 19 • 5-6 p.m.

SATURDAY EXHIBITS
Bring the family out to participate in weekly activities featuring DIY bird houses, campfire building demos, storytelling, survival education, and trail and outdoor safety.

All Ages • Free • Sat. • Weekly starting Jan. 20 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

STRESS RELIEF DURING AND AFTER CANCER CARE
We invite patients and their caregivers to learn how to lower their stress level after a cancer diagnosis and regain their resilience through simple lifestyle choices. We will share nutritional guidance and an ancient form of tai chi focused on healing that strengthens the immune system,  calms the mind and restores energy.

All Ages • Free • Sat. • Feb. 3 • 1-4 p.m.

CALMING THE CANCER JOURNEY • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
A combination class for cancer patients and their caregivers. With love and calmness, the patients can maintain energy to support a strong immune system allowing for efficiency in work and life. This series will teach you a healing form of movement from ancient tai chi used in China to quiet the mind, calm the emotions and heal the body. This is for people at all phases of the cancer journey.

All Ages • $75 • Mon. • Feb. 12-26 & March 5, 19-26 • 6:15-7:30  p.m.

MONARCH MARCH
Join our celebration as the monarchs begin to head back to their northern homeland. Activities include a march through Lick Creek Park’s premiere Monarch Waystation, butterfly face painting, education booths, and learn how to create your own waystation.

All Ages • Free • Sun. • March 4 • 1-4 p.m.

DINOSAUR GEORGE • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Bring the family out to experience a high energy, fun, educational performance by Dinosaur George.

All Ages • $5/person • Sat. • March 10 • 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. or 1-2:15 p.m.

EDIBLE WILD PLANTS • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Join us as we explore the world of edible wild plants and expand your diet to include these nutritious wild resources! The class will consist of wild plant identification walks through the natural habitats of the area to identify both edible and poisonous plants. Emphasis will be placed on physical plant characteristics, edible plant parts, proper plant preparation, and available season of harvest.

All Ages • $30/person • Sat. • April 7 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


MORE INFORMATION
For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 979.764.6216 or parks@cstx.gov.

Virginia Godwin
Recreation Supervisor
979.764.3649, vgodwin@cstx.gov

Margie Trame
Assistant Recreation Supervisor
979.764.3472, mtrame@cstx.gov

Last updated: 1/19/2018 3:25:39 PM