13600 Rock Prairie Road, College Station TX 77845-- map
SUMMER HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-6 p.m. CLOSED:
May 28, July 4 & July 26-29PARK CURFEW:
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.
The facility features 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.
DOCENT ORIENTATION • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Become a volunteer docent for our Lick Creek Nature Center! Docents bring the center to life through tours, programs and activities. In this orientation, we will explore training, interest areas and fall schedule (September-December). Lunch will be provided. Register by calling 979.764.6216 or stop by the Nature Center.
Ages 18+ • Free • Sat. • Aug. 18 • 12-3 p.m.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. Hunters 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 this class.
Ages 9+ • $10 • Sun. • Aug. 26 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
ALL AGES WELCOME
This program is designed for preschoolers and their caretakers. Enjoy a short story, a hike and playtime.
All Ages • Free • Tue. • May 1-29 & Aug. 14-28 • 9:30-10:30 a.m.
GUIDED NATURE WALK
Take a hike with a tour guide to discover all of the plant and animal species that call Lick Creek Park home.
All Ages • Free • Tue. • May 1-29 & Aug. 14-28 • 8:15-9:15 a.m.
Each week we will unveil a new exhibit and have hands-on activities for all ages! Exhibits will feature mammals, owls, snakes, birds, vegetation, butterflies and more! They will be open throughout the week during hours of operation. The center will be closed on July 28.
All Ages • Free • Sat. • Weekly • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 979.764.6216 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia GodwinRecreation Supervisor
Assistant Recreation Supervisor