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Lick Creek Park

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 26-29
PARK CURFEW: 1-5 a.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. 
 
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.


YOUTH/ADULT PROGRAMS

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

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

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

TRAIL BUDDIES
This program is designed for preschoolers and their caretakers. Enjoy a short story, a hike and playtime.

All Ages • Free • Tue. • May 1-May 29 & Aug. 14-28 • 9:30-10:30 a.m.

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

All Ages • Free • Tue. • Ends April 24 • 10-11 a.m.
All Ages • Free • Thu. • End April 26 • 5-6 p.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. • Ends April 24 • 10-11 a.m.
All Ages • Free • Thu. • Ends April 26 • 5-6 p.m.
All Ages • Free • Tue. • May 1-May 29 & Aug. 14-28 • 8:15-9:15 a.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. • Ends April 27 • 5-6 p.m.

SATURDAY EXHIBITS
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.


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: 4/24/2018 1:59:43 PM