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The official opening of Lick Creek Nature Center has been moved to January 2018 due to additional concrete work and other facility features not quite completed.
The nature center was scheduled to officially open for full programming on Wednesday, Nov. 1, but instead will remain closed through the end of the year to allow finishing touches to be performed without worry of workers disrupting visitors, or visitors disrupting workers.
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.

For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 979.764.3486 or

Virginia Godwin
Assistant Recreation Supervisor

Last updated: 11/1/2017 10:52:59 AM