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LOCATION
1900 Anderson Street, College Station, TX 77840
Off Southwest Parkway

DATE ACQUIRED
Bee Creek - 1946
Andy Anderson Arboretum - 1975

ACREAGE
43.50 Acres - Developed

PARKS ZONE
B

CLASSIFICATION
Community Park
Curfew - 1 to 5 a.m.


PARK DETAILS
In 1973, the city designated 18 acres of the city cemetery for the creation of Bee Creek Park, the site of College Station’s first swimming pool. Adamson Lagoon Pool, a 50 meter pool with a separate wading pool, is named in honor of former A&M swimming coach, Art Adamson. The park also contains four lighted tennis courts, two lighted softball fields, a pavilion, sand volleyball court, picnic units, four play units and a concession building with restrooms. There is on-site parking for 237 cars. Partial funding for this park was provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Project No. 48-00230 in the amount of $207,850.

The 17-acre D.A. “Andy” Anderson Arboretum is also located within Bee Creek Park. The arboretum, originally called the Brazos County Arboretum, was founded in 1976 as part of the USA Bicentennial celebration. The College Station City Council designated that this area would be used as an arboretum, i.e., a place where trees and shrubs are cultivated for educational and scientific purposes. On 17 wooded acres bounded by the cemetery, Bee Creek, and Business 6, the Arboretum contains a shelter and an interpretive trail system which emphasizes native Texas plants. It was renamed in 1986, in honor of D.A. Anderson, a former Mayor of College Station. Partial funding for this park was provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.


AMENITIES
LIGHTED FACILITIES
Restrooms
Shelter/Gazebo
Pavilion
2 Softball Fields
4 Tennis Courts
*NEW* 2 Pickleball Courts
Swimming Pool - Adamson Lagoon Pool

UNLIGHTED FACILITIES
6 Picnic Units, includes Barbecue Pit
4 Play Units
Open Play Area
Nature Walk - 1/3 Mile
Jogging/Walking Trail - 1/2 Mile
Sand Volleyball Court
237 Parking Spaces

OTHER
Batting Cages
Andy Anderson Arboretum

RENTABLE FACILITIES
2 Softball Fields
Pavilion

Reservations can be made on a first-come, first-serve basis by calling 979.764.3486.


CONTACT INFORMATION
For more information, call 979.764.3486, email parks@cstx.gov or visit the Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Office, located at 1000 Krenek Tap Road in College Station.

Last updated: 7/24/2017 10:57:32 AM