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LOCATION
1000 Krenek Tap Road, College Station, TX 77840

DATE ACQUIRED
1978

ACREAGE
47.20 Acres - Developed

PARKS ZONE
C

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


PARK DETAILS
Developed in 1979 as College Station’s largest park, Central was unique in that it offered the widest variety of recreational opportunities of any park in the city at the time. The natural setting, originally the Arnold family farm, includes a two-acre pond and ten acres of dense woods. A second pond was developed in 1983. Other facilities include four lighted softball fields, concession stand, three adult soccer fields with shelter and restrooms, two lighted tennis courts, sand volleyball court, basketball court, fishing piers, nature trails and parking for 297 cars. The Parks and Recreation Department office is also located here, along with the East District Maintenance shop. Partial funding for this park was provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Project No. 48-00-701, in the amount of $265,056.00, and Project No. 48-00701 in the amount of $31,082. In 2008, Central Park was renamed to Stephen C. Beachy Central Park in honor of Stephen C. Beachy who served for nearly 30 years as the second director of the College Station Parks and Recreation Department.

Central Park is also the future home of the Fun For All Playground. A specially designed inclusive playground for all children. Using nature-bases themes, the playground will encourage exploration and learning of the natural world with age-appropriate challenges of all physical and cognitive abilities within this safe family-friendly place.


AMENITIES
LIGHTED FACILITIES
3 Restrooms
2 Covered Shelter/Gazebo
Pavilion
Play Unit
Jogging/Walking Trail - 1 Mile
Basketball Court
3 Soccer Fields
4 Softball Fields
2 Tennis Courts
297 Parking Spaces

UNLIGHTED FACILITIES
10 Picnic Units, includes Barbecue Pit
Open Play area
2 Fish Ponds
Nature Trail - 1 Mile
Exercise Station
Backstop
Sand Volleyball Court

OTHER
College Station Parks & Recreation Office
Batting Cages

RENTED FACILITIES
3 Athletic Fields
4 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: 12/30/2016 11:54:09 AM