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Size: 47.2 Acres

Classification: Community Park

Date Acquired: 1978

Purchased Price: $353,536.14

Developed in 1979, Central Park was unique in that it offered the widest variety of recreational opportunities of any park in the city at the time. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department provided partial funding for this park. The natural setting, originally the Arnold family farm, includes a two-acre pond and 10 acres of dense woods. A second pond was developed in 1983. Other facilities include a 200 person capacity pavilion with kitchen and restroom facilities, four lighted softball fields, concession stand, three adult soccer fields with shelter and restrooms, two lighted tennis courts, sand volleyball court, basketball court, fishing pier, nature/bike trails, and parking for 297 cars. 

The Parks and Recreation Department office is also located here, along with the East District Maintenance and Forestry Division shops. In January 2008, the College Station City Council changed the name to Stephen C. Beachy Central Park in honor of the Parks and Recreation's second director who retired Nov. 21, 2007 after nearly 30 years of service.


  • Nine athletic & five softball fields - rental info
  • Basketball Court
  • College Station Parks & Recreation Department's Office
  • Exercise Stations
  • Soccer Fields
  • Pavilion
  • Playgrounds
  • Ponds
  • Sand Volleyball Courts
  • Fishing Pier
  • Nature/Bike Trails
  • Lighted Tennis Courts

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Last updated: 3/14/2016 3:34:40 PM