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Special Events

Contact Information

Parks & Recreation Department1000 Krenek Tap Road979.764.3486

Schedule of Events

DATE  EVENT  LOCATION 
Sept. 28 Doggie Day at the Pool  Cindy Hallaran Pool 
Oct. 1  National Night Out Block Party   Lincoln Recreation Center
Oct. 18-19   Lick Creek Park in the Dark Lick Creek Nature Center
Oct. 24  Senior Fall Fest  American Pavilion at Veterans Park 
Oct. 24 Monster's Bash & Haunted House   Lincoln Recreation Center
Oct. 25  Trick or Treat at Werewolf Creek  Wolf Pen Creek Park 
Nov. 1  Movies in the Park: "Coco"  Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater 
Nov. 8  Food Truck Friday  Wolf Pen Creek Festival Site 
Nov. 9  Toddler 2K & Baby Crawl  Wolf Pen Creek Festival Site 
Nov. 28-Jan. 2   Lights On! Stephen C. Beachy Central Park
Dec. 6-7  Christmas in the Park  Stephen C. Beachy Central Park
Dec. 13-14  Christmas in the Park  Stephen C. Beachy Central Park 
Dec. 8 Jingle Bell Fun Run University Drive and South College Avenue
Dec. 11 Holiday Open House  Meyer Senior & Community Center
Dec. 14 Age of Elegance: Black & White Gala    Lincoln Recreation Center 


Event Details

DOGGIE DAY AT THE POOL
Your dog is invited to enjoy a day at Cindy Hallaran Pool from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be toys, treats and door prizes. Proof of current Brazos County tag and rabies vaccination required for entry. See below for rules:

• Proof of current Brazos County tag and rabies vaccination required for entry. 
• Dogs must enter and exit on a leash.
• Dogs that are aggressive, in heat or under four months of age are not allowed and will asked to leave.
• Collars must be left on while swimming.
• Dogs must be monitored by their handler at all times.
• Handlers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
• Handlers are limited to no more than two dogs.
• Please clean up after your dogs. Bags will be provided.
• People are not allowed in the pool with dogs. 

All Ages • $3 per dog & $2 per person • Sat. • Sept. 28 • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. • Cindy Hallaran Pool

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT BLOCK PARTY

Join us for a National Night Out party to mingle with your neighbors, meet new friends, and engage with local police officers. The goal of National Night Out is to heighten awareness of crime prevention, to strengthen neighborhood spirit, and police-community partnerships.

All Ages • Free • Tue. • Oct. 1 • 6:30-8 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

LICK CREEK PARK IN THE DARK • REGISTRATION ENDS OCT. 16 
Campers must bring their own tent, supplies, snacks and drinks. Electricity will not be provided. Other suggested items include: sleeping bag, flashlights, tent lantern, bug spray and folding chairs. Limited spots are available. Children must be accompanied by an adult (18+). Pets are not allowed. Don’t own camping gear? Rent some from Outdoor Adventures at Texas A&M. Learn more by calling 979.845.7035.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
6 p.m. • Check-in & Camp Site Set-up
7 p.m. • Hot Dog Dinner & Storytelling
8 p.m. • Learn Camping Basics
8:30 p.m. • Night Hike
9 p.m. • Movie: “A Bug’s Life”
11 p.m. • Quiet Hours Begin
7 a.m. • Break Camp

All Ages • $8 • Fri.-Sat. • Oct. 18-19 • 6 p.m.-7 a.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

SENIOR FALL FEST
Ages 55+ are invited to join us in their Halloween costume for free food, music, a cakewalk, door prizes and much more! 

Ages 55+ • Free • Thu. • Oct. 24 • 5-7 p.m. • American Pavilion at Veterans Park & Athletic Complex

MONSTER'S BASH & HAUNTED HOUSE
Put on your Halloween costume and join the fun and games! Activities will include a haunted house, carnival games, joy jumps and more. Refreshments and candy will be available for children. Interested in volunteering? Click here. Deadline is Monday, Oct. 21.

All Ages • Free • Thu. • Oct. 24 • 5:30-8 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

TRICK OR TREAT AT WEREWOLF CREEK
Wolf Pen Creek Park will transform into a five acre, trick-or-treating paradise. Free attractions include: candy booths, carnival games, face painting, a petting zoo, joy jumps, live entertainment, a costume contest and more.
 
All Ages • Free • Fri. • Oct. 25 • 5-9 p.m. • Wolf Pen Creek Park

MOVIES IN THE PARK: "COCO"
Bring your blankets, chairs and picnic baskets to Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater to celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and watch “Coco” on our 32-foot inflatable, high-definition screen. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at sundown. Guests may bring their own refreshments. Coolers must be 48 quarts or smaller. Alcohol and glass containers are not allowed. Pets are welcome.

All Ages • Free • Fri. • Nov. 1 • 6-9 p.m. • Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY
Enjoy good food, yard games and music. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets. Alcohol, glass containers and outside food are not allowed. Cash/credit will be accepted. Pets are welcome. Food trucks will be announced Nov. 6 through Facebook.com/CityOfCollegeStation and Twitter (@CityofCS).

All Ages • Free • Fri. • Nov. 8 • 6-8:30 p.m. • Wolf Pen Creek Festival Site

TODDLER 2K & BABY CRAWL • REGISTRATION ENDS OCT. 18
Late Registration: ($5 Fee): Oct. 19-Nov. 6

Little ones are invited to dress up in their Halloween costumes and compete in friendly competition. There will be separate tracks for each age division. One adult will be allowed on the track with their participant. 1st-3rd places will receive medals. Other activities include health and wellness vendors and children’s activities. Participant shirts are guaranteed to participants who register by Oct. 18. Early packet pick-up and track practice will be Friday, Nov. 8 from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Festival Site. Food trucks and yard games will also be available.

DIVISIONS
15 feet Sensory Mat Crawl for Early Crawlers
25 feet Raceway Crawl for Advanced Crawlers
Early or Strong Walkers Dash
Toddler 1K (.62 miles) or 2K (1.2 miles)

Ages 5 & under • $5 • Sat. • Nov. 9 • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Wolf Pen Creek Festival Site

LIGHTS ON!
Continue the family tradition of viewing more than one million lights that will decorate the beautiful 47-acre Stephen C. Beachy Central Park. 

FUN FACTS
• Started in 1984
• Displays are carefully crafted by College Station Parks Crews
• More than one million lights
• The Christmas Tree stands 90 feet tall and has 14,400 light bulbs
• Santa’s Lane has 60 strands of lights
• Snowflake forest has 36 snowflakes
• The longest light panel is the Paddle Boat at 36 feet
• Each light display has a light bulb every inch

All Ages • Free • Daily • Nov. 28-Jan. 2 • 6-11 p.m. • Stephen C. Beachy Central Park

CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK
Enjoy old-fashioned hayrides, cookies and hot cocoa, live entertainment, a petting zoo, inflatables, real snow slides, photos with Santa and more! Guests may bring their own refreshments. Coolers must be 48 quarts or smaller. Alcohol, glass containers and pets are not allowed.

Recreation Drive will be closed from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. on event days. Visitors will not be able to drive through the park. Shuttles will run from 5-10 p.m. from the Post Oak Mall parking lot (JC Penny side) to Stephen C. Beachy Central Park. Handicap parking will be located at the Stephen C. Beachy Central Park softball complex (accessible from Highway 6).

All Ages • Free • Sat. & Sun. • Dec. 6-7 & 13-14 • 6-9 p.m. • Stephen C. Beachy Central Park

JINGLE BELL FUN RUN • REGISTRATION ENDS NOV. 17
Late Registration ($5 fee): Nov. 18-24

The two-mile fun run precedes the B/CS Christmas Parade. The run starts at the corner of University Drive and South College Avenue and ends at the corner of Texas Avenue and Elm. The race will not be timed, and a shuttle will be available at the end of the route. Dogs are welcome. Early registration ends Nov. 17. $15 entry fee and guaranteed shirt. $20 entry fee for late registration: Nov. 18-24 (shirt not guaranteed).

All Ages • $15 • Sun. • Dec. 8 • 1:15 p.m. • Corner of University Drive and South College Avenue

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
You’re invited to enjoy holiday treats, browse information tables highlighting available programs, take photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and more. Light refreshments will be provided.

Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • Dec. 11 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. • Meyer Senior & Community Center

AGE OF ELEGANCE: BLACK & WHITE GALA
Enjoy an evening of fashion and fellowship while enjoying music, entertainment, light refreshments, and door prizes. Interested in modeling for the fashion show? Email awilliams@cstx.gov or stop by the Lincoln Recreation Center before Nov. 29.

Ages 55+ • Free • Sat. • Dec. 14 • 6:30-9:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center
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