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13600 Rock Prairie Road, College Station TX 77845-- map
HOURS OF OPERATION: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-6 p.m.
CLOSED: Sept. 3, Nov. 21-25 & Dec. 22-Jan. 2
TRAILS: Close at dusk
PARK CURFEW: 1-5 a.m. 

The Lick Creek Nature Center features 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 523-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.

HOURS OF OPERATION INCLUDE
Tours, quiet seating room for bird watching & reading, open restrooms and office hours for reservations. No cash or check accepted on-site, credit card only.

FREE EQUIPMENT RENTALS
Check out binoculars, field guides and Junior Naturalist Adventure packs during hours of operation. A driver’s license is required and will be held at the nature center until items are returned.

HELP US SAVE THE MONARCHS
As part of the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge, our Parks and Recreation Department still has free milkweed seeds available at the Lick Creek Nature Center during hours of operation. Each household can receive two packets that will cover more than 20 square feet.


ADULT PROGRAMS

SUNSET YOGA • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Join us for an outdoor yoga class led by an instructor as the sun sets. Bring a yoga mat and water. During inclement weather, classes will be held inside. On-site registration available, credit card only.

Ages 16+ • $5/class • Sun. • Sept. 2-Dec. 16 • 5-6 p.m.
Ages 16+ • $5/class • Thu. • Sept. 6-Dec. 13 • 6:15-7:15 p.m.
 


YOUTH/ADULT PROGRAMS

TEXAS HUNTER’S SAFETY CERTIFICATION COURSE • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Those over the age of 9 must successfully complete this course to legally hunt in Texas as required by the Texas Parks & Wildlife. Anyone under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent to this class. You must register with the City of College Station and Texas Parks & Wildlife (tpwd.texas.gov).

Ages 9+ • $10 • Sun. • Sept. 23 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ages 9+ • $10 • Sun. • Oct. 28 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

CPR, FIRST AID & AED CERTIFICATION • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
This course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants and meets OSHA/workplace requirements. This is an instructor-led, classroom style course. Upon successful completion, you will receive a digital certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/ CPR/AED valid for two years.

Ages 10+ • $75 • Tue. • Sept. 4 & 11 • 6-9 p.m.
Ages 10+ • $75 • Sun. • Nov. 18 • 12-6 p.m.

BIG & LITTLE YOGA • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Bring your little one out for a yoga session designed for toddlers and their caretaker. Classes will be held inside. On-site registration available, credit card only.

Ages 2-5 & 18+ • $5/pair • Thu. • Sept. 6-Dec. 13 • 9-9:30 a.m.
Ages 2-5 & 18+ • $5/pair • Thu. • Sept. 6-Dec. 13 • 5:30-6 p.m.

WILDERNESS & REMOTE FIRST AID CERTIFICATION • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
This course is perfect for scouts, scout leaders, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who spends time in remote environments. Participants will learn advanced skills to be used in emergency situations when help may be too far away. Based on the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines, this course aligns with OSHA’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs. Upon successful completion, you will receive a digital certificate for Wilderness and Remote First Aid valid for two years. Prerequisites: Must hold current adult CPR/AED certification.

Ages 14+ • $150 • Sat.-Sun. • Sept. 8-9 • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ages 14+ • $150 • Sat. • Oct. 13 & 20 • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


ALL AGES WELCOME

GUIDED NATURE WALK
Hike with a tour guide to discover all of the plant and animal species that call Lick Creek Park home.

All Ages • Free • Mon. • Sept. 10-Dec. 17 • 9-10 a.m.

TRAIL BUDDIES
This program is designed for preschoolers and their caretakers. Enjoy a short story, a hike and playtime.

All Ages • Free • Tue. • Sept. 4-Dec. 18 • 9:30-10:30 a.m.

GET GROWING WITH BRAZOS COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS
Join us on the third Tuesday of each month to hear from our local Master Gardeners to sharpen your gardening and landscaping knowledge. Topics will discuss vegetable gardening, trees, bulbs, pollinators/butterflies, roses, rain water collection, planting for spring wildflowers, herbs, fruit, full lawns, fall color and ornamental grasses.

All Ages • Free • 3rd Tue. • Monthly • 6-7 p.m.

HOMESCHOOL ADVENTURE DAYS
Join us on Wednesdays to explore nature hands-on in an exciting, enriching environment.

All Ages • Free • Wed. • Sept. 5-Dec. 19 • 9-11 a.m.

BIRDING 101
Join the Rio Brazos Audubon Society on the first Saturday of every month to learn the basics of birding. Learn how to identify birds, use and select binoculars and all about common species native to the Brazos Valley. The class will meet at the Nature Center and hike through Lick Creek Park trails.

All Ages • Free • 1st Sat. • Monthly • 8 a.m.

SATURDAY EXHIBIT UNVIELING
Each week we will unveil a new exhibit and have hands-on activities for all ages. Exhibits will feature mammals, owls, snakes, birds, vegetation, butterflies and more. They will be open throughout the week during hours of operation.

All Ages • Free • Sat. • Sept. 1-Dec. 15 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

BEAR MOUNTAIN DEMO DAYS
Once a month, Bear Mountain will bring equipment for visitors to explore and use.

All Ages • Free • Sat. • Sept. 15 • 12-3 p.m. • “Camping Gear”
All Ages • Free • Sat. • Oct. 27 • 12-3 p.m. • “Tailgating & Grilling Gear”
All Ages • Free • Sat. • Nov. 17 • 12-3 p.m. • “Hunting Equipment” (no firearms)


LICK CREEK IN THE DARK • OCT. 19-20
Enjoy a hot dog dinner, learn camping basics, go on a night hike and watch a movie under the stars.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
6 p.m. | Check-in & Camp Site Set-up
7 p.m.| Dinner & Storytelling
8 p.m. | Camping Tips by Texas Primitive Outdoors
8:30 p.m. | Night Hike
9 p.m. | Movie: “The Parent Trap” (1998)
11 p.m. | Quiet Hours Begin
7 a.m. | Break Camp

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 permitted.

REGISTRATION: ENDS OCT. 12
Late Registration ($5 Late Fee): Oct. 13-19
2-12 years: $6 • 12+ years: $8


MORE INFORMATION
For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 979.764.6216 or parks@cstx.gov.

Virginia Godwin
Recreation Supervisor
979.764.3649, vgodwin@cstx.gov

Margie Trame
Assistant Recreation Supervisor
979.764.3472, mtrame@cstx.gov

Last updated: 9/5/2018 3:46:31 PM