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13600 Rock Prairie Road, College Station TX 77845-- map
**GENERAL HOURS OF OPERATION & WEEKLY CLASSES WILL BEGIN WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1.**

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-6 p.m.
CLOSED: Nov. 22-24, Dec. 24-26, Dec. 31 & Jan. 1
PARK CURFEW: 1-5 a.m.

Explore College Station’s best-kept secret -- Lick Creek Park and the Lick Creek Nature Center. The learning journey begins with the nature center’s grand opening celebration on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m.-noon. Bring the family out to enjoy guest speakers, education stations, and guided tours through the facility and trails.

The free event kicks off with a welcome ceremony and ribbon cutting. Light refreshments will be provided. Guided tours will take place every half hour starting at 9:30 a.m. Dogs are welcome on a leash, but horses and bikes are not permitted.

The 515-acre park and nature center provide endless opportunities for exploration and discovery. People of all ages may pursue the important concepts of wildlife conservation, environmental stewardship, and have hands-on experiences to understand and appreciate our natural environment. 

The nature center’s mission is to provide exceptional experiences while educating and inspiring current and future generations to explore, respect and protect the world around us. The nature center will host an array of innovative educational programming for youngsters, families and adults.

The 2,400-square-foot nature center features a meeting room, restrooms, indoor and outdoor classrooms, and an amphitheater available to rent for receptions, classes, meetings and more. The Parks Department will also team up with community partners and organizations to host educational classes and events.


PROGRAMS
Registration begins Sept. 1! Visit rectrac.cstx.gov or stop by the Lick Creek Nature Center during operating hours or Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Office at 1000 Krenek Tap Road in College Station, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration is not required for free programs. There are no residency restrictions.

YOUTH

LITTLE AG PRODUCERS
This class teaches children the importance of agriculture and allows them to play a role in the production- consumer process on a miniature scale. Attendees will learn how to plant, harvest and cook their own crops. Parents are welcome to join.

Ages 8+ • $20 • Tue. • Oct. 3-24 • 5-6 p.m.
Ages 8+ • $20 • Tue. • Nov. 7-Dec. 5 • 5-6 p.m.

ADULT

SUNRISE YOGA
Start your morning off right and join us for a yoga class designed to fit all ability levels.

Ages 18+ • $20 for 4 week session or $7/class • Sat. • Sept. 23-Oct. 14 • 8-9 a.m.
Ages 18+ • $20 for 4 week session or $7/class • Sat. • Oct. 21-Nov. 11 • 8-9 a.m.
Ages 18+ • $20 for 4 week session or $7/class • Sat. • Nov. 18-Dec. 9 • 8-9 a.m.

SUNSET YOGA
This class is designed for individuals at any fitness or yoga level! Enjoy learning new yoga poses in serene surroundings with beautiful views of the setting sun.

Ages 18+ • $20 for 4 week session or $7/class • Mon. • Oct. 2-23 • 5-6 p.m.
Ages 18+ • $20 for 4 week session or $7/class • Mon. • Oct. 30-Nov. 20 • 5-6 p.m.

ALL AGES

GUIDED NATURE WALK
Take a hike with a tour guide and discover all the native plant and animal species found in Lick Creek Park.

All Ages • Free • Mon./Wed./Fri. • 10 a.m.
All Ages • Free • Mon./Wed./Fri. • 5 p.m.

BIRD WATCHERS
Learn about all of our native fliers and see them in action!

All Ages • Free • Tue./Thu. • 10 a.m.
All Ages • Free • Tue./Thu. • 5 p.m.

FAMILY HIKE FRIDAY
Bring the whole family and take a walk through our beautiful nature trails. Hike with a guide, or on your own with a pamphlet, and practice identifying plant and animal species found in the park! Visitors are welcome to bring picnic meals.

All Ages • Free • Fri. • 5 p.m.

SATURDAY EXHIBITS
Bring the family out every Saturday to participate in weekly activities featuring DIY bird houses, campfire building demos, storytelling, survival education, and trail and outdoor safety.

All Ages • Free • Sat. • 10 a.m.

MASTER YOUR OWN GARDEN
Are you familiar with what plants work best for our climate, planting schedules and when you should pick from your garden? These and so many more questions will be answered in our gardening series!

All Ages • $20 • Tue. • Oct. 3-24 • 5-6 p.m.


MORE INFORMATION
For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 979.764.3486 or parks@cstx.gov.

Virginia McCall
Assistant Recreation Supervisor
979.764.3649, vmccall@cstx.gov

Last updated: 8/10/2017 1:09:17 PM