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Parks & Recreation Department1000 Krenek Tap Road979.764.3486

FALL SCHEDULE


NATIONAL NIGHT OUT BLOCK PARTY
Mingle with your neighbors, meet new friends, and engage with local police officers with a National Night Out party. National Night Out aims to heighten crime prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit, and enhance police-community partnerships.

All Ages • Free • Tue. • Oct.  5 • 6:30-8 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

EXPLORING HISTORY LUNCHEONS • REGISTRATION: AUG. 2-FRIDAY BEFORE LUNCHEON

College Station’s Historic Preservation Committee and Parks and Recreation Department present monthly lectures about our community’s history. Attendance is free, but lunch is $7 per person. Lunch reservations are required by the Friday before the luncheon. Call 979.764.3486 or visit rectrac.cstx.gov or a parks facility to reserve your lunch. Payment is required at registration.

All Ages • $7/lunch • 3rd Wed. • Monthly • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Larry J. Ringer Library

Oct. 20 •  “The Maggies of Texas A&M University” by Linda Harvell
Nov. 17 • “Preserving Military History at the Museum” by Leisha Mullins

SENIOR AUTUMN FEST
Put on your Halloween costume and join us for free food, music, a cakewalk, door prizes, and much more!

Ages 55+ • Free • Thu. • Oct. 21 • 5-7 p.m. • American Pavilion at Veterans Park & Athletic Complex (3101 Harvey Rd.)

LICK CREEK PARK IN THE DARK • REGISTRATION: AUG. 2-OCT. 21
You don’t have to travel far to create fun memories with your friends and family. The Lick Creek Nature Center family invites you to join us the night of Friday, Oct. 22, for a campout. You’ll enjoy favorites such as a hot dog dinner, storytelling, s’mores, and a night hike. We will even help you learn camping basics.

The family-friendly event begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 7 a.m. on Saturday. Campers must bring a tent, supplies, snacks, and drinks. Electricity won’t be provided, and don’t forget to pack a sleeping bag, flashlights, tent lantern, bug spray, and folding chairs. Limited spots are available, and registration ends the Thursday before camp. The cost is $8 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult (18+), and pets aren’t allowed.

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. • S’mores 
10 p.m. • Quiet Hours Begin 
7 a.m. • Break Camp

All Ages • $8 • Fri.-Sat. • Oct. 22-23 • 6 p.m.-7 a.m. • Lick Creek Park

EGGTOBER • REGISTRATION: AUG. 2-OCT. 21
A fun way to celebrate Halloween! From Oct. 25-30, we’ll bring the fun to you with Eggtober, a crafty combination of Easter and Halloween. We offer two personal egg hunts for all ages. Each bundle is $15 for 25 eggs filled with allergy-friendly candy, and you can purchase as many bundles as you like.

FRONT YARD EGG HUNT (COLLEGE STATION RESIDENTS ONLY)
Staff will hide eggs in your front yard on the scheduled day/time. Availabilities are Oct. 25-30 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Hunt options include easy, medium, or difficult.
 
DIY HUNT
The do-it-yourself option applies if you don’t have a College Station address, would like to gift it to someone or want to personalize the hunt. We’ll provide the treat-filled eggs and door hanger, which you can pick up at the Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Office at 1000 Krenek Tap Road. Pick-ups are available Oct. 25-29 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

All Ages • $15/bundle • Mon.-Sat. • Oct.  25-30 • Times vary • Front yard egg hunt or DIY Hunt

ANNUAL FALL FEST & HAUNTED HOUSE
Put on your Halloween costume and join the fun and games! Activities include a haunted house, carnival games, joy jumps, and more. Refreshments and candy are available for children. Interested in volunteering? Click here.

All Ages • Free • Thu. • Oct. 28 • 5:30-8 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

LIGHTS ON
As you stroll or drive-thru through the park, you can do more than look — you can listen, too! Tune in to Christmas 97.3 FM as you drive to enjoy Christmas music provided by Bryan Broadcasting. Don’t forget to drop your letter off for Santa in our North Pole mailbox before Dec. 24. Click here for more information.

All Ages • Free • Daily • Nov. 25-Jan. 1 • 6-11 p.m. • Stephen C. Beachy Central Park

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Enjoy holiday treats, browse information tables highlighting available programs, take photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and more. Light refreshments are provided.

Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • Dec. 1 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. • Meyer Senior & Community Center

JINGLE BELL FUN RUN • REGISTRATION: AUG. 2-NOV. 14 ($5 late fee): Nov. 15-28
Join us for a one-mile, untimed race through the lights to kick off the Christmas in the Park event weekend. The fun run starts at 6 p.m. at the hayride line near the tennis courts. Part of the run will be on an unpaved surface. The entry fee is $15 and includes a shirt and jingle bells if you register by Nov. 14. The cost is $20 during the Nov. 15-28 late registration period. Jingle bells are included, but you aren’t guaranteed a shirt. Participants three years old and under are free.

No parking is available in the park on the event day. Shuttles run from 5-11 p.m. from the Post Oak Mall parking lot (JCPenney side). Dogs are not allowed. Packet pick-up is 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Dec. 1 and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Office at 1000 Krenek Tap Road.

All Ages • $15 • Fri. • Dec. 3 • 6 p.m. • Stephen C. Beachy Central Park

CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK
Enjoy old-fashioned hayrides, cookies and chocolate milk, live entertainment, actual snow slides, photos with Santa and reindeer, adopt a Holiday Parks Pal, arts and crafts, and more! Admission is free. Click here for more information.

All Ages • Free • Fri. & Sat. • Dec. 3-4 • 6-10 p.m. • Stephen C. Beachy Central Park
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