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Parks Department Administrative Offices

313 W. Mulberry
Angleton, TX 77515
979-864-1541
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SPECIAL EVENTS & PROGRAMS 2016

 

JANUARY

Saturday, 23 January, 9 a.m. - noon - Dunes Day. 

Volunteers meet at Surfside Beach to rebuild, restore, and strengthen our dunes.  For more information, contact James at 979-864-1541

 

MARCH

 

Wednesday, 02 March - Texas Independence Day Celebration. 

Join volunteers and students at the Austin Statue at Hwy 288 and Hwy 35 for a celebration with a guest speaker, historical characters, musket volleys, music, and refreshments.   Free event sponsored by local groups.  For information, call the Department Office at 979-864-1541.

 

Saturday, 26 March, 2-4 p.m. - Easter Egg Hunt at San Luis Pass County Park. 

Candy and prizes provided.  Registered campers only; for information or reservations, call 979-233-6026.

 

APRIL

 

Saturday, April 2, 11 p.m.- EarthQuest Birds Of Prey Program. 
Quintana Beach County Park

We are delighted and excited to be hosting the EarthQuest Birds of Prey Educational Program.  This is the same program that is held at the Migration Celebration every year.  You will get a very close and personal look at some beautiful and regal birds.  Due to the nature of the show featuring free flying birds, please arrive early so that everyone may be seated before the program begins.  This is a free event; however, donations to the EarthQuest organization are welcome and appreciated.

Saturday, 23 April - Texas Adopt-A-Beach Spring Clean-Up. 

Volunteers gather at 9 a.m. in Surfside and Quintana for a general beach clean-up.  Dress for the weather and bring along some water.  Supplies provided; lunch afterward.  For more information, contact James at 979-864-1541 (Surfside) or Patty at 979-233-1461 (Quintana).

 

MAY

 

Thursday, 05 May, 10:30 a.m. – Story Time - Quintana Beach County Park

Beach/Ocean themed Story and associated craft for preschoolers.  Each session will be different. Some sessions will feature live creatures.  For more information, contact Patty at 979-233-1461.

 

Thursday, 05 May, 10:30 a.m. – Story Time -Quintana Beach County Park

Beach/Ocean themed Story and associated craft for preschoolers.  Each session will be different. Some sessions will feature live creatures.  For more information, contact Patty at 979-233-1461.

 

Thursday, 12 May, 10:30 a.m. – Story Time -Quintana Beach County Park

Beach/Ocean themed Story and associated craft for preschoolers.  Each session will be different. Some sessions will feature live creatures.  For more information, contact Patty at 979-233-1461.

 

Thursday, 19-22 May - Sixth Annual Fishing Tournament at San Luis Pass County Park.  Starts at noon on Thursday and runs through 9 a.m. on Sunday.  Registered campers only; for information or reservations, call 979-233-6026.

 

JUNE

 

Monday-Thursday, June (TBD), 9 a.m. - noon - Nature Camp at Camp Mohawk County Park.  Outdoor nature-related programming with the Brazoria County Master Naturalists.  Ages 7-12.  $30 per camper; limited space available.  Pre-registration required.  For information or to register, call 979-864-1541 or e-mail jamesg@brazoria-county.com.

 

Sunday, 26 June, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Basic Field Archery at Camp Mohawk County Park.  Learn the basics of field archery with instructor Marvin Hall.  All equipment provided.  Space is limited.  To pre-register, contact Camp Mohawk County Park at 281-581-2319.

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Saturday, 17 September - Texas Navy Day Celebration. 

Celebrate the Republic of Texas Navy at Surfside.  Interact with costumed interpreters at Jetty Park and peruse vendor booths at Town Hall.  For information, call 979-864-1541.

 

Saturday, 24 September - Texas Adopt-A-Beach Fall Clean-Up. 

Volunteers gather at 9 a.m. in Surfside and Quintana for a general beach clean-up.  Dress for the weather and bring along some water.  Supplies provided; lunch afterward.  For more information, contact James at 979-864-1541 (Surfside) or Patty at 979-233-1461 (Quintana).

 

OCTOBER

 

Friday and Saturday, October (TBA), 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Texas WingNuts Fly-in. Quintana Beach County Park 
Powered paragliding exhibition.  For more information about the TXWingNuts go to http://www.txwingnuts.com

 

NOVEMBER

 

Thursday, 03 November - Stephen F. Austin Birthday Celebration. 

Join volunteers and students at the Austin Statue at Hwy 288 and Hwy 35 for a celebration with a guest speaker, historical characters, musket volleys, music, and refreshments.   Free event sponsored by local groups.  For information, call the Department Office at 979-864-1541.

 

 

JANUARY 2017 

 

Saturday, 07 January, 2017 – Stephen F. Austin Funeral Reenactment.  Take part in a unique event recreating the state funeral of the Father of Texas.  The event begins at 9 a.m. at the First Capitol Replica in West Columbia with political speeches and a musket volley, followed by a reception at the Columbia Historical Museum.  The event continues at noon at the Gulf Prairie Cemetery in Jones Creek with memorial speeches by Sam Houston, Anson Jones, and others, punctuated by a musket volley, Masonic funeral service, and a 23-round artillery salute.  For information, call the Department Office at 979-864-1541.