Bryan, College Station, Texas is known for its abundance of parks surrounding and winding around the city’s real estate. There are over 86 parks in the twin cities, and each offers a unique experience. Some, like Bee Creek Park and Central Park seem equipped with a variety of everything a park could possibly offer. Others offer wide fields for athletic events or cook-outs. Many include nature trails perfect for hiking, running, biking, or simply exploring. Several even include facilities with indoor restrooms.
With its rolling nature trails, beautiful scenery and large variety of amenities, Bee Creek Park is an ideal family-oriented site. Located just past the intersection of Anderson and Southwest Parkway, Bee Creek is surrounded by towering trees but includes a number of open fields, perfect for any athletic event, kite-flying, or just a good old-fashioned game of tag. Four lighted tennis courts allow for heated rivalries at any hour of the night while also offering privacy for the beginner anxious to learn. Two lighted softball fields, a pavilion, a sand volleyball court, and picnic areas are the perfect conveniences for any group event, church picnic, or birthday party. The outside setting allows for easy clean-up and no stress over messes. Two playground sets are the perfect equipment to burn off young children’s energy, and an old-fashioned swing set offers a relaxing peaceful sway for anyone looking to escape into nature for a while. Nature trails and a concession building with restrooms complete this idyllic park.
Tanglewood Park sits on Carter Creek Parkway and Tanglewood Drive. Charming landscaping, barbecue pits and picnic tables make this a perfect location for a cook-out or family reunion. The park has new restrooms, several playgrounds, and walking paths. It is also equipped with lighted tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, and several soccer goals. In addition, a new splash-pad was recently added to the park to not only entertain for hours but also to serve to keep people cool in the summer’s heat.
Wolf Pen Creek is a unique park location due to the amphitheater it includes. The amphitheater is used for everything from festivals, to fundraisers, concerts, plays, and even accommodates a free summer concert series for families and groups of friends to attend and listen to music under the stars. Lightning bugs embellish the perimeter of the amphitheater floating around the edge of the woods and hills provide a sheltered atmosphere. The stage is surrounded by a moat that spills into a pond, lying behind the amphitheater and into a creek that runs through the park. A Frisbee golf course is weaved throughout the perimeter, and walkways wind through as well. Wolf Pen Creek also has a new playground area, completely fenced in, and workout equipment for the motivated individual. The amphitheater is available for renting, as well as the Green Room and the Plaza. The Plaza offers a lighted outdoor seating area complete with indoor bathrooms. The Green Room is an upscale indoor room, beautifully decorated and appropriate for banquets, dinners, or private parties.
If you are partial to the smaller, simpler parks, Brison Park is the perfect place for you. Located off of South Dexter, this park is home to one of the largest and best climbing trees in town. Individuals are often seen setting up hammocks from the limbs of this particular tree and on any sunny day there is a good possibility of catching someone hanging from its limbs, ten feet off the ground. A quant stream runs through the middle of the park which is connected by a small wooden bridge. The high hills in this park make it a unique spot in the historic district of College Station and the majority of the park is shaded by towering Oak trees. The park is also often inhabited by a pack of guinea-hens: perfectly harmless birds that resemble the average hen. These hens are rather skittish, completely docile and very entertaining.
As stated earlier, the list of parks in the Bryan, College Station area goes on forever, adding a touch of nature and serenity to each neighborhood and subdivision in the area.
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