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Special Events and Programs

There's something for everyone!

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August

Summer Paddling Event #5

Saturday, August 11th, 9 a.m. to noon: Come join the Brazoria Paddler's Club as they hold a paddling event on one of the waterways in Brazoria County. For this trip, we will paddle from the River's End Boat Ramp at the end of FM 2918, down the San Bernard, and to the beach at Wolf Island. Bring your own boat or borrow one of ours. For information and boat reservations call  Mike Mullenweg at 979-864-1152, or email him mikem@brazoria-county.com

Please have a completed release form with you, or already on file with the parks department, before attending.

History Talks: The Peddlers Trade

Sunday, August 12th, 2 to 5 p.m.: Buying and selling was an important aspect of life in Austin’s Colony, but just what was available, how did it reach the market, and what were the costs? Was Texas a backwater, or a thriving business environment? For more information, call the Stephen F. Austin park at 979-849-5965. 

Summer Paddling Event #6

Saturday, August 18th, 9 a.m. to noon: Come join the Brazoria Paddler's Club as they hold a paddling event on one of the waterways in Brazoria County.  We will paddle out from the River's End Boat Ramp at the end of FM 2918, and around Cedar Lake. Bring your own boat or borrow one of ours. For information and boat reservations call  Mike Mullenweg at 979-864-1152, or email him mikem@brazoria-county.com

Please have a completed release form with you, or already on file with the parks department, before attending. 

This Was: School of the Piece

Sunday, August 26th, 2 to 5 p.m.: Learn to safely serve and fire historical cannon. Also covering maintenance, etc. NOTE - Reservations and payment will be required in advance; liability waivers also required. More information coming in the near future. For more information, call the Stephen F. Austin park at 979-849-5965.

 

September

Fall Paddling Event #1

Saturday, September 8th, 9 a.m. to noon: Come join the Brazoria Paddler's Club as they hold a paddling event on one of the waterways in Brazoria County. We'll begin from Camp Mohawk County Park, and paddle down Chocolate Bayou to Albert Finkle Memorial Park. Bring your own boat or borrow one of ours. Great for families and first time paddlers. For information or reservations call Mike Mullenweg at 979-864-1152, or email him mikem@brazoria-county.com

History Talks: Austin's Return, Off to War!

Sunday, September 9th, 2 to 5 p.m.: Learn about the real first battle of the Texas Revolution, because many do not know that it was actually not at Gonzales. For more information, call the Stephen F. Austin park at 979-849-5965. 

*Canceled due to weather* Texas Navy Day Celebration

Friday, September 14th, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Join us as we celebrate the Navies of the Republic of Texas. Mostly unheralded in our history books, the Texas Navy contributed to the outcome of the revolution and guaranteed the success of the new republic. The event is divided into two, identical sessions, both a morning session from 9:30-11:30,  and and afternoon session from 12:30-2:30. Space is limited; Please call 979-849-5965 to reserve your space.

Trail Day at Hanson Riverside

Thursday, September 20th, 8 a.m. to noon: If you're looking to give back to your community, and happen to find yourself free on Thursday mornings, we'll be out at our various parks every third Thursday of the month working to build and re-build the trails there. For this Trail Day, we'll be out at Hanson Riverside County Park removing roots, stumps, and other foliage to clear the way for the trail. This is a great chance to meet new people and get some exercise. Please arrive in appropriate trail building clothing, shoes, and headgear. We also recommend bringing proper gloves for clearing brush. For more information (including location), and to register, contact Mike Mullenweg at 979-864-1152, or at mikem@brazoria-county.com.

October

Texas Adopt-A-Beach Fall Clean-Up

*After postponing from the September 15th date due to weather conditions.

Saturday, October 6th, 9 a.m. to noon: Volunteers gather at 9 a.m. in Surfside (Stahlman Park) and Quintana (Park front office) for a general beach clean-up.  Dress for the weather and bring along some water.  Supplies provided. For more information, contact the coordinators Mike at 979-864-1152 (Surfside) or Patty at 979-233-1461 (Quintana). Register online here

Trail Days at Brazoria County Parks

Thursday, October 18th, 8 a.m. to noon: If you're looking to give back to your community, and happen to find yourself free on Thursday mornings, we'll be out at our various parks every third Thursday of the month working to build and re-build the trails there. This is a great chance to meet new people and get some exercise. For more information (including location), and to register, contact Mike Mullenweg at 979-864-1152, or at mikem@brazoria-county.com.

Fall Paddling Event #2

Saturday, October 20th, 9 a.m. to noon: Come join the Brazoria Paddler's Club as they hold a paddling event on one of the waterways in Brazoria County. For this trip, we will meet at the boat ramp at Hanson Riverside County Park. We'll paddle to the low water crossing, and turn around to return to the park. Bring your own boat or borrow one of ours. Great for families and first time paddlers. For information or reservations call Mike Mullenweg at 979-864-1152, or email him at mikem@brazoria-county.com

 

November

Pollinator Palooza 

Saturday, November 3rd, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.:Spend the day at Quintana Beach County Park learning the ins and outs of local butterflies, bees, and other local creatures. Including a walk-in butterfly enclosure, kids crafts and activities, caterpillar and chrysalis exhibits, and a visit from the Brazoria County Beekeepers with a live hive display and local honey for sale. For any questions, please call the park at 979-233-1461. 

Stephen F. Austin's Birthday Celebration

Friday, November 2nd, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Designed for school groups, this free event is open to everyone. Visit costumed interpretators to learn stories of Austin's life and times in early Texas. See and learn how old handcrafts were performed. This event is regimented and mostly hands-on. For more information, call the Stephen F. Austin park at 979-849-5965.  

Kids' Fishfest at Bass Pro Shops

Saturday, November 3rd, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Come for a great time learning to fish. and trying your luck in the stocked pond. Poles will be provided while supplies last. or you can bring your own. Bass Pro Shops will provide the bait. and Texas Parks and Wildlife will provide the Angler Education. For information call  Mike Mullenweg at 979-864-1152, or email him mikem@brazoria-county.com

Trail Days at Brazoria County Parks

Thursday, November 15th, 8 a.m. to noon: If you're looking to give back to your community, and happen to find yourself free on Thursday mornings, we'll be out at our various parks every third Thursday of the month working to build and re-build the trails there. This is a great chance to meet new people and get some exercise. For more information (including location), and to register, contact Mike Mullenweg at 979-864-1152, or at mikem@brazoria-county.com.

Fall Paddling Event #3

Saturday, November 17th, 2018, 9 a.m. to noon: Come join the Brazoria Paddler's Club as they hold a paddling event on one of the waterways in Brazoria County. Our route for this paddling event begins at Dunbar Park in Lake Jackson. We will travel down Oyster Creek towards Brazosport College. Bring your own boat or borrow one of ours. Great for families and first time paddlers. For information or reservations call Mike Mullenweg at 979-864-1152, or email him at mikem@brazoria-county.com.

 

December

Winter Paddling Event #1

Saturday, December 8th, 2018, 9 a.m. to noon: Come join the Brazoria Paddler's Club as they hold a paddling event on one of the waterways in Brazoria County. Bring your own boat or borrow one of ours. Great for families and first time paddlers. Location TBD.  For information or reservations call 979-864-1152 or email mikem@brazoria-county.com.

Trail Days at Brazoria County Parks

Thursday, December 20th, 8 a.m. to noon: If you're looking to give back to your community, and happen to find yourself free on Thursday mornings, we'll be out at our various parks every third Thursday of the month working to build and re-build the trails there. This is a great chance to meet new people and get some exercise. For more information (including location), and to register, contact Mike Mullenweg at 979-864-1152, or at mikem@brazoria-county.com.

 

January

Dunes Day

Saturday, January 19th, 2019, 9 a.m. to noon: Volunteers meet at Surfside Beach to rebuild, restore, and strengthen our dunes. For information  call  Mike Mullenweg at 979-864-1152, or email him mikem@brazoria-county.com.