Donated in 1984 by Ford D. Albritton Jr., the Albritton Bell Tower is one of the tallest buildings on Texas A&M’s campus standing 138 feet tall. Its location at the intersection of Old Main Drive, Jones and Lamar Streets is the original entrance to the University.
Altitude Trampoline College Station is the 29th trampoline park in the Altitude family offering high-energy and exciting entertainment activities such as a Kids Court, Gymnastics "Tumble Tracks," Dodgeball Courts, Foam Pits, and Basketball Zones in addition to even more cutting edge, family fun activities.
In 1973, the city designated 18 acres of the city cemetery for the creation of Bee Creek Park, the site of College Station’s first swimming pool. Adamson Lagoon Pool, a 50 meter pool with a separate wading pool, is named in honor of former A&M swimming coach, Art Adamson.
The land for Billie Madeley Park was donated by Edward and Billie Madeley during the summer of 1997. It is a heavily wooded site with a small creek traversing the center of it. As per Mr. Madeley’s wishes, no building will be constructed on this site. Development includes nature trails and small bridges.
The Bonfire Memorial celebrates the tradition, history and spirit of Texas A&M, and the dedication of those involved in the tragic collapse of the 1999 Bonfire. Uniting Aggies past, present and future, the Memorial is comprised of three design elements.
In 1947 College Station’s first city park was created with purchases of land from F.B. Clark and Hershel Burgess, The property, which included the drained College Park Lake and the land which surrounded it, became known as Dexter Park. In 1980 in honor of Fred Brison, the park was renamed Brison Park.
The D.A. "Andy" Anderson Arboretum, originally called the Brazos County Arboretum, was founded in 1976 as part of the USA Bicentennial celebration. The College Station City Council designated that this area would be used as an arboretum, such as, a place where trees and shrubs are cultivated for educational and scientific purposes.
Emerald Forest Park is one of the most beautiful native plant sites in the City of College Station park system. The 4-1/2 acre site is heavily wooded and bordered on the north side by Bee Creek. The park has a playground, a lighted half basketball court, picnic unit, 1/3 mile jogging trail and some area lighting.
As a neighborhood park, Gabbard Park has proven to be one of the most popular parks in town. Purchased as a result of interest by neighborhood residents, Gabbard received substantial public input during the planning stages. Prior to construction, a Texas A&M professor was consulted to determine recommendations for renovation of the pond.
park details This park’s recreational features include a lighted basketball court, practice fields with backstops, picnic units, shelter, playground and an open play area. Fitch Park is dedicated to Georgie K. Fitch in honor of her dedication to her family as a wife and mother.
The Hall of Champions is located on the west side of Kyle Field. The facility celebrates the iconic football stadium and Texas A&M Athletics. It is a 30,000 square foot virtual sports museum that features a maroon ceiling with a massive white Texas A&M logo, delivering a one-of-a-kind experience.
Hensel Park is a 29.7 acre (12.02 hectare) park located in the city of College Station. The park has amenities like pavilions, playground, restrooms, picnic units, jogging trails, volleyball court, to name a few. The park also has parking facility for 70 cars.
In February of 1998, the City of College Station passed the Lick Creek Park Master Plan which established an improved trail system, new entrance drive, parking lot, visitor center and outdoor classroom facilities. In February of 2016, College Station City Council approved the contract to begin construction for the Nature Center.
Lions Park includes a covered basketball court, playground, picnic units and parking for ten cars. An iron fence, walkway, area lighting and landscaping were added in 1990. The park was supplemented with sidewalks, new play equipment, a drinking fountain and fencing in 1994.
Sandstone Park originally provided soccer and baseball practice fields for residents on the east side of the Earl Rudder Freeway (Highway 6 Bypass). Renovations in 1996, added a shelter, handicap accessible playground, 1/3 mile jogging/walking trail, one full basketball court, soccer fields and parking for 48 cars.
Santa’s Wonderland offers a limited (but generous) number of Handicap Parking spaces in the Prancer Lot and they are “FREE". Handicap parking spaces fill up fast, so to guarantee yourself a space, you might consider purchasing a VIP Parking Pass for the Prancer Lot, in the event that all the available Handicap Spaces are full at the time of your arrival.
Southern Oaks Park, is formerly known as Shenandoah Park before development. It is located in the south side of Southern Plantation Drive in Shenandoah subdivision. The park’s construction was completed in June 2004 and offers a basketball court, playground, swing set, drinking fountain, jogging trail, picnic units and a disc golf course.
This heavily wooded site with a tributary of Bee Creek traversing the northern portion of the park is located in the Steeplechase subdivision. This beautiful park was completed in 2006 and includes a playground, basketball court and College Station’s very first dog park. Hardy roses planted along the dog park fence provide an additional touch of color to this unique park.
Keen's is upbeat, while Lovett's (called This Old Porch) has a subdued, contemplative approach. Lovett shot a video of the song and included clips of the LaSalle Hotel in Downtown Bryan, the source of those greasy enchiladas. Keen made his version a concert staple, with the memorable monologue in the middle about Boyett, the porch's bottomless supply of bluegrass and beer cans, and the unsuspecting audience members just getting out of the nearby church.
The Red granite Wall of Honor lists more than 4,800 names of veterans from all periods of United States history, including 24 United States Presidents who served in the military and seven Texas A&M University former students who received the Medal of Honor.
W.A. Tarrow Park also includes Wayne Smith Youth Baseball fields, a 10.8 acre athletic park adjacent to the Lincoln Recreation Center, formerly a residential area, with much of the land cleared in 1994. Between 1994-97, the city acquired all of the properties for $316,800, to form one park. These fields are dedicated to Mr. Wayne Smith for his foresight and efforts in establishing the first Little League fields in College Station. Construction was completed in January of 1999.
The design of the park retained much of the natural wooded areas, allowing nearby residents the opportunity to enjoy this beauty. The park has a playground, picnic units, a 1/3 mile jogging trail, a lighted half basketball court, a lighted volleyball court and two bridges.
This partially wooded park, located in the Woodland Hills Estates subdivision, is the first neighborhood park in zone 9. This park that was developed in 2008 and includes a shaded playground, shelter, a picnic unit, swing set, lighting, bridge, trees, signage, irrigation and concrete sidewalks.