Unless we have a rainout, Saturday’s Tri-Delta Gameday, which benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, will attract the 50,000th customer for a scheduled special event this year at Wolf Pen Creek.
We’ve had a record 30 scheduled events in 2010, and our total attendance to date already ranks fourth in our 18-year history. With several events remaining, our total number of guests will likely wind up in the top two. We attribute this success to the wonderful team that keeps our facility a jewel in the crown of College Station, along with a core belief in our mission statement:
WPC staff will create an excellent experience for our guests through our festive atmosphere, professionalism, exceptional facilities and quality entertainment.
The 2010 season began on Feb. 20 with See Spot Run, a pets-optional fun run that has become an annual favorite. Our staff always enjoys watching the 200-plus human participants and the 100-plus four-legged participants negotiate the trails. The dogs seem more interested in greeting each other, and the Basset Hound pair that usually brings up the rear is worth the wait.
Things usually cool down as the hot summer winds up, but not this year. Wolf Pen Creek hosted the opening ceremonies for the 16-and-Under ASA Girls’ National Softball Championships in early August, and more than 4,000 people from across the nation celebrated with a carnival, concert and games.
After another successful Weinerfest two weeks ago, we’re ready to move into the final events of 2010. We’re especially eager for the Brazos Valley World Fest on Nov. 13 before our staff becomes immersed in Christmas in the Park in December. That event has been a family tradition at Stephen C. Beach Central Park for almost three decades.
Thanks for making 2010 an enjoyable and memorable season at Wolf Pen Creek — maybe this weekend you’ll be the lucky 50,000th person of the year to come see us!
Recreation Supervisor/Special Events | Parks and Recreation