Fall recreation schedule looks different this year

Fall recreation schedule looks different this year

By Kelli Nesbitt, Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator

In March, our entire world was turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses, schools, travel, and parks and recreation facilities were shut down across the country.

Just six months later, many activities have returned, but COVID-19 remains a severe threat. As we approach the fall, the Parks & Recreation Department is faced with tough decisions as we make plans to reopen our facilities and programs. Continue reading “Fall recreation schedule looks different this year”

Pandemic spotlights vital role of parks and recreation

Pandemic spotlights vital role of parks and recreation

The services and programs provided by municipal parks and recreation departments have always been indispensable to a community’s well-being and overall quality of life. If that wasn’t clear before the COVID-19 pandemic, it certainly is now. We celebrate Park and Recreation Month throughout July by highlighting the powerful role our College Station Parks and Recreation staff and professionals across the country play in health and wellness, conservation, economic impact, and social equity. Continue reading Pandemic spotlights vital role of parks and recreation

Hysmith Skate Park celebrates 8th anniversary

Hysmith Skate Park celebrates 8th anniversary

Eight years ago today, the City of College Station opened the G. Hysmith Skate Park in memory of the energetic, ambitious middle-schooler with a passion for skateboarding who passed away in 2005 after a courageous battle with cancer. His family, friends, and community members convinced the city council to make Garrett’s dream of a local skate park a reality.  Continue reading Hysmith Skate Park celebrates 8th anniversary

Games of Texas benefit BCS by a cool $8.1 million

Games of Texas benefit BCS by a cool $8.1 million

The Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s Summer Games of Texas attracted 8,461 athletes from across the state to compete in a dozen events here in late July. Only 130 participants were from College Station, which means the rest – along with about 20,000 of their coaches, family members, and friends – were visitors who dropped an estimated $8.1 million into the local economy by filling local restaurants and hotels. Continue reading Games of Texas benefit BCS by a cool $8.1 million