Parks and Recreation

Goose Island State

Goose Island State

Goose Island State Park, 321.4 acres, surrounded by the St. Charles and Aransas Bays, is located north of Rockport in Aransas County. The shoreline is comprised of concrete bulkhead, oyster shell, mud flat, and marsh grass. The main recreational activities are camping, excellent birding, and fishing. Other activities include picnicking, boating (motors allowed), nature study, wildlife observation, and photography. Tours: Guided nature hikes are held year round. Guided birding tours are held from January through April.
Location: 202 S Palmetto St.
Phone: 361-729-2858
Mustang Island State Park

Mustang Island State Park

Mustang Island State Park is 3954 acres with about 5 miles of beach on the Gulf of Mexico in Nueces County, south of Port Aransas. Activities include camping, picnicking, fishing, swimming, hiking and mountain biking on 5 miles of open beach, sunbathing, surfing, kayaking, and excellent birding, especially during spring and fall migrations.
Location: P O Box 326, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Phone: 361-749-5246
Memorial Park

Memorial Park

Consisting of more than 100 acres, the Park includes 1.65 miles of Hike and Bike trails and a 3/4 mile Nature trail with interpretive signs, and rest benches. Soccer fields, basketball courts, baseball/softball fields, off leash Dog Park, playscapes and fitness stations, birding sites and picnic facilities to serve a wide variety of interests throughout the year.
Location: 1601 FM 2165 (Pearl St)
The Big Tree

The Big Tree

The Big Tree of Lamar is one of the most famous in the world. It is measured to be more than 35 feet in circumference, 44 feet in height and has a crown spread of 89 feet. The Texas Forest Service estimates the tree to be over 1,000 years old.
Location: Goose Island State Park
Phone: 361-729-2858
Rockport Skate Park

Rockport Skate Park

6000 square ft. skate park featuring a variety of 1/4-pipes, pyramids, grind boxes and rails.
Location: 2001 Stadium Drive, Rockport, TX 78382
Phone: 361-727-9989
Rockport Beach Park

Rockport Beach Park

This park offers 71 covered picnic cabanas with BBQ grills, playgrounds, volleyball courts, walking trails, 4 boat ramps, fishing piers, bird nesting sanctuary, restrooms, and showers.
Location: Follow the signs on Bus. 35 in downtown Rockport
Phone: 361-729-2158
Fulton Navigation Park

Fulton Navigation Park

New city park overlooking Aransas Bay with playground equipment and picnic tables. The Fulton Pier is just steps away.
Location: Located at Fulton Harbor near the Fulton Pier