Everyone is invited to enjoy education stations, guest speakers and guided tours through the facility and trails to celebrate the grand opening of the long-awaited Lick Creek Nature Center on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m.-noon. This free event will begin with a welcome ceremony and ribbon cutting. Guided tours will take place every half hour starting at 9:30 a.m. Dogs are welcome on a leash, but horses and bikes are not permitted. Light refreshments will be served.
This 2,400-square-foot nature center features a meeting room, restrooms, indoor and outdoor classrooms, and an amphitheater available to rent for receptions, classes, meetings and more.
It’s the focal point of the city’s 515-acre Lick Creek Park, located at 13600 Rock Prairie Rd. The park displays a variety of native plant and animal species, including the endangered Navasota Ladies Tresses. It also offers five miles of marked trails and provides opportunities for hiking, cycling, bird watching, equestrian activities, and nature study.
The center’s mission is to provide exceptional experiences while educating and inspiring current and future generations to explore, respect and protect the world around us. The Parks and Recreation Department is teaming up with community partners and organizations to host educational classes, programs and events for all ages. Lick Creek Park and Nature Center will provide hands-on experiences to understand and appreciate our natural environment, wildlife conservation and environmental stewardship.
For more details, visit http://cstx.gov/lickcreek