Calendar of Events

Arts & Crafts

September 2022

Sep 27
8:00p
End Date

Painting in the Park

Atlanta State Park
Relax and hone your observation skills as you paint in nature. We will provide the painting supplies… you provide the creativity!

October 2022

Oct 1
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Bats!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a story and make your own bat puppet!
Oct 1
3:00p
End Date

Colors of the Wind Watercolor

Lockhart State Park
Paint with all the colors of the wind at Lockhart State Park!
Oct 1
4:00p
End Date

Watercolor in the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Learn how watercolors can capture your visit to Government Canyon!
Oct 2
10:00a
End Date

Cordage - The Leaves that Bind

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Discover how Native Americans made rope from yucca leaves, then try it yourself!
Oct 2
2:30p
End Date

Art in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Make a nature-themed art piece with a ranger.
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Cordage - The Leaves that Bind

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Discover how Native Americans made rope from yucca leaves, then try it yourself!
Oct 8
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Tarantulas!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a story about tarantulas and create your own eight-legged friend to take home!
Oct 8
1:00p
End Date

Park Reading Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come listen to Ranger Jamie a different story every month and then participate in a fun crafts activity!
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

Art in the Park: Papel Picado

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and make your very own papel picado!
Oct 9
9:00a
End Date

Nature Journaling: Taking Time to Notice

Blanco State Park
Join Ranger Rena for a guided nature journaling experience. This is not about how well you can write or sketch. It is about giving yourself the luxury of sitting, noticing, and taking time to journal that unique-to-you experience.
Oct 10
9:00a
End Date

Indigenous Peoples Day

Huntsville State Park
Learn the history of the Indigenous People that called the land the park is on home through demonstrations and hands on activities.
Oct 15
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Alligators!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us to learn about alligators through storytime and get creative making crafts!
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

Papel Picado

Lockhart State Park
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by creating a beautiful papel picado!
Oct 15
7:00p
End Date

Moth Night

Mother Neff State Park
🎉 Mother Neff State Park is hosting our annual Moth Night! Come discover the night life from critters to the night sky! You will learn what critters go bump in the night and learn why they are important. If you are feeling adventurous, you might even go on a guided night hike with a backlight to see the amazing critters that call the park their home.
Oct 16
9:00a
End Date

Nature Journaling: Taking Time to Notice

Blanco State Park
Join Ranger Rena for a guided nature journaling experience. This is not about how well you can write or sketch. It is about giving yourself the luxury of sitting, noticing, and taking time to journal that unique-to-you experience.
Oct 16
2:30p
End Date

Art in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Make a nature-themed art piece with a ranger.
Oct 19
6:00p
End Date

Sunset Watercolor

Galveston Island State Park
Unleash your creative side and enjoy the island's best sunsets.
Oct 21
10:00a
End Date

Yoga and Poetry in the Park

Blanco State Park
E.D. Watson, an award-winning writer and certified yoga instructor will lead this workshop for beginners. This workshop will combine beginning-level yoga (i.e. gentle stretches) with beginning poetry writing. .
Oct 22
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Bats!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a story and make your own bat puppet!
Oct 22
11:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Pedernales Falls State Park
Earn your Junior Ranger badge!
Oct 22
2:00p
End Date

Watercolor

South Llano River State Park
Join a Ranger and enjoy some watercolors.
Oct 22
3:00p
End Date

Art in the Park

Eisenhower State Park
Get in touch with nature and create something special!
Oct 23
9:00a
End Date

Nature Journaling: Taking Time to Notice

Blanco State Park
Join Ranger Rena for a guided nature journaling experience. This is not about how well you can write or sketch. It is about giving yourself the luxury of sitting, noticing, and taking time to journal that unique-to-you experience.
Oct 23
1:00p
End Date

Sea Center Spooktacular

Sea Center Texas
Creep, crawl, and slither along Sea Center Texas' Wetland Boardwalk and experience a wild and educational Halloween. Live Animals, Trick-or-Treating, Games, and more!
Oct 29
10:00a
End Date

Spooky Nature Craft

Bonham State Park
Create your own spooky critter.
Oct 29
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Owls!

Brazos Bend State Park
Listen to the story and make your own owl puppet.
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Watercolor

South Llano River State Park
Join a Ranger and enjoy some watercolors.
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Spooky Species

Pedernales Falls State Park
Make your own spooky mask for trick-or-treating!
Oct 29
5:00p
End Date

Boo in the Park

Eisenhower State Park
Have a blast Trick-or-Treating at our decorated campsites this Halloween!
Oct 30
9:00a
End Date

Nature Journaling: Taking Time to Notice

Blanco State Park
Join Ranger Rena for a guided nature journaling experience. This is not about how well you can write or sketch. It is about giving yourself the luxury of sitting, noticing, and taking time to journal that unique-to-you experience.
Oct 30
10:00a
End Date

Ranger Games and Crafts

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us for a fun morning of play!
Oct 30
2:30p
End Date

Art in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Make a nature-themed art piece with a ranger.

November 2022

Nov 12
10:00a
End Date

Fall Fest

Mother Neff State Park
🎉 Mother Neff State Park is one of the first Texas State Parks where people have been coming for thousands of years. It’s now your turn to come explore and make memories of your own or return to make new memories. A fun fall celebration will take place featuring nature hikes, storybook trails, children's activities, demonstrations, and much more.
Nov 12
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Armadillos!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a story about armadillos and make a macaroni armadillo to take home!
Nov 12
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Alligators!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us to learn about alligators through storytime and get creative making crafts!
Nov 13
2:30p
End Date

Slimy Snails

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about our friends the snails and create some slime!
Nov 19
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Turkeys!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us outside the Nature Center for a story and coloring craft about turkeys!
Nov 24
10:00a
End Date

"T" is for Turkey

Colorado Bend State Park
Have fun finger-painting turkeys!
Nov 26
10:00a
End Date

Deck the Halls

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Learn about making Christmas decorations with natural materials
Nov 26
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Turkeys!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us outside the Nature Center for a story and coloring craft about turkeys!
Nov 26
3:00p
End Date

Art in the Park

Eisenhower State Park
Get in touch with nature and create something special!

December 2022

Dec 3
1:00p
End Date

Festive Frontera Family Fun Day

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Spend an afternoon with family and discover the park's furry, fishy, and feathered friends!
Dec 17
2:00p
End Date

Ornament Making Workshop - Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join a ranger in creating fun holiday ornaments to hang on your tree! All ages and skill levels welcome but supplies are limited. Meet at the Dining Hall!
Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Goose Island State Park
See the park in lights, enjoy holiday activities, and CAMP FOR FREE when you decorate your campsite!
Dec 24
3:00p
End Date

Art in the Park

Eisenhower State Park
Get in touch with nature and create something special!

April 2023

Apr 15
11:00a
End Date

Caddo Homecoming!

Caddo Lake State Park
🎉Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and 30 years of good conservation with the Caddo Lake Institute. Walk into yesteryear at Caddo Lake State Park and try your hand at canoeing, fishing, games and more. Decorate your campsite with a retro theme, enjoy live music, and grab a bite to eat.

July 2023

Jul 1 End Date

Happy Birthday Caddo Lake State Park!

Caddo Lake State Park
Join us to celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and Caddo lake State Park's birthday! We will go on a celebratory birthday hike, followed by birthday cake! Throughout the day, enjoy several interpretive programs. **Instructions below!