Alerts . . .

Events

June 2019

Jun 29 End Date

Atlatl in the AM

McKinney Falls State Park
Come learn how to throw an ancient spear!
Jun 29 End Date

Ask a Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Have a weird plant in your yard? Heard a strange noise last night? Want to know what it takes to become a TPWD Park Ranger? Ask Ranger Kristen! She'll be available for an hour to answer all your burning questions.
Jun 30 End Date

Junior Ranger Nature Exploration

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us at the playground to explore nature and see what we can find! Exploration supplies provided!

July 2019

Jul 3 End Date

Ask a Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Have a weird plant in your yard? Heard a strange noise last night? Want to know what it takes to become a TPWD Park Ranger? Ask Ranger Kristen! She'll be available for an hour to answer all your burning questions.
Jul 4 End Date

Solar Viewing - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Come see our closest star while you celebrate the stars and stripes at the park! View the sun safely with a filtered telescope. Explore how the earth moves through the universe with your own shadow!
Jul 4 End Date

Independence Day Selfie Scavenger Hunt

McKinney Falls State Park
Meet us at the Playground to get the low-down for the Independence Day Selfie Scavenger Hunt!
Jul 5 End Date

Make Your Own Binoculars - Kid Craft

McKinney Falls State Park
Calling all budding birders! Make your own play binoculars out of cardboard and yarn!
Jul 5 End Date

Make Your Own Binoculars - Kid Craft

McKinney Falls State Park
Calling all budding birders! Make your own play binoculars out of cardboard and yarn!
Jul 5 End Date

Welcome to Cretaceous Park - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Did you know that there is an extinct volcano near McKinney Falls State Park? Did you know that all of central Texas was at one point under a shallow sea? Discover the creatures that lived in the deep at this Cretaceous Park Exploration Station!
Jul 6 End Date

Oh Deer!

McKinney Falls State Park
Join in for a fun and educational game! Learn the challenges faced by white-tailed deer populations in their fight for survival.
Jul 13 End Date

Flour Power Gristmill Tour

McKinney Falls State Park
Join Ranger Kristen for a special tour of the mill operations that started here 167 years ago today by the namesake of the park, Thomas Freeman McKinney. We'll visit the site of one of the first flour mills in the Austin area!
Jul 20 End Date

Chasing the Moon

McKinney Falls State Park
50 years ago today, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin defied gravity by being the first creatures from Earth to touch the moon. Come celebrate with us!
Jul 26 End Date

Read With a Ranger - Nightsong by Ari Berk

McKinney Falls State Park
Celebrate National Moth Week with Ranger Kristen! She'll read a book about a young bat's first hunting trip alone. His target - delicious moths! After we read the book, we'll hunt for real life examples of this predator-prey relationship with black lights.
Jul 27 End Date

Ask a Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Have a weird plant in your yard? Heard a strange noise last night? Want to know what it takes to become a TPWD Park Ranger? Ask Ranger Kristen! She'll be available for an hour to answer all your burning questions.