December 30, 2018 | Wendy Flynn
It's a chilly rainy morning in College Station, yet we're restless to get out of the house. So, we drove out to Lick Creek Park for a stroll and to see what we could see.

One of my favorite things about living in College Station is the extensive park system. The city maintains 58 parks located a wide variety of neighborhoods throughout the area. The parks include athletic facilities, three dog parks, two community swimming pools, and even a skateboarding park. Many of the parks have facilities to rent for special events. Fun fact - "back in the day" Mr. Flynn and I held our "Blue Jeans and Blue Grass" wedding reception at the Pavillion at Central Park.

With five miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails, Lick Creek is a wildlife wonderland. The park itself covers 515 acres and includes a large Nature Center that identifies the wildlife and plants you'll see at Lick Creek.

When we first lit upon the trail, we were completely amazed at the number of birds flying about, happily chirping away.  We met people walking their dogs as well as families with small children running about. It was a great place to spend an hour - even if the weather was cold and dreary!  

Enjoy the pictures we took on our walk!

The nature center is spacious and has multiple meeting areas as well as a small ampitheatre.  

One of the walking trails - you'll often see dogs (required to be on leashes) with their owners.

Information from the Nature Center at Lick Creek Park on the many birds you might see at the park.

Some kind soul decorated a tree along the trail with orange slices for the birds!
What a pleasant surprise! I'm sure the birds love it!



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