PHOTO: Children fill out scavenger hunt forms during a Museum in the Park event hosted by Parks & Recreation and Victoria College's Museum of the Coastal Bend on March 14 at Riverside Park.
Parks & Recreation is rounding out the month of March with a variety of events taking place around the city. From tossing prehistoric spears in your local park to rolling dice at a bunco table, Parks & Recreation has something for everyone.
The next biweekly Senior Bunco event will be hosted 10 a.m.-12 p.m. March 29 at the Victoria Community Center annex for residents age 50 and up. Residents can play to win Parks & Recreation swag items.
To register, visit www.victoriatx.gov/registration.
Toddlers on the Trail
PHOTO: Recreation coordinator Alex Aguero helps children play cornhole during a Toddlers on the Trail event March 1 at Martin Luther King Jr. park.
So far, Parks & Recreation’s newest program for children ages 2-5 has helped to connect kids with the outdoors through birding, hiking, nature clay sculpting and many other activities.
Toddlers on the Trail is hosted Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and takes place at a different park each week. The next two events will be March 22 at Pine Street Park and March 29 at Riverside Stadium.
This month, Parks & Recreation is encouraging kids to “get moving in March” with activities that encourage movement. Kids will be able to participate in guided exercise and play with games and sporting equipment from Parks & Recreation’s pop-up park.
Museum in the Park Tour
PHOTO: Ryan Solis, with Victoria College's Museum of the Coastal Bend, shows children how to throw an atlatl during a Museum in the Park event hosted by Parks & Recreation and the Museum of the Coastal Bend on March 14 at Riverside Park.
Parks & Recreation is partnering with Victoria College's Museum of the Coastal Bend to provide educational activities 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at a different park each day of spring break.
During the Museum in the Park Tour, kids will be able to take part in atlatl spear throwing, mapping, seed planting, scavenger hunts, insect identification and animal track imprinting. Wednesday and Friday will be water days with additional water-themed activities. Parks & Recreation is also partnering with the YMCA and the Children’s Discovery Museum for more activities.
The schedule for the rest of the week is as follows:
- Wednesday: Lone Tree Creek Park, 4009 E. Airline Road (water day)
- Thursday: Ted B. Reed Park, 2101 Salem Road
- Friday: Ethel Lee Tracy Park, 1507 Placido Benavides Drive (water day)
To learn more about Parks & Recreation programs and activities, call 361-485-3200, email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow Victoria Parks and Recreation on Facebook.