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PickleBall

Embrace the excitement of pickleball! From dawn until dusk daily at the Port Aransas Community Park, 700 Clark Pkwy. The public is welcome to partake in this engaging activity that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and ping pong. Join us for free with five courts are readily available, complete with equipment stored in the large container on-site.

February 19, 2024 - April 30, 2024

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Skate Park

Join us at the Port Aransas Community Park Skate Park, 700 Clark Parkway. Open daily from dawn until dusk. Featuring two connected concrete bowls—one approximately four and a half feet deep and the other seven to eight feet deep—along with a street course equipped with hubbas, banks, staircases, and more. It's all free, so grab your board and have fun!

February 19, 2024 - April 30, 2024

Port Aransas Birding | All Events | Nature | Port Aransas Activities | Regular Activities

Birding On The Boardwalk

Soar on over to the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center and join our experts, Ray Dillahunty and Leslie Hoesktra, for 'Birding on the Boardwalk' every Wednesday at 9:00 AM (1356 Ross Ave). This short but enriching walk along our boardwalk provides fantastic opportunities to observe the wonderful birds of the Gulf Coast. All experience levels are welcome, and if you don't have binoculars, worry not – we have loaner sets available. Discover the beauty of our avian residents with our knowledgeable guides. See you on the boardwalk!

March 1, 2024 - December 25, 2024 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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Lawn Game Equipment Rentals

Experience the fun of outdoor games at Roberts Point Park with our Lawn Game Equipment Check Out service, available daily from 9 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 4 pm at the Harbor Master Office, 1305 N Shoreline Blvd #301. Enjoy basketball, shuffleboard, volleyball, and more—all for free! Come by and make the most of your park visit.

March 1, 2024 - April 30, 2024

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Disc Golf

The Port Aransas Community Park is home to a 12-hole disc golf course, 700 Clark Parkway, open daily from dawn until dusk. Similar to traditional golf, but with flying discs replacing balls and clubs, players aim to complete each hole with the fewest strokes. Equipment, including discs, is available for checkout at the Community Pool Office. Join us for free and test your skills on our scenic disc golf course!

March 1, 2024 - April 30, 2024

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Community Pool

Join us for lap swim sessions and open swimming for all ages at the Community Pool with the following hours of operation: Lap Swim:

  • Tuesday & Thursday: 8 am - 4 pm
  • Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 8 am - 5 pm
  • Sundays: 11 am - 5 pm
Open Swim for All Ages:
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 1 pm - 4 pm
  • Wednesday & Friday: 1 pm - 5 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm
Parent/Tot Swim Time:
  • Tuesday - Friday: 8am - 11am
  • The shallow end of the pool is reserved for youth 5 and under accompanied by a guardian 18+. Perfect time for those still learning to swim.
Entry Fee:
  • $1.00 per child (4-18 yrs.)
  • $2.00 for Adults
  • $1.00 Seniors (60+ yrs)
  • Children 3 & younger: FREE
Come dive in and enjoy our pool facilities!

March 1, 2024 - April 30, 2024

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Water Aerobics

Dive into invigorating water workouts at the Community Pool, 700 Clark Parkway! Shallow Water Aerobics:

  • Tuesday through Friday
  • Choose from two sessions: 8:30 am - 9:30am or 9:30am - 10:30 am
  • Tone up with weights in 4 feet of water, with equipment provided.
  • Cost: $1.00 plus pool entry fee.
  • Registration encouraged.
Deep Water Aerobics:
  • Tuesday through Friday
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30 am
  • Customize your workout intensity using weights, dumbbells, or noodles in 10 feet of water.
  • Stay buoyant with provided belts.
  • Cost: $1.00 plus pool entry fee.
  • Registration encouraged.
Join us for a refreshing and practical aquatic exercise experience!

March 1, 2024 - April 30, 2024

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Pop Up Play – GooGoo for GaGa Ball!

Join the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department for GAGA Ball on April 20 from 1 to 3 PM at Roberts Point Park, 301 JC Barr Blvd!

April 20, 2024 - April 20, 2024 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Spring Migration With Sebastian

Experience the wonders of spring migration in Port Aransas with Sebastian at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center on April 27th, starting at 8 am. Located at 1356 Ross Ave., this free event offers a fantastic opportunity to learn from an expert birder. Registration is required (click "read more" to register). Wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars; binoculars will be on loan if you do not have your own. Don't miss this chance to fly into the world of birding in the company of a knowledgeable guide.

April 27, 2024 - April 27, 2024 8:00 am - 10:00 am

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Tuesdays – Wetlands Education Center – Free Tours to the Public!

"The Wetlands Education Center provides free guided tours for the public, up to 15 people, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. Groups of over ten visitors that would like a guided tour of the Wetlands Education Center should set up a private tour by contacting Adriana Reza at (361)749-3152 or adriana.reza@austin.utexas.edu   The Wetlands Education Center occupies 3.5 acres between the Marine Science Education Center and the South Jetty. It is a marsh/seagrass pond landscaped and planted with various seagrasses and appropriate coastal vegetation nourished by water from the Aransas Pass Ship Channel. The public is invited to stroll the surrounding boardwalk to observe migratory waterfowl and resident marsh birds. Visitors to the Wetlands Education Center - known as Windows to the Sea - will gain an understanding and appreciation for the role each facet of a wetland plays in supporting and maintaining the productivity of the coastal zone. Preservation of coastal wetlands and estuaries is vital to the health of area bays and the Gulf of Mexico. The grasses and shallow waters dissipate storm surges and prevent erosion, acting as natural buffers between land and sea. Educating school children and visitors about the importance of wetlands to both nature and man is the objective of the Wetlands Education Center.  


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July 25, 2023 9:00 am

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Wednesdays – UTMSI Morning Story Time

Visit the Patton Center for Marine Science Education (855 East Cotter Ave.) every Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. for a story about animals. Stories are chosen and read by local volunteer, Linda. After the story, Linda will give out a short craft to take home and complete. This is a free event and is open to visitors of all ages.   WHERE: 855 E. Cotter Ave. Port Aransas, Texas 78383 WHEN: 10:30 AM on Wednesdays

July 26, 2023 10:30 am

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Wednesdays – Amos Rehabilitation Keep Tours

Park at 855 East Cotter Avenue,  and meet at the tarpon statue in front of the Patton Center for Marine Science Education. "Learn what goes on behind the scenes in a marine animal rehabilitation facility. Touring the ARK, you can expect to see endangered sea turtles, sea birds, raptor ambassadors, and interpretive signage focusing on the importance of marine life and their habitats. Tours are limited to 15 people. Tours are entirely outdoors, last for approximately 45 minutes, and require some walking. Tours may be canceled due to inclement weather or during holidays. Reservations are required. The tour participant fee is $10, starting June 1. Children under three are free. All registration fees go directly to the rehabilitation efforts of the Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK). [Due to animal permits, all participants need to register. If you have a child age 3 and younger, please register using the Children 3 years and younger option.] For questions and ADA accommodations, please contact msi-edureserve@utlists.utexas.edu or 361-749-3152"

REGISTER HERE

https://utdirect.utexas.edu/nlogon/txshop/list.WBX?component=0&application_name=MRMARINE&cat_seq_chosen=02&subcategory_seq_chosen=000

July 26, 2023 10:00 am

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