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Georgetown Parks & Recreation

Family Nature Fest

Celebrate Earth Day during Garey Park’s Family Nature Fest!

The four-day hybrid event takes place April 22-25 and will include fun-filled educational videos, online and in-person activities, craft kits and more.

Here’s a sneak peek of just a few of each day’s activities. Stay tuned to our website and the Garey Park Facebook page for the most up-to-date information!

 

Check out what’s coming up the rest of the weekend!


Friday, April 23: Outdoor Fitness

Come out to Garey Park on Friday, April 23 to participate in these activities during park hours (8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.).

Craft Kit: Safari Hats (first come, first served)
Free for annual passholders or with the purchase of a Garey Park day pass
Stop by the gate house and pick up all of the supplies and instructions to make a kid-sized safari hat that will be perfect for your next outdoor adventure.

Family Trail Fitness Challenge
Come out Friday-Sunday during park hours and challenge yourself with this family-friendly workout challenge on the Meadow Loop trail. Be sure to check out the chalk obstacle course for the kids!

noon
Facebook Video Premiere: Storytime with the Georgetown Public Library

Plus, additional Outdoor Fitness activities, resources and videos available right here on our website!


Saturday, April 24: Wildlife

Come out to Garey Park on Saturday, April 23 to participate in these activities during park hours (8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.).

Activity Kit: Habitat Sorting (first come, first served)
Free for annual passholders or with the purchase of a Garey Park day pass
Stop by the gate house and pick up all of the supplies and instructions for an activity all about different types of habitats and the animals who live in them! Color the habitats, label them, and then match different animals to the habitats that they call home.

8:30-10 a.m.

Park Activity: Snake Discovery Reptile Program
Ages 4-13
$20 Resident/$30 Nonresident
*Advanced registration required for this program. Registration includes entry into Garey Park.

Is your child curious about reptiles? This program provides them with a safe environment to learn about and interact with snakes with the help of an experienced professional. Through education and experience, your child will learn all about snake identification and what to do when a snake is seen. Indigenous snakes will be presented including the four venomous species found in Central Texas.

Tim Cole has been keeping reptiles for over four decades and has professional experience working with zoos and scientific field studies. He has been the Reptile Team Leader with Wildlife Rescue Inc. in Austin, TX, who he has been working with since 1989. He has achieved the level of State Advanced Certified Animal Control Officer, and has held a Texas Parks & Wildlife rehabilitation permit.

REGISTER

 

8 a.m.
Facebook Live: Fishing Tips

noon
Facebook Video Premiere: Storytime and Animal Track Matching Game with the Georgetown Public Library
Animal Track Matching Game (PDF) – download the instructions and create your own game at home!

Plus, additional Wildlife activities, resources and videos available right here on our website!


Sunday, April 25: Plants

Come out to Garey Park on Sunday, April 24 to participate in these activities during park hours (8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.).

8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Activity Kit:
Parts of a Flower (first come, first served)
Free for annual passholders or with the purchase of a Garey Park day pass
Stop by the gate house and pick up all of the supplies and instructions for an activity to help your child learn about the basic parts of a flower. They’ll make a flower with the provided supplies, and then label the different parts of the flower. Use the info. on the back to learn about how each part of the flower helps it grow and thrive!

Park Activity: Wildflower Scavenger Hunt (PDF)
Print out the check list and head out to the park to see how many wildflowers you can spot! Be sure to stay on the designated trails.

10 a.m.
Facebook Video Premiere: Wildflower Walk

noon
Facebook Video Premiere: Storytime and Handprint Flower craft with the Georgetown Public Library
Handprint Flower Craft (PDF) – download the instructions to create your own handprint flower at home!

Plus, additional Plant activities, resources and videos available right here on our website!

And, you can take part in a Bioblitz all weekend long!