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Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp attends the Class of 1972 50-year reunion in Kyle Field on April 20, 2022.
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Mexico fans react after Mexico F Julián Quiñones 73rd-minute goal during the MexTour match between Mexico and Brazil at Kyle Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (Kyle Heise/The Battalion)
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The Fighting Texas Aggie Band performs at halftime during Texas A&Ms football game against ULM at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023.
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Kennedy White, 19, sits for a portrait in the sweats she wore the night of her alleged assault inside the Y.M.C.A building that holds Texas A&M’s Title IX offices in College Station, Texas on Feb. 16, 2024 (Ishika Samant/The Battalion).
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Texas A&M pitcher Chris Cortez (10) reacts during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)
One step away
June 8, 2024

Enjoying the outdoors in Bryan-College Station

Photo by Photo by Annie Lui

Research Park is a popular place for students to study and relax.

With the arrival of cooler weather, there are many places in Bryan-College Station for friends and family to enjoy a beautiful day in the outdoors.
Lick Creek Park
Home to unique plants and animals, Lick Creek nature park provides a five mile length for hiking, cycling, bird watching, equestrian activities and nature study located on Rock Prairie Road off of Highway 6 South. This facility includes meeting rooms, indoor and outdoor classrooms and a rentable amphitheater.
Lake Bryan
A staple for students and residents alike, Lake Bryan offers hiking, biking, fishing, water activities and camping. Visitors can rent kayaks and paddling boats to take to the lake. With grills and fire rings, it makes a great place to go out for a picnic with a small group or use the rental pavillion to throw a BBQ bash.
Franklin Drive Thru Safari
From monkeys to giraffes, the Franklin Drive Thru Safari has a variety of exotic animals to feed. Visitors can purchase food to feed animals from their vehicles, visit the baby animal room, or take a tour. They are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.
Research Park
Created in 1982, Research Park at Texas A&M is dedicated to scientific innovation.. This park includes bike trails surrounded by greenery for public use. There is also a Disc Golf Course with mild elevation for anyone who would like to try out some golfing. This dog-friendly park provides a space to sit under a tree and pull out a book or to get in a good workout.
Wolf Pen Creek Park
Located on Colgate Drive, Wolf Pen Creek Park hosts events for the publish throughout the year, such as Movie in the Park and Food Truck Fridays. The amphitheater, Plaza, festival site and green room can be rented out to host private events. For everyday use, there is an open play area, a pond, exercise station and various picnic units with a barbecue pit.

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