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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.
A&M System’s Title IX director suspended after supporting Biden's Title IX changes
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • May 23, 2024
Texas A&M fans react after The Aggies win the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)
The mad dash to Omaha
Ian Curtis, Sports Reporter • June 21, 2024

After Texas A&M baseball’s win over Florida sent the Aggies to their first Men’s College World Series Championship Series in program...

Texas A&M pitcher Ryan Prager (18) delivers a pitch during Texas A&M’s game against Kentucky at the NCAA Men’s College World Series at in Omaha, Nebraska on Monday, June 17, 2024. Prager went for 6.2 innings, allowing two hits and zero runs. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)
Sixth sense
June 18, 2024
Enjoying the Destination
Enjoying the Destination
Cara Hudson, Maroon Life Writer • June 17, 2024

For the history buffs, there’s a story to why Bryan and College Station are so closely intertwined. In 1871 when the Texas Legislature approved...

Chris Hemsworth as Dementus in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.
Review: ‘Furiosa’ is a must-see
Justin ChenJune 4, 2024

My jaw dropped open in 2016. Rarely in life does that happen, but the viewing experience of “Mad Max: Fury Road" was something to behold....

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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