Events

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Summer Kick Off 

June 4th 

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Amistad Park

1708 Avenue C

Kick the Summer Off  With Fun, Games and Food Trucks

A great way to start the summer off!   Join us for a family-friendly day of fun, games, food trucks and the Splash Pad at Amistad Park.

The Summer Kick Off Party will host a variety of games – new (Wiffle Ball, Pickleball, Badminton) and old favorites (giant checkers, giant jenga, connect 4, etc.), crafts, fish prints ($5/person – includes shirt), Backyard Bass, food trucks and the splash pad!   

The event is free to attend – make sure to bring clothes to get wet (splash pad) and shoes to play in (wiffle ball, pickleball, etc.).

Want more information on this event or other Parks and Recreation’s programs, events, facilities or parks?  Check out the city’s webpage at https://www.cityofbaycity.org/190/Parks-Recreation; or follow us on Facebook: @BCPAR; Instagram: @BCPARD or Twitter: @baycity_parks.  

 Whatever it is that you want to do – Get Your Play On in Bay City!

information on the upcoming Freedom Fireworks event
information on the Touch A Truck Event

Touch A Truck

Saturday, September 17, 2022

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Hardeman Park 

700 12th Street

Honk, Honk, Beep, Beep! Bay City will host its 3rd annual Touch-A-Truck event at Hardeman Park on Saturday, September 17th from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

This free community event is hosted by the Bay City Parks and Recreation and Public Works Departments.  

From 9 – 10 a.m. there is a sensory-friendly hour to accommodate individuals with special needs who may be sensitive to horns, sirens and lights.

Children and their families will have the opportunity to touch, sit-in and explore real vehicles from Public Works, Police and Fire Departments as well as electrical trucks and trash trucks. In addition to heavy machinery (CAT Motor Grader, CAT Loader) from Public Works, some of the vehicles in attendance include Bay City Fire Department’s fire truck and Bay City Police Cars. 

For children who love trucks, this is will be an unforgettable opportunity to get hands-on with these vehicles. 

Word of Caution...The trucks and vehicles on display are working machinery, so extreme caution is required when walking around trucks and vehicles or getting in or on them. An adult or guardian must accompany children always. Closed-toe shoes must be worn always in, on or around the vehicles.

Want to display a vehicle or have a food truck at this event? Contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 979-323-1660 or parks-rec@cityofbaycity.org to find out how!

 Want more information on this event or other Parks and Recreation’s programs, events, facilities or parks? Check out the city’s webpage at https://www.cityofbaycity.org/190/Parks-Recreation; or follow us on Facebook: @BCPAR; Instagram: @BCPARD or Twitter: @baycity_parks.  

 Whatever it is that you want to do – Get Your Play On in Bay City!

Smoke Off Rules

How to Register


There are 3 ways to register:

  1. On-line at https://secure.rec1.com/TX/city-of-bay-city-tx/catalog.  Click on the Events and Programs button
  2. The Riverside Park Office, Sunday – Saturday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  3. The Parks and Recreation Office (1209 10th Street), Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Want More Information 


Want more information on these events or other Parks and Recreation’s programs, events, facilities or parks?  Check out the city’s webpage at https://www.cityofbaycity.org/190/Parks-Recreation; or follow us on Facebook: @BCPAR; Instagram: @BCPARD or Twitter: @baycity_parks.  

Whatever it is that you want to do – Get Your Play On in Bay City!


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