Sign Up for a Program

If you are interested in signing up for a program, or you’d like to view a listing of what’s available, visit our Online Sign up website.

You may also contact us at 979-323-1660 or visit our office at:
1209 10th Street
Bay City, TX 77414

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Parks and Recreation Programs



8:30 a.m.                    


Water Aerobics - Ends September 30th

Monday - Friday

6 - 7 p.m.

Hilliard Pool


Information on Go Wild Programs at Riverside Park

Go Wild! with the Riverside Rangers

Riverside Park and the Bay City Parks and Recreation Department want you to GO WILD! @ Riverside Park with the Riverside Park Rangers.   A wide variety of fee-based outdoor programs and activities will be offered throughout the year to the public.  Popular programs include Owl Prowl; Early Birds; nature crafts; movies and so many more!  Programs do have modest fees to recover the costs of supplies and materials.  

“We want our guests to get out and explore Riverside Park,” said Shawn Blackburn, Parks and Recreation Director.   “All our programs are designed to help people get out more and learn about the great outdoors in their own backyard.  We want guests to learn about and enjoy the natural world and to be excited about all the nature that’s right here in Bay City.”  

Upcoming programs in October and November are:

Owl Prowl - Saturday, October 8th at 6:45 p.m. cost $5/person; Knock, Knock?  Whoooo's there?  Owls!  Join us as we explore the Great Outdoors and search for Owls.  Practice Owl calls, dissect owl pellets and explore the park after dark!   

Pumpkinfest - Saturday, October 22nd at 10 a.m. cost $5/person;  Come out and decorate a pumpkin for the Holiday Season.   Fee includes pumpkin and all supplies.   

Early Birds- Saturday, November 12th at 10 a.m. cost $5/person; Are you an aspiring birder who wants to learn more about birds? Join us as we go on a bird outing searching for our feathered friends.  Kid-friendly binoculars will be provided but feel free to bring your own!   We will meet for coffee and conversation before the outing. Bring your own reusable mug or use the cups we provide.

We will meet Tejas Pavilion for all programs and activities.

Explore the calendar on our website ( for upcoming programs and activities.  

Want more information on Riverside Park or programs, events and facilities at the park? Check out the webpage at; or follow us on Facebook: @BCRiversidePark; Instagram/TikTok: _Riverside_Park_; or on Twitter: @BCRiversidePark  

Whatever it is that you want to do – Go Wild! At Riverside Park!

Youth Sports Associations

Aquacats Swim Team



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Girls Softball     



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        Phone:            321-543-1582


Lil Dribblers Basketball

        Phone:            979-557-6778

Little League Baseball



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        Phone:            979-417-7473


Youth Football & Cheer


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       Phone:            979-557-3049


Youth Soccer     



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Pickleball Rules