Riverside Events

July Riverside Programs

Riverside Park – Tejas Pavilion


It is a great time to get out and enjoy nature and Riverside Park before the start of school.  


Assistant Park Ranger Rachael has come up with a great line up of fun and educational programs to keep you occupied.  Programs are offered Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the mornings and afternoons.  


Programs include: 

Nature walks – learn about the trees, plants and critters that live at Riverside Park

Archery – learn the basics of shooting bows and arrows

Bow Hunting – learn the basics of hunting with a bow and arrow

Solar Oven Cook – how to cook using the sun and a cardboard box

Fish Prints – the ancient Japanese art of printing fish

Kite Making – how to make and fly kites

No Sew Bags – how to make a re-usable bag without sewing

Tie Dye – color fabric by twisting and folding fabric to make “groovy” designs

All About Owls – learn about owls and their habitats by dissecting their “pellets”

Scavenger Hunts – search out and find clues in the park 


Programs are limited to 15 people and for ages 5 – 18 years old.  Programs fees are $3 - $5 each.  Fish Prints, Tie Dye and No Sew Bags cost includes a shirt.  Non-campers will pay Day Use fee of $8/car in addition to per person fees.  


Dates, times and programs are listed on the Riverside Park Facebook page @BCRiversidePark and the Bay City website www.cityofbaycity.org.


There are 3 ways to register:

  1. On-line at https://www.cityofbaycity.org/190/Parks-Recreation.  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.


For more information contact Riverside Park at 979-245-0340, the Parks and Recreation Office at 979-323-1660 or e-mail us at parksrec@cityofbaycity.org


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July Riverside Programs
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Zombie 2Kish Wilderness Run

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

5:30 p.m. Start


Friends, Bay Citians, Texans unite in the Zombie Horde that is attacking again at dusk!

Zombies are wanted to run (on and off road) this wilderness course that starts off on the pipeline, continues the Wilderness Trail, then down the road onto the jogging trail and finishes at the Riverside Ranger Station.  Be careful – there are obstacles along the way.  Glow sticks will light the way along the trail.   At the end of the run we will host a Riverside Liberation party with light refreshments.

Event registration is now open.  Run fees are: $35.  Early Zombie discount: $25 (through October 1st).  If you want the swag and don’t want to sweat – it is an additional $10, and we won’t tell a soul you didn’t run.  Extra swag will cost $15 per shirt and $10 per bag. Swag includes t-shirt, bag, medal, race bib and photo.  

Trophies will be awarded at the Riverside Liberation Party for: fastest overall, fastest male and female, slowest overall and best Zombie outfit.   

You can register three ways:

  1. The Armory, 1209 10th Street, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. until October 22nd
  2. Register on-line at https://cityofbaycity.org.  Go to the Parks and Recreation page and click on register.
  3. Riverside Park, 7330 FM 2668, Monday - Sunday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. until 5 p.m. on the day of registration.

For more information the event, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 979-323-1660.

Follow us on Facebook @BCPAR and @BCRiversidePark