Category Archives: Parks and Recreation News and Events

Victoria’s History Trail debuts this summer

Joel Novosad with Explore Victoria Texas discusses the Victoria History Trail which debuts this summer.

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Hot Rods Will Takeover Downtown Victoria on March 11

Joel Novosad with ExploreVictoria discusses another great motoring event in downtown Victoria, the Hot Rod Takeover at the Crossroads. Hundreds of cars will be on display and the event is free to the public.

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Texas Mile Speeds to Victoria March 24, 25 & 26

Shannon Matus, co-owner of the Texas Mile, discusses the history of the most recognized 1-Mile, Top Speed Racing event in the United States, and why it moved to Victoria.

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Free Family Fishing Day set for October 10th at Ethel Lee Tracy Park

Darcell Hanley discusses the 2015 Family Fishing Day set for October 10th at Ethel Lee Tracy Park.

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Listen to the main bands set to play at Bootfest 2015!

Joel Novosad from Explore Victoria talks about Bootfest 2015, Victoria’s free music festival on October 2-3 in DeLeon Plaza, and plays some tunes from the main acts performing during the event.

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Fall registration underway for flag football, kickball, softball and other leagues.

Fall registration is underway for flag football, kickball, softball, sand volleyball and basketball. Darcell Hanley from the Parks Department has all the details.

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Summer registration underway for softball, flag football, volleyball, kickball and basketball.

Darcell Hanley from the Parks & Recreation Department discusses summer registration for five athletic leagues.

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Head downtown for free Christmas on the Square and the Lighted Christmas Parade

Darcell Hanley from Parks & Rec talks about two free events to be held in downtown Victoria, Christmas on the Square on Friday December 5, and the Lighted Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 6.

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Free Family Fishing Day set for Saturday, October 11 at Ethel Lee Tracy Park

Darcell Hanley with Parks & Recreation discusses the Family Fishing Day, a free way to introduce families and kids to fishing.

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Free trick roper, dance wranglers, bootmakers, kids attractions – there is a lot more to Bootfest 2014 than great music.

There is a lot more to Bootfest 2014 than great, free music. Leather craftsmen, bootmakers, a trick roper, the Aggie Wranglers, a Well Fargo Stagecoach and much more awaits visitors at Bootfest 2014.

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Got game? Check out the City’s 3 v 3 basketball tournament on August 30.

Got game? Darcell Hanley from the PARD discusses the City’s first 3 v 3 basketball tournament to be held on August 30.

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Street dances in the air in downtown Victoria this summer.

Ready for some free music in downtown Victoria? Danielle Williams from the Parks Department talks about the Street Dances held this summer at De Leon Plaza.

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Registration begins in May for flag football, softball & kickball.

MicKayla Mosmeyer from Parks & Rec discusses upcoming registration for adult summer seasons for flag football, softball and kickball.

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Parks Department wants public ideas for Riverside Park Master Plan.

Recreation Specialist Mickayla Mosmeyer dicusses the Riverside Park Master Plan and why the Parks department wants your opinions on how to improve Riverside Park.

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Lots of cool things to do this summer in Victoria.

Jennifer Sourdellia discusses lots of cool things to do to beat the Victoria heat, and most of them are free of charge!

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Ready for the Splash Pad at Lone Tree Creek Park?

Jennifer Sourdellia discusses the new Splash Pad at Lone Tree Creek Park.

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Budget Highlights for the Parks Department in 2013

Out-going Parks Director Doug Cochran discusses some of the Parks Department budget highlights, including the new Amphitheatre at Ethel Lee Tracy Park, paving of some nature trails in Riverside Park, increasing access to Fox’s Bend in Riverside Park and a … Continue reading

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New Parks Master Plan includes three projects for this year!

Three projects identified on the Parks Master Plan 2025 are already underway!

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Police Chief Craig discusses the safety of the Lone Tree Creek Hike-n-Bike Trail.

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Disc golf in Victoria – an interview with local pro Ryan Despain.

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