School is officially out, and travel is underway. If you’ve been following our blog series on “Home Sweet San Angelo”, you’ve learned a few tiny tidbits about our community and what it has to offer. We primarily want to ensure that anyone coming to the area feels a little more comfortable in their transition through this series of information. But we also hope that those who already call San Angelo home can possibly explore our town more through the information we provide. On this week’s post, we will highlight the most memorable San Angelo recreation activities that your family can explore this summer.
The primary source of attraction during the summer months is none other than Lake Nasworthy. Not only is it a great source to cool down and have fun with the family, but it also provides a plentiful supply of fish. As stated on the Texas Parks and Wildlife webpage, you will predominately find largemouth bass, white crappie, white bass and, of course, our channel and flathead catfish. For many of us, fishing with family is a past time sketched into our memory books and with the many sources of water we have throughout the city, many memories are to be made here. One thing you might not know if you aren’t from here is that Lake Nasworthy also has the perfect beach setting, found at Mary E. Lee Park. With the fun beach atmosphere that offers barbeque pits and tons of space to set up tents and build sandcastle cities, you are in for many days of family entertainment on this shore.
If you are in the area of the beach you might also take a visit into the San Angelo Nature Center, located right next door. With exhibits of animals ranging from local to exotic, your family will be in for a treat with guided tours and fun events, all throughout the year. You can also enjoy a day full of water fun by visiting the Twin Buttes Reservoir that offers tons of trails for off-roading while you play. If you decide to venture downtown, you can enjoy another water attraction, The Riverwalk. On the Riverwalk, you will find Kid’s Kingdom (playground galore), The Bosque (fun for big and little kids alike), a skatepark, walking trail, the Riverstage and, once again, fishing! If getting in the water is more up your alley on a hot day, then head right down the road to Love Municipal Pool. Or, even make the short trip out to Brown’s Pool and enjoy the water and yarded activity area on site.
By visiting the San Angelo Parks and Recreation page, you can find a list of links to many area attractions and parks. No summer is complete without the roller rink and ours comes with a putt-putt course, laser tag, and arcade! With the San Angelo State Park, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (with TONS of summer programs) and SO much more, we know that you will find your place somewhere amongst our town’s bustling streets. The saying goes “There’s No Place Like Home” but we also understand that when you are starting in a foreign place, your heart doesn’t feel at home. We hope that through our continued series your heart will become more adapted to this new town and her people. And eventually, you will fall in love with the best of San Angelo’s recreation and engage the new sense of “Home is Where the Heart Is”. Be looking for our next post which will highlight local nightlife for the millennials coming our way!