Everyone is welcome at the Port Aransas Community Park.
The Community Park has three baseball fields for High School, Little League and T-Ball. Public restrooms and a concession stand are centrally located at the ball fields. A basketball court, disc golf course, and chipping green provide a variety of activities for park visitors.
The Community Park includes a 1.1-mile walking/jogging trail that meanders through the flats and ends at a large pavilion overlooking the Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture. Visitors can take the shorter .46 mile path that circles the baseball fields.
Port Aransas Skate Park
The $287,000 facility was built by Wally Hollyday Design, a Southern California firm. The head of the firm, Wally Hollyday, doesn't always personally get involved in construction of the skate parks he designs, but he did in the case of the one that he designed for Port Aransas.
The skate area features two connected concrete bowls about four and a half feet deep and a separate bowl that's seven to eight feet deep. Also in place is a street course that includes hubbas, banks, stairs and other amenities.
The skate park was funded by $134,000 from the Regional Development Corporation (RDC), $130,000 from the city's Facility Fund and $23,000 from city park dedication fees.
Information above was adapted from a South Jetty article by Dan Parker on March 11, 2010.
The design included tons of fill dirt piled high enough to avoid problems with Mustang Island's notoriously high water table.
Construction was the culmination of many months of city planning that included consultation with young skaters around town.
The skate area's hours are from dawn to dusk, same as the rest of Port Aransas Community Park.
The public is invited to enjoy the fun of this paddle sport which combines elements of badminton, tennis, and ping pong. Three counts have been marked off, so if you have your own equipment, you may play any time court is not in use. Same rules apply if you don't have equipment but know how to play as you may check out equipment by calling the Parks & Rec office. FREE!
Port A Pickleball Rules Summary 2020 (PDF)