Roberts Point Park
Roberts Point Park in Port Aransas is home to waterfront family fun. Built through volunteer efforts and a Texas Parks and Wildlife Outdoor Recreation grant, this 50-acre park is located on a peninsula of land that juts into the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and forms a safe harbor for the municipal marina that has 250 boat slips for permanent and transient vessels.
The park is visible as visitors ride the ferryboats from the mainland to Mustang Island and folks may drive, bike, walk or take the free local B-Bus to the park from stops along a 1-hour loop that runs through Port Aransas.
Roberts Point Park is the host site for activities and events throughout the year in this South Texas tourist destination.
The park features a large pavilion for special events such as fishing tournaments, family cookouts and school outings. There is also a stage for performances during festivals or other local events. The pavilion is available for rental through the Harbormaster's Office. Call 361-749-5429 for more information. Two public restroom facilities are onsite.
A landscaped patio area sits at the tip of the park overlooking the entrance to Dennis Dreyer Municipal Harbor with an incredible view of the Lydia Ann Channel.
A picnic pavilion offers shaded picnic tables adjacent to shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits, bocci court, basketball court, sand volleyball, soccer field and playground equipment.
Fisherfolk can enjoy their sport from the granite jetties that mark the harbor, or from the bulkhead that surrounds the park. The 1-mile bulkhead also serves as a walking, jogging, and cycling trail with benches and palapas along the route.
Fishing in the City's parks is governed by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD). All fishing in Port Aransas requires the proper license issued by TPWD. Specific rules and guidelines about obtaining the proper fishing license as well as how and where to obtain the license can be found by visiting Texas Parks and Wildlife Department or by calling 1-800-895-4248.
An observation tower (currently closed for repairs) overlooks the ship channel and provides an excellent spot for watching the dolphins as they bow-surf in front of the cargo ships and tankers that travel the channel.
Patsy Jones Amphitheater
The amphitheater serves as a music venue for monthly concerts that are presented to the public free of charge on the 2nd Friday of each month from March through October. Use of the amphitheater is is scheduled through Parks & Recreation. Call Pam at (361) 749-4158. The amphitheater is located along the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, just north of the soccer field which hosts local league matches and pick-up games.
(Source material adapted from The South Jetty Visitors' Guide)