Victoria, TX, Recreation Overview
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With plenty of parks, trails, golf courses and more, Victoria is a perfect place for anyone looking to enjoy outdoor fun.
Lone Tree Creek Hike and Bike Trail
Fairly new to the community, Lone Tree Creek Hike and Bike Trail spans 2.1 miles and is situated between Victoria East High School and Airline Road. The lighted, paved trail is open to the public and offers opportunities for activities such as walking, running, biking and rollerblading.
Plans for the trail were announced in 2007. According to Doug Cochran, Victoria's director of parks and recreation, the trail was a needed quality-of-life amenity that would enable more of the city's residents to spend time outside.
A new splash park is planned for Victoria, which will be located at Lone Tree Creek Park that is under construction on East Airline Road. Set to open in 2012, the 2,400-square-foot splash park will be ideal for young children and teens alike.
With 565 acres, Riverside Park features sites such as a rose garden, which features 1,300 blooming roses, and activities including fishing the Guadalupe River, playing disc golf, paddling the Victoria Paddling Trail and more.
Victoria uses the Victoria Youth Sports Complex for many of the community's sporting activities. This complex houses a basketball pavilion, two tennis courts, five softball fields and seven baseball fields, as well as a 15,000-square-foot skate park, a 223,000-gallon pool and a baby pool.
The Gary T. Moses Municipal Pool is one of the most popular places in the summer. It offers a 25-meter pool, a children's pool area and a bathhouse.
State Parks and More
Goliad State Park has a character defined by beautiful scenery and interesting sites spanning over the park's 188 acres. Among these sites are a replica of the 1722 Mission Nuestra Señora del Espiritu Santo de Zuñiga and ruins of the 1754 Mission Nuestra Señora Del Rosario.
Located on 575 acres, Lake Texana State Park offers water-oriented activities – thanks to its location on Lake Texana – consisting of boating, swimming, fishing, jet skiing and more.
To enjoy the peacefulness of nature, the Coleto Creek Park and Reservoir contains 190 acres, of which only 40 acres have been developed. Much of this park is undeveloped to enable visitors to appreciate nature in its entirety. Coleto Creek offers a 3,100-acre lake, a 200-foot pier and more than 50 campsites.
Saxet Lake features a 250-acre park complete with activities including boating, fishing and jet skiing in a lake that measures up to 100 feet deep.
Victoria's golf courses include Riverside Golf Course, The Club at Colony Creek and Victoria Country Club. In addition to the tournaments and activities at these courses, Victoria also hosts the annual Wildgame Tournament and the Labor Day Invitational tournament.
Riverside Golf Course is a public course featuring 27 holes, while Colony Creek Country Club is a semi-private club offering a brilliant 18-hole course, a driving range and a putting green. The Victoria Country Club is a private club that offers a PGA-quality 18-hole course designed by Joe Finger, as well as high-quality tennis courts, fine dining and a refreshing pool area.
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