Here is a list of a few of the Local Public Parks
|The "Big Tree" at Goose Island State Park was named the State Champion Coastal Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) in 1969, and is thought to be one of the largest in the nation.
The "Big Tree" numbers:
* Trunk Circumference: 35 feet 1 and 3/4 inches or 10.71 meters
* Average Trunk Diameter: 11 feet 2 and 1/4 inch or 3.41 meters
* Crown Spread: 89 feet or 27.1 meters
* Height: 44 feet or 13.4 meters
* Age: In excess of 1,000 years
|The Blue Wave campaign is America’s first environmental certification for beaches. The goal of Blue Wave is to promote public awareness and voluntary participation in maintaining
clean and healthy beaches. Our Blue Wave beach is litter free, is handicap accessible, has public restroom facilities, picnic
sites, children play areas, swimming, fishing, public boat
ramp and is a bird sanctuary.
||(361) 729-2213 ext. 226
|Goose Island State Park is located at the southern tip of Lamar Peninsula amid the bays and estuaries of the Texas Gulf Coastal Bend. The mainland portion of the park is comprised of a live oak, red-bay woods which contain yaupon holly, American beautyberry, coral bean and wax myrtle. Also on the mainland is a portion of tallgrass prairie consisting of bushy bluestem and saltgrass. Wildlife observation and photography opportunities include white-tailed deer, raccoon, armadillo, fox, squirrel, cottontail rabbit, and over 300 varieties of birds.