With winter comes cooler temperatures, if you’re looking for opportunities to spend time outdoors, Roberts Point Park is your destination for waterfront fun.
The park features everything from sports, sightseeing and more, and it is named after the Roberts family, one of the oldest fishing families on Mustang Island.
Sitting on a peninsula near the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Roberts Point Park is located adjacent to the famous Port Aransas ferry landing and the Dennis Dreyer Municipal Harbor. A mile-long bulkhead doubles as a walking, jogging and cycling trail offering a unique way to view the park and shoreline, but watch your step – there are uneven walkways due to Hurricane Harvey damage. Plans are to replace the bulkhead in the near future.
Visitors have the opportunity to watch ships entering and exiting the ship channel, plus you can take in great views of dolphins, sea turtles, pelicans and more.
Explore the harbor as well, where you can find boat tours, buy local shrimp and charter a fishing trip.
A special events pavilion, the Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion, serves as a venue for fishing tournaments, festivals, award presentations and picnics. The pavilion has a stage for performances and other local events.
A second smaller pavilion is a great place to picnic.
Nearby games offer entertainment for any gathering including horse shoes, shuffleboard, volleyball and bocce ball. You can pick up equipment at the harbor office for free with a driver’s license.
The park also has a basketball court and a soccer field for a friendly pick-up game.
Fishing, a Port Aransas tradition, is a frequent pastime possible along the bulkhead.
The shoreline features benches and palapas for friends to gather while waiting for the fish to bite.
The park’s Patsy Jones Amphitheater serves as a music venue for concerts, movies and holiday events. Check out www.cityofportaransas.org for more information.
Watch weekly issues of the South Jetty for information on the various events scheduled at the park.
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