Dino Dive and New Year’s Celebration @ Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Start the New Year off with a splash!

Start the New Year with a splash! Join us for our annual Dino Dive to bring in 2018. This full day of activities will include First Day Hikes, games, food, a costume contest, and a plunge into the Blue Hole. Buy tickets at the park store or at  All proceeds benefit the Friends of Dinosaur Valley State Park.


10am-11am First Day Hike (Easy)
11am-12pm First Day Bike Riding (Easy)
12pm-12:45pm Dino Dive registration
12:45pm Costume Contest
1pm Dino Dive into the Blue Hole
3pm-6pm First Day Hike (Advanced)

Come for one or all of the events!

First Day Paddle @ Galveston Island State Park
Jan 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Work off those holiday pounds, start your new year off on this active adventure. Come on in.….the water’s fine!

Please consider registering with Ranger Kim (via email) for our upcoming trip. Reservations are required, and only prepared adults (ages 13yrs and older) may participate.

All equipment provided by the Friends of Galveston Island State Park to give your group a great experience on the water.  Dress for success with layers of quick-drying clothes, and a towel in the car for afterwards.

Join Ranger Lisa and Kim for this free, guided paddle on Oak Bayou. Experience the fun of kayaking on the flat, shallow, protected waters of Galveston Bay. Average depth of water = 4ft.

For more information, visit Galveston Island State Park’s First Day Paddle.

First Day Bike Ride @ Brazos Bend State Park
Jan 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Meet at the flag pole in front of the Nature Center for a guided bike ride around Elm Lake to 40 Acre Lake and out on to the prairie. Learn about the diverse ecosystems and plants & animals that call Brazos Bend home. Bring your own bike, length of ride is approximately 7 miles and suitable for all riders.

First Day Walking Meditation @ Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Jan 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Start the new year off with meditation instructor Cleo and find your zen!

Start living in the moment and learn different ways to meditate with local Woodville Texas yoga and meditation instructor Cleo.

You don’t need to sit like a pretzel and hum to reach relaxation. Cleo will share with you how to do a walking mindful meditation that can greatly benefit your overall well being.

Where: The Walnut Slough Day Use Area.

What to Bring: Water, walking sticks if needed, and dress in warm layers.