Rockport Parks

Community Aquatic & Skate Park - 2001 Stadium Drive
Memorial Park - 1601 FM 2165 (Pearl St)
Dog Park - 1601 FM 2165 (Pearl St) in Memorial Park
Tule Hike and Bike Trail - 2429 HWY 35 N (Enter at North entrance to Walmart)
Compass Rose Park - 811 HWY 35 N
Zachary Taylor Arboretum Park - 702 S. Pearl St.
Mathis Park - 801 S. Live Oak St.
Bent Oaks Rookery Park - 1902 E. Maple St.
Spencer Park - 400 E. Bay St.
Magnolia Park - 906 N. Live Oak St.
Tule Park - 2105 Picton Lane
Pride Park - 498 E. Liberty St.
Wetland Pond/Demo Garden - HWY 35 N (Across from Walmart)
Water Street Hike & Bike Trail - Water Street

Community Aquatic Park offers a multi-purpose, heated competition pool and a recreational pool with slides and sprays and is open year-round. The park houses an 8-lane, heated, 25-yard pool and diving area, a whale shaped zero-depth children's pool with slides and sprays and a bathhouse.

Adjacent to the Aquatic Park is a Skate Park, picnic area and playground, and two nature trails. The facility is collectively funded by the City of Rockport, Town of Fulton and Aransas County.  It is managed by the City of Rockport. For more information and hours of operation, please call 361-727-9989.

The Skate Park, which is adjacent to the Aquatic Park, boasts a 6,000-square-foot modular facility. One must be 10 years of age or older to utilize the park.

Memorial Park is the center of the park system that includes both activity centers and natural habitat conservation.  Consisting of more than 100 acres, the Park includes 1.65 miles of Hike and Bike trails and a 3/4 mile Nature trail with interpretive signs, and rest benches.  Soccer fields, basketball courts, baseball/softball fields, off leash Dog Park, playscapes and fitness stations, birding sites and picnic facilities to serve a wide variety of interests throughout the year. View a map of park (PDF).

Dog Park. Rockport has almost two acres of land devoted to a fenced, off-leash dog park, which is located at Memorial Park. There are two separate areas, for large and small dogs; water, disposal stations, training props and benches.

Tule Creek Hike and Bike Trail is open from sunrise to sunset and is just over 1 mile (1.08 mi.) starting at the trail head at the north entrance of Walmart (turn right into the parking area in front of the gazebo) and connects via Enterprise Blvd. to the Memorial Park trail system.

Compass Rose Park (formerly know as Triangle Park) is an ornament park with a view of Little Bay.  Containing a gazebo and a registered labyrinth.

Zachary Taylor Arboretum Park ornamental arboretum park due to the 10 distinctive tree species located within the park. The trees, identified by informational signage, include Anaqua, Crape-Myrtle, Desert Willow, Hackberry, Lacebark Elm, Live Oak, Southern Magnolia, Sycamore, Texas Persimmon, and White Mulberry.

Additionally, Zachary Taylor Arboretum Park is the home of a historic live oak tree estimated to be 400 to 600 years old. It is said to have provided a shaded campsite for American Army Troops commanded by General Zachary Taylor in July, 1845 prior to the beginning of the Mexican-American War in 1846. Troops of the Third Infantry included 2nd Lt. Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, William Sherman, and Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson.

Mathis Park is a neighborhood park containing a basketball court, swings and a picnic site.

Bent Oaks Rookery Park is a 8.856-acre piece of land located across from Little Bay, bordered by Broadway, Business Highway 35, and Maple Street, was purchased by the city in January 2016 for $2.995 million using tax and revenue certificates of obligation.  A 14-space parking lot was installed about one month before Hurricane Harvey. The nearly nine-acre piece of property includes large windswept oaks and an active, federally protected Great Blue Heron and Great Egret rookery. The city bought the property to preserve the trees and rookery.

Spencer Park is a neighborhood park containing a basketball court, picnic facilities, and the Spaceball.  The Spaceball is designed and manufactured in Germany by the internationally recognized Berliner Seilfabrik. The net structure offers hours of fun and adventure on several levels - climbing, rocking, hand-over-hand climbing, and swinging up, down, horizontally, and vertically.  Approximately 16 nets in different geometrical shapes and sizes, inside a supporting framework, form the planets in the spatial net universe.

Magnolia Park is a neighborhood park with an open field.  It is also the site of the Scout Hut used by local scout groups.

Tule Park is an open space park containing two baseball backstops.

Pride Park is an ornamental park containing 3 special wind features; Kinetic DNA, Jellyfish and Trancer along with a beautiful garden.

Wetland Pond/Demo Garden (Tule East) Great Texas Birding Trail Location. This 5-acre site is located on Highway Bus 35 North, across the street from Walmart. You will notice a roadside park with shady parking. Enjoy a walk along the boardwalk. Follow the trail beside the demonstration garden to the pond in the back of the property.

Water Street Hike & Bike Trail is a paved pedestrian lane paralleling Aransas Bay lined with pet stations.