The park offers educational programs, fishing, hiking, special events, history tours and more. The Amigos of Goliad State Park help in a variety of ways, from sponsoring events to volunteering time to assist park staff with ongoing and annual projects. They enliven educational events such as Rio! Rio! and Adventures in Camping.
Each year, over 1,000 local and area school children participate in Rio! Rio!, an event that helps children to learn and appreciate the natural and cultural resources of our area. Adventures in Camping provides children ages 8-12 the unique opportunity to experience camping, fishing, and learn outdoor skills firsthand.
The Amigos are also instrumental in creating enhanced visitor experiences by adding features to the park. Last year, the Amigos sponsored improvements to the park’s wildlife viewing blind, which has proven to be highly popular with birdwatchers. This year, the Amigos are funding the creation of interpretive signs to be displayed along the Aranama Nature Trail. Telling the story of the San Antonio River and our native plants and animals, these signs will be a unique and informative addition to the park.
The park’s friends group is a non-profit organization.
The next Amigos meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will provide an opportunity for those interested to find out more about the friends group and play a role in helping set projects and volunteer opportunities for the upcoming year.
Refreshments will be served.
The Amigos of Goliad State Park hold monthly meetings at the Hacienda’s Keeper’s Cottage, located on State Highway 183, next door to the Little League Baseball field.
For additional information, contact Goliad State Park Superintendent Brenda Justice at 361- 645-3405.