Recreation Activities

Victoria Parks and Recreation is striving to broaden recreational offerings to the community of Victoria.  Our goal is to improve our programs, events, and athletics programming each season.  Mark your calendars for programs and events!

2021 Recreation Events

  • Riverside Campout and Movie Night: November 6th, 2021
    • Grover's Bend in Riverside Park (107 Lowry Drive, Victoria, Tx 77901)
    • Enjoy a night under the stars in Grover's Bend with Shrek, dinner, and a campfire all for FREE!
    • Need a tent? Starting October 4th, reserve a tent from us on Community Pass for a $25 refundable deposit.
  • Drive-In Bingo:  Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 
    • Bingo! Come test your Bingo luck with us at this highly requested event, Drive-In Bingo! Everything is provided to you, all you need is your phone so you can tune into City of Victoria Parks and Recreation's Facebook Page to watch us throughout the entire event. Register today at Victoriatx.gov/registration.
    • Located in the Special Events Area (Riverside Stadium Parking Lot).
    • Starts @ 6:30PM.
  • Annual Christmas on the Square: December 3rd, 2021
    • Downtown Victoria, Deleon Plaza (101 N Main Street, Victoria, Tx 77901) 
    • 6pm-9pm
    • Come get your picture with Santa and the HEB Christmas Tree while enjoying the Christmas merriment of the season!
      • Pictures with Santa will be in City Hall
  • Annual Lighted Christmas Parade: December 4th, 2021
    • Downtown Victoria, Deleon Plaza (101 N Main Street, Victoria, Tx 77901)
    • Float Applications and Vendor Applications can be found online at www.victoriatx.gov/registration
      • To apply go to www.victoriatx.gov/registration
      • Sign in or create an account
      • Click the "Click Here to Register" button
      • Select "Programs and Leagues"
      • Verify your account and contact information
      • Scroll down and select Christmas Parade of Lights Float Application or Christmas Parade of Lights Vendor Application
      • Click "Add to Cart"
      • Ensure the correct name is selected for the applicant
      • Click "Check Out", fill out the form, submit, complete the transaction, and voila!  Your application has been submitted!
    • Accepting float applications and food and merchandise vendors until November 19, 2021 at 12pm.
  • Texas Youth Hunting Program:  December 10-12th, 2021
    • Riverside Park
    • 5pm, December 10th - 12pm, December 12th.  Registration required.
    • Ages:  12-17
    • Maximum number of participants:  6
    • Join us for an overnight hunting trip in our very own Riverside Park!  Participants will learn how to safely, legally, and ethically hunt, obtain their hunting license, learn how to track game, participate in three deer and hog hunts, learn basic survival skills, spend time in nature and much more!  Meals, firearms, and ammunition included.
    • Guardians must be present throughout the entire hunt.  
    • Hunters must attend and pass a Hunter's Education Course and demonstrate firearm safety and accuracy at a firing range.
    • To register, go to the Texas Youth Hunting Program website at www.tyhp.org and apply for the Riverside Park hunt.
      • Deadline to register is Friday, November 12th.
      • Please note, applying for the hunt does not acceptance into the program.
  • Story Trail Walk: Starts August 30th, 2021
    • Riverside Nature Trail - Trailhead near Golf Course.  Trail runs along Red River Street.
    • 6am-11pm.  Monday - Sunday.  Registration not required.
    • Enjoy a hike through Riverside Nature Trail as you read through "Hoot Owl" by Sean Taylor.  Post your selfies with Hoot Owl on your social media accounts and tag #VictoriaParksandRecreation, #VictoriaParks_Rec, and #VictoriaPublicLibrary.
  • Victoria P&R Rocks:  Ongoing
    • Residents can enjoy wellness activities, express their creativity and explore Victoria’s parks for a chance to win a T-shirt just by hunting for rocks!
    • Visitors to Riverside Park and other City parks may encounter colorful painted rocks bearing the Parks & Recreation logo. Each rock is marked with a different task designed to promote mental wellness. For example, the finder might be instructed to list five things for which they are grateful or pay someone a compliment!
    • After completing the task, the finder can exchange the rock for a free T-shirt at the Parks & Recreation office, 532 McCright Drive, or simply leave it in the park for others to find. Residents are invited to post photos of their rocks on social media and tag Parks & Recreation at Victoria Parks and Recreation on Facebook or @victoriaparks_rec on Instagram.