Green spaces and fresh air set the stage for family fun. From Antique Carousel rides in Fireman’s Park to visiting Downtown Brenham’s pocket parks to riding bikes on wooded pathways… there is something for everyone to enjoy!
People revere Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site as the site of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836. Thereafter, despite great personal risk, the delegates continued meeting until they had drafted a constitution and established the new nation’s first lasting government.
Picturesque Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site is located on the Brazos River. Expansive park grounds provide a beautiful setting for picnicking, sightseeing and bird-watching. The Star of the Republic Museum, Independence Hall and Barrington Plantation offer the visitor a unique insight into the lives and times of the men who fought and won Texas’ independence from Mexico.
Conference center provides a beautiful view of the park. Glass doors, windows and patio overlook the historic grounds and provide a perfect location for receptions, rehearsal dinners and weddings. Maximum capacity 400.
Beneath Brenham streets is a large system of historic cisterns. The cisterns were built in the late 1800s to store rainwater for public fire fighting. Private cisterns were also abundant throughout early Washington County, used for bathing, drinking and cooking. The large system of public cisterns in early Brenham was a rarity. Enjoy the Wild West story of why these cisterns were built. It’s a tale of an early railroad, a rough Boom Town, and colorful characters who shaped Washington County’s history. Self-guided tours through this historic Downtown Brenham pocket park can be enjoyed any time of the day.
TC Ranch is a small ranch that offers Horsemanship courses and riding lessons. We plan the program of courses in a very personalized way, according to the needs of our guests.
On the east side of FM 50 (next to the Antique Rose Emporium), interpretive signage and a reconstructed bell tower mark the archeological ruins of the Baylor campus for males. A well-marked walking and/or driving trail with 19 interpretive signs relates the history of the village of Independence. On the west side of FM 50, ruins mark the site of the original Baylor University and its female department, one of the best places in the state to enjoy springtime bluebonnets. Adjacent to the John P. Coles homes, this park features picnic tables and a playground area.
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Jackson Street Park covers 20.8 acres of land and features practice fields with lights, basketball courts, pickleball courts, playgrounds, a walking trail, picnic area, kitchen, restrooms, and more! For more information or to rent the kitchen, call (979) 337-7250.
Hohlt Park covers 79.9 acres and offers a 1-mile walking/jogging trail (approx.), 9-holes of disc golf, two playgrounds, three sand volleyball courts, two baseball fields, six softball fields and 11 multi-use fields. In addition, the Dr. Bobbie M. Dietrich Memorial Amphitheater is the setting for outdoor events, and an All Sports Building provides indoor rental space.
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Henderson Park is located just blocks away from Downtown Brenham across the street from Fireman’s Park. This 22 acre Park has played a significant role in Brenham history and is also a part of our 2-mile Hike n’ Bike Trail. The kitchen, as well as the fields at Henderson Park, can be rented for parties, events, and tournaments by calling the City of Brenham at (979) 337-7250.
From the establishment of Fireman’s Park in 1884, citizens have enjoyed an open space that had been a memorable setting for community affairs as well as family events. In 1884, the Fire Department used its own funds to purchase the site of the Park. The Fire Department eventually gave the Park to the City of Brenham on March 14, 1917 “for cancellation of the department’s indebtedness to the city.” The Park was originally used by the Fire Department for sponsoring the Maifest Celebration from 1881 until 1941. Today, it is still the site for the Maifest Celebration, as well home to Finke Pavilion, the Antique Carousel and the nationally recognized baseball stadium.
The hilly, well-designed 18-hole golf course, along with a fine clubhouse, is a family-oriented club in Brenham. Open to the public by reservation. Brenham Golf & Country Club also has a beautiful banquet room overlooking the golf course that is available for private parties up to 120 people.
The Aquatic Center is a beautiful three-pool complex composed of an indoor six-lane competition pool, a heated therapy pool and the outdoor leisure pool. Each offers a wide variety of benefits to the community. The Blue Bell Aquatic Center offers a number of programs and swimming classes throughout the year.