This week’s views wraps up a look at Port Aransas parks.
Roberts Point Park in Port Aransas is home to waterfront family fun. Built through volunteer efforts and a Texas Parks and Wildlife Outdoor Recreation grant, this 50-acre park is located on a peninsula of land that juts into the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and forms a safe harbor for the municipal harbor that has 250 boat slips for permanent and transient vessels.
Here is an areal view of the park
The red-roofed structure to the left is the harbor master building and also the Patsy Jones Amphitheater.
The amphitheater serves as a music venue for monthly concerts that are presented to the public free of charge on the 2nd Friday of each month from April through October. The amphitheater is located along the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, just north of the soccer field which hosts local league matches and pick-up games.
Here is a close up picture of the amphitheater. That boat to the right is the Polly Anna a shrimp boat and the harbor is to the right.
On the green there is a Christmas tree and some snowmen. You can see Santa’s sleigh waiting for his arrival. When he gets here children and pets can have their picture taken. That tower in the background is the observation tower which gives an excellent view of the area. The roofed structure behind the Christmas tree is one of several pavilions that can be reserved for picnics. This time of year you pretty much have our choice of time.
The park also has a play area for kids with plenty of room for family outings
There is a jetty running around the park and a perfect spot to fish. There is also a lighted fishing dock that is just behind the observation tower.
While I was taking photos a ship came through the channel and I managed to catch a dolphin bow surfing. This is a very common sight but never fails to amaze me when I see it. The greenish tone of the photo is because I had the zoom on full. I’m hoping Santa brings me a new lens so that I can capture these kinds of scenes more naturally.
I hope you enjoyed our little tour