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Lone Star Legacy Park 2014


901 N. Park St.

Lone Star Legacy Park 2014

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The Texas Recreation and Parks Society honored eight parks including Brenham's Fireman's Park with the Lone Star Legacy Park designation at the annual Institute and Expo in February 2014. A Lone Star Legacy Park is a park that holds special prominence in the local community and the state of Texas. These parks have endured the test of time and have become iconic to those who have visited, played and rested on their grounds. A designation as a Lone Star Legacy Park is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a park. Fireman's Park is one of 22 designated parks in the state of Texas.

Fireman's Park
From the establishment of Fireman's Park in 1884, the citizens have enjoyed an open space that had been a memorable experience for community affairs as well as family events. In 1884, the Fire Department used its own funds to purchase the site of Fireman's Park. Fireman's Park was eventually given by the Fire Department 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 their sponsoring of the Maifest Celebration from 1881 until 1941. Today, it is still the site for our Maifest Celebration as well home to Finke Pavilion, our newly renovated Antique Carousel, and the baseball stadium which has received national recognition through the years. Cited as being "one of the nicest high school ballparks in America" it has witnessed major league and semi-professional league action. Amenities at Fireman's Park include the following:

  • Fireman's Kitchen
  • Fireman's Park Baseball Field (Home of the Brenham Cubs)
  • Antique Carousel
  • Fireman's Rock Room
  • Finke Pavilion
  • Veteran Memorial Plaza
  • Greenwade Field (Little League)
  • Skate Park
  • StoryWalk®
  • Playground Areas
  • Picnic Areas
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Fireman's Park Carousel and Maipole

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Fireman's Park, covering 30 acres, is located just blocks away from Downtown Brenham. The City of Brenham Parks Department plants numerous types of flowers such as lilies and black-eyed susans that attract several different species of birds. The kitchen and pavilion can be rented for parties, special occasions, or events of all sorts. Looking for a place to have your child's birthday party or maybe even a family reunion, Fireman's Park is just the place. There are plenty of areas for kids to play on the playground equipment and places to sit and watch. For more information, please call (979) 337-7250.

StoryWalk®

Family reading a StoryWalk board

StoryWalk® is an outdoor reading experience where a children’s book is deconstructed, and the pages of the book are laminated and placed on display boards along a walking trail to promote reading and exercise. StoryWalks® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

How does it work?
A series of approximately 20 signs featuring two wonderful children’s picture books, “The Wonky Donkey” and “The Dinky Donkey” has been spread throughout the half-mile trail at Fireman’s Park allowing families to enjoy walking the trail and reading as you go. The story begins at the Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library near the Michael Mansfield Owsley Memorial Playground & Serenity Garden. Park hours are from 5:00am-11:00pm.

“This program promotes literacy, getting outside, and connecting with family” adds Librarian Andria Heiges. Display boards are spaciously placed along the trail allowing for plenty of room to practice physical distancing.

StoryWalk® - Map

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