Claus Applause

And the winners are:


1st place – Trent Tinnin

2nd place - Stew Savage

3rd place – Frank Cox 


1st - Mustard Seed

Thank you to all that participated!  

Polar Plunge

Saturday, January 9th 

9 a.m.

Hilliard Pool

Jump Start the New Year by taking the Polar Plunge at Hilliard Pool on Saturday, January 9th at 9 a.m. The pool is located at 3020 Le Tulle.  

Registration begins Saturday, January 4th at 8:30 a.m. with a plunge at 9 a.m.  All plungers must sign a waiver of release and plungers under 17 years of age must have a parent or guardian signature 

All plungers receive a long-sleeve T-shirt and bragging rights.  Fees for the event are: $10 for plungers ages 13 – 17 and $15 for plungers 18 and older.   Additional t-shirts will be sold for $15 each.  

 Why Plunge & What To Expect

  • Fun & Smiles
  • Create a New Year’s Tradition
  • Laughter & Chilling!
  • Splashing & Dancing
  • Bragging Rights
  • You can expect to get wet and be a bit chilled.  
  • Average pool and air temp is in the mid-50’s.
  • Donuts and hot cocoa will be served and we will have heaters and blankets to warm you up after the event!

Information about the upcoming Polar Plunge Event
Flyer for Camo Half K

Camo Half K 

Camo For a Cause!  Help Bay City Parks and Recreation raise money for the Bay City Parks Amenities on Saturday, January 23rd at Le Tulle Park.  11:30 a.m. ish start.

Run, Walk, Dance, Waddle, Stagger or Crawl the loop at Le Tulle Park in your best, craziest, most original camo gear (remember we are in public).  

Start your Camo Day off with donut holes and hot cocoa to charge you up to waddle the loop.  At the halfway point – re-charge with sweet treats, sweet tea and water to make it back to have your picture taken at the finish line.  Waiting at the finish line will be more donut holes, sweet treats, sweet tea, hot cocoa and water to revive yourself after the long, arduous Half K.  

We will end the day with an “awards” ceremony where everyone that finishes will receive their Half K medal and more photo opportunities. Trophies will be given out for fastest male and female, slowest overall and the craziest/most original camo outfit. 


          Registration                              $25

          Late/Day of Registration

          (January 8th – January 22nd)     $35

            Fee includes: Race Shirt, bag and medal

Don’t feel like walking or sweating on a chilly January morning?  No Worries!   For an additional $10 you can get all the Camo Half K “Swag” and finish line photos without the work.  

Registration after January 8th – shirts are not guaranteed at the event.

Riverside Smoke Off March 25th & 26th

2nd Annual Riverside Smoke Off

Riverside Park 

March 26th & 27th 


Bay City, TX – March brings rodeos, cook offs, Spring Fever and celebrating Texas!  What a great way to celebrate the Lone Star State with the 2nd annual Riverside Smoke Off!  

Cookers can enter 7 categories:  Brisket, Chicken, Pork Ribs, Beef Ribs, Beans, Dutch Oven Sweet and Best Decorated Site.   Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in all categories except best decorated.   

The kids are not left out – we added a Kid’s Cook Ribeye Steak category.  Ages 9 – 12 years and 13 – 17 years.  First place in each age category will win a prize and trophy.   Entry fee is $20.

Thanks to a generous donation from Lone Star GC3, cash prizes will be given to 1st place brisket ($1,000) and 2nd ($200); 1st place chicken and ribs ($500 each) and 2nd ($100); Beef Ribs, Beans and Dutch Oven Sweet -   1st place ($100) and 2nd Place ($50).

You have two options for camping and Brisket entry (must enter brisket category): Colorado Cove (water, sewer & electric) - $200 (price includes camp site, 1 RV/Camper and 1 car) or the Wilderness Area (water & electric) - $150 (price includes camp site, 1 RV/Camper and 1 car); Chicken, Beans, Pork Ribs, Beef Ribs and Sweet Dutch Oven are $25 each category.  If you want to enter an additional brisket the entry fee is $100.  You can enter each category multiple times.  You can enter the Best Decorated Site at no charge.   The theme is Texas. Additional camp sites can be reserved in the Wilderness at $25 per night.

You can register for any of the the events at the Parks and Recreation Offices located at 1209 10th Street, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. or register on-line at   Go to the Parks and Recreation page and click on register.


If you would like more information on, be a vendor or sponsor any event, contact the Parks and Recreation department at 979-323-1660 or 

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