First Saturday – April 6th – Migration!

At this time the park is only open to the public during these First Saturday events.

Please join us on this First Saturday event to learn all about migrating birds. Meet bird banders from the Heard Banding station and see how they do their research (and help them too!).  Get yourself banded as well! See what it takes for a raptor to migrate long distances and the problems they face along the way. Open to everyone from 10am to 2pm. $5 adults, $3 kids, under 3 is free.

  • 10am gates open
  • 10:00 to 11:00 walk around and learn all about migration at our pavilions!
  • 11am Raptor program
  • 12 noon prairie walk with expert Texas Master Naturalists
  • Kids activities
  • Banding station! See how banding is done and how it helps research on migrating birds
  • Get yourself banded and when you come to another First Saturday hand in the band to get in for free.

Event Details

WHEN: Saturday, April 6th

HOURS: 10am to 2pm

WHERE: Brockdale Park at Lake Lavon in Lucas; 1625 Brockdale Park Road, Lucas

COST: $5 per adult, $3 kids 3-12, under 3 is free

DIRECTIONS: 1625 Brockdale Park Road. Brockdale Park – cross streets: Lucas Road (FM 3286) & Brockdale Park Road. Take U.S. 75 to Allen, exit Bethany Road. Go east 6.1 miles (Bethany becomes Lucas Road). At the light go east on FM 3286 for approximately 0.6 miles. Turn on to Brockdale Park Road and go approximately 1 mile. BPRC is on the left.