Switch up your workout routine at the McAllen Nature Center! Join a staff member for a guided, slow-paced jog through the center’s trails. With six laps around a ½-mile loop, you’re welcome to join for one loop, two loops or all of them!
All abilities are welcome. Bring proper running attire. Admission is a $1 per person suggested donation.
Weekly Programs at the McAllen Nature Center
Native Plant Tours
Mondays from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Join a staff naturalist for a walk on the trails and through the native plant gardens while exploring the benefits of native plants. The walk will be tailored to all participants’ interests in edible plants, backyard gardening, wildscaping and more.
Yoga Under the Oaks
Thursdays from 8:30 AM until 9:30 AM
Yoga has immense benefits beyond the mat. Intentional breathing relieves stress and tension within the body and mind while the physical movement increases circulation and range of motion in a gentle and gradual way. You do not have to be flexible or fit to do yoga! There will be personalized instructions and custom poses to work for any body type and skill level. Yoga will support you in your journey to greater calm and joy in all that you do. Bring your yoga mat and some water.
Bird and Nature Walks
Wednesdays from 8:30 AM until 9:30 AM
Join a staff naturalist for a ½-mile walk to explore birds, butterflies, plants and whatever else happens to cross your path! To date, 195 species of birds have been documented onsite. Loaner binoculars are available free of charge. No experience necessary!
Family Art in the Park
Thursdays from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Join a staff artist for a fun project under the oak trees! Projects include painting a reusable cloth grocery bag, sharpie markers on ceramic tiles, watercolors, sketching and more. Ages 16 and up only. No exceptions.
*Some Art in the Park programs may offer an optional fee for upgraded materials.
Fridays 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM
With personalized instructions and custom poses to work for any body type and skill level, Sunset Yoga will be your new favorite activity at the McAllen Nature Center. Don’t forget to bring your yoga mats!
Saturdays from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM
Join a staff naturalist for a ½-mile walk to explore butterflies! To date, over 80 species of butterflies have been documented onsite. Loaner binoculars are available free of charge. No experience necessary! Bring a camera if desired.
Questions? Ask Away!
For more information on these programs, call the McAllen Parks and Recreation Department at 956.681.3333, or click here.