Calendar of Events


April 21, 2018 - CANCELED -- Amarillo Zoo Earth Day Event

Due to weather related concerns, the Amarillo Zoo has decided to postpone this event until Saturday April 28th. Thank you.

April 21, 2018 - 9:00pm -- Star Party

The stars have stories to tell! Join the park interpreter to learn about the night sky and our place in the cosmos.

Prepare: Dress for the weather and come prepared to sit outdoors for a couple of hours. Bring a blanket to spread on the ground or a camp chair to sit in. Flashlights will be needed for coming to and leaving the area, and lights with red filters work the best. Bug spray, water to drink, and snacks are welcome.

Meet: At the Lone Star Interpretive Theater, located in the center of Hackberry Camping Loop. Watch for signs and flashing arrows to direct you. Plan to arrive at the park entrance no later than 8:30pm to ensure that you get to the party on time.

Fees: Regular park entrance fees ($5 per adult, children 12 & under are free). No charge for this program.

April 27, 2018 - City Nature Challenge

Help represent Amarillo in this fun challenge to see which city can document the most species of plant and animal life. From April 27th through April 30th, we'll be competing with 7 cities across the state of Texas and numerous cities across the globe.

Prepare: Begin by downloading the iNaturalist App on your Apple or Android smart phone or tablet.

For more information on downloading and using iNaturalist, check out www.inaturalist.org.

Then, sign up for the City Nature Challenge for Amarillo at https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/wildlife_diversity/texas_nature_trackers/naturechallenge/

From April 27th through April 30th, make as many observations of living creatures as you can through the iNaturalist app.

Also, plant to attend Palo Duro Canyon State Park's City Nature Challenge hike at 2:00pm on Saturday April 28th.

April 28, 2018 - 7:30am -- Birding Walk & Talk

Whether this is your first time birding or youíve been doing it for decades, come out to Palo Duro Canyon to experience and learn about some of our beautiful wild birds. Join park staff on this easy walk as we explore the amazing variety of birds that live in and visit the canyon.

Prepare: Dress for the weather, wear good hiking shoes and bring water to drink. If you have binoculars or bird guides, please bring them. Some binoculars will be available for your use. Please do not bring pets to this event as they may scare away the birds.

Meet: At Chinaberry Day Use area, on the right hand side of the road just past Hackberry Camp and the first water crossing.

Fees: Regular park entrance fees ($5 per adult, children 12 & under are free). No charge for this program.

April 28, 2018 - 4:00pm -- City Nature Challenge Hike

NOTE: TIME CHANGE. Due to a scheduling conflict, the time of this event has been changed. Thank you for your patience!

The City Nature Challenge runs from April 27th through April 28th. For more information, check out https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/wildlife_diversity/texas_nature_trackers/naturechallenge/

Join the park interpreter for a leisurely hike to observe and record living things in the park that will count towards the challenge.

Prepare: Download the free iNaturalist app on your Android or Apple tablet or smart phone. Come prepared for an easy hike. You'll need water to drink, hiking shoes or boots, sunscreen, and hiking clothing. We will spend about 20 minutes learning the basics of how to operate the iNaturalist app before we start the hike.

Meet: At the Chinaberry Day Use Area, located just beyond the 1st water crossing.

Fees: Regular park entrance fees ($5 per adult, children 12 & under are free). No charge for this program.

April 29, 2018 - 8:00pm -- Full Moon Hike

Explore the beauty of Palo Duro Canyon under the light of a full moon. THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION.

Prepare: Email the park interpreter at jeff.davis@tpwd.texas.gov. This event REQUIRES that you register. The hike is limited to the first 30 people who sign up. The park interpreter will let you know if your group is registered or not.

Meet: Registered participants will be notified of the location of the hike.

Fees: Regular park entrance fees ($5 per adult, children 12 & under are free). No charge for this program.



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