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Adventures begin at Paul Hopkins Park
Paul Hopkins Park is located on FM517 on the way to the heart of Dickinson and owned and managed by Galveston County. The eleven acre park boasts a canoe launch, multi-purpose trail, picnic areas, picnic pavilion with permanent 10 tables, playground, restroom and pier.
The Upper Texas Coast – Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail lists Paul Hopkins Park as a destination for native species of bird. This draws visitors throughout the region to observe bird species in their natural habitat. Other parks on this list include McHale Park, Hester Garden Park, Pine Gully Park, Robinson Park, Seabrook Wildlife Refuge and Park, Little Cedar Bayou Nature Trail, Armand Bayou Nature Center, Bay Area Park, Nassau Bay Park, Dr. Ned and Fay Dudney Nature Center, Challenger 7 Memorial Park, Walter Hall Park, Mustang Bayou Trail – Alvin, John Hargrove Environmental Complex, and Shadow Creek Ranch Nature Park.
Respect private property by not trespassing or littering and keeping noise levels down. Entering private property without permission of the landowner can be considered trespassing. Under Texas Penal Code (§30.05), criminal trespass occurs when one enters property after receiving notice not to enter. Notice includes verbal notice, a fence, sign(s), purple paint on posts or trees, or the visible presence of crops grown for human consumption.