Cameron Park is one of the largest municipal parks in Texas, and it's where Waco celebrates life! Located right next door to downtown and the Brazos River, the park is an oasis with towering trees, two rivers, breathtaking cliffs and a National Recreation Trail system. Since the William Cameron Family donated the parkland more than 100 years ago, the 400-acre park has been constantly abuzz with parties, festivals and sports.
Cameron Park Disc Golf Disc golf is one of the most popular activities in Cameron Park. Played like regular golf, discs are thrown into metal baskets. The 23-hole course is designed for players of all skill levels and is open to the public daily. An additional 18-hole course is located across the river at Brazos Park East. The Waco Disc Golf Association hosts weekly tournaments.
Brazos River & Paddling Trails Take a relaxing tour of one of Waco’s best kept secrets, the Cameron Park Paddling Trails. This trail offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the quiet serenity of nature while paddling through the parks and riparian corridors of Waco. Although there are no man-made obstructions on either of these trails, there may be snags to avoid, especially when water levels are low. Heavy rains and high water can create dangerous conditions.
Cameron Park Trails: With approximately 20 miles of twisting trails, Cameron Park features an amazing, multi-use National Recreation Trail system. Hikers and bikers meander along the River Trail, zigzag up 100-foot bluffs to overlook the rivers, or rip down trails like Root Canal. Cameron Park is home to numerous races, runs and weekly hikes. The trail system provides an endless adventure with wildlife and native vegetation.
The Pullin Family Marina offers water enthusiasts the chance to kayak, canoe, sail, or paddle on the beautiful, Brazos River. Paddle your way up the Brazos, explore its tranquil bays, or get a waterfront view of McLane Stadium.
Suspension Bridge and Riverwalk
The historic Suspension Bridge was completed in 1870 and remains a legendary icon of downtown Waco. The Waco Riverwalk includes approximately seven miles of multi-use, lighted trail that loops along both banks of the Brazos River. The scenic riverwalk stretches from Baylor University to Cameron Park and passes underneath the Suspension Bridge. The riverwalk is accessible from various points throughout downtown Waco and captures the natural beauty of the Brazos River Corridor.
Conveniently located off I-35, Cottonwood Creek Golf Course is a quality golf destination at an affordable cost. The 18-hole, Par 72 course winds through rolling plains and features pristine greens and landscaping. The golf course also features a Pro Shop with many brands and necessities for the avid golfer.
QR Fit Trail System
The QR Fit Trail System is an active lifestyle campaign found in eleven parks throughout Waco. In nine of the parks trail signs featuring QR Codes allow park users to scan the sign with a smartphone and access a world of instructional videos with different exercise pacing, modifications, and techniques. Additionally, fitness stations have been installed at ten parks with info posts near each piece of equipment provide instructions and show which area of the body is being targeted.