Located directly behind the Aransas County Airport, Howard Murph Memorial Park is a gorgeous waterfront park with breathtaking views of Copano Bay. Visitors can launch their kayaks from the shoreline or enjoy picnics and birdwatching in one of many shaded areas scattered around this natural oasis.
Originally known as Airport Park it was later renamed after Howard Murph a long-time local resident of Aransas County. It’s a great place for birdwatchers to catch a glimpse of some of Aransas Counties’ bird species. Here you will encounter Greater Roadrunner, American Oystercatcher, Spotted Sandpipers, Caspian, Royal, and Forster’s Terns, assorted Sparrows in winter, Osprey, Little Blue Heron, Green Heron, Reddish Egret
About the Park
Left in its natural state the shoreline of the park is covered with oyster shell fragments and the shallow water has sandy and seagrass beds great for fishing and wading into the shallow water. The spot also makes for a great kayak launch site. The Park also has BBQ pits and covered seating for you to enjoy.
The park is also part of Aransas Pathways and is one of its many great stops along its path. Here is a link to Aransas Pathways you can download a complete map of all its stops and learn more about the great places to see along the way.
We will warn you though that there have been spotting of coastal alligators in the area. Please keep an eye out if you decide to walk out.
Getting to the park is really easy we have provided some directions below.
The Aransas County Navigation District has been operating and maintaining the park. Here is a link to their website if you would like to contact them or inquire more about the park.
We hope you visit the park and are enjoying the sites and places around Rockport Fulton. Please go to our home page often Rockport Fulton.com to see the latest happenings and learn about all the great things to see and do in the area.