Free Outdoor Activity

Cattail Marsh Boardwalk and Wetlands Education Center


If you’d like to spot endangered bird species, aquatic mammals, or even alligators on your morning stroll, head to this remarkable 900-acre wetlands preserve in Tyrell Park. Created by the Beaumont Public Utilities Department in 1993, Cattail Marsh is home to more than 250 types of birds, including roseate spoonbills, ibis, and eagles, making it an acclaimed destination for birders. It’s also a scenic, tranquil wild space with miles of multi-use and equestrian trails and boardwalks, a Wetlands Education Center, weekly yoga classes, photography workshops, children’s programming, and nature screenings. Reference books, telescopes, and binoculars are all available complimentary.