4402 S. First St.
Lufkin, TX 75901
Phone: (936) 632-4949
Fax: (936) 632-4925
Chambers Park is one of the city's oldest parks and is ideal for family outings. It has a splash pad, a playground, tennis courts, picnic areas and a community center.
King Putt Park is an outdoor entertainment center with two mini golf courses of 18 holes each. It also has the popular games Balloon Bust and Wheel of Fortune and offers packages for celebrating birthday parties.
Lufkin Country Club was built in 1935 and is popular for both golf and swimming. Its 18-hole golf course has a par of 72 and is dominated by Bermuda grass and pine trees. There are special memberships for schools and for using the swimming pool.
Mainly located in the city of Lufkin, the Ellen Trout Zoo was established in 1967. Although a comparatively small zoo, it is home to a wide range of animals including jaguar, hippopotamus, Bali mynah, white rhinoceros, Maasai giraffe and Saki monkeys, to name a few. Russell’s viper, Galapagos tortoise, Fly River turtle and the rare Malayan tapir are some more attractions. Apart from maintaining and preserving the animal and bird species, the zoo also offers educational programs to various schools covering an array of wildlife and environmental topics. The elegant Solomon Island Eclectus parrot and the atypical Chilean flamingos are great additions to the zoo that have visitors raving.
The Kit McConnico Park has 11 fields for soccer and seven for softball practice. It is the site of various tournaments and leagues and a favorite with the city's youth. Hikers and cyclists can embark on the Lost Arrow Mountain Bike Trail starting at the edge of this park.
Adolphus Sterne built this home for his bride in 1828.
A large collection of general reading and academic materials are available at this library that also offers a collection of old radio shows on tape, art prints and sculptures, large print books, periodicals, and audiovisual materials.
Two city parks on thes 2,210-acre lake offer facilities for boaating, fishing, picnicking, swimming, and watershiing.
Dedicating to preserving native Texas plants, this aboretum features numerous landscape plants that are native to Texas plus offers a variety of educational programs.
Angelina National Forest, located in East Texas, is one of four such forests in the state. It is a popular recreational getaway among locals and tourists alike. This parkland is home to an extensive number of wildlife species like squirrel, wild turkey and deer, as well as the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. It also features two designated wilderness areas.