Residents are invited to share their input on boating access in Riverside Park to help boost the City’s application for a grant to improve the boating entrance and exit areas.

The City of Victoria Parks & Recreation is applying for a Texas Parks & Wildlife grant worth up to $500,000 to improve boating facilities in the park. Residents’ feedback about the current facilities will be taken into account and will help to make the application more competitive.

Residents can email their comments to by April 15.

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Improving Riverside Park’s boating access was one of the goals highlighted in the Parks & Recreation Master Plan. The plan also encourages using state and federal resources to help fund such improvements.

At a recent Parks Commission meeting, attendees expressed their interest in improvements to the current boating facilities. Some residents stated that the current exit point is too steep, or that the boat ramp should include a kayak docking station.

Parks & Recreation Director Jason Alfaro thanked the residents for providing their feedback and encouraged other residents to share input as well. “This is great information for us to have,” Alfaro said. “We will continue providing opportunities for input so we can submit that information to the state.”

For more information about Parks & Recreation facilities, visit


Victoria College will host its annual VC Info Night from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4 at VC’s Student Center.

The free career fair style-event will provide information on Victoria College’s areas of study, transfer pathways, admissions, services, activities, organizations, and student resources.

Assistance with the financial aid process will be available. A VC representative will help current or prospective students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. For assistance with the FAFSA, attendees should bring their 2022 tax return and Social Security number as well as their parent’s 2022 tax return, if applicable.

Breakout informational sessions are scheduled every 30 minutes, along with games, refreshments, and door prizes.

Victoria College’s Student Center is located on VC’s Main Campus at 2200 E. Red River Street.

For more information about VC Info Night, call (361) 573-3291 or email

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