50+ Free Programs & Services Offered by the City of Beaumont

In an effort to make the community as enjoyable as possible, the City of Beaumont offers a variety of resources to enhance the quality of life for residents. There are dozens of free programs and services, from recreational activities to educational opportunities to take advantage of. Did you know you could learn a new language, find a new hobby, or enjoy a plethora of outdoor attractions, all completely free?   

Check out the full list – we’re confident you’ll find something for everyone in your family to enjoy, including your furry friends.  

a collage of dogs, backetball courts, and people enjoying the outdoorsRecreational Opportunities  

  • Get some fresh air by visiting any of the 36 public parks and playgrounds around the City of Beaumont — Rogers Park and the adaptive Rotary Centennial Playground are neighborhood favorites.  
  • Meander the free indoor/outdoor Beaumont Botanical Gardens and Conservatory, 23.5 acres of ever-changing flora and fauna.   
  • Splash around at the free public pools at Magnolia Park or Alice Keith Park (open seasonally Memorial Day-Labor Day).  
  • Cool off at the splash pads at Rogers Park, Sprott Park, and Alice Keith Park (open seasonally Memorial Day-Labor Day).  
  • Try disc golf at Tyrrell Park (Cattail Marsh Wetlands Education Center rents discs for free!) or Klein Park.   
  • Swing life away at one of the outdoor tennis courts.  
  • Play a pickup game of basketball at one of the many courts around the city.  
  • Learn to play Pickleball, America’s fastest-growing sport, at Sterling Pruitt Activity Center, Beaumont Municipal Tennis Center, or Roger’s Park.   
  • Practice your aim and give archery a try at the free-range at Tyrrell Park, check out the skate park, or try futsal, an international variation of soccer at Central Park  
  • Take your four-legged friend for a day out at Ida Reed Dog Park.  
  • Play billiards, board games, dominos, or cards at the Sterling Pruitt Activity Center or Lakeside Center. There are even monthly tournaments!  
  • Reserve one of the park shelters or picnic tables (first come, first serve) for your gatherings and outdoor soirees.   
  • Practice your photography with free intro workshops and tips at Cattail Marsh.   
  • Find your new favorite book on OverDrive, a free service provided through Beaumont Public Library System, which gives you access to over 300,000 e-books and audiobooks.  
  • Get back to nature and give birding a try. Located on two migratory flyways, you can see 250 species any time of year. Cattail Marsh can get you started with beginner’s checklists and DIY worksheets. You can even earn prizes by participating in the Birdie Passport Program.   

Professional Development   

Health and Wellness   people doing yoga outdoors, exercising together, and doing crafts

  • Sign up for free fitness, martial arts, and aerobics classes at the Lakeside Center or get some exercise with unlimited access to the cardio machines, weights, and equipment at Lakeside and at the Sterling Pruitt Activity Center.  
  • Take advantage of “free play” days at the Sterling Pruitt Activity Center gym.  
  • Signup for a free women's self-defense class at Beaumont PD - dates and times are shared on their Facebook page
  • Learn about good physical and mental health practices through the free educational classes offered by Beaumont Public Health Services. There are sessions on Healthy Dietary Practices and Nutrition, HIV/AIDS, Immunizations, Personal Hygiene, Self-esteem, Sexually Transmitted infections, Stroke, Tobacco, Women and Children’s Classes, and more.  
  • Brush up on your wellness well-being. Printed materials are available from Beaumont Public Health on a wide variety of topics from CPR Classes and Certifications to Diabetes Education, Cancer Prevention, Heart Disease, Home Safety, Hypertension/High Blood Pressure, Smoking Cessation, Stress, and Stress-Related Illness, Violence, and Rape/Sexual Abuse.  
  • Grab a friend and namaslay the day with free Saturday morning yoga at Cattail Marsh.  
  • Get a breath of fresh air at any of our nature and hiking trails, like the Gulf Terrace Hike and Bike Trail or the Running/Walking Trail around the Event Centre.  
  • Learn about the opportunities available to you through the Texas Women, Infants, and Children Program. WIC is a free Supplemental Nutrition Program for pregnant or breastfeeding women and families with children younger than five.  

Educational Opportunities   

Social Events & Fun Activities   fireman and police with children in a park

  • Join a Book Club! Weekly meetings are held at all Library branches, and Book Discussion Kits are available year-round for all ages and niches. There are also summer book clubs and reading programs for children under 17.  
  • Get crafty! Create your own art at the painting and pottery studio at the Lakeside Center or learn to crochet or knit at one of their free classes. Cattail Marsh also offers free weekly kid’s crafts through their Cattail Explorers program.
  • Attend one of the 50+ events hosted by the City of Beaumont throughout the year. Favorites include the annual 4th of July Celebration, Oktoberfest, and the Christmas Tree Lighting.  
  • Earn prizes for exploring the local food scene on the free Cajun Trail foodie passport program. You can earn rewards by checking in to 5,10, and 15 local restaurants for a taste of the native cuisine.   
  • Attend the weekly nature screenings or coffee at Cattail morning meetups.  
  •  Go on a treasure hunt. The official Beaumont Geocache Tour has 25 containers hidden around Southeast Texas. Can you find them all based on the clues and coordinates?   
  • Find your favorite photo spot in town on a selfie or Beaucycle photo scavenger hunt.  

Community Programs & Residential Services   

  • Save on vet fees — Beaumont Animal Care offers free spay/neuter vouchers for Beaumont residents and $15 microchip scan and registrations to keep tabs on your furry friends.  
  • Prepare for the unexpected! Get your home ready for chilly temperatures or hot summer nights by brushing up on extreme weather safety tips or take advantage of the flood resources and other preparation materials offered by the Beaumont Emergency Operations Center.  
  • Take advantage of free large debris disposal via your weekly trash pickup service. Beaumont Garbage Service will dispose of large tree branches, furniture, appliances, and even tires for you.  
  • Grab some free mulch - free mulch and compost product are available from the Beaumont Municipal Landfill every Saturday morning from 8 am to 1 pm. Call 409-842-4427 for more information.
  • Sign up for the Citizens Police Academy at the Beaumont Police Department, a free 15-week program to teach you the ins and outs of law enforcement, attend a Neighborhood Association meeting, or signup to volunteer with the Citizens in Action to get involved with your community.  
  • Have the Beaumont Fire Department install and inspect your child’s car seat. They can give you a time to come down to the station for pointers on how to operate it.  
  • Need help setting up your smoke detector? A firefighter can come to your home and help get you squared away.   
  • Veterans can get free Zip Bus Passes via Beaumont Municipal Transit. Learn how to apply and qualify. 
  • Reach the city’s non-emergency line 24/7 through the 3-1-1 app or helpline.