Stephen F. Austin State Park

Nestled on the banks of the Brazos River, Stephen F. Austin State Park provides the opportunity to get up close to nature. Located just 30 minutes from the outskirts of Houston, this quiet and peaceful park is a nice escape from the busy city life. Several species of flora and fauna call the park home, and many are visible with just a car ride through.

Twelve acres of the park are set aside in honor of the area s past. Located on the Brazos River adjoining the old ferry site and a part of the Commercio Plaza de San Felipe this is the site of the township of San Felipe the seat of government of the Anglo-American colonies in Texas. It was here Stephen F. Austin the Father of Texas brought the first 297 families to colonize Texas under a contract with the Mexican Government. From 1824 to 1836 San Felipe de Austin was the social economic and political center as well as the capital of the American colonies in Texas.


Sealy, Texas