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The Outdoor MSC

Introducing Aggie Park, a place where nature and the Aggie Spirit intersect 365 days a year.

As the largest student body in the nation, we have needed more usable outdoor green space. Whether it’s a concert on the lawn or simply gathering for outdoor conversation on a sunny day, students will undoubtedly enjoy this public space in many ways for years to come.

Mikey Jaillet '20

2019-2020 Texas A&M Student Body President

Aggie Park is an opportunity for the university and its affiliated partners to build a space that recognizes the past, embraces the future and helps enable the continued unique blend of Aggie values to thrive.

Tyson Voelkel '96

President & CEO, Texas A&M Foundation

Aggie Park will be a grand statement that says, ‘Welcome Back’ to former students and ‘Howdy’ to campus visitors while becoming a favorite greenspace for students.

John Sharp '72

Chancellor of The Texas A&M University System

As the largest student body in the nation, we have needed more usable outdoor green space. Whether it’s a concert on the lawn or simply gathering for outdoor conversation on a sunny day, students will undoubtedly enjoy this public space in many ways for years to come.

Mikey Jaillet '20

2019-2020 Texas A&M Student Body President

Aggie Park is an opportunity for the university and its affiliated partners to build a space that recognizes the past, embraces the future and helps enable the continued unique blend of Aggie values to thrive.

Tyson Voelkel '96

President & CEO, Texas A&M Foundation

Aggie Park will be a grand statement that says, ‘Welcome Back’ to former students and ‘Howdy’ to campus visitors while becoming a favorite greenspace for students.

John Sharp '72

Chancellor of The Texas A&M University System

n Feb. 29, 2020, a groundbreaking was held for Aggie Park, a new premier green space located in the heart of Texas A&M University’s campus near Kyle Field and the John J. Koldus Building. This beautification project, envisioned as “an outdoor Memorial Student Center,” will transform 20 acres into enhanced outdoor spaces for study and relaxation, entertainment, recreation for students and visitors, and tailgating.

Originally conceived as a beautification effort in the form of a lake or water feature adjacent to the Kyle Field renovation, the project has since considered the growing needs of the student body. As a result, Aggie Park will include a lake and outdoor amphitheater for student and public events, additional and enhanced tailgating spaces and green spaces, walking paths and running trails, public Wi-Fi and dedicated media utilities for national broadcasts, and infrastructure improvements. Seating areas will also be integrated throughout, as well as yard games and places to hang hammocks and slack lines.

Various features in the park will pay tribute to the university’s history and achievements, including a standing structure that will honor Texas A&M’s distinguished alumni as well as a plaza recognizing university presidents. The park will also incorporate a new facility in its second phase, jointly operated by The Association of Former Students and the Texas A&M Foundation, that will provide a larger home for Aggie Ring Day and host other events.

As a joint fundraising partnership between The Association of Former Students, the Texas A&M Foundation and Texas A&M University, the project will be funded solely through private donations.

Tour Aggie
Park Concept

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Activity Lawn

A 70 X 30-yard natural grass lawn for student recreation

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Event Lawn and Pavilion

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Amphitheater

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Lake

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President's Plaza

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Relaxation and Study Space

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Haynes Ring Plaza

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Running Path

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Events Building

Explore Features

A number of naming opportunities for Aggie Park have been established starting at $50,000.

To learn more, contact Nic Taunton '07 or Mark Klemm '81.

Nic Taunton '07

Vice President
The Association of Former Students
(979) 845-7514
ntaunton07@aggienetwork.com

Mark Klemm '81

Assistant Vice President for Special Projects
Texas A&M Foundation
(979) 458-6684
mklemm@txamfoundation.com

Learn more at aggiepark.tamu.edu or give a gift of $25 or more online at give.am/AggiePark.

Learn more at aggiepark.tamu.edu or give a gift of $25 or more online at give.am/AggiePark.

Contact:

Mark Klemm '81

Assistant Vice President for Special Projects