Morris Memorial Park  |  802 N. Ave. C

Morris Memorial Park is a neighborhood park completed in 1996 using a $450,000 Texas Parks and Wildlife grant and community fundraising efforts. Morris Memorial Park covers 10 acres and includes the former Fleming Hospital (1938), now Fleming Community Center. 

In 1990, the City of Elgin received funds for a reimbursement grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife to develop a park complete with swimming pool, fish pond, basketball court, playground, hike and bike trail. A grant from the Meadows foundation was instrumental in the success of this project. Complete with picnic tables and benches, this park is a great place to bring the family and picnic. 

In a typical year Morris Memorial Pool conducts swimming lessons for adults and children, water aerobics, lap swimming, day care swim days and pool parties. To learn more about Morris Memorial Pool click here

Morris Memorial Park
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Amenities in Morris Memorial Park
  • Catch & Release Fishing Pond
  • Basketball Court
  • Playground
  • Baseball Backstop
  • Restrooms
  • Walking Trails
  • Picnic Tables
  • Grills
  • Water Outlets

Community Input for Playground Replacement Project 2023

In 2022, Morris Memorial Park's playground sustained damage due to high winds, closing part of the playground. The Parks & Recreation Department worked in conjunction with City Council and City Staff to allocate funds to replace the playground in 2023 - 2024. 

To determine the most engaging playground style for that location, Parks & Recreation Staff are bringing input boards to different locations to ask kids and families what they find inspiring! 

Community input opportunities are:

  • February's Sip, Shop and Stroll - Downtown Elgin
  • Elgin ISD Feria Comunitaria - Elgin Middle School
  • Neidig Elementary: 2nd, 3rd and 4th Grade ACE
  • Booker T. Washington Elementary: 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade ACE
  • Elgin Elementary: 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade ACE
  • Elgin Homeschool Co-op
  • Elgin Recreation Center Lobby
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Public input opportunities closed on March 3rd, 2023 at which point the Parks Advisory Board will review the input and staff will begin to work on the design. 

Community Input Results: 

The results are in; interestingly, parents and adults are most interested in seeing a Nature Playground replace the broken playground in Morris Memorial Park, while children were most interested in a Tower Playground. Given the close results and the strong preferences between the two main demographics, the Parks & Recreation staff will work with playground companies to review options for blending both playground styles. 
Morris Input Graphs

When the design process is complete, the playground will go before City Council for review and approval. Once approved the playground will be ordered. Playground deliveries can take months to be built, shipped and installed. 

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Catch & Release Fishing - FREE Spring Break Event

Thursday, March 16th | 10AM - 12PM | Morris Memorial Park | 802 N. Ave C

Join Parks & Recreation for catch and release fishing at Morris Memorial pond. We will provide a limited number of fishing poles and bait, have a knot typing station, and be taking pictures of your catches! Bring your gear and see what types of fish you can catch!