In 2015 the Elgin Parks Department was re-created to better cater to the community's needs. The different divisions of the Parks Department add to the quality of life in our community by maintaining parks and green spaces. We plan and implement various programs for all ages and teach Elgin residents about the unique resources around them. From maintaining nearly 120 aces of parkland to providing more than 45 events for all demographics, our staff strives to bring Elgin together 365 days a year.
The Parks Department is responsible for:
Morris Memorial Pool
Facility rentals for:
Elgin Recreation Center
Morris Memorial Pool
All Elgin Parks
Veteran's Park circa 1900
Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan 2021-2031
To read the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan, click the below image. To provide feedback on the plan, click here.
The City of Elgin, TX Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan 2021-2031 was adopted by the City Council on October, 12th, 2021 and approved by Texas Parks and Wildlife in November 2021.
Join Elgin Parks and Recreation every 2nd Thursday of the Month at the Elgin Depot Museum for lawn games and fun at Sip, Shop and Stroll.
Games available will vary month to month, so be sure to stop by and have some fun!
Elgin TREE Initiative
October, November, December
Help us “green” the City of Elgin by planting 150 trees in Elgin for the "Tree Replanting Elgin Experiment" or T.R.E.E. Initiative! We encourage citizens, organizations and businesses to commit to purchasing and planting one or more trees in their space this November to help grow the green in Elgin for the next 150 years!
Trees can live hundreds of years, so when you plant one, you’re giving a gift to your children and grandchildren. It’s a symbol of your commitment to the environment and humanity that will live beyond your lifetime; remember "it's a wise man who plants trees in whose shade he will never sit".
Cooking for Change with Family Crisis Center: SOUP
Friday, November 17th from 6PM - 8PM | Ages 11 - 17 | FREE
Elgin Recreation Center, 361 N. HWY 95
Cook different recipes every month at Cooking for Change! In the past we've made lasagna, personal pizzas, ice cream sundaes and cookies!
Cooking for a Change will consist of not only cooking, but also having open discussions about topics that will challenge you to make a difference in your community.
Prime Timer Friendsgiving at the Elgin Meadery
Monday, November 20th from 2PM - 4PM | Ages 60+ | FREE | Pre-Registration Required
Elgin Meadery, 109 Central Ave., Elgin, TX 78621
Bring an appetizer to share with friends and pair it with your favorite drink at the Elgin Meadery on November 20, 2023, from 2pm-4pm! Tours will be given in groups for those wanting to explore the winery.
Note: One non-alcoholic drink per person will be provided. Any other beverage must be paid for by the participant.