Recreation Programming

Elgin Texas Parks & Recreation

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:
  • Recreational Programming
  • Morris Memorial Pool
  • Facility rentals for:
    • Elgin Recreation Center 
    • Morris Memorial Pool
    • All Elgin Parks

Veteran's Park circa 1900

Historic Gazebo
Elgin HS Key Club and NHS
now hiring

Join our team! The City of Elgin is hiring a Recreation Center Coordinator who will work under direct supervision of the Recreation Services Manager. The Recreation Center Coordinator will supervise the daily operations of the facility, including assigned staff and volunteers, facility management and maintenance, delegate specific areas of operations and programing.

Learn more and apply for this position here. 

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. 
Master Plan Cover Page
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. 
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Programs and Events
Sip, Shop and Stroll with Parks and Rec

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! 

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Let's Talk Trees - Educational Sessions at the Elgin Farmer's Market

Veterans' Memorial Park at the Elgin Farmer's Market
Thursday, November 3rd: Tree care and planting, including live tree planting. 
Thursday, November 10th: How to prune a tree, including live demonstrations and interactive participation. 
Thursday, November 17th: Native trees, learn what to plant and where. 

This November the market is hosting a series of three tree care classes in collaboration with Elgin Parks and Rec and the T.R.E.E. Initiative.

Tree Folks will also join us on Nov 3rd with information about their reforestation campaign: https://www.facebook.com/treefolks

Find out more about the T.R.E.E. Initiative here https://www.elgintexas.gov/1216/Elgin-TREE-Initiative 

TREE Initiative

Fall 2022

Join the Elgin Parks & Recreation Department in “greening” 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 planting one or more trees in their space this November to help grow the green in Elgin for the next 150 years! 

Arbor Day (1)
Photos with Santa

Photos with Santa

Saturday, December 10th, 8AM - 10AM

Elgin Recreation Center, 361 N. HWY 95

Enjoy Christmas carols and a custom hot cocoa bar, write your letter to Santa and mail it to the North Pole, and take photos at our Selfie Station while you wait in line to see the big man himself! SANTA!


Sign up for events here!

Contact Us


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    Elizabeth Marzec

    Recreation Manager

    361 North HWY 95

    Elgin, TX 78621


    Phone: 512-285-6434

    Email: parks@elgintexas.gov

    Facebook: @ElginTXParks

    Instagram: @ElginTXParks



    Elgin Rec Center Hours

    • Monday – Friday 6:00AM - 8:00PM
    • Saturday 8:00AM - 8:00PM
    • Sunday 12:00PM - 8:00PM
    To reserve a facility, sign up for a special event or purchase Elgin Parks & Rec merchandise, visit here