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

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. 
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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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Music in the Park

Every Friday in April and May | Veterans Memorial Park

Join us for Music in the Park Fridays in April & May at Veterans Memorial Park starting at 7 p.m.

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, family & friends! Enjoy the live music and dancing under the starry Friday nights of April & May. We'll have lawn games provided by Elgin Parks & Recreation, food trucks and more!

Food Trucks include: Smash Daddies, Smith's Backyard BBQ and MORE!

Our line up includes:
  • 4-7 The Shop Dawgz (Rock & Roll, Blues)
  • 4-14 JustHannah Band (Folk)
  • 4-21 The Gypsy Drifters (Country Rock)
  • 4-28 The Peterson Brothers (R&B)
  • 5-5 Lo Nuestro Band (Tejano)
  • 5-12 Chubby Knuckle Choir (Acid Funk-Soulgrass)
  • 5-19 Rian Castillo (Mostly Country)
  • 5-26 The Nite Shift Band (Country)
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Yarn Bomb the Park

On Display until June 30th | Elgin Memorial Park

To support the Elgin Arts & Culture event on Saturday, May 6th, Elgin Parks & Recreation invites everyone of all skill levels to decorate the bollards in Elgin Memorial Park. This project is geared towards all ages and creativity levels. Everyone can decorate a bollard to bring brightness and joy to park goers!

1.) Sign up:

2.) Pick a bollard in Elgin Memorial Park, 361 N HWY 95.

3.) Knit, crochet, or weave your family friendly bollard decoration.

4.) Put up your decoration before May 5th to be included in Elgin Arts & Culture.

5.) Decorations will be on display until June 30th.

What is "Yarn Bombing"?

Yarn bombing is part street art, part graffiti, and part activism, which combines the seemingly “cute” and comforting elements of knitting and crocheting, with the revolutionary and mild civil disobedience of graffiti / “tagging” of public objects, in order to make some sort of artistic statement.

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Cooking for Change

Hosted by Bastrop County Family Crisis Center and Elgin Parks & Recreation

Every other Thursday from 1:00PM - 3:00PM | May 25th, June 8th, June 22nd, July 6th, July 20th, August 3rd

FREE for participants aged 11 - 17.

Come join us as we come together for fun and delicious recipes! 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. 

Elgin Recreation Centers 5th Birthday Flyer

Elgin Recreation Center's 5th Birthday Celebration!

Thursday, June 1st from 4:00PM - 7:00PM

Join us for music, lawn games, cupcakes, field day activities, and more! The Recreation Center will be free from 4:00PM - 7:00PM, staff will be providing tours of the facility, plus we'll have goodie bags for the kids! 

Adulting 101 Flyer

Adulting 101 - Educational Sessions for Teens

Saturdays in June and July  |  12:00PM - 2:00PM  |  Elgin Recreation Center Studio

Adulting 101 is a series of educational sessions every Saturday in June and July from 12PM - 2PM at the Elgin Recreation Center. These classes are FREE for participants aged 15 - 19 and are designed to be interactive and help students prepare for the new school year, college and life in the future.

Some classes have limited availability, so we encourage participants to sign up in advance, however walk-ins will be welcome up to our capacity. 

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


    Facebook: @ElginTXParks

    Instagram: @ElginTXParks

    Elgin Rec Center Hours

    • Monday – Friday 6:00AM - 10:00PM
    • 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