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. 

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! 


Community Blood Drive

Thursday, October 13th, 2022 | 12:00PM - 6:00PM

Elgin Recreation Center - Front Parking Lot

Sign up TODAY for the Elgin Community Blood Drive!

The Bloodmobile Bus will be at the Elgin Recreation Center, 361 N. HWY 95 from 12:00PM - 6:00PM on Thursday, October 13th.

Sign up online here: or call Craig at 512-206-1316.

Self Defense Class

Self-Defense Saturday

Saturday, October 15th, 2022 | 8:00AM - 10:00AM

Elgin Recreation Center - Studio Room

On Saturday, October 15th, Trainer Lu will lead a 2-hour self-defense class from 8AM - 10AM. This class is available for all ages and covers basic self-defense topics, both verbal de-escalation and physical extrication. This 2-hour class is just $12 per person!

Registration Required:

Pumpkin Carving Festival rESCHEDULED

Pumpkin Carving Festival

Saturday, October 15th, 2022 | 5PM-7PM

Elgin Recreation Center - Back Lot

Elgin Parks and Recreation is hosting is annual Pumpkin Carving Festival! Join us for free lawn games, pumpkin painting, $5 pumpkin carving, and Halloween music.

Safe Trick or Treat

Safe Trick-Or-Treat

Monday, October 31st, 2022 | 4PM-8PM

Downtown Elgin and Veteran's Memorial Park

Decorate and celebrate Halloween! Elgin Parks & Recreation will host games and hand out candy in Veterans’ Memorial Park from 4PM till dusk and Downtown businesses will hand out candy from 6PM – 8PM. Want to set up a table, tent or booth? Email and we’ll get you scare up a space for you! 

Dia De Los Muertos

Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 | 5PM - 8PM

Downtown Elgin and Veteran's Memorial Park

Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos with the City of Elgin! Elgin Parks and Recreation will be hosting Skate Night, games & activities, crafts and sugar skulls will be at the library, and family altars will be at the Clever Tiger! Our community altar will be at the Meadery. 

Dia De Los Muertos
Arbor Day

Texas Arbor Day

Saturday, November 5th, 10AM-12PM

Elgin Memorial Park | 361 N. HWY 95

Join the Elgin Parks & Recreation Department at Elgin Memorial Park by the Elgin Recreation Center to plant trees, learn about native flora and fauna, experiment with nature crafts and more! We will have activities, tree plantings and educational materials to help us learn about the importance of trees!

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! 

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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


    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