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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Picnic in the Park - FREE Spring Break Event

Monday, March 13th | 11AM - 1PM | Elgin Memorial Park | 1127 N. Main St.

Join Elgin Parks & Recreation in Elgin Memorial Park by the playground for kite flying, cloud watching, iSpy, and more!

This FREE Spring Break event is geared towards all ages interested in spending an afternoon in the park. Between free play and lawn games as well as guided activities, you'll experience a number of fun ways to enjoy Elgin's beautiful parks!

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The Return of Skate Night - FREE Spring Break Event

Tuesday, March 14th | 5:00PM - 8:00PM | Elgin Recreation Center Back Lot | 361 N. HWY 95

Skate Night is back for the season!

Join Elgin Parks & Recreation for skate obstacles, music, and art walls in the back parking lot of the Recreation Center at this kick off event for the return of Skate Night. All wheels are welcome, so bring your bike, scooter, skateboard, rollerblades and more!

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Touch-A-Truck - FREE Spring Break Event

Wednesday, March 15th | 4PM-7PM | Elgin Memorial Park | 1127 N. Main St.

Come safely see, touch and explore trucks and machinery from Elgin and the surrounding area in Elgin Memorial Park this Spring Break! Families will experience local working vehicles and have the opportunity to learn from the people who serve our community every day. Vehicles will be available from 4PM - 7PM along the park road in Elgin Memorial Park.

Vehicles include: Police Cars, Fire Engines, Public Transportation, Skid Steer, Lucky Old Scoundrels Motorcycles

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Spring Break 2022 - Catch and Release Fishing - CANCELLED

Catch & Release Fishing - FREE Spring Break Event

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

UPDATE: We are disappointed to say that we are CANCELLING today's catch & release fishing event due to the possibility of storms. We will reschedule for a day later this Spring, so stay tuned! 

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Public Art Dedication of "Gigaffe 2023" by Jeffie Brewer

Thursday, 16th | 12:30PM | Morris Memorial Park | 802 N. Ave C

Join the City of Elgin in dedicating the city's first public art donation! The sculpture, "Gigaffe 2023" by Jeffie Brewer is donated by 4th generation Elginite for the enjoyment of the community. The sculpture will be dedicated at 12:30PM on Thursday, March 16th at Morris Memorial Park.

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Nature Night - FREE Spring Break Event

Friday, March 17th | 5PM - 8PM | Elgin Memorial Park

Get to know local flora and fauna, craft using the world around you and feel connected with nature! Meet with local organizations that support nature, participate in crafts, play games and meet ambassador animals!

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Children's Bike Rodeo with Cub Scout Troop 471 and Elgin Parks & Recreation

Sunday, March 26th | 2PM – 4PM | Elgin Recreation Center Back Parking Lot

Participants aged 11 years and younger are invited to join Elgin Parks & Recreation, and Cub Scout Troop 471 for a bike inspection, obstacle course, races, helmet fittings and raffles! Make sure to bring your parent or guardian, your bike and your helmet. 

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