Parks, Facilities & Trails

Elgin is a city with a vision. We venture to improve the community's quality of life by providing parks and recreation activities. Through Elgin's historic charm, creative culture and special happenings, we are perfectly situated to serve our community.

Our department houses 6 parks, a recreation center, municipal pool and a community center. Each of our parks offer a wide variety of amenities for leisure, sports, gatherings and even classes. From birthday parties to business meetings, our facilities are also available for rent to the public.

To find more information on the City of Elgin Parks, Facilities and Programs, click on the links in the left hand tool bar. To reach out to a member of the Parks & Recreation Staff, please call the Elgin Recreation Center at 512-285-6434 or email 

Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan 2021-2031.

Veterans Memorial Park Expansion Project Overview

The Veterans Park Expansion Project consists of four blocks in the heart of Elgin’s Historic District, converting undeveloped city owned vacant lots into modern, accessible, vibrant parkland. Asphalt lots will be transformed to a playground and gathering spaces surrounded by native plantings and natural shade elements. This project focuses on creating a central point for the Elgin community, bridging a historically segregated area, beginning with breaking ground on Block A in 2023. The elements throughout the four blocks were selected from the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan, written in conjunction with feedback from the community and partner organizations such as the Advocacy Outreach, VFW, and Down Home Ranch.

A new, engaging park provides a central location for the Parks & Recreation Department and community organizations to activate the park with events, programs, classes and more. The Hogeye Festival, Elgin Farmer’s Market, and Juneteenth Festival all use the existing Veterans’ Park as the backdrop of their events. By providing new amenities, more space, and high-quality parkland, these events will grow and evolve to draw in Elgin’s residents, new and old, to celebrate life in Elgin.

For more information on this project, click here. 

Veterans Memorial Park Expansion Project
Community Input Board - Morris Park 1

Morris Memorial Park Playground Replacement

In 2022, Morris Memorial Park's playground sustained damage due to high winds, closing part of the playground. The Parks & Recreation Department worked in conjunction with City Council and City Staff to allocate funds to replace the playground in 2023 - 2024.

To determine the most engaging playground style for that location, Parks & Recreation Staff are bringing input boards to different locations to ask kids and families what they find inspiring! 

Public input opportunities will close at the end of February 2023 at which point the Parks Advisory Board will review the input and staff will begin to work on the design. 

For more information on this project, click here. 

Elgin Announced Winner of T-Mobile Hometown Grant

Wednesday, September 23rd, T-Mobile announced the 25 small towns winning Hometown Grants to jumpstart vital community development projects to re-energize these towns and build upon what makes them unique.

The City of Elgin, Texas was one of these 25 recipients and the only town in Texas to receive a T-Mobile Hometown Grant! This grant will fun the creation of an outdoor classroom with ADA picnic tables and free WiFi in the Veterans' Memorial Park Expansion Phase 1.

Hometown Grants are part of the Un-carrier’s massive commitment to bring 5G to rural America. Over the next five years, T-Mobile plans to hire 7,500 new employees in small towns and rural communities and provide $25 million in grants for community development projects.

View the entire Press Release here.

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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

Trails Plan Map