Programs & Events

Register for your favorite activities!

Through healthy parks, engaging programs and continuous community support, the Parks Department wants to encourage everyone to connect with their community and the Elgin Parks Department.

Make sure you reserve your spot early for our events by clicking here.

Stay up to date on our events and programs!

The best way to stay up to date on our programs, classes, leagues and events is by following us on Facebook @ElginTXParks. Not on Facebook? Check back here or call the Recreation Center at 512-285-6434.

You can also pick up our latest program guide at select brochure kiosks in Elgin. 

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! 
Self Defense Class

Basic Self-Defense Class

3rd Saturday of the Month | 8AM - 10AM | Elgin Recreation Center Studio

On Saturday, August 20th, 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!

Can't make it this month? Lu will teach Basic Self Defense classes every 3rd Saturday of the month in August, September and October.

Registration Required: https://secure.rec1.com/TX/elgin-tx/catalog

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 parks@elgintexas.gov 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! 

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!

We encourage pre-registration to ensure we have enough supplies for all participants, but walk-ins are welcome!