The Community Services Division includes Parks & Recreation, Library Services, Downtown Development, and Public Information.
Downtown Development includes the Main Street Program, Historic Downtown District, and special events such as 2nd Thursdays Sip Shop & Stroll, the Hogeye Festival, Shop Small Saturday and Holiday Celebrations.
The Community Services Division coordinates events such as Explore Elgin Arts and Culture, Dia De Los Muertos, First Saturday Christmas Celebrations and Lighted Christmas Parade, manages grant writing and administration, special events liaison for the city, and filming in Elgin.
Downtown Development, Community Services and Public Information are located at the Fleming Community Center Building 802 N Avenue C.
Programs specific to the Historic Downtown District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, include reviews of any changes to the exterior of structures visible from the public right of way, signage, and local reviews for state and federal tax credit programs.
The department works with local sustainable agriculture programs and the Adopt a Spot program.
Elgin is a Texas Film Friendly community and is equipped to support projects ranging from a commercial shoot to a full length feature film.