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! 

Volunteer Job Fair
Volunteer Job Fair Map FINAL
Volunteer Job Fair Bingo FINAL

Volunteer Job Fair at Sip, Shop and Stroll

Thursday, September 14th, 2023 | 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Downtown Elgin during Sip, Shop and Stroll

Non-profits and philanthropic organizations from around the City of Elgin will be set up at Sip, Shop and Stroll for a night of exploring volunteer opportunities! The goal of this event is to connect Elginites with local organizations to make a meaningful impact on our community. Whether you need community service hours, want to learn more about a specific field or just want to give back, this event is for you!

Have a volunteer opportunity you'd like included? Email

Veterans Park Expansion Groundbreaking Ceremony

Veterans Park Expansion Groundbreaking

Tuesday, September 26th | 10:00AM | Veterans Memorial Park

Exciting things are happening in Elgin! Join us for the Groundbreaking of the Veteran's Park Expansion on Tuesday, September 26th at 10:00 AM. You won't want to miss the beginning of this historic project to improve the lives of our citizens and their families!

Pumpkin Decorating Event Flyer 2023

Pumpkin Decorating at the Elgin Recreation Center

Saturday, October 7th | 5PM - 7PM | 361 N. HWY 95, Elgin, TX

Kick off spooky season with our evening of family friendly pumpkin decorating!

We have mini pumpkins for decorating free of charge and large carving pumpkins with carving tools for just $5! There will be music, concessions, coloring pages and lawn games to keep the whole family engaged all evening!

This event is FREE to the public.

Safe Trick or Treat Trail Flyer 2023

Safe Trick-or-Treat Trail

Tuesday, October 31st, 2022  |  4PM-7PM  |  Veterans Memorial Park & Depot Street

TRICK-OR-TREATERS: Get dressed in your Halloween costumes, grab your friends and family, and head to Downtown Elgin for our Annual Safe Trick or Treat event! Elgin Parks & Recreation will host games and hand out candy in Veterans Memorial Park from 4PM till 7PM.

COMMUNITY MEMBERS: This will be our first year doing Trunk-or-Treat spots down Depot Street! If you live somewhere you don't get trick-or-treaters, but want to pass out candy, sign up for a spot!

BUSINESSES, ORGANIZATIONS & CLUBS: Want to set up a table, tent or booth?

Email and we’ll get you scare up a space for you!

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 - 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