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! 

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Morris Memorial Playground Grand Opening

Saturday, February 24th  |  10:00AM - 12:00PM  |  802 N. Ave. C | Morris Memorial Park 

Come Play!! Tryout the new features, enjoy refreshments and give aways, and help dedicate the new playground!

On Saturday, February 24th we'll have music, snacks, give aways, raffle and more! 

The new playground was funded by 2021a Certificates of Obligation and American Rescue Plan Act funds.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification - FREE

Various Dates & Locations

NOW ENROLLING! Get your Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification for FREE through this Elgin Parks & Recreation and Elgin ISD Partnership!

We encourage everyone to take part in this training to help our community thrive and improve resilience. Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Register for the February 10ths in-class certification course here:

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Cooking for Change - Youth Cooking Program

Hosted by Family Crisis Center and Elgin Parks & Recreation | Various Dates | FREE | Ages 11 - 17

Come join us as we come together for fun and delicious recipes! Cooking for a Change will consist of not only cooking but also having open discussions about topics that will challenge you to make a difference in your community.

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Touch-A-Truck | Spring Break with Elgin Parks & Recreation

Monday, March 11th | 5PM - 7PM | FREE | Elgin Memorial Park, 361 N. HWY 95
Safely see, touch and explore working trucks and machinery from Elgin and the surrounding area!
Participating Organizations:
- Elgin Funeral Home
- Chariot
- Rocket Ice
- City of Elgin Public Works
Want to show off a vehicle? Email!
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Return of Skate Night | Spring Break with Elgin Parks & Recreation

Tuesday, March 12th | 5PM - 7PM | FREE | Elgin Memorial Park, 361 N. HWY 95
Help kick off our season of skating, scootering, rollerblading and more with obstacles, refreshments and music!
- Volunteers are setting up skate obstacles through the Elgin Recreation Center back parking lot.
- Parks & Recreation is hosting a custom popcorn bar, totally FREE.
- Elgin Arts Association will be hosting Art Walls where you can practice your spray painting skills.
- Lonestar Skate Shop will be leading a class on assembling a full skateboard and raffling off a skateboard!
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Nature Night | Spring Break with Elgin Parks & Recreation

Wednesday, March 13th | 5PM - 7PM | FREE  |  Elgin Recreation Center, 361 N. HWY 95

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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Catch & Release Fishing | Spring Break with Elgin Parks & Recreation

Thursday, March 14th | 10AM - 12PM | Morris Memorial Pond  |  802 N. Ave. C

Join Parks & Recreation for catch and release fishing at Morris Memorial pond. We will provide a limited number of fishing poles and bait, have a knot typing station, and be taking pictures of your catches!

Bring your gear and see what types of fish you can catch!

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Picnic in the Park | Spring Break with Elgin Parks & Recreation

Friday, March 15th | 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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Community Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 23rd | 10AM - 1PM | FREE | Elgin Memorial Park

Hosted by: Elgin Sub-District Community of Churches, Rev. D.W. Townsend, Elgin Sub-District Community of Churches President and Elgin Parks & Recreation

Hunt for Easter Eggs, play games and get to know your community! All ages are welcome, just be sure to bring your own basket!

Looking to volunteer? Reach out to Jackie Williams 512-740-1310 or Elsie Williams 512-281-6322 to find out how to get involved!

Churches, organizations, businesses and groups are encouraged to donate plastic, candy filled, taped Easter Eggs to help make the hunt possible! Donations of 150 eggs or more accepted.

Easter Egg Hunt Schedule:

10:15AM 2 Year Olds

10:30AM 3 - 4 Year Olds

10:45AM 5 - 6 Year Olds

11:00AM 7 - 9 Year Olds

11:15AM 10 - 12 Year Olds

11:30AM 13 - 15 Year Olds

11:45AM 16 - 18 Year Olds

12:00PM 19 - 15 Year Olds

12:15PM 26 - 40 Year Olds

12:30PM 41 Year Olds and Older

Parking will be in the Elgin Memorial Park Parking lot and Elgin Recreation Center Parking lot. Please only park in designated parking spaces. 

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