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:
Morris Memorial Pool
Facility rentals for:
Elgin Recreation Center
Morris Memorial Pool
All Elgin Parks
Veteran's Park circa 1900
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.
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.
The City of Elgin urges all to follow COVID Precautions. Face coverings are encouraged for all, stay home if you are sick, wash hands often, practice social distancing, and get vaccinated if you’re eligible.
For more information about COVID and suggested precautions visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. Events may be modified due to COVID or staff availability. Check online for updates.
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!
Music in the Park
Every Friday in April and May | 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Veterans' Memorial Park Gazebo | Downtown Elgin
Join Friends of Elgin Parks, Main Street and your community in celebrating Elgin's sesquicentennial with live music in Veterans' Memorial Park every Friday in April and May!
Be sure to bring your beverages, snacks, lawn chairs and friends!
4/1/2022 Shop Dawgs
4/8/2022 Gypsy Drifters
4/15/2022 Larry Harris Band
4/22/2022 Chubby Knuckle
4/29/2022 Allen Lee Band
5/13/2022 Rian Castillo
5/20/2022 Dirt Road
To Infinite and Beyond Space Night
Saturday, May 7th | 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Elgin Memorial Park - Behind the Recreation Center
Space Night is BACK! We will have egg drop competitions, pipe cleaner constellations and other fun STEAM crafts! There will be music, lawn games, concessions, story time, blue blocks, Kangoo Dance Demo and CineSpace Videos!
CineSpace, a short film competition created by NASA’s Johnson Space Center in partnership with the Houston Cinema Arts Society, offers aspiring and professional filmmakers a chance to share their works inspired by, and using, actual NASA imagery. For more information on CineSpace, visit: www.cinespace.org
Elgin Health & Wellness Festival
Saturday, May 14th | 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Veterans' Memorial Park
Join us for this special event connecting our community to local health and wellness resources. Whether you’re looking to get in shape, make new friends, or give your body some TLC, there are plenty of people, places, and small businesses in Elgin, Bastrop, and surrounding areas that can help you out. Come meet them at this special event!
Parks Advisory Board Meeting
Third Thursday of the Month | 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Civic Center - Elgin Public Library
Come see how decisions in the Parks System are made and see what plans are in the works!
To support the Elgin Arts & Culture event on Saturday, May 21st, Elgin Parks & Recreation invites everyone of all skill levels to decorate the bollards in Elgin Memorial Park. This project is geared towards all ages and creativity levels. Everyone can decorate a bollard to bring brightness and joy to park goers!
2.) Pick a bollard in Elgin Memorial Park, 361 N HWY 95.
3.) Knit, crochet, or weave your family friendly bollard decoration.
4.) Put up your decoration between May 1st and May 20th.
What is "Yarn Bombing"? Yarn bombing is part street art, part graffiti, and part activism, which combines the seemingly “cute” and comforting elements of knitting and crocheting, with the revolutionary and mild civil disobedience of graffiti / “tagging” of public objects, in order to make some sort of artistic statement.
Saturday, May 21st | 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Elgin Memorial Park Main Pavilion
Join Elgin Parks and Recreation Staff in the Elgin Memorial Main Pavilion for Chalk-It-Up! We will have chalk, bubbles and games, as well as concessions to help make your afternoon picnic perfect!
The goal of Chalk-It-Up is to cover all the sidewalks in Elgin Memorial Park with beautiful chalk designs from artists of all ages. We encourage participants to check out the studios of artists in Elgin, then come express yourself in the park!
Elgin Arts & Culture Day
Saturday, May 21st | All Day
Various Locations in Elgin
Explore Elgin Arts & Culture is a day full of activities and fun for the whole family. Local studios open their doors to the public and downtown businesses host artists from all over Central Texas for a day filled with artists demonstrations, live music, and hands on activities in historic downtown Elgin. Featured studios are Elizabeth Sullivan, Twisted Garage, Bonnie Groves, Remember Me Tattoos and The Clever Tiger. A “Hammer In” will be hosted by To The Point Knife Shop. The Mary Christian Burleson Foundation will have tours of the historic property and art activities for the family. A Makers Market will be hosted by the Farmers Market at Veterans Memorial Park.
In celebration of the 150th Anniversary for the city of Elgin there will be Guided Public Art Walks starting at The Owl Wine Bar & Home Goods Store from 10-11:00 a.m. and 4:00-5:00p.m., Church History Tours from 1:00-3:00 p.m., Not Your Ordinary Garage Sale (artwork, antiques, vintage, retro) from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Chalk-it-up in Elgin Memorial Park. Visit etx150.com for additional information.
We encourage pre-registration to ensure we have enough supplies for all participants, but walk-ins are welcome!