Programs & Events

Elgin Amazing Race Updated Flyer

Mini-Challenge Course

Sip, Shop and Stroll - Thursday, Sept 12th

We'll have a table set up during Sip, Shop and Stroll downtown where you can participate in our mini-challenge course and buy tickets for the Race. If you complete the challenges, you'll receive a discounted ticket rate, so don't miss out!


Elgin Parks

Saturday, Sept. 21st 9:00AM -2:00PM

Participate in our physical and mental challenges in each park to compete for the ultimate prize!

We will meet at the Elgin Recreation Center Saturday, Sept 21st at 9:00AM for registration. Once all the teams are registered, the competition will begin! Race through 4 of Elgin's parks while completing various challenges, games, puzzles and more.

Teams of two are encouraged to sign up here:

Or visit the Elgin Recreation Center for more information!

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Thursdays in October and November, from 6:00-8:00PM we will host a Kickball League at Elgin Memorial Park's Softball Field. All you need is 9-12 players for a team, or sign up individually and we'll place you on a team! All players must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Games will have 9 players from each team on the field at a time with 1-2 alternates per team. We will play 5 innings per game with multiple games per night.

Fees are just $10 per person for the season.

Dates and times subject to change - For up to date information call the Elgin Recreation Center at (512) 285-6434

To register please visit: 

pumpkin carving
Halloween Bag Decorating
Senior Trivia Poster
Smores in the Park Poster
Hand Turkey Decorating Poster
Senior Potluck Poster
Basketball League Poster
Senior Christmas Card Crafts Poster

Did you know that Texas Arbor Day is in the Fall and not in the Spring like the rest of the country? This is so that our trees have a longer time to get settled before the Texas Summer!

Join us in the park for educational sessions, tree plantings, lunch and more! We'll be adding more trees to Elgin Memorial Park to increase our biodiversity to not only help our environment but improve the community experience in the parks.

To make sure we have enough supplies, register ahead of time:

Texas Arbor Day Poster
Photos with Santa Poster

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!

For just $5, your whole family will get a printed and digital picture with the jolly old elf, Santa Claus!


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 going to


We are glad you chose to spend time in our park system and with our staff at our events. We are so proud of our facilities, events, programs and parks, and hope that our pride shows through in to your park experiences. Whether it's taking a walk in Elgin Memorial to check out our new trees, feeding the ducks at Morris, playing a round of Disc Golf at Thomas Memorial or listening to music at Veterans', we are happy to provide a variety of entertainment. We believe these recreational activities and spaces are essential to maintaining happy and healthy living in Elgin.

When you are out in a park, working out at the Rec or at one of our events, don't forget to tag us on social media @ElginTXParks - we love ot see your photos!

Elizabeth Marzec

Program Manager

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This Spring/Summer season we have tons of exciting new programs in store for you that are sure to appeal to every age. We hope that you'll join us in our parks and facilities to spend time with our community. We will be adding classes to the Rec Center that will be included in your membership, as well as more targeted senior and young adult programming. With your help we will strive to create and host the most relevant and interesting programming possible. 

Thank you for participating in our events and spending time in our parks. We are honored to be a part of your everyday life and hope to be engaging when it comes to quality programming.


Elizabeth Marzec

Program Manager


On behalf of the entire park staff we would like to thank you for your participation in our park system and programs. We are honored to be a part of your every day life and want to be engaging when it comes to quality programs.

Allow us to be your guide and show you some of the great opportunities that are right here in town. Our staff is committed to providing the best experience we can. We intend to help you, by providing activities and programs that enhance the quality of life, while creating community and encouraging a healthy lifestyle.

We need your help in creating a park system that is responsive to your needs. Help us as we grow, show us how we can better serve you.

We look forward to a great season with you.

Michael Gonzalez

Parks and Recreation Director

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