Programs & Events

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.  

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Bee Festival

Sat., August 21st | 4:00PM – 7:00PM

We will have a wide variety of arts and crafts activities provided by Parks & Recreation, demonstrations and presentations by bee experts and local volunteers/students, vendors selling bee and honey related items, educational videos on the benefits of bees, trivia game and “Pollinator Frenzy” competition. The goal of this event is to educate and engage patrons on their role as protectors of the environment and how bees are a critical part of our world. Concessions will be available for sale, cash only.

Volunteer “Job Fair”

Sat., Sept. 25th | 4:00PM – 8:00PM

Join agencies, non-profits and philanthropic organizations from around the City of Elgin 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!

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Pumpkin Carving Festival

Pumpkin Carving Festival

Sat., Oct. 2nd | 4:00PM – 7:00PM

Join us from 4:00-7:00PM for a fabulous celebration of everything pumpkin! We'll have FREE lawn games with small prizes, FREE face painting, FREE pumpkins for painting and $5 carving pumpkins, and music to get us in the mood for Halloween!

Be sure to register ahead of time at: https://secure.rec1.com/TX/elgin-tx/catalog

Texas Arbor Day Celebration

Sat., Nov. 6th | 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Did you know that Texas Arbor Day is in the Fall and not in the Spring like the rest of the country? 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.

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Photos with Santa

Photos with Santa

Sat., Dec. 6th | 10:00AM – 2:00PM

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!

This event is completely FREE to the public, but for just $5, your whole family will get a printed picture with the jolly old elf! Be sure to register ahead of time at: https://secure.rec1.com/TX/elgin-tx/catalog

Register for your favorite activities!

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 https://secure.rec1.com/TX/elgin-tx/catalog.


Stay up to date on our events and programs!

The best way to stay up to date on our programs, classes, leagues and events is by following us on Facebook @ElginTXParks. Not on Facebook? Check back here or call the Recreation Center at 512-285-6434.

You can also pick up our latest program guide at select brochure kiosks in Elgin. 

Physical Distancing in Parks


Getting outside is an important part of mental health and physical wellness. While we need to maintain a safe distance from others, we are still able to enjoy nature and escape our houses for a little bit!

There are plenty of activities that you can do by yourself in the parks, so check out a few of these suggestions, and don't forget to wash your hands frequently, take your shoes off outside of your house and avoid going in public spaces if you are exhibiting symptoms! 

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Here are a few key things to remember when spending time outdoors: 
  • Keep a safe distance from one another - at least 6ft.
  • Avoid touching communal surfaces such as benches, water fountains, railings, etc.
  • Avoid groups of people - stay solitary and stay safe! 
  • Refrain from touching playground equipment
  • Avoid activities that share equipment or involve touching