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.  

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 clicking here.

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. 

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! 
2022 Music in the Park Schedule Flyer

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

5/6/2022 Rumours

5/13/2022 Rian Castillo

5/20/2022 Dirt Road

5/27/2022 SoulPhonics

space night

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 and Wellness Square Post

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 May

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!

Elgin Memorial Park  May 1st - May 20th, 2022

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!

1.) Sign up: https://secure.rec1.com/TX/elgin-tx/catalog

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.

CHALK IT UP

Chalk-It-Up

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 and Culture Image

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!