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 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 going to

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. 

Pumpkin Carving Festival

Pumpkin Carving Festival

Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 | 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Elgin Recreation Center – Back Lot

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:

Texas Arbor Day Celebration

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Elgin Recreation Center – Back Lot

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:

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Photos with Santa

Photos with Santa

Saturday, December 6th, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Elgin Recreation Center – Back Lot & Studio

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: