Frequently Asked Questions
How old is the Elgin Parks & Recreation Department?
In 2015 the Elgin Parks Department was re-created to better cater to the community's needs.
How many parks and facilities does Elgin Parks & Recreation have?
How many employees are in Elgin Parks & Recreation?
Elgin Parks & Recreation has a Director, Program Manager, Administrative Assistant, 10 Recreation Facilities Assistants, 3 Grounds Crew Members, Maintenance Supervisor and 2 janitorial staff. You can find out more about different members of our staff by clicking on our Our Staff page.
Where can I see a list of Elgin Parks & Recreation Facilities and Parks?
How do I rent a facility?
To check the availability of your desired facility, call the Rec Staff at 512-285-6434. To rent a facility you will need to go to the Elgin Recreation Center, 361 N. HWY 95. Currently we are only able to accept payments in person.
Can I schedule a tour of a Parks & Rec facility?
Yes, you can schedule a tour of the Elgin Rec Center by speaking with a member of the front desk upon arrival, or of the Fleming Community Center by calling 512-285-6434 and scheduling a time.
How long will it take to get my deposit back?
Deposits from facility rentals will be returned in 2 - 4 weeks depending on facility condition. Deposits left with a credit card or cash will be returned via check mailed to the address on file.
What are the hours at the Elgin Recreation Center?
Elgin Recreation Center Hours are Monday - Friday 7:00AM - 8:00PM, Saturday 9:00AM - 6:00PM and Sunday 1:00PM - 7:00PM. Hours may vary on holidays. For more information, please visit our Elgin Recreation Center page.
How much does it cost to go to the Elgin Recreation Center?
To come to the Elgin Recreation Center, anyone 6 years and up will either have to pay a daily entry fee or become a member of the Elgin Recreation Center. Children 0 - 5 years old and Elgin Recreation Center Members can use the Rec as often as they want for FREE.
To learn about membership fees or more about the Elgin Recreation Center, visit our Membership Homepage.
How do I know what events are coming up?
There are a few ways you can find out more about our upcoming events:
Parks & Recreation Program Guide - Program Guides are released twice a year and cover all programs and events the Parks Dept will be hosting for that season. These can be picked up at the Elgin Recreation Center, Elgin Chamber of Commerce, or at select businesses around town.
Parks & Recreation Event Registration Page - This is where you'll need to register for events. Registering in advance is necessary for any events that have a registration fee as we cannot take payments at the events. For all other events, registering ensures you're able to participate in the event faster (without waiting in line to register in person) and that we have enough supplies for everyone.
City Calendar - This calendar can be found on the main elgintx.com page and lists all upcoming city events .
Facebook - We have a list of all of our upcoming events, as well as updated information from the Parks & Recreation Department.
How do I register for an event?
To register for an upcoming Parks & Recreation event or program, visit our Registration Page.
On this page, you'll have the option to pick between "Adults" and "Family/Kids" for the type of upcoming event. Once you've selected which list of events you'd like to see, click "Register" for the event you're interested in. This will then walk you through completing your registration and paying the registration fee if applicable.
You can see more about events and programs hosted by the Elgin Parks & Recreation Department on our Events & Programs page.