Recreation Programming

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Elgin Texas Parks & Recreation

In 2015 the Elgin Parks Department was re-created to better cater to the community's needs. The different divisions of the Parks Department add to the quality of life in our community by maintaining parks and green spaces. We plan and implement various programs for all ages and teach Elgin residents about the unique resources around them. From maintaining nearly 120 aces of parkland to providing more than 45 events for all demographics, our staff strives to bring Elgin together 365 days a year. 


The Parks Department is responsible for:
  • Recreational Programming
  • Morris Memorial Pool
  • Facility rentals for:
    • Elgin Recreation Center 
    • Fleming Center
    • Morris Memorial Pool
    • All Elgin Parks

Veteran's Park circa 1900

Historic Gazebo

Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan 2021-2031

To read the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan, click the below image. To provide feedback on the plan, click here. 


Master Plan Cover Page
The City of Elgin, TX Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan 2021-2031 was adopted by the City Council on October, 12th, 2021 and approved by Texas Parks and Wildlife in November 2021. 
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Programs and 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.  

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


Photos with Santa

Sign up for events here!

Contact Us

  1. Elizabeth Marzec

    Recreation Programming Manager

    361 North HWY 95

    Elgin, TX 78621

    Phone: 512-285-6434

    Email: parks@ci.elgin.tx.us

    Facebook: @ElginTXParks

    Instagram: @ElginTXParks


    Elgin Rec Center Hours

    • Monday – Friday
      6:00AM - 8:00PM
    • Saturday
      8:00AM - 8:00PM
    • Sunday 12:00PM - 8:00PM
    To reserve a facility, sign up for a special event or purchase Elgin Parks & Rec merchandise, visit here