Elgin Memorial Park
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Elgin Memorial park is located at 1127 North Main Street (Highway 95 North and Main Street/Loop 109). The park is approximately 26 acres with hundreds of elm trees and green grass, a small concession stand, restrooms, two sand volleyball courts, three tennis courts, horse shoe pits, one playground, covered and uncovered picnic tables, barbecue grills, and scattered park benches. There is also a large covered pavilion that is popular for parties and events and a covered picnic area for smaller gatherings. The playscape was made possible by a grant from the St. David's Foundation. It is the site for the Annual Western Days Festival, Firemen’s Bar-B-Q Cook-Off, Market Days, and many other programs and activities.
- Softball Diamond
- Volleyball Courts (2)
- Basketball Court
- Tennis Court
- Picnic Tables
- Water Outlets
- Main Pavilion
- Small Picnic Pavilion
- Horseshoe Pits
- Walking Trails
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- Stay home if you or a member of your family are experiencing signs or symptoms of illness
- Do not meet in groups larger than 10 people
- Maintain a distance of 6ft between people
- Wear a face covering
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Elgin Memorial Park Rejuvenation Project
The new amenities in Elgin Memorial Park will increase accessibility, the variety of play and health benefits for all Elgin residents. This project is unlike anything else in Elgin, Texas, combining imaginative play with adult fitness to encourage healthy lifestyles for all residents while removing physical barriers such as pea gravel and aging equipment.
Sidewalk – This new loop in Elgin Memorial Park will create a 1/4mile loop of paved surfacing for biking or walking on a level surface. This can be utilized for our Senior Walkers who like to track their distance while walking in the park, as well as joggers and children learning how to bike.
Surfacing – Unified rubber surfacing with no concrete lip allows for those with limited mobility to easily access the playscape and fitness features, which is unlike the other two playgrounds in City of Elgin Parks. The rubber surfacing is considerably easier to walk on for all ages than the pebbles. The removal of the pebbles will also clean up the surrounding area from loose pebbles that risk being flung in to cars and patrons by routine mowing of the park.
Shade – Understanding the importance of shade in Texas, not only will a 35’x35’x12’ shade structure be erected in the far corner of the playground where there are no mature trees, but fruit, nut, fall foliage and evergreen trees will be planted in the area. The trees are a part of the intention to turn the existing monoculture in Elgin Memorial Park in to a “park of all seasons” with spring flowers, summer fruit, fall color and green pines, creating color and interest year round. Improved green spaces have been proven to not only improve the air quality but also improve the mental well being of park goers.
Equipment – New and unusual equipment unlike anything Elgin or the surrounding area currently offers. By placing fitness equipment and open space with play equipment, children will learn healthy fitness habits from their parents and be able to model those healthy habits on their own playscapes. The wooden equipment will reduce the heat of the play equipment in the summer and improve imaginative play. The play equipment is designed in a circular route allowing for intuitive group play, away from the road and parking areas. Equipment was divided in half by equipment for children 3-7 and children 7-12 to accommodate all ages represented within families in Elgin. Imaginative play has been proven to help with children’s intelligence and participation in school.
The City of Elgin worked with the VFW Post 6115 to rededicate a flagpole marker honoring Elgin Veterans. The marker was originally placed in 1971 with a flagpole for the Elgin Baseball field, which is now the site of the Elgin Recreation Center. The Elgin Recreation Center was funded in part by a grant from FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Administration, to provide an emergency shelter in Elgin.