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:
Morris Memorial Pool
Facility rentals for:
Elgin Recreation Center
Fleming Community Center
Morris Memorial Pool
All Elgin Parks
Veteran's Park circa 1900
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.
Sat., August 21st | 4:00PM – 7:00PM
We will have a wide variety of arts and crafts activities provided by Parks & Recreation, demonstrations and presentations by bee experts and local volunteers/students, vendors selling bee and honey related items, educational videos on the benefits of bees, trivia game and “Pollinator Frenzy” competition. The goal of this event is to educate and engage patrons on their role as protectors of the environment and how bees are a critical part of our world. Concessions will be available for sale, cash only.
Volunteer “Job Fair”
Sat., Sept. 25th | 4:00PM – 8:00PM
Join agencies, non-profits and philanthropic organizations from around the City of Elgin for a night of exploring volunteer opportunities! The goal of this event is to connect Elginites with local organizations to make a meaningful impact on our community. Whether you need community service hours, want to learn more about a specific field or just want to give back, this event is for you!
Pumpkin Carving Festival
Sat., Oct. 2nd | 4:00PM – 7:00PM
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: https://secure.rec1.com/TX/elgin-tx/catalog
Texas Arbor Day Celebration
Sat., Nov. 6th | 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Did you know that Texas Arbor Day is in the Fall and not in the Spring like the rest of the country? 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.
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