Friends of Elgin Parks

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We need Your help to make Elgin a Lighted Wonderland for the Holidays

The Friends of Elgin Parks and Elgin Main Street Board are working together to transform Veterans' Memorial Park, the library, city hall, Fleming Community Center, and Elgin Memorial Park into a blaze of holiday lights from Thanksgiving through Christmas.  The illuminated extravaganza starts with a ten foot tall lighted singing Christmas Tree and ultimately, with your help, will include hundreds of thousands of lights on multiple display

For more information, or contact Martha Cox ( or Amy Miller, 512-229-3213 (
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Suggested Donation Levels
Buy a Bulb $50 
Light a tree $100 
Lighted figures $200  
Light the town $500
Choose your lighted donation $_______ 

Support the Friends of Elgin Parks

 You can support the many parks and recreation programs by sponsoring an event or making a donation.

Annual Fundraising Concert

This annual event features a local band or artist and is well attended by the Elgin Community. Held in February each year in a country setting. Watch the Community Calendar for the next concert. Flyer

Music in the Park

The Music in the Park Series is held in Veterans' Memorial Park in Historic Downtown Elgin. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy the talent and sounds of local artists.
This is a free event and you are welcome to have your own refreshments or take advantage of the concessions provided. View dates, time, and bands
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Elgin Memorial Park Tree Planting

On Saturday, November 23, 2013, the Friends of Elgin Parks, a hardy group of folks, gathered at Elgin Memorial Park to plant six trees. The purchase of the trees was made possible by donations of $250 and above to Friends of Elgin Parks from Lee and Martha Cox, Rick and Georgeanne Pinson, Rick and Betsy Nalle, Josh and Jamie Hausladen and 2 anonymous donors.

A variety of drought tolerant trees were chosen to complement existing trees. Mike Brune of Lone Star Mulch and Compost donated mulch for the project.

A group of trees will be planted at 1 of Elgin's parks each fall after the Friends of Elgin Parks accumulate sponsors in the $250 and above level.
Tree Planting Volunteers
Front row: Cristin Embree, Debbie Gaston, Emily Brown, Skylar Tatum, Patti Tatum, Michael Gonzalez
Back row: Kay Queen, Susie the dog, Steve Van Landingham, James Sides