Friends of Elgin Parks

Support the Friends of Elgin Parks

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

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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

Friends of Elgin Parks Logo

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.

Cow Patty Bingo grid

31st Annual Hogeye Festival

The 31st Annual Hogeye Festival will be October 25th - 27th!

The Friends of Elgin Parks will be hosting the Cow Patty Bingo, so come out and chance your luck to win some awesome prizes! We will be located on 1st St & Main St. right next to Prosperity Bank.

1 ticket = $5 / 5 tickets = $20

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