Special Events

March 2008 - Posts

Round Rock the Boat Regatta

The City is hosting the Round Rock the Boat Regatta- Cardboard Boat Float on May 17.

Does your cardboard boat float?  Are you not sure? Well don't sink out- participate in a free workshop at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center on Saturday, March 29 from 9 am - noon on how to make a cardboard boat.

Contestants will make boats out of cardboard and tape and attempt to float across the lake.  For more information on the boat regatta visit www.roundrocktexas.gov/rocktheboat.

City's Parks and Recreation Survey now online for Strategic Master Plan Input

The City of Round Rock hosted a series of open houses in February for citizen input on the Parks and Recreation Department's Strategic Master Plan which sets priorities for parks and recreation programs and facilities for the next 5-10 years.
"Now is a crucial time for us to obtain citizen feedback because we are planning the direction for the parks and recreation department for the next several years," Parks and Recreation Director Rick Atkins said. "We need that input to ensure we're adding parks and amenities that our customers desire."

Now customers can provide Input on amenities for city parks and programming online at www.roundrocktexas.gov/parksandrec  Click on survey link.

For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 512-218-5540


Hippity Hoppity- Its Egg Hunt Time

Flashlight Egg Hunt March 20 / Traditional Egg Hunt March 22

The City of Round Rock will host two egg hunts. The Flashlight Egg Hunt on March 20 and the traditional egg hunt on March 22.

Flashlight Egg Hunt:
Grab a flashlight and come out to Old Settlers Park on March 20 at 7 pm for the Flashlight Egg Hunt.

Children bring their flashlight and egg basket to hunt for eggs filed with candy, prizes and glow toys. Children are divided by age and released into the fenced in hunt area.
Families who pre-register are entered into a raffle for a special shopping spree. The event is $4 through 5 pm March 20 and $5 at the event. Families are encouraged to arrive 45 minutes before their child's scheduled hunt time to allow time to park and check in. For safety reasons, children missing their egg hunt will not be allowed to hunt with older age groups.

Flashlight Egg hunt Ages and Times:
7 pm  for ages 3 - 4 years
7:30 pm for ages 5 - 6 years
8:30 pm  for ages 7 - 9 years
9 pm for ages 10+ years
Fee: $4 pre-register January 2 - March 20 at 5 pm  Register online at www.roundrockrecreation.com
$5 on-site registration (cash and checks only)

Egg Hunt March 22
For those interested in a traditional egg hunt, the City of Round Rock will host the free annual egg hunt at 9 am at Old Settlers Park with the Easter Bunny and plenty of candy to hunt.

9 am 0-4 year olds
9:30 am 5-7 year olds
10 am 8-9 year olds
10:30 am 10-12 year olds

Please leave the family pet at home.

Questions call Emily Ingalls at 512-218-3217.


Thank you all open house participants

Thank you to everyone who took the time to come and provide feedback to the Parks and Recreation Department at our Strategic Master Plan open houses throughout the month of February. We received more than 325 surveys and when you combine that to the 600 phone surveys = we have almost 1000 citizens providing feedback on this project.

We'll hold focus group meetings next and analyze survey results to develop the needs assessment for the parks and recreation system. Stay tuned for more updates!