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September 2011 - Posts

You're Invited to the Main Street Plaza Grand Opening Celebration!

The City of Round Rock is excited to announce that the Main Street Plaza is almost completed and we're ready to celebrate! Join us for a FREE Street and Plaza Festival on Saturday, October 1 from 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm to officially open the Main Street Plaza for public use.

The celebration will include live entertainment provided by Quinns and Junior's Grill & Icehouse, food and refreshments, vendor booths, plaza light show, surprise entertainment as well as the unveiling of the new interactive water fountain. The festival will also include face painting, FREE ice cream from Maggie Moo's and a petting zoo with the Round Rock Library. The festivities will lead up to a Movie in the Plaza at dusk featuring Toy Story 3 brought to you by University Federal Credit Union.

You've heard of Movies in the Park; well this is Movies in the Plaza! At sundown, Toy Story 3 will be shown on a giant screen in the plaza! Bring your own chairs or find a space in the built-in seating around the plaza. Sit back, relax, and enjoy FREE fun for the entire family at the Main Street Plaza Grand Opening Celebration!

Entertainment schedule:
  Ribbon cutting/Water fountain/Historic marker presentation
6:00pm  LIVE music on main stage with Quinn's Jessie Gonzalez
7:00pm  LIVE music on main stage with Quinn's Mike Goodrich
8:00pm  Surprise performance!
8:45pm  Movie in the Plaza Toy Story 3 on the main stage

Outlaw Trail 100 Cycling Tour just 2 1/2 weeks away!

Only 2 1/2 weeks left to register for the Outlaw Trail 100 Cycling Tour 2011! Register now! The first 1,000 who register will get a free commemorative 25th Anniversary bike seat cover. Each year, the Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department hosts the Outlaw Trail 100 Cycling Tour featuring 10 mile, 25 mile, 40 mile, 50 mile, 63 mile, 100 mile loop courses on county roads through historic Williamson County. This year’s event takes place Saturday, October 8th beginning at 8:00am.

Outlaw Trail isn't competitive; it is an opportunity to join cyclists from across Texas for a ride across Williamson County. There are 9 rest stops set up along the trail for cyclists to grab some snacks or a drink. Riders can ride at their own pace and rely on support from sag wagons and rest stops throughout their ride. The tour closes at 5:00 p.m. so cyclists should select a course they can finish within that time period. The event begins and ends in the Dell Diamond parking lot and is open to all ages.

Register online at www.outlawtrail100.com or print off the registration form and mail it to the Round Rock Parks & Recreation office at 301 West Bagdad Suite 250, Round Rock, TX 78664. Registration is limited to 1,000 cyclists so register now!

"like us" on our new Outlaw Trail 100 Facebook page.

Family Campout in Old Settlers Park!

Fall is in the air and the weather is perfect for camping. The Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department is bringing back family time through one of the great American past times. No, it's not baseball... it's camping! The whole family is invited to join in the fun during the Outdoor Family Campout on September 23 and 24 in Old Settlers Park leading into National Hunting and Fishing Day. There will be an assortment of fun and educational activities for the entire family including geocaching, rock climbing, s'mores, hay rides, ice cream making and more.
Each person is required to register for the Outdoor Family Campout. The $10 registration fee includes two meals, instructional how-to sessions, use of demonstration equipment, and an event t-shirt. Register online at www.roundrockrecreation.com or in person at the Parks and Recreation office.

Set up your tents and unroll your sleeping bags for an evening of fun and excitement in the great outdoors! After the Campout Make sure you enjoy National Hunting and Fishing Day!

The Family Campout is sponsored by REI and Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union.