The Round Rock City Council will host three ribbon cuttings to rededicate Rock Hollow Park, Settlement Park and Buck Egger Park and the community is invited to come and celebrate this Saturday morning. Light refreshments will be served. The ribbon cuttings will take place at the following times and locations:
9:00am Rock Hollow Park, 1415 Apollo Circle
9:45am Settlement Park, 1401 David Curry Loop
10:30am Buck Egger Park, 900 S. Mays
The City Council approved $750,000 in 2011 and $625,000 in 2012 as part of the Repair and Replacement Program to revitalize community parks throughout Round Rock. This program is also part of the City Council's overall Neighborhood Revitalization Program. The City's Parks Development Division has been steadily revitalizing various parks throughout the community collaborating with local neighborhoods to ensure local needs are met.
Rock Hollow Park located at 1415 Apollo Circle has received a $128,388 face lift including the installation of a ½ mile of concrete trails and various ADA accessibility improvements.
Settlement Park located at 1401 David Curry Loop received a $141,643 remodel that includes new playscapes, concrete trails, retaining wall, privacy fencing, shade structure, pond aerator, ADA accessibility improvements and new trees.
Buck Egger Park located at 900 S. Mays, with the use of $430,711 from the US House and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant funding (CDBG), now includes a new parking lot, a new synthetic turf multipurpose field (the first ever in the City) and a new grass multipurpose field.
Additional parks scheduled for revitalization this year include Somerset Park located at 1814 Taron Cove. Renovations will include a new playground, concrete trail, shade structure, site furnishings (picnic tables, benches, drinking fountains) and basketball court.
Chisholm Valley Park located at 1201 Tray St. will include the renovation of playground, shade structure, ½ mile of concrete trail, multipurpose recreation field, site furnishings (picnic tables, benches, drinking fountains) and trees.
Other community parks that will be revitalized this year include Kinningham Recreation Center located at 1000 Southcreek Dr. and Mesa Village Park located at 1401 Georgetown St.
Round Rock residents can get all the latest online parks development updates at the Parks Development Blog. There, residents can find project expected completion dates, amenities and watch videos showing the progress of all the parks development projects.
Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt & Movie in the Park this Thursday, April 5 at Old Settlers Park.
When the park is dark your flashlight will be your guide to candy, eggs, and prizes! In this annual flashlight egg hunt bring your light and basket to search for eggs in our treat filled hunt ring and then stay for the Movie in the Park event featuring the Easter family movie "HOP." Shine your light bright to find the special golden eggs you can redeem for a special prize basket! Please meet at the Lakeview Pavilion 30 minutes before your hunt time to check in.
Flashlight Egg Hunt & Movie in the Park schedule:
7:45 p.m.: Twilight Egg Hunt, for ages 0-4 years. Not quite as dark for our younger hunters. Only one parent will be allowed in the hunt ring to assist, Parent must stay with hunter at all times.
8:15 p.m.: Flashlight Parent Assisted Hunt, Ages 5 Years and Older- One parent will be allowed in the hung ring to assist, Recommended for our younger hunters. Parent must stay with hunter at all times.
8:30 p.m.: Flashlight Children Only Hunt, No parents allowed in the hunt ring, Recommended for our older hunters)
8:45 p.m.: Movie in the Park featuring the family Easter movie "HOP"
**Parents may choose which hunt they wish their Flashlight Egg Hunter to participate in, you know your child best; please choose the hunt most appropriate for them. The Movie in the Park will begin right after the egg hunts.
Meet at the Lakeview Pavillion in Old Settlers Park for check-in before the event. Please arrive 20-30 minutes early for your hunt.
Date: April 5
Fee: $4 Early Registration (December 1 – April 2)
$5 Late Registration (April 3 – Event Day)
Where: Old Settlers Park – Lakeview Pavilion & Festival Area
Purchase your tickets online at www.roundrockrecreation.com
Pre-register for the Flashlight Egg Hunt to avoid long lines on the day of the event. Register online.
You may also purchase tickets by phone by calling 218-5540 or purchase tickets in person at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center or the PARD office located at 301 West Bagdad, Suite 250.
The Egg Hunts are proudly sponsored by:Randalls Market and Spirit 105.9 Radio.