Special Events

August 2012 - Posts

FREE Summer Concert Series at Main Street Plaza this Friday Night!

Quinn's and Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department are proud to bring you the Summer Concert Series! Come join the FREE musical fun at the new Main Street Plaza in downtown Round Rock! FREE parking is avialable in the parking garage behind City Hall.

Entertainment Schedule:
August 17:
Nick Rogers and Jeremy Martinez

The concerts will be in the Main Street Plaza on the main stage and will begin at 7:00 pm.

Come relax with us and enjoy some great music in historic downtown Round Rock!

The Dolphin Tale Experince coming to "Movies in the Park" Friday night!

The finale in this summer’s “Movies in the Park” series may be the best one yet. In a partnership with Hanger, Inc., the City of Round Rock brings you an interactive experience of the real Dolphin Tale story. On Friday, August 10, the Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department presents Dolphin Tale on a large, 50 foot blowup movie screen in Old Settlers Park. Hanger, Inc., the company that makes the prosthetic, has relocated to Austin and will be present at the movie to allow everyone to view the original prosthetic tail and ask any questions about the project. The event will begin at 7:30pm.

It’s the story of a dolphin named Winter who was caught in a crab trap. She was freed, but was forced to part with her tail. When her story reached prosthetist Kevin Carroll, the vice president of prosthetics at Hanger, Inc. and volunteer at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, he and fellow prosthetist Dan Strzempka developed the world’s first prosthetic tail to replace the entire tail fluke of a dolphin. Along with the development of the prosthetic tail came the creation of something else, called WintersGel, that originally worked to protect Winter’s delicate skin and prevent the tail from slipping. WintersGel is now used as a liner to provide comfort for human amputees who need additional cushioning due to bony spurs or challenging amputations. For more than five years now, Carroll and Strzempka have volunteered their nights and weekends to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium to fabricate a series of tails for Winter as she grows and develops.

Let the story of a brave little dolphin and her human angels captivate and inspire you. Bring the entire family out to Old Settlers Park at 7:30 pm to partake in the interactive Dolphin Tale Experience. There will be giveaways and a video of Winter working with her trainer as well as an up-close look at Winter’s first prosthetic tail. Representatives from Hanger, Inc. will be on site to answer questions and provide more information.

As always, feel free to bring blankets and chairs to make yourself comfortable. This will be a perfect night for a family picnic in the park. Kona Ice will also be on site with their signature treats.

For more information on this event, please visit http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/parksandrec. To learn more about Winter’s story, visit http://www.hanger.com/winterthedolphin. You can also view Winter’s live webcam feed at http://www.seewinter.com.

Family Summer Splash - this Saturday, August 4 at Micki Krebsbach Pool!

It's one big pool party!  Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department brings you the Family Summer Splash - a pool party packed with fun and games for all ages. There will be a prize dive, frozen t-shirt race, inner tube race, tug of war, and much MUCH more! 

Free pizza will be available but you can also bring in your own picnic. Free watermelon will be served by the lifeguards. Bring the whole family out to Micki Krebsbach Pool this Saturday, August 4 from 4:00-7:00 pm for all the fun and games of a pool party! Regular admission fees and all pool rules apply. Alcohol is strictly prohibited.

Join us for 5K for Clay and CMRC Open House!

Round Rock's 9th Annual 5K for Clay takes place at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center.  The event honors Clay Madsen and the Clay Madsen Recreation Center which strives to be a safe place where children and adults can learn the leadership and sportsmanship qualities that Clay upheld in his life which was ended by cancer. The first 350 entrants will receive a 5K for Clay dry fit runners shirt.  Register now before early registration ends on August 8th!

Registration Information:
* Youth (17 and under): $18 pre register (ends August 8th); $23 late/on site registration

* Adults (18 and older): $23 pre register (ends August 8th); $28 late/on site registration

Register online at www.roundrockrecreation.com or on www.active.com (additional fees applied) or in person at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center or at the Parks and Rec office.

Packet Pickup and Chip Timing:
Early Packet Pick up is at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center from Noon to 9:00 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10. Participants may also pick up race packets on site on event day.

5K for Clay is a chip timed event. Chip timing for the 2012 event will be provided by Cadence Sports. If you do not wear a chip, you will not be timed and will not be included in any results. All chips must be surrendered at the finish line.

Immediately following the 5K for Clay, join us for an Open House, featuring all that Parks and Recreation has to offer.  There will be information booths featuring different classes and programs, as well as demonstrations to try out the fun before signing up.  There will be door prizes, refreshments and more!  You can also take a tour of the Clay Madsen Recreation Center and see the many amenities the facility has to offer.  The Round Rock Public Library will also be onsite with information on their many programs.

As part of the Open House, come join Tennis Professional Jack Alsup for a Tennis Play Day and learn all about the U.S. Tennis Association's 10 and Under Tennis Program.  Demo stations will be set up for players to try out the equipment and receive guidance from an instructor.  This is a free event, but pre-registration is encouraged (*20411).  For ages 4-10 years. Regiter for the event at www.roundrockrecreation.com.

Limited event parking will be located on site at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center. Additional parking will be available at the Shops of Turtle Creek located one block south from the Recreation center. We ask everyone attending the event to always be mindful of safety; use sidewalks and cross walks and be aware of runners/walkers on course.