Special Events

FREE "Touch A Truck" event comes to Old Settlers Park this Saturday!

The City of Round Rock's Parks and Recreation Department will hold a FREE "Touch a Truck" event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 at  Old Settlers Park (corner of Red Bud Lane and TC Oatts Lane) for kids of all ages!

Name a child who wouldn't love to climb aboard a fire truck, helicopter, big rig or bulldozer! Touch a Truck provides a unique  opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types - public service, emergency, utility, construction, transportation, delivery and just plain cool - all in one place. Those young and young at heart will be allowed to touch, climb on and ask questions about their favorite trucks in a safe, supervised environment. Accompanying personnel will teach the children about the equipment displayed and how these machines help us and our community. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. There will be a "no horn hour" for those with sensitive ears or who do not respond well to loud noises from 1 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bring out the entire family to enjoy sitting in these trucks and learning about what they do, how they work, and how they benefit our community. Along with all of the vehicles, there will also be a Kids Fun Zone with various activities. Food and beverage vendors will also be onsite. The event is FREE, but guests are encouraged to bring a canned item food donation to the Round Rock Serving Center.

FREE Fall Fun Fest October 31st at Old Settlers Park!


The Round Rock Parks and Recreation Fall Fun Festival 2012 will take place from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 31 at the Lakeview Pavilion festival area at Old Settlers Park. This event is sponsored by Randalls Market and Spirit 105.9 Radio.This year's theme is Dr. Seuss. We will have carnival games for toddlers and preschoolers, hay rides, train rides, story time, cookies and  punch and fun entertainment for all to enjoy. Guests are encouraged to bring a canned item for the Round Rock Serving Center. Please come in costume and enjoy this FREE family event!

For more information, call the Clay Madsen Recreation Center at 218-3220 or the Parks and Recreation Department at 218-5540.

Entertainment schedule:
9:30 & 11 a.m.
Connie "Paprika" Leavy - Presents Heights, Ha's and BeeBops. A comedy juggling show that will flash you back to the 60's in a unicycle minute.

Come join the FREE fall fun brought to you by the Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department, Concentra Urgent Care, NextCare Urgent Care, Austin Children's Dentistry & Silverleaf Resorts, Inc.!

Join us this Saturday for the 26th Annual Outlaw Trail 100 Cycling Tour!

We are just 3 days away from the 26th Annual Outlaw Trail 100 Cycling Tour! You may register online now at www.outlawtrail100.com. You may register in person by delivering your registration form to Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department at 301 W Bagdad Suite 250, Round Rock, TX, 78664.

The 2012 Outlaw Trail Cycling Tour will be held at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at Old Settlers Park beginning at the Dell Diamond parking lot.
 
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, and 100 mile loop courses on county roads through historic Williamson County. Outlaw Trail isn't competitive; it is an opportunity to join cyclists from across Texas for a ride across Williamson
County.

There are 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.

For more information visit www.outlawtrail100.com.
 

Family Campout this Friday at Old Settlers Park!

The City of Round Rock's Parks and Recreation Department presents the second annual Family Campout this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21 and 22, at Old Settler’s Park.

Come Camp with us in Old Settlers Park! It is said that a family that plays together stays together. Is there a better way to create lasting memories than through camping, fishing or other similar activities? We don’t think so; however, fewer families are enjoying these activities, the outdoors, and each other.

The Outdoor Family Campout can help provide basic outdoor skills necessary for an enjoyable and successful outdoor experience. More importantly, it shows families how fun the outdoors can be.  The campout will lead into National Hunting and Fishing Day

Activities include rock climbing, lawn games, a reptile and wildlife demonstration, tent decorating contest and more!

Registration for the campout is required and each person attending must be registered.  Children ages 2 and under are free and do not need to register.  Registration fee includes two meals (hamburger/hot dog dinner on Friday and breakfast on Saturday), instructional how-to sessions, use of demonstration equipment and a t-shirt for each paid participant. Register now at www.roundrockrecreation.com.

The Family Campout is proudly sponsored by REI, Wag A Bag, NextCare Urgent Care, Spirit 105.9.Home Depot & Regency at Dell Ranch.

Pat the Roc Skills Academy presents Ball Handling Camp!

Register now for the Pat the Roc Skills Academy Ball Handling Camp featuring Pat the Rock. The camp will take place at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center on September 8th from 9:00am to 10:00pm. This camp is for boys and girls ages 8 to 18. Patrick Robinson aka Pat the Roc is known as the world’s best ball handler! Pat trains the top collegiate players in the nation, as well as top NBA players! Register for this camp now at www.roundrockrecreation.com.

Family Campout at Old Settlers Park!

The City of Round Rock's Parks and Recreation Department presents the Outdoor Family Campout on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21 and 22, 2012 at Old Settlers Park.

Come Camp with us in Old Settlers Park!
It is said that a family that plays together stays together. Is there a better way to create lasting memories than through camping, fishing or other similar activities? We don’t think so; however, fewer families are enjoying these activities, the outdoors, and each other.

The Outdoor Family Campout can help provide basic outdoor skills necessary for an enjoyable and successful outdoor experience. More importantly, it shows families how fun the outdoors can be.  The campout will lead into National Hunting and Fishing Day

Activities include rock climbing, lawn games, a reptile and wildlife demonstration, tent decorating contest and more! The campout will lead into National Hunting and Fishing Day.

Registration for the campout is required and each person attending must be registered.  Children ages 2 and under are free and do not need to register.  Registration fee includes two meals (hamburger/hot dog dinner on Friday and breakfast on Saturday), instructional how-to sessions, use of demonstration equipment and a t-shirt for each paid participant. Register now at www.roundrockrecreation.com.

The Family Campout is sponsored by REI, Wag A Bag and Nextcare.

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.

Parking:
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.

Mayor McGraw to officially rededicate Main Street Plaza to Former Parks and Recreation Director

Round Rock Mayor Alan McGraw and members of the Round Rock City Council will officially rededicate the Main Street Plaza to former Parks and Recreation Director Sharon Prete during a ribbon cutting and sign unveiling ceremony and the public is invited to share in the celebration. 

A new sign has been fabricated and installed in the Main Street Plaza to honor Sharon Prete, former Round Rock Parks and Recreation Director and creator of the People and Parks Fund administered through the Greater Round Rock Community Foundation. Prete served the City of Round Rock for more than 25 years and the Mayor and City Council are thrilled to rename the Plaza after Mrs. Prete. After the official ceremony, the official name of the Plaza will be the Sharon Prete Main Street Plaza. Light refreshments will also be served at the event.

What:  Main Street Plaza Rededication/Ribbon Cutting/Sign Unveiling Ceremony
When: Thursday, July 26 (before City Council meeting)
Time:   6:00 pm
Where:  Main Street Plaza (221 East Main Street, Round Rock, TX 78664 next to City Hall)

The Sharon Prete Main Street Plaza was completed at the end of summer 2011 and opened to the public in early October. The 14,000sf Main Street Plaza includes a 610sf performance stage, 1,075sf interactive water feature, built in seating with decorative lighting, 4,000sf of grass seating and lounge area, custom shade structure, custom art panels and a state-of-the-art multifunctional lighting system.

FREE "Movies in the Park" featuring "Puss in Boots" this Friday!

Round Rock Parks and Recreation presents FREE "Movies in the Park" events at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. Old Settlers Park is located at 3300 Palm Valley Boulevard (off of Harrell Park Way, behind the Dell Diamond).Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy these free family events at Lakeview Pavilion.

Pre-movie activities start at 7:30 p.m. and the movies start at dark.

Summer 2012 Schedule:

Puss in Boots
Friday, June 1 at Lakeview Pavilion at Old Settlers Park

Dolphin Tale
Friday, August 10 at Lakeview Pavilion at Old Settlers Park

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets in order to comfortably enjoy the movie. Kona Ice will be available for guests.Enjoy games and trivia hosted by Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department.  Children can enjoy playing at the playground before the movie events. Bring a volleyball to play at the nearby courts or another outdoor ball or toy to enjoy prior to the movie.

We hope you enjoy these free family events! "Movies in the Park" is brought to you by the Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department.

Juneteenth Festival coming to Old Settlers Park!

“The Voice” Inc. and the City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department are joining forces again for the 4th annual Round Rock Juneteenth Rhythm and Ribs Celebration on Friday, June 15 (6:30 pm to 10:00 pm) and Saturday, June 16 (11:00 am to 10:00 pm) at the Rabb Pavilion in Old Settlers Park located at 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd. The event is FREE for the entire family!

The festivities begin on Friday, June 17 at 6:30 pm with a Night of Jazz. The celebration continues Saturday, June 16 at 11:00 am. The barbeque cook-off participants arrive at 8:00 am Saturday to receive ribs and cook until judging at 1:00 pm. At 12:00 pm, the opening welcome from the Round Rock City Council kicks off the day’s festivities.

The entertainment on Saturday includes the headliner Les and the Funk Mob.  Funk Mob will perform at 7:00pm! There will also be carnival rides, clowns, games, a car show, a health fair, food, retail vendors and much, much more!

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the emancipation of slavery in the state of Texas. Today, Juneteenth celebrates African American freedom while encouraging self-development and respect for all cultures.
 
To get more information about the Juneteenth celebration and to register for the barbeque contest or vendor booths, visit www.thevoicerr.com. Admission and parking for this event are free.

The Funk Mob lay down an intense, groove-ridden funk and soul so old school it will take you back.  Then, they’ll bring you back with the undeniable sounds of today’s hottest Top 40, hip-hop, R&B, and rock.  This Texas based band contains a lineup of the most accomplished musicians playing in this genre anywhere.  Known for its unparalleled stage performance and ability to connect and engage its crowd, The Funk Mob consistently pushes stylistic boundaries while embracing a treasured old school tradition.  Anchored by a seamless rhythm lineup, and fronted with an ensemble of the most powerful, soulful, and smoothest vocals in the business, this team of funkmeisters unites for one multi-dimensional sound.

The Funk Mob’s musicianship has enabled them to perform with greats like Patti LaBelle, Larry Braggs with Tower of Power, and Az Yet,  The Funk Mob is setting new standards for excellence with its ever-growing fan base.  Their inspiring, energetic and funky groove keeps the dance floor packed and the party rolling.

"Movies in the Park" Kicks off this Friday night at Main Street Plaza!

Once again Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department presents FREE Movies in the Park events at Main Street Plaza and Old Settlers Park. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy these free family events.

Pre-movie activities start at 7:30 p.m. and the movies start at dark.

Summer 2012 Schedule:

Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Friday, May 25 at Main Street Plaza
The Main Street Plaza is located next to City Hall at 221 East Main Street. Enjoy a LIVE musical perfomance by Unleashed at 7:30 p.m. before the movie begins.

Unleashed is a band of young musicians from Round Rock. They play and perform way above their years! Members range in age 12-15. They have been together since April 2010. They play classic and current hits from every generation! They perform regularly in venues and concert halls all over Central Texas.

Puss in Boots
Friday, June 1 at Lakeview Pavilion at Old Settlers Park
Old Settlers Park is located at 3300 Palm Valley Boulevard (off of Harrell Park Way, behind the Dell Diamond).
This event is sponsored by Kona Ice.

Dolphin Tale
August 10 at Lakeview Pavilion at Old Settlers Park

Parking is available by the Lakeview Pavilion at Old Settlers Park and at the parking garage behind the Main Street Plaza and there is no fee to park.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets in order to comfortably enjoy the movie. Kona Ice will be available for guests. Come and enjoy the summer tradition of Movies in the Park, FREE events for the entire family!

Zumba Party at the Plaza this Friday Night!

It's time for a Party at the Plaza...a Zumba Party! Join us this Friday, May 18th at 6:00pm! Break away from the norm and come on down to the Sharon Prete Main Street Plaza to join in on this exciting celebration.

Zumba Party is a 2 hour workout party that will include Zumba fun and fitness. This Party at the Plaza will be packed full of fun, fitness, refreshments and door prizes. Take part in this awesome experience and see what Zumba is all about.

The party is May 18th at 6:00pm with check in beginning at 5:30pm.  Registration is $5 and will be $10 the day of the event.

Register now at www.roundrockrecreation.com.

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