Special Events

Zumba Party at the Plaza!

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.

FREE MudQuest Family Adventure this Saturday! Register Now!

Round Rock Parks & Recreation Department presents the FREE MudQuest Family Adventure. The MudQuest Family Adventure is a themed adventure run offering the entire family more obstacles, more mud and more fun than your average run event. WARNING: You will get muddy from head to toe if you want to conquer the MudQuest Family Adventure!

Join us for the MudQuest Family Adventure and Round Rock the Boat Regatta all in the same day!

Theme:
"Pirates of the Rock". Set your sails on Bright Lake, venture the course, Mud and Muck as your family conquers both events! Come dressed as a pirate and win prizes! For more information about Round Rock the Boat Regatta, visit the information page here.

Join us from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Old Settlers Park for MudQuest Family Adventure and stay for Round Rock the Boat Regatta.

Register for MudQuest Family Adventure online now at www.roundrockrecreation.com.

The event is free for the entire family but you must pre-register. The event is sponsored by KB Home Legends Village.

The MudQuest Family Adventure is another quality event brought to you by the Round Rock Parks & Recreation Department with special assistance from the MudQuest Adventure Run organization. Spaces will fill quickly, so register now.

FREE Movies in the Park!

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:

Real Steel
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!

FREE MudQuest Family Adventure!

Round Rock Parks & Recreation Department presents the FREE MudQuest Family Adventure. The MudQuest Family Adventure is a themed adventure run offering the entire family more obstacles, more mud and more fun than your average run event. WARNING: You will get muddy from head to toe if you want to conquer the MudQuest Family Adventure!

Join us for the MudQuest Family Adventure and Round Rock the Boat Regatta all in the same day!

Theme:
"Pirates of the Rock". Set your sails on Bright Lake, venture the course, Mud and Muck as your family conquers both events! Come dressed as a pirate and win prizes! For more information about Round Rock the Boat Regatta, visit the information page here.

Join us from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Old Settlers Park for MudQuest Family Adventure and stay for Round Rock the Boat Regatta.

Register for MudQuest Family Adventure online now at www.roundrockrecreation.com. Once you go to our registration page, click on the special events tab to the left and follow the directions to register.

The event is free for the entire family but you must pre-register. The event is sponsored by KB Home Legends Village.

The MudQuest Family Adventure is another quality event brought to you by the Round Rock Parks & Recreation Department with special assistance from the MudQuest Adventure Run organization. Spaces will fill quickly, so register now.

Come make a splash at the new Main Street Water Fountain!
The Main Street Plaza Water Fountain is now open for a splashing good time for summer fun! We are pleased to inform our residents that the Main Street Plaza Fountain is water conservation friendly. The fountain recirculates and filters its own water source and has very little evaporation.Come make a splash! The Main Street Plaza Water Fountain is now open Sunday – Wednesday 7:30am to 10:00pm and Thursday – Saturday 7:30am to 11:00pm. Bring the kids and let the fun begin! While you’re on Main Street, why not try one of our amazing restaurants and make it a day or evening of fun!

 

Round Rock City Council to rededicate three revitalized community parks this Saturday!

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 all in one fun filled evening!

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.

FREE Round Rock Youth Fishing Derby this Saturday!


The City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department presents the first annual Youth Fishing Derby from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, March 31, in Old Settlers Park at Bright Lake. The event is free but you must register at www.roundrockrecreation.com.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

There will be two age divisions in this catch and release derby:

Junior Division (ages 6-9)
Senior Division (ages 10-12)

Prizes Catagories (for each division)
Total Weight of Fish Caught
Number of Fish Caught
Largest Bass Caught

Event Schedule:
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.: Check In/Registration
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.: Derby Rules
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.: Fishing Derby
12 - 1:00 p.m.: Award Ceremony and snacks

Register at www.roundrockrecreation.com
 
For more information, please contact Round Rock Parks and Recreation at 218-5540.

Come join us for this FREE family event!

Spunky Shaylah 5k & Inspiration Walk at CMRC this Saturday!

Join us this Saturday! Register Now! This 1st annual event honors Shaylah Dame and the Shaylah Dame Skatepark. Celebrate Shaylah's passion for life and love by participating in the benefit driven 1K Inspiration Walk, 5K Fun Run/Walk or both. Feel free to show your spunk during the 5K-run with a team, wear a spunky outfit-show your spirit!

The first 300 5K registrations will be guaranteed a Spunky Shaylah 5K shirt. For a small donation, to celebrate the 1K Inspiration Walk, decorate a flag to honor who inspires you.  Contact the Clay Madsen Recreation Center for more information at 218-3220. 
 
Date: Saturday, March 24, 2012
Time:  8 a.m. 1K Inspiration Walk | 8:30 a.m. Spunky Shaylah 5K
Where:  Shaylah Dame Skate Park, behind Clay Madsen Recreation Center, 1600 Gattis School Road

Spunky 5K Registration (Event shirt included)
Pre Registration Fees (ends Thursday, March 22)
Youth (ages 15 and under):  $12
Adults (ages 16 +):  $20

Late Registration:
Youth (ages 15 and under):  $17
Adults (ages 16 +):  $25

1K Inspiration Walk (Does not include event shirt)
Youth (ages 15 and under):  $5
Adults (ages 16 +):  $10

Contact the Clay Madsen Recreation Center for more information at 512-218-3220. register at www.spunkyshaylah5k.com.

Play for All Abilities Park Grand Opening Celebration this Saturday!

The Play for All Abilities Park Grand Opening Celebration will take place this Saturday, March 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The formal presentation and ribbon cutting will take place at 11:00 a.m. and the gates to the park will be officially opened after the presentation. Join us for the official ribbon cutting ceremony, refreshments and LIVE entertainment! The entire community is invited to take part in this historic event!
 
PARKING INFORMATION:
Due to limited parking at the park, only residents with handicap placards will be permited to park in the general parking area of the park. General parking will be available at Callision Elementary School located at 1750 Thompson Trail, Round Rock, Texas 78664. We will provide complimentary bus service from the school to the park during the entire event. Come join us for this historic event!

Daddy Daughter Dance this Saturday at CMRC! Get your tickets now!

The Daddy Daughter Dance at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center is a perfect time to create a special and memorable experience with your daughter! Dress up, take pictures and dance the night away! Enjoy dancing to all types of music, a dance contest, refreshments, activities and professional photography at the event. This year's theme is : "You Are My Shining Star"

There will be 2 identical dances for 2 age groups this Saturday, February 4:

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Girls age infant through 7
8:00 to 10:00 p.m. - Girls age 8 and up

Tickets are only $7 per person and can be purchased online at www.roundrockrecreation.com  or in person at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center or the Parks & Recreation office located at 301 West Bagdad, Suite 250. You may also purchase tickets by phone by calling 218-5540.

Both dances are identical. If you have multiple daughters, we recommend selecting one of the two dances for you all to attend. This event usually sells out so get your tickets early!

Share your ideas for the new Rabb House Redevelopment Project Community Rental Facility

We want your input! The Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a design charrette open house to gather community input on the new Rabb House Redevelopment Project Community Rental Facility. The design charrette is an opportunity for residents and local business owners to be involved in the actual design of the project and the surrounding outdoor area. City staff and the design consultants will spend the meeting drawing multiple ideas and design concepts. The charrette format allows the residents and business owners to sit at a table with the design professionals and help them create a design concept for the project.

Join us 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the Allen R. Baca Center Grand Room located at 301 W. Bagdad, Bldg 2.

City staff and the design teams will be present at the meeting to present and gather feedback on the proposed design concepts. The input gathered at this meeting will result in the development of a final design concept that will be presented to the City Council. For more information call 218-5540. This is a drop by event and no registration is required.

Round Rock Parks and Recreation hosting Play for All Abilities Park Volunteer Day!

Round Rock's Play for All Abilities Park is almost completed and will open with a Grand Opening Celebration February 2012! The City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Play for All Abilities Park Volunteer Day and we need at least 300 people to help. Come join us for this historic occasion as we put the finishing touches on this one of a kind park. Come join us Saturday, January 28 from 9:00am to 12:00 noon and help us Sod various park areas, paint, general clean up and other light construction duties.
 
Please RSVP your attendance and we look forward to seeing you at the Play for All Abilities Park Community Volunteer Day! Please check out the latest VIDEO UPDATE on the park progress. Any questions can be directed to Roger Heaney at [email protected].

Daddy Daughter Dance Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Daddy Daughter Dance at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center is a perfect time to create a special and memorable experience with your daughter! Dress up, take pictures and dance the night away! Enjoy dancing to all types of music, a dance contest, refreshments, activities and professional photography at the event. This year's theme is : "You Are My Shining Star"

There will be 2 identical dances for 2 age groups on Saturday, February 4, 2011:

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Girls age infant through 7
8:00 to 10:00 p.m. - Girls age 8 and up

Tickets are only $7 per person and can be purchased online at www.roundrockrecreation.com  or in person at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center or the Parks & Recreation office located at 301 West Bagdad, Suite 250. You may also purchase tickets by phone by calling 218-5540.

Both dances are identical. If you have multiple daughters, we recommend selecting one of the two dances for you all to attend. This event usually sells out so get your tickets early!

City of Round Rock offers Christmas tree recycling services

The City of Round Rock encourages residents to recycle their Christmas trees on Saturday, December 31, 2011 and Saturday, January 7, 2012 at the Round Rock Brush Recycling Center located at 310 Deepwood Drive.

Round Rock residents will get more than just a good feeling from recycling their Christmas trees, the City will give away small trees (while supplies last) and provide volunteers to help unload trees for residents who bring their Christmas trees for recycling during these special events. Additionally, residents may bring their Christmas trees for recycling to the Round Rock Brush Recycling Center during any regular operating day.

Residents must remove all decorations, nails, wires, ornaments, tree stands, lights, and tinsel before bringing in their tree to the recycling center. The trees will be shredded into a fine, usable mulch which is free to Round Rock residents for pickup at the recycling center. The mulch can also be purchased by contractors and non-residents for $5 per cubic yard.

The center is open from Monday - Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The center is closed on Sundays.

Local businesses can also drop off their Christmas trees, and for a small fee ($15 per truckload), businesses that sell Christmas trees can recycle their leftovers as well. For more information, contact the city of Round Rock Forestry Manager Emsud Horozovic at (512) 218-5540.

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