Round Rocker: Parks and Recreation 411

January 2009 - Posts

Hurry to City Rec Center for January Specials!

January’s almost over and so are the January Specials at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center!  Don’t be left in the dust while the rest of Round Rock keeps up with their New Year’s resolution to get in shape!  You only have two days left to receive 10% off your annual membership and when you sign up you get a free T-shirt while supplies last! What’s better than a great discount and a free T-shirt to start the year off right? There’s never a joining fee at Clay Madsen Recreation Center so take advantage of this opportunity and actually stick with that workout plan you’ve been putting off!  While you’re at it, sign up the entire family! Make physical fitness a goal that the entire family can work towards! What are you waiting for?

Round Rock named its "biggest losers"

Did you know that Round Rock had its own"Biggest Loser" contest? Many of Round Rock’s very own walked, jogged, skipped, and even ran over to the Clay Madsen Recreation Center. During the holiday season between Thanksgiving and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 20 members worked with personal trainers to see who could be Round Rock’s Biggest Loser. 

The contest began with the contestants being weighed and having the body fat percentages documented to track their progress.  Although qualified trainers were available and used during the competition, the contestants had to work on their own to keep up!  The contestants were all driven to work their hardest by the incredible prizes waiting for them at the finish line!  First place received a heart monitor, second place received a pedometer, and third place won a sports bottle!

Congratulations to Kerre Wise Pittman, Round Rock’s very own Biggest Loser, for losing 25 pounds!  Great job to Peggy Narcisse who came in second place by losing eight pounds and to Maurey Best who lost three pounds!  All of the contestants did a wonderful job losing weight and developing a life long commitment to physical fitness! So, do you think you’re up for being Round Rock’s next Biggest Loser? 



Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

The City partnered with the Tapestry Committee to host the 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative March on Saturday, Jan 17 at 1 pm.  The event includes a march through downtown Round Rock starting at CD Fulkes and completing at the Allen R Baca Center. If you're looking for an opportunity to celebrate the dream of Martin Luther King, join us on Saturday. Encourage your children to decorate a sign to carry during the walk! More information on this event and how to participate in local Martin Luther King activities at the city's website

A&M Wranglers kick it up at Baca

Texas A & M Wranglers, famous high-energy dancers, will give a single benefit performance at 1 p.m., January 14 at the Baca Center for Senior and Community Activities, 301 W. Bagdad Street. We were so excited when they called and said they'd be in town and able to do a complimentary show at the center! The performance, sponsored by Round Rock Chapter 4195 of AARP, is free and open to the public. The regular AARP meeting which follows will feature information on how to convert an older, analog television to the new digital format. For info call 512-218-5499.


Ready for Texas Road Rash?

Not only are we blogging, we've also got a facebook page for Texas Road Rash. You can be a fan of the best inline skate in Texas! Yes, I'm biased, but if you've been to the event you know what I'm talking about.

This year's date is April 18-19 and inline skaters from across the nation, Canada and Mexico come to Round Rock to inline skate on our looped course through Old Settlers Park.


Goin' nuts - 1/2 price sale
The Allen R Baca Center's nut sale fundraiser is finishing up for the season. If you'd like to support the center's nut sale. Everything is half price and sale proceeds benefit senior programs! Swing by the Baca Center today!  Whole Pecans (uncracked) $1.75 lb.Pecan Pieces $4.00 lb.Pecan Jumbo Halves $4.13 lb.


Overwhelming response at tree recycling 2008

Thank you!

More than 700 Christmas trees were recycled at the Brush Recycling Center this year as part of the 2008 recycle drive. We broke a one-day record with 436 trees recycled in one day, compared to last year's 366.

While you may have missed the drive, residents, you can still recycle your tree at the Center.Any resident can drop off a "small load" of up to 2 cubic yards (approx a pick-up truck load) for free any time.  Non-residents and contractors are charged a $15 fee.

Thanks for recycling and helping keep trees out of our landfills. Did you know we turn those trees into that FREE mulch we give away to residents?

Daddy Daughter Dance tickets now for sale

To say the Daddy Daughter dance is precious is an understatement. We get girls of all ages who come dressed up in their best dress to dance the night away with their dads and friends. Highlights include the dance contest and the "why I love my dad/ daughter" wall. This year's dance is on Saturday, February 7.  This event is always a sell out, so dad's don't delay and register early for the dance. Tickets are now for sale.


Last chance to recycle your Christmas Tree in Round Rock!

Happy New Year!  Now its officially time to remove the Christmas decorations from your house and that includes the Christmas Tree! Don’t just toss the tree out with the trash, take it to the Brush Recycling Center to recycle your Christmas tree with the City of Round Rock. That tree turns into the free mulch that we put on our lawns in the spring and you get a free seedling while supplies last. For more information visit