Round Rocker: Parks and Recreation 411

March 2009 - Posts

Play Ball!

On this past Sunday, Round Rock’s new baseball and softball facility gave a whole new meaning to “take me out to the ball game!” Ninety acres of playing fields were open for business as the first ball was thrown.  With covered bleachers, numerous playgrounds, bright lights, green grass, and smooth dirt, the fields at Old Settlers Park are already catching the eyes of baseball players around the nation.  Hundreds of baseball players stormed the field after waiting anxiously for the facility’s completion and the kickoff of the Round Rock Baseball League’s inaugural spring season. So, while baseball season is still in full swing, grab your popcorn and cracker jacks and we’ll see you and your family on the field!

Did you miss all of the action on Sunday? Don't worry! We took lots of pictures!

Register for Summer Fun!

School’s out forever! Well, at least it will be out for the summer in a few short weeks and the Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department has tons of great things planned for the hot months ahead.  Registration for Round Rock citizens begins on Monday and for those who aren’t residents but are itching to be a part of the fun, you can start registering on April 6.  There are tons of classes to choose from including gymnastics, dance, swimming lessons, senior programs, summer camps, and so much more! Do us a favor and Go Green! Register online instead of using paper applications!  Round Rock is going to be full of sizzling fun this summer!  Register early so you can be sure that you and your family don’t miss out on any fun in the sun!

For more information, please contact Round Rock Parks and Recreation, (512) 218-5499 or www.roundrockrecreation.com

Brush Recycling Center now open 6 days a week!

Rush your brush right over to the recycling center that’s now open on Wednesdays!  The center accepts tree trimmings, branches, limbs, and other parts of shrubs and trees Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm.  The City of Round Rock Brush Recycling Center is located at 310 Deepwood Drive, across the street from the Micki Krebsbach Swimming Pool and the Round Rock High School practice fields. 

So, now that you’ve got an extra day to recycle, head outside and pick up the brush that’s in your yard, but please remember the items the center doesn't take: leaves, grass, landscape waste, tree stumps, treated wood such as telephone poles, railroad ties, lumber, demolition, debris, rock, concrete, hazardous waste, and household garbage.  Everyone has a part to play in making our planet a better place to live.  Won’t you pitch in and do your part by stopping by the Brush Recycling Center?

Teams represent Round Rock in the State 4v4 Flag Football Tournament

Flag football teams from across the state were in College Station last weekend at the Texas Amateur Athletics Federation (TAAF) Men’s 4 X 4 Flag Football State Tournament.

Round Rock, the Sports Capital of Texas, sent three teams to compete.  The Boarsmen and The Patriots competed in the Division I pool while Uncle Rico’s Revenge played in Division II.  Footballs were soaring and flags were flying all weekend long as the men battled it out for the gold medal.  In the end, the Patriots placed fourth and the Boarsmen placed fifth.  Vinay Gupta and Josh Sibley from Uncle Rico’s Revenge received All Tournament Awards and the team placed second n Division II.

If you think you have what it takes to keep up with these teams on the field, visit www.quickscores.com/roundrock  to learn more about sports leagues in RR!

We've Got Your Big Plans for this Summer!

Summer is right around the corner and the Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) has the perfect plan for you and your friends to earn some cash!  Every year PARD hires more than 100 pool staff plus another 40 to serve as camp counselors and supervisors.  Where else are you going to get paid to play in the sun? Spring Break is almost here so why not drop off an application before ditching your books for a week?

If you’re interested in being a lifeguard be sure to complete one of the lifeguard training courses listed on www.roundrockrecreation.com.

If life guarding isn’t really your style, then check out all of the other job descriptions at www.roundrocktexas.gov/jobs.

School will be out for the summer before you know it.  Plan to spend those hot months with us by the pool or as a camp counselor.

 


 

What's the Racket?

Well the tennis rackets will soon be flying at the brand new tennis building that’s opening tonight here in Round Rock!  We heard through the grapevine that the 1,204 square foot building includes temperature controlled bathrooms that are just perfect for the ever changing Texas weather.  There’s a Pro Shop area and it will soon have wireless internet which will make it very easy to keep up with the Venus sisters’ latest statistics.  The new building will be great for hosting tournaments because of all of its wonderful amenities.  So, now that we’ve filled you in on what that racket is, come hit around with us!  For you early birds, balls start flying at 6 a.m. and for those of you who don’t crawl out of bed until noon, don’t worry, we’ll be playing until 3 p.m.