The Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association announced April 3 that it had designated the Georgetown Square as a Great Public Space in its Great Places in Texas program. According to the organization, Great Places in Texas exemplify exceptional character and highlight the role planners and planning play in
Congregation Havurah Shalom and the Georgetown Public Library will mark Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday, April 23, with a screening and moderated discussion of the documentary film “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War.” “Defying the Nazis” tells the story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, an American minister and his wife.
The City will host a reopening celebration at 6 p.m. on April 6 for VFW Park at 401 E. Second St. The event will feature a presentation from Mayor Dale Ross, who also will throw out the first pitch in the reconstructed softball fields as well as unveil a “First
Changes to the Unified Development Code that were approved by City Council on February 28, 2017, will take effect on April 1, 2017. After numerous public meetings over the past year, Council approved several amendments to the code. Most of these changes were based on previous updates to the City’s Comprehensive (2030) Plan
The City will break ground on Garey Park on March 31 at 2 p.m. at Garey House, 6450 FM 2243. The 525-acre ranch, which is located along the South San Gabriel River, was donated by Jack and Cammy Garey in 2004 along with $5 million for park development. In 2008
The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department was awarded the Gold Medal Award for cities with populations between 50,001 and 100,000 from the Texas Recreation and Park Society. The award, which honors departments for excellence in recreation and park management, was presented at the 2017 TRAPS Institute and Expo
The City will break ground on Phase 1 of improvements to San Gabriel Park at 10 a.m. on March 24 at Chamber Way and Morrow Street. The project includes a new playground with sensory walk, improved entry and directional signage, and the restoration of the spring habitat to its natural
The Georgetown Police Department will host a free self-defense class April 1. The class will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Public Safety Operations and Training Center, located at 3500 D.B. Wood Road, and will be instructed by GPD’s defensive tactics cadre. All instructors are certified and have a combined
Georgetown Parks and Recreation will offer a variety of summer camps for area students from June 5-Aug. 18. Resident registration will begin on Monday, March 27, and nonresident registration begins, Tuesday, March 28. Age requirements, pricing and schedules vary for each program. Summer camps are not licensed child care programs.
The City of Georgetown is hosting an open house meeting to share with the public progress on delivering the City’s new fixed-route bus system. The meeting will be held 4-7 p.m. on March 21 at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St. At the open house meeting, attendees will