Low-water crossings closed along Randy Morrow Trail

Updated: The trail crossing locations have been updated.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Lake Georgetown Dam is increasing the amount of water released into the San Gabriel River today.

A release rate more than approximately 2,000 cubic feet per second will close the low-water crossings along the North Fork of the San Gabriel River on the Randy Morrow Trail, including the crossings at River Road near Booty’s Road Park, the crossing under the I-35 bridge, Fly Fishers bridge between Rivery Boulevard and Chandler Park, and the Country Club bridge at Chandler Park. Please do not attempt to cross any part of the trail that water is flowing over, and obey any barricades that may be present.

Visit the Lake Georgetown website at www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/georgetown to see the current release rate and check ATXFloods.com for the status of road closures at low-water crossings in Central Texas.

Georgetown Parks and Recreation hosts Fitness Fusion event

The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department is hosting Fitness Fusion at the Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave., from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 5.

The event is open to the public and features 14 fitness classes, such as yoga, Zumba, cycling, and Silver Sneakers classes. The goal of the event is to showcase the variety of fitness programs available at the recreation center that accommodate all ages and fitness levels.

During the event, fitness instructors will host 20-minute sample classes in three different locations within the recreation center. Guests can participate in as many classes as they would like.

The event is free for Georgetown Recreation Center members and $5 for nonmembers.

For more information, visit parks.georgetown.org/fitness-fusion.

Georgetown Parks and Recreation announces holiday camps

Georgetown Parks and Recreation will offer camps for students during the winter holiday break. Pricing and schedules vary for each program.

Participants can select from three camps:

  • Camp Goodwater is offered on Dec. 27, 28, and 31, Jan. 2-4, and 7, and Feb. 15 and 18. The camp runs from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. for children ages 5-11. The camp includes a variety of activities, such as gym games, trips to local parks, seasonal arts and crafts, and more! Daily fees are $35 for Georgetown residents and $45 for nonresidents.
  • Junior Tennis Academy is offered on Dec. 31 and Jan. 2-4, from 9-11 a.m. for children ages 7-18. Ages 7-10 will focus on developing a solid foundation of stroke development providing the child with the skills to reach the next level. Ages 11-18 will focus on learning, consolidating and perfecting the basics of the game. Daily fees are $20 for Georgetown residents and $25 for nonresidents.
  • Volleyball Camp is offered from Jan. 2-4 from 9 a.m.-noon for children ages 7-14. The camp covers the rules of play for beginners and defense and positions for more advanced players. Fees are $75 for Georgetown residents and $95 for nonresidents.

For more information and to register, visit parks.georgetown.org/camp or call 512-930-3596.

Parks and Recreation offers Thanksgiving camps

Georgetown Parks and Recreation will offer camps for students during the Thanksgiving break. Pricing and schedules vary for each program.

Participants can select from three camps:

  • Camp Goodwater is offered on Nov. 19, 20 and 21 from 7 a.m.to 6 p.m. for children ages 5-11. The camp includes a variety of activities, such as gym games, trips to local parks, and seasonal arts and crafts Daily fees are $35 for Georgetown residents and $45 for nonresidents.
  • Junior Tennis Academy is offered on Nov. 19, 20 and 21 from 9-11 a.m. for children ages 7-18. Ages 7-10 will focus on developing a solid foundation of stroke development providing the child with the skills to reach the next level. Ages 11-18 will focus on learning, consolidating and perfecting the basics of the game. Daily fees are $20 for Georgetown residents and $25 for nonresidents.
  • Adventure Camp is offered on Nov. 19 and 20 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for children ages 11-14. The camp offers a unique opportunity for youth to be exposed to outdoor adventure activities and challenges in a fun, safe and healthy environment. Daily fees are $45 for Georgetown residents and $55 for nonresidents.

For more information and to register, visit parks.georgetown.org/camp or call 512-930-3596.

Adults with Disabilities Dance at Georgetown Community Center on Oct. 26

The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a dance for adults age 18 and older with disabilities on Friday, Oct. 26, from 6-8 p.m. at the Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St. The theme is Haunted Mansion and costumes are encouraged.

Admission is $5 for participants and includes a meal. Advanced registration is recommended. Only cash or check will be taken at the door. There is no charge for family members or caregivers, and they must remain present at all times.

For more information and to register, call (512) 930-3596 or visit parks.georgetown.org.

Upcoming dances:

Jan. 4, 2019
Lumber Jack Bash

May 24, 2019
Masquerade Ball

Oct. 25, 2019
Haunted Mansion

 

 

City hosts Halloween Festival on Oct. 25

The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Halloween Festival on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St.

The Halloween Festival, now in its 24th year, will feature a free Trick-or-Treat Village, as well as carnival-style games and food.

Attendees are encouraged to participate in the free costume contest, sponsored by Suddenlink. The contest will be held by age group: newborns-age 2 at 6 p.m.; ages 3-5 at 6:30 p.m.; ages 6-8 at 7 p.m.; and ages 9-10 at 7:30 p.m.

Carnival games are 25 cents per ticket, and one or more tickets are required for each game, activity or concession. Pumpkin painting tickets are $2. Only cash will be accepted, and quarters and small bills are appreciated.

Music will be provided by the Georgetown Project in partnership with the Assets After-school Alliance as part of the national Lights On Afterschool event, which calls attention to the importance of after-school programs for America’s children, families, and communities.

For more information, visit parks.georgetown.org/halloween-festival.

Father Daughter Dance returns to Georgetown on Oct. 27

Friends of Georgetown Parks and Recreation is hosting the annual Father Daughter Dance on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 7-9 p.m. at the Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St.

Girls age 4 and older are invited to attend with their father or another acceptable escort. The theme is Halloween Costume Ball, and attendees are encouraged to wear a costume.

In addition to dancing, the event features refreshments and light snacks. To remember the special occasion, professional portrait packages will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $15 per person through Oct. 26, and $20 per person at the door. Advance tickets are now on sale at parks.georgetown.org or at the Georgetown Recreation Center, Georgetown Tennis Center or Parks and Recreation Administration Building. Tickets are nonrefundable.

All proceeds benefit Friends of Georgetown Parks and Recreation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization who supports the City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department in providing programs and facilities to promote the social, cultural and recreational well-being of all Georgetown residents.

For questions, contact Georgetown Parks and Recreation at (512) 930-3596.

City hosts Arbor Day Tree Giveaway on Nov. 3

The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department will host the Arbor Day Tree Giveaway on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Georgetown residents can register in advance to receive one free 5-gallon tree per household. Trees are intended to be planted on private property. Four hundred trees across three varieties, including Shumard Oak, Cedar Elm and Tuscarora Crape Myrtle (20 foot tall hot pink variety), will be available. These trees are native or adapted to the Central Texas climate and soil. Tree species and quantities are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Trees can be picked up at the Georgetown Municipal Complex, 300-1 Industrial Ave.

For more information about the giveaway, visit parks.georgetown.org/tree-giveaway.

K-9 Kerplunk postponed to Sept. 22

UPDATE: Due to the high chance of thunderstorms on Sept. 8, the K-9 Kerplunk event has been postponed until Saturday, Sept. 22.

The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department presents K-9 Kerplunk on Saturday, Sept. 22. The event will take place from 10 a.m.-noon at the outdoor pool at the Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave.

The entry fee is $5 per dog, and pet owners get in free. Pet owners must provide a copy of each registered pet’s current vaccination records to gain entry. Only shot records will be accepted. All dogs must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times during the event.

For details, visit parks.georgetown.org/k-9-kerplunk.

Senior Dance at Georgetown Community Center on Sept. 14

The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Senior Adult Dance on Friday, Sept. 14, from 6-9 p.m. at the Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St.

The event is designed for, but not limited to, adults age 55 and older. Dress is casual, and light refreshments will be served.

Advanced registration is encouraged. Tickets are $5 per person in advance, $7 per person the week of the dance and at the door. Register online, in person at the Georgetown Recreation Center, or by contacting Senior Program Coordinator Robert Staton at (512) 930-1367 or robert.staton@georgetown.org.

For more information, visit parks.georgetown.org/senior-adult-dance.