City closes Parks and Recreation amenities in response to Williamson County Stay-Home Order

Update: For the latest information on the City’s response to Coronavirus, go to the City of Georgetown Coronavirus (COVID-19) site.

The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation will close all amenities and playgrounds that don’t allow for physical distancing. These closures will be in place until further notice. Staff will begin marking off closed areas throughout the day on March 25.

Now closed

  • Playgrounds
  • Pavilions
  • Exercise equipment
  • Courts
  • Drinking fountains
  • Restrooms
  • Skate park
  • Gatehouse at Garey Park
  • Play Ranch at Garey Park

Open

  • Garey Park
  • Bark Park
  • Trails
  • Open spaces
  • Dog Ranch at Garey Park
  • Equine amenities at Garey Park

Operating hours for amenities that remain open at Garey Park will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice.

Park and trail users are encouraged to follow CDC guidance and practice physical distancing by remaining a minimum of six feet away from anyone you pass on the trails and avoid areas where people may gather.

For more information about City services, community resources, and frequently asked questions about COVID-19, visit georgetown.org/coronavirus-information.

Pop into Spring Teen Party at Georgetown Recreation Center

Georgetown Parks and Recreation hosts its Pop into Spring Teen Party for teenagers ages 12-15 on March 13 at the Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave.

The party is from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and will include pizza, drinks, snacks, games, music, and door prizes.

The event is free for recreation center members or $5 for nonmembers.

Visit parks.georgetown.org for more information.

Senior Dance at Georgetown Community Center on Feb. 28

The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Senior Adult Dance from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 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 through Monday, Feb. 24, and, $7 per person after that and at the door. Register online, in person at the Georgetown Recreation Center, or by contacting Robert Staton, recreation specialist for senior adults, at (512) 930-1367 or robert.staton@georgetown.org.

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

Cupid’s Chase 5K and Fun Run on Feb. 8

Register now for the 25th annual Cupid’s Chase 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, Feb. 8. The chip-timed 5K run/walk begins at 8 a.m. in San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow St., near the showbarn. The race begins and ends in the park. To register online or for details, go to cupid.georgetown.org.

Through Jan. 21, the registration cost for the 5K is $25 per person age 11 and older. The price increases to $30 after Jan. 21 through race day.

The Kids Fun Run for children age 10 and younger starts at 7:30 a.m. Registration is $10 before Jan. 21 and $15 after Jan. 21 through race day.

Participants who register before Jan. 21 are guaranteed to receive a Cupid’s Chase T-shirt. T-shirts are not guaranteed if you register after Jan. 21. Cupid costumes are encouraged. Strollers and dogs on a non-retractable leash are always welcome on the Cupid’s Chase course.

Awards will be presented to the top overall male and female winners, the overall male and female masters winners, and the top three male and female finishers in each age division. Awards also will be presented to the top overall male and female City of Georgetown employee.

Race results will be posted after the race at cupid.georgetown.org.

In case of bad weather on race day, check facebook.com/GTXParksandRec, and parks.georgetown.org for updates. There are no refunds or transfers for participants.

Cupid’s Chase is sponsored by Georgetown Parks and Recreation. Event proceeds help fund projects at Georgetown parks. To register online or for details, go to cupid.georgetown.org.

Adults with Disabilities Dance at Georgetown Community Center

The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a dance for adults age 18 and older with disabilities from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, at the Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St. The theme is Winter Wonderland.

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:

April 3
County Fair

Oct. 30
Halloween

Georgetown Parks and Recreation hosts Fitness Fusion event Jan. 11

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 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11.

The event is open to the public and features a variety of 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 four different locations within the recreation center. Guests can participate in as many classes as they would like.

The event is free and open to the public.

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

Georgetown Recreation Center hosts New Year, New You Challenge

Get a jump start on your 2020 fitness goals with the New Year, New You Challenge at the Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave.

Pick up a Bingo card at the front desk to get started. The program kicks off on Monday, Jan. 13, and runs through Sunday, Feb. 9.

Prizes will be distributed starting on Friday, Feb. 14, and range from a complimentary individual day pass to a free one-month individual membership.

Participants earn points and can fill in squares on their Bingo cards by participating in classes, trying new activities and working out with friends. Fitness courses are not included in the challenge.

Each box on the Bingo card must be initialed by the class instructor or Georgetown Recreation Center staff.

For more information about the challenge, including how to earn points and information about rewards, visit parks.georgetown.org.

Hype for the Holidays Teen Party at Georgetown Recreation Center

Georgetown Parks and Recreation hosts its annual Hype for the Holidays Teen Party for teenagers ages 12-15 on Dec. 20 at the Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave.

The party is from 1:30-4:30 p.m., and will include pizza, drinks, snacks, video games, a dodge ball tournament, music, an ugly sweater contest, and door prizes.

The event is free for recreation center members or $5 for nonmembers.

Visit parks.georgetown.org for more information.

Georgetown Recreation Center announces holiday camps

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

Participants can select from two camps:

  • Camp Goodwater is offered Dec. 26-27, Dec. 30-31, Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Feb. 17-18. The camp runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with drop off beginning at 7:45 a.m. and pick up lasting until 5:15 p.m. Camp Goodwater is for children ages 5-10. 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.
  • Volleyball Camp is offered from Jan. 2-3 from 9 a.m.-noon for children ages 8-13. The skills camp will cover rules of play and how to rotate, as well as basic skills such as forearm passing, setting, spiking, and serving. For more experienced players, we will also cover defense and positions. All levels will learn how to communicate well and what it takes to be a good teammate. Fees are $55 for Georgetown residents and $75 for nonresidents.

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

Swim with Santa at the Georgetown Recreation Center on Dec. 13

Dive into the holiday season with Santa Claus at the Georgetown Recreation Center on Friday, Dec. 13.

Grab your suits and your camera, and bring the entire family for a chance to swim with the big man himself. The event is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the indoor pool, 1003 N. Austin Ave.

Santa will be available for swimming and photos from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The last hour of the event will feature Christmas movies in the pool and cookie decorating with Santa’ selves. Hot cocoa and candy canes will also be served.

This event is free for Georgetown Recreation Center members. Entry fees for nonmembers are: Free (newborns-3 years), $2 (ages 4-18 and age 55 and older), $3 (ages 19-54).

For more information, visit parks.georgetown.org/swim-with-santa.