Summer Movies in the Park Series

Movies in the Park - Big Hero 6 (website)

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Movie: Big Hero 6 (PG)

Thursday, October 29, 2015 (in conjunction with our Halloween Festival)
Movie: Disney’s Halloweentown (PG) Movie will start at 6:45 p.m.

The movies will be held in the gazebo area of San Gabriel Park in Georgetown. The movie will begin at sunset, approximately 8:45 p.m.

Transit Plan Youth Open House on July 20

An open house meeting on the Transit Development Plan for Georgetown will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 20. The open house will be at the Parks and Recreation Administration office at 1101 N. College Street. The Transit Development Plan is a working blueprint for a fixed-route bus system in Georgetown.

Anyone is welcome to attend this open house meeting. The City especially encourages youth and youth organizations in Georgetown to attend and share ideas on transit needs. For example, with respect to youth, what is a reasonable bus fare? What days of the week and hours of operation should be considered? What key destinations should be served for bus routes? What should be the age limit for unaccompanied youth?

City boards and commissions providing input on the Transit Development Plan include the Commission on Aging, ADA Advisory Board, Parks and Recreation Board, and the Georgetown Transportation Advisory Board.

The Transit Development Plan, initiated by the City of Georgetown and Capital Metro, will help define service plan needs for fixed-route bus service in Georgetown, including routing, service hours, frequency, and boundaries. The plan will help to determine the most appropriate services and requirements for providing bus service in the community, accounting for the varied needs of the area’s population and employment markets. This plan also will include recommendations for connections to potential future high-capacity services that are currently being evaluated through the Project Connect North Corridor Study.

The Transit Development Plan will provide a blueprint for fixed-route bus service in Georgetown. Implementation of the plan will require funding by the City Council and Capital Metro in the future. The anticipated start of fixed-route bus service is 2017.

Low Water Crossing along Randy Morrow Trail

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is releasing water from Lake Georgetown due to high lake levels caused by recent rainfall.

A release rate over approximately 250 cubic feet per second will close the low water crossings along the Randy Morrow Trail. 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.

The Parks and Recreation Department is evaluating options for the replacement of damaged sections on the pedestrian crossing over the San Gabriel River in San Gabriel Park. The bridge was damaged in the Memorial Day weekend flooding.

July 4 Celebration and Fireworks at San Gabriel Park

The 32nd annual Sertoma Club July 4th celebration and fireworks display will be held at San Gabriel Park on Saturday, July 4. The event is sponsored by the Georgetown Sertoma Club service organization with assistance from the City of Georgetown.

Hometown Parade in the Park

A July 4th Hometown Parade in San Gabriel Park begins at 11 a.m. at the low-water crossing near the College Street Bridge and ends at the gazebo. Participants should gather at 10:30 a.m. at the low-water crossing. Kids are encouraged to decorate their wagons or bicycles for the parade. No motorized vehicles or pets. The annual parade is sponsored by the Leadership Georgetown Alumni.

Fireworks

The fireworks display begins at approximately 9:30 p.m. Fireworks will be launched from the McMaster Athletic Fields on N. College Street. Fireworks can be viewed from San Gabriel Park, VFW Park, and other areas in Georgetown. The main entrance to San Gabriel Park is via Chamber Way on N. Austin Avenue.

Entertainment, Food, and Activities

A festival area at San Gabriel Park opens at 11 a.m. with arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, a petting zoo, rides for children and adults, a trackless train, remote-controlled cars, and a nine-hole miniature golf course.

Below is a schedule of events for performances at the gazebo in San Gabriel Park:

  • 11 a.m. Hometown Parade followed by performance with Miss Georgetown and her court
  • 12 p.m. Annie and Kate
  • 1 p.m. Jo Ellyn Lyons
  • 2 p.m. Dance Party
  • 3 p.m. Brett McMinn
  • 4 p.m. Alex Winters
  • 5 p.m. Lucian Nastase Jr. and Anna Lucia Nastase
  • 6 p.m. Xander Ortiz
  • 7 p.m. Roland Waits
  • 8 p.m. Georgetown Fire Department Pipes and Drums
  • 8:45 p.m. Elvis (Mike Elliott)
  • 9:30 p.m. National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance
  • Fireworks

For updates to July 4 events, visit the Georgetown Sertoma Facebook page at facebook.com/GTSertoma.

Parking

Limited parking in San Gabriel Park includes the parking lots at the Show Barn and the Rodeo Arena. Public parking also is available in the lot at the former Albertsons, accessible via Morrow Street on N. Austin Avenue or Interstate 35. Attendees also are encouraged to park at Georgetown High School and carpool to San Gabriel Park. Limited handicapped parking is available in designated areas in San Gabriel Park.

Both the McMaster Fields parking lot and the Parks and Recreation Administration parking lot at N. College Street and W.L. Walden Drive will be closed due to their proximity to the fireworks fall zone.

College Street and McMaster Fields Closure

Due to the fireworks fall zone, N. College Street will be closed on Saturday from approximately 9 to 11 p.m. between the traffic circle and Holly Street. Parking, standing, or sitting along N. College Street in that segment will not be permitted during this time.

The McMaster Athletic Fields will be closed all day on Saturday, July 4.

Fireworks Prohibited

By City of Georgetown ordinance, fireworks of any kind are not allowed in the city limits of Georgetown or within 5,000 feet of the city limits, unless they are used in a permitted display authorized by the Georgetown Fire Department. This area outside city limits includes, but is not limited to, the neighborhoods of Cedar Hollow, Crystal Knoll, Escalera, Fountainwood, Indian Creek, Logan Ranch Road, Lost Rivers, Oak Crest, Olde Oak Estates, Serenada, Shady Oaks, Turtle Bend, and Woodland Park, and areas along D.B Wood Road.

The discharge of fireworks is prohibited in the city limits or within the 5,000-foot buffer beyond city limits. Violations can lead to fines of up to $2,000 per firework. To view a map showing the 5,000-foot boundary, go to files.georgetown.org/fireworks-ban-map.

City Facility Closings on July 3 – 4

Many City of Georgetown offices and facilities will be closed Friday, July 3 and/or Saturday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Friday, July 3: Facilities Closed

  • Animal Shelter, 110 W.L. Walden Drive
  • City Hall, 113 E. Eighth Street
  • Library, 402 W. Eighth Street
  • Municipal Complex, 300-1 Industrial Avenue
  • Municipal Court, 101 E. Seventh Street
  • Parks and Recreation Administration, 1101 N. College Street

Friday, July 3: Facilities Open

  • Airport Terminal, 500 Terminal Drive (Terminal open, business office closed)
  • Outdoor Pools: River Ridge, Village, and Williams Drive pools open 1 to 7 p.m., Tennis Center pool open 1 to 6 p.m.
  • Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Avenue (closing early at 6 p.m., indoor pool and splash pool closing at 5:30 p.m.)
  • Tennis Center, 400 Serenada Drive (facility and pool close at 6 p.m.)
  • Visitors Center, 103 W. Seventh Street (open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Saturday, July 4: Facilities Closed

These City facilities with weekend hours will be closed on Saturday, July 4:

  • Airport Terminal, 500 Terminal Drive
  • Animal Shelter, 110 W.L. Walden Drive
  • Library, 402 W. Eighth Street
  • Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Avenue (facility and splash pool closed)
  • Tennis Center, 400 Serenada Drive (facility and pool closed)
  • Visitors Center, 103 W. Seventh Street

Pools schedule for July 4

On Saturday, July 4, the outdoor pools at River Ridge, Village, and Williams Drive will be open from 1 to 7 p.m.

Regular solid waste and recycling collection

There will be regular solid waste and recycling collection for City of Georgetown customers on Friday, July 3.

Please place residential solid waste carts and recycling bins at the curb by 7 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day. For questions about trash or recycling collection, call Texas Disposal Systems at (512) 930-1715.

The Collection Station at 250 W.L. Walden Drive will be open normal hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Friday, July 3 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 4.

Rec Center and Pool Holiday Hours

On Friday, July 3rd, the Rec Center will be closing early at 6:00 p.m.  The Indoor and Splash Pools will also be closing early, at 5:30 p.m.

On Saturday, July 4th, the Rec Center, Tennis Center (facility & pool) will be closed.

  • Village Pool OPEN 1:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • River Ridge Pool OPEN 1:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Williams Drive pool OPEN 1:00 – 7:00 p.m.

San Jose Park Splash Pad Opens July 2

A new neighborhood splash pad opens at San Jose Park on Thursday, July 2. The Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department will hold a grand opening for the new splash pad at 10 a.m. on July 2 at San Jose Park, 1707 San Jose Street. The park is near the intersection of Maple and 15th streets.

San Jose spash pad 1000The 1,656 square-foot splash pad at the park has 15 spray features, including a spray archway called a Super Soaker, a shower tunnel that sprays water in an archway from the ground, a T-shaped pole that spins and sprays called a Storm Spinner, popcorn jets that shoot water from the ground, and a post that sprays water in a bell shape.

A motion sensor activates the spray features to run for several minutes before turning off automatically. The play area has a shade awning on one side.

The splash pad will use recirculated water that is filtered, chlorinated, and stored in a tank below the surface. Parks staff will check chlorine levels daily.

The splash pad was built by Progressive Commercial Aquatics at a cost of $300,000.

The new splash pad was added to San Jose Park in a second phase of recent renovations. Last year the park was improved with the addition of new playground equipment, a parking area, and restrooms.

The splash pad will operate each year from April 1 through September 30. Daily hours during that season are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Memorial Day Closings and Pool Schedule

City of Georgetown offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, May 25 for the Memorial Day holiday. This includes the following:

  • Airport Terminal, 500 Terminal Drive
  • Animal Shelter, 110 W.L. Walden Drive
  • City Hall, 113 E. Eighth Street
  • Library, 402 W. Eighth Street
  • Municipal Complex, 300-1 Industrial Avenue
  • Municipal Court, 101 E. Seventh Street
  • Parks and Recreation Administration, 1101 N. College Street
  • Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Avenue (Splash Pool open)
  • Tennis Center, 400 Serenada Drive
  • Visitors Center, 103 W. Seventh Street

Pools open Memorial Day weekend

Below are hours for City pools on Memorial Day weekend.

Seasonal Outdoor Pools: Williams Drive, Tennis Center, Village, and River Ridge pools will be open 1 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25.

Outdoor Splash Pool at the Recreation Center will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 23 and from 1 to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 25.

All outdoor pools will open for normal summer hours on Saturday, May 30.

For details, go to aquatics.georgetown.org or call (512) 930-3596.

Solid waste and recycling

There will be normal solid waste and recycling collection for City of Georgetown customers on Monday, May 25. Carts should be at the curb by 7 a.m. on pickup day. The Collection Station at 250 W.L. Walden Drive will be open normal hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Monday, May 25 for the Memorial Day holiday.

Seeking Instructors for Private Piano Instructors

We are seeking one or more instructors to offer private piano lessons at the Recreation Center! If interested, please contact Brandi Williams at brandi.williams@georgetown.org or (512) 930-8415.

Emerald Springs Park Improvements Meeting May 1

The Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public meeting to get input on improvements planned for Emerald Springs Park. The public meeting will be on Friday, May 1 at 10 a.m. at Emerald Springs Park on Wagon Wheel Trail. The park address is 3604 Old Mill Road.

Improvements planned include new playground equipment and accessible sidewalks. The 14-acre neighborhood park currently has a playground and picnic pavilions with tables. The park is located in a neighborhood between Williams Drive and the Georgetown Municipal Airport.

A representative from the Georgetown Police Department will be at the meeting to talk with residents about creating a Neighborhood Watch program for the park and nearby area.

This map shows the location of Emerald Springs Park: