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.

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:

Registration for Summer Swim Lessons Begins May 1

Registration for Aquatics Classes offered by Georgetown Parks & Recreation will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015 for Georgetown residents, and Saturday, May 2, 2015 for nonresidents.

On-line registration is available, also beginning at 8 a.m. On-line registration fees are as follows.

Registration TotalFees
Zero – $69.00No Fees
$70.00 – $149.996.5% minus $4.50
$150.00 – $500.003.5%
Over $500.002.5% plus $5.00 fee

An on-line ID and password is required for on-line registration, which may be obtained by calling (512) 930-3596/3595. Interested participants may also register in person at the Georgetown Recreation Center and the Parks & Recreation Administration Building.

The City of Georgetown offers American Red Cross (ARC) Learn to Swim Classes. Swimming lessons are held at the Georgetown Recreation Center and the larger outdoor swimming pools. While locations, days and times vary, every course includes eight 35-minute lessons.

For a complete list of classes offered, please visit  our web page clicking on the link below:
aquatics.georgetown.org/category/swim-lessons

For more information, please call (512) 930-3596 or 930-3595.

Weight Room Closure – April 23-25

We’re getting new cardio equipment! So that we may install it, the weight room will close at 10 am on April 23 and re-open on April 25. We apologize for the inconvenience. For more information, please call the Recreation Center at (512) 930-3596.

Aquatics Lifeguard Training Program Receives Award

Aquatics Garrett Darimont-b800The aquatics program for Georgetown Parks and Recreation recently received top honors for its lifeguard training program. The program won Aquatics International Best of Aquatics for Lifeguard Training at the Association of Aquatics Professionals annual conference in February.

Stephanie Darimont, aquatics supervisor for Parks and Recreation, received the award for Georgetown at the conference. The award recognized Georgetown’s program for “imagination, expertise, dedication, and forward-thinking.” Aquatics professionals from across the country and from other countries attended the conference.

As a result of the award, Georgetown’s aquatics program was featured in Aquatics International magazine, a trade publication with more than 90,000 subscribers.

Last year, two lifeguard teams from Georgetown placed first and second in the state lifeguard competition at the 2014 Summer Games of Texas. A third lifeguard team from Georgetown qualified for the state competition.

Pictured in the photo (left to right) are Kimberly Garrett, parks and recreation director, and Stephanie Darimont, aquatics supervisor.

Westside Park Public Input Meeting March 31

The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department is holding a second public meeting to gather public input on plans for a future Westside Park. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31 at the Community Center at 445 E. Morrow Street in San Gabriel Park.

The primary focus of the meeting is to review possible amenities suggested at the previous public meeting on January 22, as well as through input from the MindMixer site.  Additionally, a preliminary concept of the park will be presented to show possible program areas within the park.

The new 90-acre park will be on the northwest side of Shell Road near Shell Spur. The property is currently undeveloped. The City purchased the 90-acre property in 2013 for $1.35 million in order to develop the land into a park on the west side of the city. Revenue from the 2008 voter-approved parks bonds was used to purchase the land.

The City also encourages you to join an online discussion at georgetownwestsidepark.mindmixer.com. The westside park could include uses such as fields for soccer and baseball, playgrounds, nature trails, picnic pavilions, and natural areas.

The Parks and Recreation Department will incorporate public input in the design of a master plan for the westside park. The master plan process is expected to take approximately six months. The construction timeline for the park will depend on utility and development projects in the area, as well as future funding.

Summer Camp Registration Starts Monday, March 30 for Georgetown Residents

Registration for 2015 Summer Camps offered by Georgetown Parks & Recreation will be available to Georgetown residents on Monday, March 30 at 8:00 a.m. Nonresidents will be able to register starting on Tuesday, March 31 at 8:00 am.

On-line registration is available with a user name and password which made be obtained by calling (512) 930-3595 or (512) 930-3596. Get your User ID and password
early!! It takes approximately 48 hours for your User ID and password to be e-mailed to you if you request it on-line. Please note that nonrefundable convenience fees do apply when registering on-line.

There are non-refundable convenience fees for registering on-line for totals up to $69.00. Below are the fees for on-line registration:
$0.00 to $69.00 – No Fees
$70.00 to $149.99 – 6.5% minus $4.50
$150.00 to $500.00 – 3.5%
$501.00 and greater – 2.5% plus $5.00 fee

You may also register in person at the following locations:

  • Georgetown Recreation Center – 1003 N. Austin Avenue (512) 930-359
    Open Monday – Friday from 5:30 am – 9:00 pm & Saturdays 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Georgetown Parks and Recreation Administration Building – 1101 N. College Street (512) 930-3595
    Open Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Georgetown Tennis Center – 400 Serenada Drive (512) 931-2444
    Open Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 9:00 pm, Friday & Saturday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm & Sunday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Registration will be available at all three locations during business hours only.

A $30 nonrefundable deposit is due at time of registration for each week of camp. The remaining balance for camp must be paid in full by the Monday two weeks prior to the start of camp (14 days in advance of attendance). If the balance is not paid in full by the Monday two weeks prior to camp, your child’s spot will be forfeited to the next child on the waitlist. You will lose your reservation and your $30.00 deposit. A completed 2015 Summer Camp Registration Form is required to complete your registration. Registration forms can be found at all three facilities or by clicking here.

Georgetown Parks & Recreation offers a wide variety of summer camps for all ages and interests. For more information, please call (512) 930-3595/3596 or click on the corresponding links below.