About Parks and Recreation

People dedicated and empowered to create a positive memorable experience in people’s lives. 

Parks and Recreation Divisions

Round Rock provides numerous athletic leagues and programs for youth and adult.

The City has three outdoor municipal swimming pools open in the summer including Rock’N River Water Park, and a year round indoor pool at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center hosting group, private and adaptive Swim Lessons, Aquacise, Lifeguard Training, and Special Events.  The Aquatics Division hires 200-plus seasonal employees including lifeguards, pool attendants, swim instructors, cashiers, and pool management.

The Forestry Division manages Round Rock’s urban forest with a focus on education, tree planting, tree preservation, tree care and enforcement. In addition, brush recycling is handled by this division at the Recycling Center. Residents can dispose of brush and used Christmas trees to be ground into mulch. The mulch is used in city parks and free mulch is available to Round Rock residents.

The Kids’ Clubhouse is an after-school program for children in grades K – 5, which runs through the regular school year and operates Monday – Friday from 2:45 to 6 p.m. Kids’ Clubhouse also offers Summer Camps!

Round Rock has 37 developed parks gracing over 2,270 acres and trail corridors. Old Settlers Park is the crown jewel, offering a generous 640 acres of rolling countryside for local events and festivals. Round Rock offers exclusive parks including the Dog Depot Dog Park, the Play for All Abilities ParkPrete Main Street PlazaCentennial Plaza and the Shaylah Dame Skate ParkDownload Parks and Trails Map.

The city has two recreation centers.

We have several facilities that can be rented for a minimal fee, including the Baca Center, the Rabb House and Park Pavilions.

Parks and Recreation Class Cancellation and Refund Policy.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

The City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. Contact our administrative office at 512-218-5540 at least one month before the start of a program or class to discuss any accommodations that may be necessary. 

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