Park Development

The Park Development team is responsible for evaluating, planning, and developing various types of parks, trails, and open spaces within the city. Park development projects range in scale from design and installation of playground equipment to master planning large parcels of parkland. Additionally, the Park Development Team helps create planning documents, such as the Round Rock Parks and Recreation Master Plan and the Citywide Trails Master Plan.

Current Projects Under Construction

Ongoing project honors veterans for their service

We are once again accepting plaque orders for the Veterans Monument.  Please download the Veterans Nomination Form and send your $50 payment along with the application to the address below: 

City of Round Rock
Parks and Recreation Department
Attn: “Round Rock Veterans Monument”
301 W. Bagdad Ave., Suite #250
Round Rock, TX 78664

Questions contact Rufus Honeycutt at 512 773-5335 or Rachel Morris at 512 341-3375.

The Round Rock Veterans Monument was built by the City of Round as a place of honor and remembrances for all that are serving or have served to protect and defend our American heritage. It is where veterans can show their pride for having served; families and friends can honor their veterans for their service; and citizens and businesses can support the recognition of those with a historical attachment to Round Rock.

The Round Rock Veterans Monument is located on Pecan Avenue at Veterans Park and features six columns with plaques that honor the different service branches: Army, Marine Corp, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marines. A Memorial Wall honoring veterans who have been killed in action, held as a prisoner of war, or declared missing in action is part of the Monument.

The Monument was dedicated on May 25, 2015, with 177 bronze plaques purchased by veterans or their families honoring their service. There were also 154 bronze plaques paid for by citizens and businesses that supported those veterans that are part of Round Rock history, but have no family to honor them.

Since the dedication veterans have purchased plaques to show their pride of military service, and, families and friends have honored their veterans with plaques. The work to identify veterans that are part of the history of Round Rock but without identified families continues. There are 896 names whose history is being researched.

In November 2013, Round Rock residents approved four bond propositions totaling $123.6 million, including $56.5 million for park and trail improvements. Below is a general update on the the bond projects currently in progress:

Rock ‘N River Family Aquatic Center: This project included construction of a large, interactive play feature with slides and tipping bucket, a rock climbing wall and dive platform with deep water lagoon, and an adult lagoon with swim up refreshment area. It also featured the addition of thematic elements, seating areas, shade structures and a food truck vending area.

  • Location: Old Settlers Park
  • Status: Completed May 2016

Multipurpose Field Complex and Soccer Complex Improvements: This project constructed a complex of championship level multipurpose fields featuring synthetic and natural grass, sports lighting, spectator seating and shade structures and a restroom/concession building. The existing natural grass soccer complex in the southern portion of Old Settlers Park was also renovated  as part of this project. 

  • Location: Old Settlers Park (Meier and Wall Tracks)
  • Status: Completed May 2017

Brushy Creek Trail – Georgetown Street to A.W. Grimes Boulevard: This project provided additional length along the Brushy Creek Trail. It features a 10 foot wide concrete trail and interpretive signage.

  • Location: Georgetown Street to A.W. Grimes Blvd. along Brushy Creek
  • Status: Completed June 2020

Heritage Trail West: This portion of the project includes improvements to Bathing Beach Park, Chisholm Trail Crossing Park, and Memorial Park, as well as a pedestrian overpass at Chisholm Trail Road and a pedestrian underpass at I-35. It will include interpretive signage, sculptural elements, pedestrian overlooks, and thematic elements along the trail depicting a timeline of Round Rock’s history.

  • Location: Chisholm Trail Road to Mays Street along Brushy Creek
  • Status: Under construction (delayed due to contractor abandonment of project)

Heritage Trail East: This portion of the project includes improvements to a newly acquired piece of land along Heritage Circle, design of a destination playground, and a pedestrian bridge over Brushy Creek. It will include interpretive signage, sculptural elements, and thematic elements along the trail depicting a timeline of Round Rock’s history.

  • Location: Mays Street to Georgetown Street along Brushy Creek
  • Status: In permitting

Lake Creek TrailRound Rock West Park to Centennial Plaza: This trail segment is a vital connection between Western Round Rock and Downtown. The project will include a 10’ wide concrete trail, pedestrian underpass at I-35 and the frontage roads, and a pedestrian bridge over Lake Creek.

  • Location: Round Rock West Drive to McNeil Road along Lake Creek
  • Status: In permitting

Repair and Replace Program: This program allows updates at neighborhood parks throughout the City.  Updates typically include replacing playgrounds, site amenities, pavilions, etc. as needed on a case by case basis.

  • Round Rock West Park: ADA upgrades, addition of pavilion, new playground, restroom and aerators at pond (Status: Complete)
  • Old Settlers Park: Trail replacement and expansion, Joanne Land Playground replacement, Tennis and Triple Crown parking lot improvements (Status: Complete)
  • Old Settlers Park: Rabb Pavilion improvements, Rabb Playground replacement, Rabb Restroom, RC Field improvements (Status: Complete)
  • Stark Park: ADA upgrades, pavilion installation, possible looping trail (Status: Complete)
  • Frontier Park: ADA upgrades, tennis fence replacement, new pavilion installation, trail expansion and improvements (Status: Complete)
  • Behrens Ranch Trail: Address areas of washout. Parking will not be constructed without HOA consent. Nature playground is part of a future phase. Public input was collected as a part of the planning process for this improvement project. (Status: Under construction 2023) 

Planning Documents

Playbook 2030: Building a Connected Community
On Aug. 23, 2018, the City Council adopted the Round Rock Parks and Recreation Master Plan, Game Plan 2020: Building an Active Community.

Game Plan 2020 is a compilation of the City’s goals and strategies to acquire parkland to keep up with Round Rock’s growth and to expand our recreational offerings. More than 2,750 residents contributed to the development of plan through public meetings, surveys and interviews.

Below is the master plan document. All files are PDFs.

Playbook 2030: Building A Connected Community

As part of the creation of Playbook 2030, an evaluation of all of the trail corridors throughout the city was completed.  As a result, the Citywide Trails Master Plan was updated and adopted by council.

Below is the updated trails master plan.

City of Round Rock Trail Master Plan >

Following the findings of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, the City of Round Rock’s Parks and Recreation Department conducted a separate needs assessment for a recreation center in 2021.

Recreation Center Needs Assessment >

In 2013, the City completed a federally required ADA audit of all of our facilities by a third-party auditor the ADA.  

Below is the ADA Transition Plan.

ADA Transition Plan >

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