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Recreation

Athletics:       

Round Rock Express (AAA Minor League Baseball team), Texas Stars AHL hockey team, Austin Spurs NBA D-League basketball team, community athletic leagues including softball, tennis, kickball, baseball, basketball, and aquatics; recreational/fitness centers; golf courses; and numerous running and cycling activities, both competitive and recreational, hosted by Williamson County cities.

Parks & Outdoors:  

Five county parks including 15.27 miles of hiking, biking and running trails, sport fields, disc golf course, playgrounds, splash park and Cedar Rock Railroad miniature train in the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park; numerous city parks and playgrounds; fishing, camping, water sports and wading on Lake Georgetown and Lake Granger; hunting on lands near Lake Granger.

Family & Educational:

Williamson County historic courthouse tours conducted by the Williamson Museum in Georgetown. Other museums include the Dan Moody Museum in Taylor and Palm House Museum in Round Rock. Family fun is available on the Hill Country Flyer steam train in Cedar Park and Inner Space Caverns in Georgetown.

Community Events:

Music and entertainment events at the Williamson County Expo Center in Taylor, Cedar Park Center, Williamson County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo, Pioneer Days, Georgetown Red Poppy Festival, Round Rock Daffodil Days, Cedar Park’s 4th of July Celebration at Milburn Park, Hutto Old Thyme Days, Taylor International Barbecue Cook-off, and other annual community festivals.

 
Economic Resources

The area consists primarily of rolling prairie, however mixed hardwood timber and brush is prevalent in many areas. The major field crops of the area are corn, cotton, and grain sorghum. The 2014 Williamson County annual agriculture increment report shows that in 2014 the county had 98,600 acres of feed corn which averaged 100 bu./ac. for a total crop value of $37,468,000; 12,360 acres of grain sorghum which averaged 76 bu./ac. for a total crop value of $5,166,480; 13,390 acres of cotton which averaged 1,000 of lint and 1,000 pounds of seed lbs./ac. for a total crop value of $10,673,675; 18,342 acres of wheat for grain which averaged 58 bu./ac. for a total crop value of 7,446,852; 505 acres of oats for grain which averaged 80 bu./ac. for a total crop value of $166,600, 300 acres of sesame which averaged 700 lbs./ac. for a total crop value of $79,800; 489 acres of pecans which averaged 300 lbs./ac for a total crop value of $293,400; 11 acres of alfalfa which average 3 T/ac. for a total crop value of $6,600;nursery and horticulture production revenues totaled $6,500,000 and the county had approximately 250,000 acres of native grasslands.

Livestock revenues included: 2000 hens with $10,000 of total production revenue; 8000 stockers for a total production revenue of $9,600,000; 5,200 beef cows and calves for a total production revenue of $8,280,000;3000 goats for a total revenue of $150,000 and 700 honey bee hives producing 50,000 lbs of honey for a total revenue of $45,000.

There are an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 acres in hunting and recreation leases totaling $1,787,500 in revenue.

With the strong cattle markets, 2014 saw strong heifer sales and cow numbers failed to build. With no reliable horse market liquidation of horses was unmonitored. Corn production decreased while cotton increased due to price fluctuations.

Minerals:

Building stone, sand, gravel and oil

 
Sources
  • Williamson County Agricultural Extension Office

Links:
Round Rock 
Varied shopping, manufacturing, tourism including Dell Diamond, distribution centers, St. David's Round Rock Medical CenterTexas Baptist Children's HomeSeton Medical Center WilliamsonBaylor Scott & White Medical Center Round Rock.

Cedar Park 
Varied retail centers, HEB Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park Regional Medical Center and Austin Community College.

Georgetown 
County seat, manufacturing, tourism, mining, agriculture, St. David's Georgetown Hospital, Southwestern University, Sun City Texas.

Taylor 
Agribusiness publishing center, varied manufacturing including cottonseed and meat processing, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center TaylorTemple College.

Leander

Hutto
East Williamson County Higher Education Center

Other towns include: Andice, Bartlett (partly in Bell County), Coupland, Florence, Granger, Jarrell, Liberty Hill, Thrall, Walburg and Weir.

There are several large Municipal Utility Districts in Williamson County including:

Anderson Mill: Anderson Mill Municipal Utility District (MUD)

Brushy Creek: http://www.brushycreekmud.com/

Fern Bluff: Fern Bluff Municipal Utility District.