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Parks & Recreation Department
219 Perry Mayfield
Leander, TX 78641
Driving Directions
Phone (512) 943-1920;
FAX (512)943-1930

 
Field and Facilities Status

September 17, 2019

Trails: OPEN

Soccer Fields: OPEN

Softball Fields: OPEN

Disc-Golf: OPEN


Call the rain out phone message line for updates, (512-943-3366). Website is updated during business hours (Mon-Fri, 8 am to 5 pm). Phone message is updated when conditions have changed onsite during park staff hours (7:30 am to 4 pm)..

 
Parks Facility Information

To see the parks facilities' fee schedule, click here

To make a reservation, call the Parks & Recreation Office for assistance. Office hours and the phone number are located directly to the left under 'Office Hours'.  

To see rules for safe trail use. click here

 
Cedar Rock Railroad

Cedar Rock Railroad

All aboard! The Cedar Rock Railroad located in the Williamson County Regional Park is up and running!

For more information, train questions or reservations please call 512-413-1705 or visit their website at www.cedarrockrailroad.com

 



 
Mission Statement
Our mission is to manage and operate a system of parks that will add quality to life, build community pride and spirit, promote physical fitness and self improvement, evoke an emotional and intellectual response to connections with nature, consider long term open space needs, preserve endangered species, and improve air quality.
 
At the Park with Mark!

We are excited to present to you a new video series from our Parks department: “At the Park with Mark!” Join Mark, our knowledgeable Trail Steward of the Williamson County Parks department, as he counts down the top 5 rules of Trail Etiquette! Catch y’all outside!

 
Quarry Splash Pad- See You Next Summer 2019!

For more tips and information on the Quarry Splash Pad, watch this episode of "At the Park with Mark!" 

 
News and Announcements

WilCo Parks Department Celebrates 15 Years

  • 27 March 2018
  • Author: Connie Odom
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WilCo Parks Department Celebrates 15 Years

The Williamson County Parks Department reached a milestone in March, celebrating 15 years of providing parks, trails and open spaces to the residents of Williamson County. The Parks Department invites the public to help celebrate their 15th anniversary by sharing photos from County parks and trails. Park lovers are invited to post a photo to Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #WilCoParks15. The County will select some photos to share on its @wilcogov Facebook and Twitter pages. Read more to learn about the Parks Department history!    

Volunteer at WilCo Parks on MLK Day

  • 1/15/2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Volunteer at WilCo Parks on MLK Day

County offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018, for Martin Luther King Day. The United Way of Williamson County is encouraging residents to mark the holiday by volunteering for their annual Day of Service. Williamson County offers volunteers the opportunity to participate in park improvement projects at the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, 3005 CR 175, Leander, and Berry Springs Park and Preserve, 1801 CR 152, Georgetown. More than 185,000 volunteers are anticipated to impact more than 50,000 persons during the national day of service. Join local efforts by volunteering at www.unitedway-wc.org, or click here.

 

Grand Opening for WilCo Tennis Center Nov. 4

  • 11/4/2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Grand Opening for WilCo Tennis Center Nov. 4
Brie Rippner of Rippner Tennis was announced as the new tennis pro and manager of the Tennis Center at the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, 3005 C.R. 175, Leander, Texas, effective October 1, 2017. The public is invited to a grand opening of Rippner Tennis on Saturday, November 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event includes refreshments, clinics, doubles mixes, and a pro exhibition. For juniors, there will be clinics and junior play all day.

Run Along Brushy Creek Regional Trail at Alan's Hope 5K

  • 9/16/2017 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Run Along Brushy Creek Regional Trail at Alan's Hope 5K
Alan’s Hope is hosting the Alan’s Hope Guitars for HOPE 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 16, at 8 a.m., at the Brushy Creek Lake Park, 3300 Brushy Creek Road, in Cedar Park. The event is held in support of National Suicide Prevention Week, September 10 to 16, 2017. The 5K run/walk will feature music along the route on the Brushy Creek Regional Trail and remembrance ribbons for people to wear in honor of those they have lost to suicide. Register online at www.AlansHope.eventbrite.com or the morning of the event starting at 7:15 a.m. for a donation of $15 to cover the cost of the event and t-shirts.  

"Leave No Trace for Williamson County Preserves" Training July 31

  • 7/31/2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Author: Connie Odom
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"Leave No Trace for Williamson County Preserves" Training July 31
The Williamson County Conservation Foundation is offering another “Leave No Trace for Williamson County Preserves” training for people who want to access County preserve areas. The next training will be held on Monday, July 31, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Williamson County Central Maintenance Facility training room, 3151 S.E. Inner Loop, in Georgetown. To reserve a spot in the class, send an email to [email protected] and include "LNT" in the subject line. 
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Parks Department 15th Anniversary Timeline
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County Operates Twin Lakes Park with YMCA (1996)

Williamson County enters into an agreement with the state to operate Twin Lakes Park. The County works with the YMCA to operate the facility.
County Operates Twin Lakes Park with YMCA (1996)
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Williamson County Purchases First Park Land (2000)

County voters approve park bonds to purchase land for Williamson County parks! This land would begin the development of Southwest Williamson Regional Park, Berry Springs Park and Preserve, and Champion Park.
Williamson County Purchases First Park Land (2000)
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Williamson County First Park Director (December 2002)

Jim Rodgers becomes Williamson County's first Parks director. His vision was to focus on larger regional parks that model state parks with open space and natural settings.
Williamson County First Park Director (December 2002)
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Southwest Williamson County Regional Park Grand Opening (January 2003)

The Southwest Williamson County Regional Park is a high energy park that offers 11 soccer fields, 2 softball fields, a football field circled by a 400-meter track, 8 tennis courts, 6 basketball courts and a playscape. There also is a crushed granite hike & bike trail along the perimeter, the Quarry Splash Pad and a miniature train!
Southwest Williamson County Regional Park Grand Opening (January 2003)
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Brushy Creek Regional Trail Phase 1 Opens (March 2003)

The Brushy Creek Regional Trail winds along Brushy Creek and is approximately 3 miles long from the Creekside Trail Head to Cedar Park Brushy Creek Lake Park. Several parks lie along the route with amenities such as playgrounds, restrooms, and picnic areas.
Brushy Creek Regional Trail Phase 1 Opens (March 2003)
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Eastern Williamson County Regional Park Opens (February 2004)

Williamson County purchased 135 acres and built a covered arena with seating, concessions and restroom in northeast Taylor. The facility would host the Taylor Rodeo among other events.
Eastern Williamson County Regional Park Opens (February 2004)
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Berry Springs Park and Preserve Grand Opening (October 2005)

An old pecan grove became Berry Springs Park & Preserve, a 300 acre passive park the includes camping, hiking and fishing! The park has a fishing dock, 2.5 mile hike/bike trail, playscape and pavillions.
Berry Springs Park and Preserve Grand Opening (October 2005)
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Voters Approve Second Park Bond to Purchase Land (November 2011)

Williamson County purchases Williams Tract, 1,101 acres of land which will be developed into River Ranch County Park, and Byers Tract, 398 acres of land which will be developed into Blackland Heritage County Park.
Voters Approve Second Park Bond to Purchase Land (November 2011)
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Brushy Creek Regional Trail Phase 2 Opens (June 2006)

Phase 2 extended the trail east from the Creekside Trail Head at Great Oaks Drive and Hairy Man Road 4,000 feet through Fern Bluff MUD property.
Brushy Creek Regional Trail Phase 2 Opens (June 2006)
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Champion Park Grand Opening (October 2007)

Champion Park is a children's paradise with a covered children's sand play area, blue whale spray pad, dinosaur bones and boulders to climb, swings, pavilions and more!
Champion Park Grand Opening (October 2007)
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Lake Creek Trail Grand Opening (December 2007)

Lake Creek Trail is just over 1 mile which extends along Lake Creek connecting Parmer Lane to Broadmeade Avenue crossing through the Town and Country Optimist Fields.
Lake Creek Trail Grand Opening (December 2007)
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Brushy Creek Regional Trail Phase 3 Opens (February 2009)

Brushy Creek Regional Trail Phase 3 Opens (February 2009)
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Quarry Splash Pad Opens (August 2011)

The Quarry Splash Pad opens in the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park. This unique splash pad offers a variety of water features and sand area with pavillions.
Quarry Splash Pad Opens (August 2011)
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New Parks Office Opens (October 2011)

The Parks Department locates in its new office in the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park.
New Parks Office Opens (October 2011)
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Williamson County Hires Second Parks Director (December 2011)

Randy Bell becomes Williamson County Park's director. His background operating state parks is a perfect fit for WilCo! "Parks are islands in the sea of development."
Williamson County Hires Second Parks Director (December 2011)
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Voters Approve Third Parks Bond (November 2013)

Voters approve $40 million for the development of River Ranch County Park, renovations to the Expo Center, trails and more!
Voters Approve Third Parks Bond (November 2013)
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Expo Center Celebrates Grand Opening (November 2016)

The Williamson County Exposition Center opens to the public! The renovated center includes an arena for livestock events, outdoor covered Expo Hall, indoor Expo Hall, meeting rooms, catering kitchen, concessions building and more!
Expo Center Celebrates Grand Opening (November 2016)
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Groundbreaking for River Ranch County Park (2018)

In 2018, Williamson County will break ground on River Ranch County Park continuing its tradition of providing passive recreational spaces to enjoy nature!
Groundbreaking for River Ranch County Park (2018)