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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

January 22, 2020

Trails: OPEN

Soccer Fields: CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE

Softball Fields: CLOSED

Disc-Golf: CLOSED

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

 
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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!

 
Come Explore the WilCo Expo Center!

Have you visited our Williamson County Expo Center in Taylor? This impressive facility has been host to so many types of events, and it’s part of our Parks Department! In this episode of “At the Park with Mark”, Events Steward Mark explains the history of the Expo Center and how it does a fantastic job of bringing the community together, one great event at a time!

 
News and Announcements

Tax Offices Rotate Closing for Training

  • 9 September 2019
  • Author: Lauren Gammon
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Tax Offices Rotate Closing for Training

The Williamson County Tax Assessor-Collector’s offices will be closed September 17 to 19, 2019 on a rotating schedule for staff training. While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours. The office closure schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday, September 17 - Round Rock Tax Office, 1801 E. Old Settlers Boulevard
  • Wednesday, September 18 – Georgetown Tax Office, 904 S. Main Street
  • Thursday, September 19 - Cedar Park Tax Office, 350 Discovery Boulevard, and Taylor Tax Office, 412 Vance Street

September is National Preparedness Month

  • 4 September 2019
  • Author: Lauren Gammon
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September is National Preparedness Month

Our Office of Emergency Management invites everyone to participate in National Preparedness Month, which is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. The 2019 theme is "Prepared, Not Scared." Follow Preparing Wilco on Facebook or Twitter (@preparingwilco), or download the WILCO Ready app to get tips on how you can best prepare before a potential disaster strikes. Learn more about our Office of Emergency Management by visiting their webpage.

Commissioners Court Adopts Budget and Lowers Tax Rate

  • 27 August 2019
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Commissioners Court Adopts Budget and Lowers Tax Rate

The Williamson County Commissioners Court adopted their overall budget for FY 2019-2020 of $393,843,886. The budget funds 41 new employees including 15 for public safety which includes EMS, Emergency Services, and Sheriff’s Office both Law Enforcement and Corrections. With River Ranch County Park opening in 2020, the budget also funds six new employees for the Parks and Recreation Department. In addition, there are funds for seven new employees for the Information Technology Department and three employees for Facilities. Also included in the budget is an increase to the Emergency Communications budget for compensation and training. The overall county tax rate for tax year 2019 was reduced to $0.458719 per $100 valuation.

Updated Hours for Justice of the Peace Pct 1 Office

  • 16 August 2019
  • Author: Lauren Gammon
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Updated Hours for Justice of the Peace Pct 1 Office

Beginning Monday, August 19, 2019, the office of the Justice of the Peace for Precinct One, located at 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd, Ste 100, in Round Rock will be open to the public as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Williamson County 2019 Tax Rate Notice & Public Hearings

  • 7 August 2019
  • Author: Lauren Gammon
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Williamson County 2019 Tax Rate Notice & Public Hearings

The Commissioners Court voted on a proposed TOTAL maximum tax rate for Williamson County and R/FM for tax year 2019 of $0.459029 per $100 valuation, which is the current tax rate. This proposed rate would be the maximum total tax rate that could be adopted at their meeting on August 27. The public is invited to attend upcoming public hearings on the proposed tax rate and will have the opportunity to address the court regarding the proposed tax rate. The public hearings will be held Tuesday, August 13, and Tuesday, August 20, at 10 a.m. at the historic courthouse located at 710 S. Main Street in Georgetown. To view the tax rate notice, click here.

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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)