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Parks Department Reservation and Registration Software Upgrade

The Parks Department is upgrading its park reservation and registration software platform, effective Monday, October 4, 2021. 

The upgrade is necessary and will include a more user-friendly web-based reservation module for many of the Park facilities. Additionally, this upgrade will provide Williamson County residents and park users access to facility availability calendars, allowing them the ability to make on-line reservations 24 hours a day. Moreover, the upgrade will include improved functionality, reporting and audit tracking for the County.

The on-line module will be activated soon.  In the meantime, for information or to make a reservation, call 512-943-1920.

 

 
Sports Fields, Disc Golf & Trails Status

November 24, 2021

Trails: Open

Soccer Fields: Open

Stadium: Open

Softball Fields: Open

Disc-Golf: Open

Basketball: Open

Call the rain out phone 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).

 

Park Pass 2020


The Williamson County Parks Department launched the first ever parks pass program on October 1, 2020, offering special benefits for users of County Parks. Passholders will receive a variety of discounts towards day use fees, overnight camping, pavilion rentals and more. Check out the full list of benefits here. Purchase your parks pass at one of these two locations or by phone at 512-943-1920.


 
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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.
 
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!

 
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!

 
News and Announcements

Williamson County Reacts to Samsung Announcement

  • 23 November 2021
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Williamson County Reacts to Samsung Announcement

Nov. 23, 2021, it was announced that Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd. (“Samsung”) will build its most advanced semiconductor manufacturing plant in the United States in Taylor, Texas. The location of the $17 billion investment was announced at a press conference held by Governor Greg Abbott at the Governor’s Mansion. Officials from the City of Taylor, Taylor Independent School District and Williamson County have worked to bring the semiconductor manufacturer to Taylor since January 2021. Click this article to read statements from local officials. 

County Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 25 and 26

  • 19 November 2021
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County Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 25 and 26

Williamson County offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25, and Friday, Nov. 26, for the Thanksgiving holiday.  County offices will resume operations on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021.  The Commissioners Court meeting that is usually held on Tuesdays will not be held on Nov. 30.  The next Commissioners Court meeting following the holiday will be Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021.  

Join the Lighting of the Square Nov. 26

  • 19 November 2021
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Join the Lighting of the Square Nov. 26

Celebrate the holiday season at the annual Lighting of the Square event on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 26.  The event will be held on the east steps of the historic Williamson County Courthouse, 710 S. Main St. The festivities include entertainment from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. After the lighting, Williamson County Brown Santa will offer the option for visitors to take photos with Santa inside the courthouse from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for a donation of an unwrapped toy, wrapping paper or a monetary donation. Enter the courthouse on the south side on Eighth Street.

Emergency Communications to have Mental Health Assistance Available to Callers 24/7

  • 19 November 2021
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Emergency Communications to have Mental Health Assistance  Available to Callers 24/7

Callers needing emergency assistance in Williamson County are now being offered a new option. Through a partnership between Emergency Services, the Sheriff’s Office and Bluebonnet Trails Community Services (BTCS), a qualified mental health provider on the Emergency Communications floor is available to assist with 911 callers experiencing mental health emergencies. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the year. This service is not a replacement for the crisis hotline. Anyone having a mental health crisis should still call Bluebonnet Trails directly at 1-800-841-1255. 

WCCHD Transitions to CDC Data Tracker for Community Transmission Phases

  • 16 November 2021
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WCCHD Transitions to CDC Data Tracker for Community Transmission Phases

Effective Nov. 15, Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) will be using the CDC Data Tracker for determining Gating Phases in Williamson County.  The Phases are used to inform the public of the COVID-19 community transmission risk. The Data Tracker site (https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view) provides an integrated, standardized view of key data for monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in Williamson and the surrounding counties, and across the United States. According to the CDC Data Tracker, Williamson County is in the Orange or Substantial phase. 

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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)