Registration for Summer Swim Lessons Begins May 1

Registration for Aquatics Classes offered by Georgetown Parks & Recreation will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015 for Georgetown residents, and Saturday, May 2, 2015 for nonresidents.

On-line registration is available, also beginning at 8 a.m. On-line registration fees are as follows.

Registration Total Fees Zero – $69.00 No Fees $70.00 – $149.99 6.5% minus $4.50 $150.00 – $500.00 3.5% Over $500.00 2.5% plus $5.00 fee

An on-line ID and password is required for on-line registration, which may be obtained by calling (512) 930-3596/3595.... Read more

Weight Room Closure – April 23-25

We’re getting new cardio equipment! So that we may install it, the weight room will close at 10 am on April 23 and re-open on April 25. We apologize for the inconvenience. For more information, please call the Recreation Center at (512) 930-3596.... Read more

Aquatics Lifeguard Training Program Receives Award

The aquatics program for Georgetown Parks and Recreation recently received top honors for its lifeguard training program. The program won Aquatics International Best of Aquatics for Lifeguard Training at the Association of Aquatics Professionals annual conference in February.

Stephanie Darimont, aquatics supervisor for Parks and Recreation, received the award for Georgetown at the conference. The award recognized Georgetown’s program for “imagination, expertise, dedication, and forward-thinking.” Aquatics professionals from across the country and from other countries attended the conference.... Read more

Westside Park Public Input Meeting March 31

The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department is holding a second public meeting to gather public input on plans for a future Westside Park. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31 at the Community Center at 445 E. Morrow Street in San Gabriel Park.

The primary focus of the meeting is to review possible amenities suggested at the previous public meeting on January 22, as well as through input from the MindMixer site. ... Read more

Summer Camp Registration Starts Monday, March 30 for Georgetown Residents

Registration for 2015 Summer Camps offered by Georgetown Parks & Recreation will be available to Georgetown residents on Monday, March 30 at 8:00 a.m. Nonresidents will be able to register starting on Tuesday, March 31 at 8:00 am.

On-line registration is available with a user name and password which made be obtained by calling (512) 930-3595 or (512) 930-3596. Get your User ID and password
early!!... Read more

San Gabriel Park Master Plan Open House

The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department is holding a public meeting at 7 p.m. on March 18 to get your input. The meeting will be at the Community Center at 445 E. Morrow Street in San Gabriel Park.

Public input and feedback from the meeting will assist the Parks and Recreation Department in creating a master plan for future San Gabriel Park improvements.... Read more

City Offices and Facilities Open at 10 a.m.

City of Georgetown offices and facilities will open at 10 a.m. Thursday due to the winter storm warning. Non-essential personnel should report at 10 a.m. Essential personnel should report at regular times.... Read more

Inclement Weather Updates

In the event of inclement weather, any possible facility and athletic leagues delays or closures will be posted on the Georgetown Recreation Center Facebook page.

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Marker at Cemetery Records Black History

Across the highway from the largest shopping center in Georgetown and tucked behind two new restaurants is a cemetery that is older than the Williamson County Courthouse. Established in 1906, the Citizen’s Memorial Garden Cemetery on Memorial Drive is the final resting place for generations of African American residents of Georgetown. (Click on photos for larger versions.)

Early burials at the cemetery were likely those of former slaves.... Read more

Cupid’s Chase 5k and Fun Run Feb. 7

Register now for the 20th annual Cupid’s Chase 5k and Fun Run on Saturday, February 7. The chip-timed 5k run/walk begins at 8 a.m. in downtown Georgetown at Seventh and Main streets and ends at the Bark Park on Holly Street. (A shuttle will take you back to the starting line.)

Through February 4, the registration cost is $22 per person for all age groups.... Read more