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Park Pass 2020


The Williamson County Parks Pass offers 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 in one of three ways:

On-line

* In person at the Expo Center or Southwest Williamson County Regional Park

* By calling 512-943-1920

 
SW Regional Park Facilities Status

November 25, 2022

Trails: Open

Softball Fields: CLOSED

Soccer Fields: CLOSED

Stadium: Open

Disc-Golf: CLOSED

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).

 
Softball -- Soccer -- Football

This applies to sports fields at Southwest Williamson County Regional Park.  For interested parties needing field reservations on a recurring basis, the following outlines the general timeframe by which those reservation requests will be accepted and considered.  Due to demand on facilities, reservation requests cannot be guaranteed.

Football & Soccer:

  • Spring: recurring reservation request period is early November for play between mid-February through May.
  • Fall: recurring reservation request period is early May for play between mid August through November.

Baseball/Softball:

  • Spring 2023: recurring reservation request period will be December 12-30, 2022 for play between mid-February through July.
  • Fall: recurring reservation request period is late June for play between mid August through December.

Check back during the reservation request periods for specific instructions and links to on-line request forms.

 
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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 Celebrates Expo Center Improvements

  • 10 February 2022
  • Author: Yvonne Ramirez
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Williamson County Celebrates Expo Center Improvements

Williamson County Precinct 4 Commissioner Russ Boles was joined by Williamson County Senior Director of Parks Russell Fishbeck and others to celebrate additions to the Williamson County Expo Center.

First, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of a new 200’ x 500’ south tarmac. The multi-purpose space will be used for both parking and event space. It includes a new concrete sidewalk and walkway. The walkway improves access between facilities, as well as makes it ADA accessible.

"When I became county commissioner, one of the things I heard from people on the east side of the county is that they wanted to make sure that the county hadn’t forgotten about them. And I look at projects like this as an investment in the east side of Williamson County, investments into Taylor, and I think this is going to be fantastic," said Precinct 4 Commissioner Russ Boles. 

Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, a groundbreaking ceremony was held to celebrate improvements to the arena. The arena will be widened to 125 feet by 300 feet to better serve event holders and enhance overall safety by adding more space. It is currently 106 feet by 300 feet. At the same time, box seating will be added to the arena. This will increase the overall seating capacity by approximately 250 seats. Current seating capacity is approximately 3,000 seats. 

“Today, we celebrated another great enhancement to the Expo Center with the widening of the arena and addition of boxed seating. These projects will give our event holders safer and greater space for events as well as improve ease of access to the new restrooms and concessions,” said Expo Center General Manager Jason Brown.  

In addition, the roof over the breezeway that collapsed during the winter storm last February will be replaced. The replacement will be paid with an insurance claim.

"It was an exciting day for the Expo Center. This facility is growing in popularity and the demand for use is steadily increasing," said Parks Director Russell Fishbeck. "This space affords us more opportunity to host larger footprint events. We are super proud of this growing facility and appreciate the resources to enhance it with voter-approved park bonds." 

The design for both projects was done by Parkhill. Chasco Constructors was awarded Construction Manager for the projects for a maximum price of $2,009,747. With the exception of the roof replacement. All projects were funded with voter-approved 2019 Park Bonds and 2021 Capital Improvement Project funds.  

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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)