Round Rock City Parks

By: Joe Cline - Austin Real Estate Broker

The city of Round Rock, Texas offers an enhanced quality of life through diverse leisure opportunities. It is really one great place to find a home or visit. Round Rock is equipped with activities and facilities that cater to people of all ages, giving you more reasons to look forward to waking up to every day life.

Carving Round Rock

Round Rock city is located 15 miles north of Austin, Texas. Being one of the best-managed cities in Texas, Round Rock is currently home to around 92,000 people. It has won lots of recognitions and continues to aim for excellence in being able to answer the needs of the residents and whoever may come across this interesting town.

It is a site of major economic development in Texas, and is expected to grow further in the coming years. The city has maintained a high quality of life, especially in enabling a holistic experience for all its residents and visitors. Round Rock takes an extra step in ensuring that everyone's basic needs are met, and more.

Round Rock Parks

Spanning over 1700 acres of land, Round Rock Parks and Recreational department has developed over 34 parks. These vary from mini-parks, neighborhood parks, metropolitan / community parks, regional parks, linear parks / linkages, and special use areas. Whatever kind of recreation you're looking for, Round Rock has it for you.

The different park facilities include: walking and jogging trails, playgrounds, port fields/ small complexes, picnic areas, BBQ grills, play courts (tennis/volleyball), open space, shelters/pavilions, benches, and clean restrooms. A lot of open space is available for you to do all your outdoor events and activities. the Rocking R water park at Old Settlers Park is a popular spot for kids of all ages.

Best for Youngsters

Round Rock city was voted as one of the top 100 Best Communities for young people last January 2007. It is a place that provides a healthy, safe, and caring environment, where children of all ages can grow, mature, and develop all their potential. Needless to say, this is a great place to raise a family. Real estate in Round Rock can be found for a wide variety of prices and sizes. New homes as well as those in established neighborhoods are not far from recreation. Many homes back on greenbelts that afford hike and bike opportunities.

Round Rock's educational and out of school youth system is one of its merits. So if you're starting out a family or already have kids, living in Round Rock would be a pleasure, since you've got peace of mind that your children would definitely be in good hands and in a safe environment.

Recreating Lives

Recreational activities are offered at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center. It is a $5.1 million building that covers 55,000 sq. feet. It offers day camps, fitness and wellness programs, gymnastics programs, instructional classes, a Kid's Clubhouse, kinder dance lessons, recreational playrooms, sport camps, and even toddler programs.

Facilities include: 4 racquetball courts, 2 full basketball courts, Volleyball court, indoor swimming pool, cardio/weight room, game room, TV room, locker rooms, and a Madsen playroom. Here you can choose from various activities that promote a healthy lifestyle, equipped with quality exercise facilities and well-trained personnel.

There are also other programs available in the city, namely, golf, tennis, martial arts, gymnastics, yoga, Pilates, and swimming. You can also enroll in Spanish classes, and baby-sitting certification programs. Even toddlers can join computer classes, music classes, art classes, and cooking classes.

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