6450 FM 2243
Georgetown, TX 78628
The 525-acre ranch, which is located along the South San Gabriel River, was donated by Jack and Cammy Garey in 2004 along with $5 million for park development. In 2008 voters approved a bond for an additional $10 million for the park’s construction.
Upon completion, Garey Park will become the City’s largest park, which is roughly 1.5 times the size of Zilker Park in Austin.
Amenities at the park will include a playground, a splash pad, a dog park, an equestrian arena, the Garey House event space, pavilions, and more than 6 miles of hiking and equestrian trails. Other facilities include an entry gate, restrooms and a maintenance facility.
Construction of the park is expected to be completed in early 2018 with the park opening in spring 2018.
City Council approved a $10.7 million contract Feb. 14 with Ritter-Botkin Prime Construction Co. of Pflugerville for the Garey House renovation and park construction. Austin-based Halff Associates completed the park’s design. The total budget for the project is $13.5 million.
The Garey Park site is on FM 2243 approximately 6 miles west of I-35.
Garey Park Master Plan
A master plan for Garey Park was completed in May 2006. This master plan was a culmination of considerable public input to define the vision for future park development and programming. However, plans such as this are typically conceptual but do assist in providing a framework for future planning and development activities. The City of Georgetown began planning for construction of the park in June 2014 utilizing the existing framework. The final design is based on the actual capabilities of development due to topographical, vegetative, and drainage constraints. In addition, some parts of the master plan were deferred due to funding. They will be considered for construction at a future date.
The Garey House event venue is currently under construction. We are in the process of finalizing our fees and policies, and should have final approval in November/December. We will begin taking bookings for dates after June 2018 at that time.