Georgetown Parks & Recreation

Garey Park Programs

Garey Park offers a range of programs that will enrich your experience while in the park. With hiking, nature programs, yoga classes and more, our programs showcase the natural beauty of the park and provide opportunities to learn new skills.

Hiking

Garey Park has more than 7 miles of trails spanning the entire park, giving hikers and horseback riders an opportunity to explore the park’s beautiful natural areas.


Nature Hikes

Join park staff for guided hikes on the following Tuesday evenings from 6-7 p.m.:

  • June 18
  • July 2
  • July 16
  • July 30
  • August 13
  • August 27
  • September 10
  • September 24

Beginning in October, nature hikes will take place every other Thursday at 8:30 a.m. :

  • October 10
  • October 24
  • November 7
  • November 21

Entry fees are required. Hikes are first-come, first-served and limited to 20 people. The meeting point will change each week. Please check in at the Gate House upon arrival and staff will direct you to the meeting point.

The hikes will range from ½ mile-3 miles long. The trails are uneven, crushed limestone and crushed granite along the way. Bring water, hat and camera for pictures.

Youth Programs

Presented by the Good Water Master Naturalists, our Youth Nature Programs connect children with nature and provide parents with opportunities to engage with their children outdoors.

Join us this fall for fun and interactive programs for ages 4 and up. These free programs will be held from 9-11 a.m. at the Triple Crown Pavilion on the dates listed below. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advanced registration is not required.

Tuesday, October 8* – Paleontology
Tuesday, October 15* – Spiders
Tuesday, October 22* – Owls
Tuesday, October 29* – Bats
Saturday, November 23 – Turkeys

*Free Tuesdays – no entrance fee required.

Fitness

Yoga

Bring your own mat, water, and towel and come get your yoga on at Garey Park!

Salute to the Sun Yoga (AM)
Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Sept. 4-Oct. 30
Ages 14+
$8 Resident | $12 Nonresident

Rise up along with the sun, breathing and stretching in a flow and hold style Yoga class. We start with deep breathing and end with the traditional Savasana relaxation pose. You will learn basic Sun Salutations or enhance your current practice of them. Participants must be able to get up and down/on and off their mat. Modifications are offered so that newcomers can ease into the practice and so experienced students can be challenged. This class is appropriate for yoga newbies to intermediates.

Vinyasa Yoga
Sundays, 10-11 a.m.
Sept. 8, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1
Ages 14+
$8 Resident | $12 Nonresident

Enjoy a slow to medium Vinyasa style flow of yoga that includes deep stretching in the warm up and cool down. Class begins with a breathing exercise designed to bring awareness to and to increase control of your pelvic floor. Modifications are offered throughout class to accommodate multiple levels of ability and there’s a peak pose. We end class with a traditional Savasana. Appropriate for beginners familiar with Yoga looking to further their practice to experienced practitioners.

Yin Yoga
Sundays, 10-11 a.m.
Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Dec. 15
Ages 14+
$8 Resident | $12 Nonresident

Yin Yoga reaches deep into the body past the muscles into the fascia and connective tissues surrounding the joints. We take time to relax in postures and sequences stimulate the flow of energy through specific meridians. This practice increases range of motion, helps to clear subtle, often hidden, energy blockages and facilitates deep relaxation, an increased sense of balance and emotional peace. Go beyond muscle strengthening and stretching. If you have aches and pains you can’t seem to get rid of or you don’t seem to be getting any more flexible, no matter how much you stretch; if you feel your body type is “not naturally flexible,” Yin Yoga might be just what you need. For beginner to advanced Yogis.

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Special Events

Stargazing

Come enjoy the stars at Garey Park! In partnership with Southwestern University and the Williamson County Astronomy Club, Garey Park will be host public viewing nights under the stars. Registration is limited and pre-registration is required. Fees are $2 for Georgetown residents and $3 for nonresidents. Walk-ins will not be accepted at the gate.

Stargazing Dates
Sept. 19, 2019 – 8-10 p.m.
Oct. 24, 2019 – 8-10 p.m.
Nov. 21, 2019 – 7-9 p.m.
Dec. 19, 2019 – 7-9 p.m.
Jan. 16, 2020 – 7-9 p.m.

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