Georgetown Parks & Recreation

Garey Park Programs


A representative from the Good Water Master Naturalists showing a family a program at Garey Park

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.

Program Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy

Questions about Garey Park programs? Please contact or 512-930-6800.



Park Activities

Passive Park Activities

Outdoor Skills

Family Fishing Fun

Man and child posing with fishing gear next to the Upper Pond at Garey Park

Ages 5+
$15 Resident/$20 Nonresident
Saturday, Sept. 14
Saturday, Oct. 19
8-10 a.m.

Join us for a morning of fishing fun at the Garey Park ponds. We will provide fishing equipment, instruction, and bait. Children under the age of 12 must have an enrolled parent to participate in the program. Ages 17+ must have a valid fishing license. Fee includes entry into Garey Park.


Nature Photography

Ages 14+
$25 Resident/$35 Nonresident
Saturday, Nov. 9
Saturday, Feb. 15
8-11 a.m.

With the hustle and bustle of a busy life, it’s important to find your patch of green space to step away from the noise of the daily grind. Garey Park offers countless opportunities for you to enjoy the great outdoors while providing a perfect backdrop for enjoying nature photog­raphy. In this photography class, we’ll explore at a comfort­able pace and look for a variety of subjects that pique your interest and, more importantly, tell a story. We’ll cover basic photography tips like composition, light, and creativity to make images that are interesting and captivating. This class is designed for anyone who enjoys time in nature and the variety of subjects it has to offer. All levels of photogra­phers are welcome; just wear comfortable shoes and bring an extra camera battery!

Linda Nickell is a Texas-based nature photographer and the host of a weekly photography webinar series, the “Happiness Hour.” Linda’s work has been recognized by as one of the “Top 25 Travel Photographers to Follow on Instagram.”  She is the co-author of “Composition:  15 Photography Tips to Creating Captivating Images,” and as an active user of Instagram, she curates multiple feature accounts to inspire and promote the work of other photographers.  Many of  Linda’s images have been published and licensed for commercial use.

Painting in the Park

Ages 16+
$25 Resident/$35 Nonresident
Saturday, Sept. 21, 6-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9, 4-5:30 p.m.

Escape to the enchanting landscapes of Garey Park and let your creativity flow! Join us for a Watercolor Workshop amid the soothing sounds of nature. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a first-time painter, discover the joy of expressing yourself with watercolors. Participants will learn tips and tricks for water coloring and all materials will be provided. Just bring your creativity!

Ages 9-16
$15 Resident/$20 Nonresident
Saturday, Oct. 12, 9-10:30 a.m.

Join us for a guided, kid-friendly watercolor tutorial utilizing natural features found in Garey Park. All supplies will be provided for this guided tutorial.

Ages 4-10
$15 Resident/$20 Nonresident
Saturday, Oct. 26, 9-10:30 a.m.

Join us for a guided, kid-friendly, fall themed watercolor tutorial utilizing natural features found in Garey Park. All supplies will be provided for this guided tutorial.

Nature Programs

SSSuper Snakes!

Ages 4-16
$20 resident/$30 nonresident
Saturday, July 27
Saturday, Sept. 7
Saturday, Oct. 5
9-10:30 a.m.

Is your child curious about reptiles? SSSuper Snakes provides a safe environment for them to learn about and interact with snakes with the help of an experienced professional. Programming includes a combination of live snakes from Texas (nonvenomous) as well as a digital slideshow with side-by-side comparisons of venomous and nonvenomous snakes, snake safety information, recommended reading/resources and more.

This program is presented by Michael Foux with Austin Reptile Shows.

Loose Parts Nature Play

All ages
Garey Park entry fees; no pre-registration required
Saturday, Oct. 5
Tuesday, Oct. 15
Saturday, Nov. 2
Tuesday, Nov. 12
10-11 a.m.

“The Theory of Loose Parts” proposes that items which can be moved around, built, tinkered with, and arranged in a variety of ways foster creative thinking and engagement in people better than other learning methods. LPNP takes that same theory and applies it to nature-based learning! Staff will provide baskets full of items pulled from nature (think leaves, pinecones, sticks, bamboo, tree cookies, etc.) and let kids imaginations run wild! This is supervised, but unguided, free play time.

Parks for Pollinators Bioblitz

Moth tiger with the word Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz written over in white text

8 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 21

Help us chronicle pollinator species at Garey Park!

From experts to novices, all curious naturalists are welcome. The goal of this BioBlitz is to document as many different pollinators as possible in Garey Park.

Participation is as easy as taking a photo and recording a date, time and location (your phone does this automatically via geotagging) and uploading to via the phone app or website. You can explore and make observations on your own time and pace, and as often as you’d like!

What is a pollinator?

A pollinator is an animal that moves pollen from a male plant to a female plant. This allows the plant to grow and produce. Examples include: bees, flies, wasps, ants, butterflies, moths, sawflies, bats, hummingbirds, dragonflies and damselflies.

What is a BioBlitz?

A BioBlitz is an event where participants take/upload photo of wildlife to learn about the pollinators in our area. Participation is of the utmost importance! The more observations made, the greater the positive impact had on the scientific community. You might find something nobody has ever documented at Garey Park before!

How do I participate?

  1. Download the iNaturalist app on your smartphone.
  2. Create an account and familiarize yourself with the program. Practice looking at the Explore, Activity, and Observe tabs on the app.
  3. While in the app, join the project page, when available.
  4. Visit Garey Park and make an observation – or make many! You can submit findings in real time using the iNaturalist app on your smartphone or save the photos and upload them later.

Why should I participate?

  • Parks are essential to the health of pollinators and help make a difference in saving these critical species. Parks help pollinators in several ways – including documenting the species present within their boundaries.
  • Pollinators are a vital component of our ecosystem, and an essential link to the world’s food supply.
  • The United States has seen a steady decline of pollinators – a rate of about a 30% decrease annually. These projects help scientist (and citizen scientists, like you!) better understand where there is a greater need for preservation efforts. 


Give us a call at 512-930-6800 or email Or, stop by the gatehouse on your way in for a quick tutorial.


Public Stargazing Nights

All ages
$2 Resident/$4 Nonresident
Ages 3 and under free
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 8-10 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 8-10 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7-9 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7-9 p.m.

Come enjoy an evening under the stars at Garey Park! Talented volunteers from the Williamson County Astronomy Club will be on hand with telescopes and/or cameras to help visitors view various celestial objects. Participants are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets as well. Registration is limited and pre-registration is required. Walk-ins will not be accepted at the gate.