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San Gabriel Park

445 E. Morrow St.
Georgetown, TX 78626
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Park Hours
Dawn to Dusk

Park Amenities
Pavilion
Trails
Playscape
Disc Golf
Baseball/Softball
Basketball
Volleyball
Soccer
Picnic
Restrooms
Fishing
Community Center
Recreation Center

CONSTRUCTION UPDATES:

Sept. 13 – Lower Park Road is now closed to the public.

Aug. 13 – Phase II construction at San Gabriel Park begins on Mon., Aug. 13. Tree protection will be going up and fencing will be installed that will limit access to the river. The lower parking lot will be closed, and park guests are asked to use the new parking lots on the west end of the park. Road and/or facility closures will be communicated on our website and social media as construction continues.

Meandering right through the heart of Georgetown are the North Fork and the South Fork of the San Gabriel River. Along the banks of the San Gabriel River where the two forks meet, between the river and Austin Avenue, you’ll find one of the most beautiful parks in the state of Texas.

San Gabriel Park was designated a Lone Star Legacy Park by the Texas Recreation & Parks Society in March 2012. San Gabriel Park is one of only nine parks in Texas to be awarded this designation in its inaugural year. These parks were chosen for their historical prominence within their communities and the state by providing natural respite and social interaction as those communities were founded, developed, and prospered.

San Gabriel Park is graced with 200-year-old oak trees that offer shady spots for family picnics. The 180-acre park also provides space for concerts and festivals, as well as fields for soccer, football, lacrosse and baseball.

A hike and bike trail goes through the park, including a 1.6 mile loop in the park and other segments that connect to Blue Hole ParkRivery Park, and all the way to Lake Georgetown. There is also a 9-hole disc golf course at the north end of the park.

San Gabriel River

San Gabriel River is considered “Waters of the US” by the Federal Water Quality Act. Generally speaking, the state owns surface water and the streambed in Texas.  In the case of the San Gabriel River, the State considers it a navigable stream which limits the authority of the City to work within the river.  Additionally, there are other Federal and State regulations that prohibit the City from disturbing or removing gravel from the river. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) regulate activity within a public waterway.  The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department continues to look at opportunities to work in and around the low water dam in San Gabriel Park to improve recreation opportunities and aesthetics for park users but to date have not been able to secure authorization to do so.


San Gabriel Park Master Plan

A master plan for San Gabriel Park was completed in June 2015. This master plan was a culmination of  public input and existing conditions 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 master plan for San Gabriel Park proposes four phases for renovation. This phased approach allows areas of the park to remain open and usable. Funding for the improvements to San Gabriel Park were part of the voter approved 2008 Park Bond.

San Gabriel Park Master Plan


San Gabriel Park Improvements

 

The first phase of San Gabriel Park is completed. Phase 1 improvements set the tone for how the rest of San Gabriel Park will be renovated. There are two new restrooms, a new playground and swings, new picnic pavilions and parking. New directional signage helps direct park visitors to the different park amenities. In addition, one of the springs along the San Gabriel River was also restored back to a more natural habitat.

The construction of San Gabriel Park Phase 2 began in August 2018. Improvements include additional pavilions, a new restroom, playground and swings, and a basketball court under the College Street bridge. Look for new parking areas along with the restoration of two additional springs along the river. San Gabriel Park Phase 2 is expected to be completed in summer 2019.

The San Gabriel Park Master Plan, which was completed in June 2015, identified improvements to be completed in phases to limit park disruptions.


San Gabriel Park Pavilion Rentals

San Gabriel Park offers several pavilions that can be reserved. Fees vary depending on the length of the reservation and the address of the renter.

  • Half-day is 8:00 am – 2:00 pm or 3:00-9:00 pm. Full-day is 8:00 am – 9:00 pm.
  • Resident (R) lives within the Georgetown City Limits. Nonresident (NR) lives outside the City Limits, in the extra-territorial jurisdiction or another City.

Events require a permit for noise, signs, road closures, parking, etc. Parks Event Permit Application

Call Georgetown Parks and Recreation Administration at (512) 930-3595 to reserve a pavilion in San Gabriel Park.

*NEW!* The Grove Pavilions

The pavilions in the newly renovated Grove section of San Gabriel Park are now open for reservations.

San Gabriel Park Grove Pavilion Map

Sycamore Pavilion

Capacity: 30 people
Half-day: $50 R / $65 NR          Full-day: $75 R / $95 NR

Live Oak Pavilion

Capacity: 30 people
Half-day: $50 R / $65 NR          Full-day: $75 R / $95 NR

Cypress Pavilion

Capacity: 30 people
Half-day: $50 R / $65 NR          Full-day: $75 R / $95 NR

 

San Gabriel Park Pavilions

San Gabriel Park Map

Area I: Playscape Pavilion

Capacity: 15 people
Half-day: $40 R / $50 NR          Full-day: $60 R / $75 NR

Area FG: Flower Garden

Capacity: 75 people          photo FG
Half-day: $50 R / $65 NR          Full-day: $75 R / $95 NR