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Georgetown Parks & Recreation

San Gabriel Park

445 E. Morrow St.
Georgetown, TX 78626
Map

Red Poppy-themed playground in San Gabriel Park in Georgetown, TX

Park Hours
5 a.m.-10 p.m.

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


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 flows through San Gabriel Park in Georgetown, TX

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 was part of the voter-approved 2008 Park Bond.

San Gabriel Park Master Plan

San Gabriel Park Rodeo Arena FAQ


San Gabriel Park Improvements

Phasing Plan for San Gabriel Park in Georgetown, TX

 

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 different park amenities. In addition, one of the springs along the San Gabriel River was also restored back to a more natural habitat.

Renovations to Phase II of San Gabriel Park were completed at the end of 2019. Improvements included additional pavilions, a new restroom, two new playgrounds, swings and a basketball court under College Street Bridge. In addition, lights were also added to the two sand volleyball courts and restoration was completed on the two additional springs along the San Gabriel River.

Design for renovations to Phase III of San Gabriel Park will begin in early 2020. Design elements planned include one large multi-use
performance pavilion, splash pad plaza, three shade shelters, a new restroom building, and a lighted skate park. In addition, a new low water crossing at the convergence of the North and South San Gabriel rivers is planned to replace the current pedestrian bridge.

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 Map

San Gabriel Park Map

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 a.m.-2 p.m. or 3-9 p.m.
  • Full-day is 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Resident (R) lives within the Georgetown City Limits. Nonresident (NR) lives outside the City Limits, in the extraterritorial 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.

San Gabriel Park Pavilions

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

Legacy Pavilion

Legacy Pavilion in San Gabriel Park

521 E. Morrow St.
Capacity: 150 people
Half-day: $100 Resident / $125 Nonresident
Full-day: $150 Resident / $190 Nonresident
Amenities: No tables. The Legacy Pavilion measures 40 feet by 40 feet and includes 20 duplex outlets (120V), one 30A outlet, and one 50A outlet (both 240V) on the backside of the pavilion.

Sycamore Pavilion

Sycamore Pavilion in San Gabriel Park

406 E. Morrow St.
Capacity: 30 people
Half-day: $50 Resident / $65 Nonresident
Full-day: $75 Resident / $95 Nonresident
Amenities: Lights, Grill, 20A Outlet

Live Oak Pavilion

Live Oak Pavilion in San Gabriel Park

402 E. Morrow St.
Capacity: 30 people
Half-day: $50 Resident / $65 Nonresident
Full-day: $75 Resident / $95 Nonresident
Amenities: Lights, Grill, 20A Outlet

Cypress Pavilion

Cypress Pavilion in San Gabriel Park

515 E. Morrow St.
Capacity: 30 people
Half-day: $50 Resident / $65 Nonresident
Full-day: $75 Resident / $95 Nonresident
Amenities: Lights, Grill, 20A Outlet, Next to Playscape

Cattail Pavilion

Cattail Pavilion in San Gabriel Park

608-2 E. Morrow St.
Capacity: 30 people
Half-day: $50 Resident / $65 Nonresident
Full-day: $75 Resident / $95 Nonresident
Amenities: Lights, Grill, 20A Outlet, Additional Power across sidewalk – 50/30/20A pedestal

Limestone Pavilion

Limestone Pavilion in San Gabriel Park

608-3 E. Morrow St.
Capacity: 30 people
Half-day: $50 Resident / $65 Nonresident
Full-day: $75 Resident / $95 Nonresident
Amenities: Lights, Grill, 20A Outlet, Additional Power across sidewalk – 50/30/20A pedestal

Heron Pavilion

Heron Pavilion in San Gabriel Park

620 E. Morrow St.
Capacity: 30 people
Half-day: $50 Resident / $65 Nonresident
Full-day: $75 Resident / $95 Nonresident
Amenities: Lights, Grill, 20A Outlet, Next to Playscape

Springs Pavilion

Springs Pavilion in San Gabriel Park

508 E. Morrow St.
Capacity: 30 people
Half-day: $50 Resident / $65 Nonresident
Full-day: $75 Resident / $95 Nonresident
Amenities: Lights, Grill, 20A Outlet, Near swings

Area I: Playscape Pavilion

Capacity: 15 people
Half-day: $40 Resident / $50 Nonresident
Full-day: $60 Resident / $75 Nonresident

Area FG: Flower Garden

Flower Garden in San Gabriel Park

Capacity: 75 people
Half-day: $50 Resident / $65 Nonresident
Full-day:
$75 Resident / $95 Nonresident

 

 

 



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