Parks & Rec Projects

Garey Park

This item would provide $10 million in set-aside funding for the future development of a master-planned park. In 2004, Jack and Cammy Garey announced that they were donating their 525-acre ranch, including their estate home, to the City of Georgetown to become a future City park. Their gift also includes a $5 million donation for park development costs, to be matched with $5 million in other funding.

Located west of Interstate 35 on RR 2243, Garey Park would be four times larger than San Gabriel Park. In 2006, the City worked with the Gareys and held public meetings to develop a master plan for the development of Garey Park. The master plan proposes a 525-acre park with camping areas, an equestrian arena, an outdoor amphitheater, hiking trails, day-use areas, and the Garey House as an event center.

View the Garey Park Master Plan online.

Garey House at Garey Ranch (below).
Garey House at Garey Ranch

The Garey House would become a special event center at Garey Park (below).
The Garey House would become a special event center at Garey Park.

Cammy and Jack Garey with then-Mayor Gary Nelon when they announced their gift to the City in 2004.Cammy and Jack Garey with then-Mayor Garey Nelon when they announced their gift to the City in 2004.

Below are conceptual drawings from the Garey Park Master Plan.

Conceptual drawing of Garey Park entrance gate Conceptual drawing of Garey Park entrance gate

Conceptual drawing of playscape and adventure area Conceptual drawing of playscape and adventure area

Conceptual drawing of equestrian arena Conceptual drawing of equestrian arena

Hike and Bike Trails

This item would provide funding for new hike and bike trails.

Parkland for Preserves

This item would fund the purchase of land for parks or preserves. Possible areas include land that would serve as a buffer around existing or future parkland, sensitive areas such as natural springs or habitat for endangered species, or land that connects other parcels of parkland.

San Gabriel Park Improvements and Amphitheater

This item would fund improvements to San Gabriel Park, including an outdoor amphitheater that could be used for performances, festivals, or other special events.

Below are conceptual drawings of ideas for a proposed outdoor amphitheater and special events area in San Gabriel Park.



 

 

Westside Park and Sports Complex

This item would provide funds for the purchase of parkland on the west side of Interstate 35 for active recreation, including elements such as soccer fields, baseball fields, softball fields, and football fields.