702 West Highway 79
Rockdale, TX 76567
Phone: (512) 446-3600
Fax: (512) 446-4674
A beautiful green space amidst the city, Old Settlers Park is the perfect choice, to spend a day outdoors. With facilities like playgrounds, trails and lake for fishing, this place is often filled with locals and tourists throughout the year. Nice and sunny atmosphere makes up for a perfect picnic spot, just to hang around the shady trees, or play a game of baseball.
A beautiful local park in Pflugerville, this one is spread over 349 acres (141.23 hectares) of lush green space. A multi-functional area, it is mostly used by the locals to play spots or relax. A perfect spot to unwind on weekends, the park has a tennis court, picnic tables with grills, cricket field and even a small water play area. Apart from all this, some premises of the park are also available on rent for private events and functions. Check website for more.
A 1,310-acre Army Corps of Engineers lake on the North Fork of the San Gabriel River.
One of the most wonderful natural attractions in the Texas Hill Country, this living cave was developed over 80,000 years ago and houses the remains of prehistoric mastodons and other Ice Age animals. Tours are available and you can pan for real gems and minerals.
Texas State University Round Rock Campus, also called Texas State–Round Rock, is part of Texas State University. This smaller campus is located in Round Rock and has competitive academics.
A state-of-the-art educational institute, Southwestern University is located at East University Avenue, in the charming little city of Georgetown. Offering various courses across fields, the university is home to 26 departments, which feature a lot of professional courses. To enroll in the college, or to know their admission procedure, please log on to their website or call ahead.
The water and angler enthusiast will love this 1,200 acre lake that offers boating, fishing, skiing, 16 miles of hiking trails, a wildlife preserve, and four separate camping areas.
San Gabriel Park is a recreational playground especially for children. You can plan a picnic with your family and enjoy the scenery amidst the oak trees.
Manor Downs is a quarter horse race track and just ten minutes from Austin off Highway 290. Each spring, horses fly down the track while excited onlookers hoot and holler for their pick of the race. Simulcasting is offered Wednesday through Sunday and on holiday Mondays year round. Up to fifteen live races are broadcast daily from other premier horse and dog tracks in America. They can be viewed on one of the monitors scattered under the Manor Downs grandstand or at the Turf Club. The club offers a full bar service in two large viewing rooms (one smoking, the other non-smoking).
A fun place for kids of all ages, this unique fantasy playground was designed by children and features towers, bridges, pathways, and skyways.
After being sealed for over 10,000 years, this cave was discovered in 1963 when a group of workers were digging to build a highway overpass. Daily tours are available and last just over an hour. The cave stays a comfortable 72 degrees Farenheit year-round, and features not only beautiful rock formations but also the remains of prehistoric mastodons, saber-tooth cats and other ice age animals. After your tour, enjoy the shaded picnic area with a playscape for children.
Built in 1903 with funds from the Carnegie foundation, this library is the oldest existing Carnegie Library in Texas.