River Ranch County Park breaks ground on new interpretive center

River Ranch County Park celebrates the groundbreaking of its $1.9 million interpretive center Dec. 10. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
River Ranch County Park celebrates the groundbreaking of its $1.9 million interpretive center Dec. 10. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

River Ranch County Park celebrates the groundbreaking of its $1.9 million interpretive center Dec. 10. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

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River Ranch County Park celebrates the groundbreaking of its $1.9 million interpretive center Dec. 10. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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River Ranch County Park celebrates the groundbreaking of its $1.9 million interpretive center Dec. 10. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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River Ranch County Park celebrate the ground breaking of its $1.9 million interpretive center Dec. 10. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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River Ranch County Park celebrates the groundbreaking of its $1.9 million interpretive center Dec. 10. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department celebrated the groundbreaking of the interpretive center in River Ranch County Park on Dec. 10.

The 4,836-square-foot building will have space for classrooms, exhibits and meetings, county officials said.

The approximately $1.9 million project was funded by a $750,000 Texas Parks & Wildlife Department grant and voter-approved park bonds, officials said.

The center is expected to open in the fall.

“We don’t have a state park in Williamson County, and our goal with this park is to make it a state park feel,” Precinct 2 Commissioner Cynthia Long said.


River Ranch County Park is a 1,354-acre park dedicated to passive recreational activities, said Russell Fishbeck, the county's senior director of parks and recreation. It is located in the Texas Hill County between Leander and Liberty Hill off Bagdad Road at CR 278.

The park will offer 10-12 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails, as well as 25 spots for RV camping and 50 spots for tent camping of various kinds, Fishbeck said.

River Ranch broke ground in December 2018 and is anticipated to open this summer.
By Ali Linan

Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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