The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved a Parks Pass program to be used at its four county parks and expo center during a Sept. 15 meeting.

The annual pass is designed to provide a variety of different park fee discounts to each pass holder and accompanying guests, according to the agenda. Each pass is $50.

Some discounts include unlimited free day use for the cardholder and up to 14 guests in the same noncommercial vehicle at River Ranch County Park when it opens in late fall, overnight camping fee discounts at Berry Springs Park and Preserve and River Ranch, pavilion rental discount at each parks and more.

The anticipated launch of the pass is Oct. 1, said Russell Fishbeck, Williamson County parks and recreation senior director.

“It’s a wide range of benefits, and [the pass] services all of our parks,” Fishbeck said.

Participating parks include Berry Springs Park and Preserve, located at 1801 CR 152, Georgetown; Champion Park, located at 3830 Brushy Creek Road, Cedar Park; soon-to-open River Ranch County Park, located off Bagdad Road at CR 278 near Liberty Hill; Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, located at 3005 CR 175, Leander; and the Expo Center, located at 5350 Bill Pickett Trail, Taylor.

The court also approved an adjustment of park entrance, pavilion and campsite fees at all of its parks including the Expo Center. Visit for a complete list.