The Yard marks grand opening at Round Rock's Clay Madsen Recreation Center

The Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate the grand opening of The Yard on Feb. 22, an outdoor fitness center added to the city's Clay Madsen Recreation Center. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)
The Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate the grand opening of The Yard on Feb. 22, an outdoor fitness center added to the city's Clay Madsen Recreation Center. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)

The Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate the grand opening of The Yard on Feb. 22, an outdoor fitness center added to the city's Clay Madsen Recreation Center. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)

The Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate the grand opening of The Yard on Feb. 22, an outdoor fitness center added to the city's Clay Madsen Recreation Center, according to a Feb. 21 city news release. The recreation center is located at 1600 Gattis School Road, Round Rock.

The Yard features approximately 2,200 square feet of artificial grass turf and 650 square feet in each workout containers, with the following equipment included: rope ladder, FightStrong heavy bags, rowing machines, resistance training fitness accessories, a self-powered treadmill, Bulgarian bags, free weights and TRX suspension training materials, among others. The new addition to the recreation center was funded through the city's approved 2013 bond funds, per the release.


“This brand-new unique addition will offer residents even more options to recreate and stay fit at an affordable price for all families,” said Rick Atkins, director of the Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department, in the release. “Our team is excited to offer this new recreation addition and we look forward to families enjoying The Yard for years to come.”

Clay Madsen Recreation Center members will have access to the new outdoor fitness area at no additional fee, according to the release. Other amenities featured at the recreation center include two full-size gymnasiums and an indoor pool, along with a cardio and a weight room.

For more information about the facility, click here.
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By Kelsey Thompson

Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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