6 activities and events to do in Round Rock, Pflugerville from May 30-June 6

The city-owned water park reopened May 30 for its summer 2020 season, complete with social distancing-friendly safety measures. (Courtesy Rock'N River Waterpark)
The city-owned water park reopened May 30 for its summer 2020 season, complete with social distancing-friendly safety measures. (Courtesy Rock'N River Waterpark)

The city-owned water park reopened May 30 for its summer 2020 season, complete with social distancing-friendly safety measures. (Courtesy Rock'N River Waterpark)

No need to let summer days drift away when the cities of Round Rock and Pflugerville are offering in-person and virtual activities for residents to participate in. From splashing around in Round Rock’s water park to attending a virtual history lesson on the Women’s Suffrage Movement, here are 6 things to do and see from May 30-June 6.

MAY 30 | Splash the day away at the Rock’N River Waterpark

As things heat up in Central Texas, cool off with a visit to Round Rock’s Rock’N River Waterpark. The city-owned water park reopened May 30 for its summer 2020 season, complete with social distancing-friendly safety measures. $5-$12, one-day admissions. Noon-7 p.m. Rock’N River Waterpark, 3300 Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. 512-671-2737.

www.roundrocktexas.gov/event/rockn-river-water-park-opens-sat-may-30

JUNE 1-AUG. 1 | Have a good read all summer along


Dust off your bookshelf and participate in the Round Rock Public Library’s summer reading challenge, running June 1 through Aug. 1. Register your personal reading goal online and read books to help unlock donations that will be made from the Friends of the Round Rock Public Library to two area nonprofits: The Round Rock Area Serving Center and the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter. Free. Open to all ages.

www.roundrocktexas.gov/departments/library/kids/programs-for-kids/summer-reading-challenge

JUNE 2 | Pick out the perfect summer produce

No green thumb? No problem. Stop on by Pflugerville’s weekly farmers market for local produce, meats and food products. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, face coverings are required, and a maximum of 10 customers will be allowed in the market at once. Free. 3-7 p.m. Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin-Hutto Road, Pflugerville. www.pflugervilletx.gov/home/components/calendar/event/22570/213?curm=6&cury=2020

JUNE 4 | Learn about the U.S. Women’s Suffrage Movement

Dive deep into the history of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote in the United States. Presented by the League of Women Voters of the Austin Area, the discussion will critique the movement’s leadership and its relationship with the suffrage of African-American women and men. Free, registration required. Ages 18 and older. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

www.pflugervilletx.gov/home/components/calendar/event/25180/213?curm=6&cury=2020

JUNE 5 | Try a Tai Chi class

For those looking for a more relaxing fitness session, the Pflugerville Recreation Center is hosting virtual tai chi workouts. Tai chi focuses on strength, flexibility and balance, as well as incorporating meditative practices. Free. 10-10:40 a.m. www.facebook.com/pflugervilleparksandrec

JUNE 6 | Take a hike and celebrate National Trails Day

Embrace your inner tree hugger this weekend with Round Rock’s celebration of National Trails Day, hosted by the Round Rock Parks and Recreation department. Participants are invited to meet at the Freeman Park trailhead for a morning yoga session near the Rabb House. Free commemorative t-shirts, snacks and water will be provided. Free. 7:30-9:30 a.m. Freeman Park trailhead, 301 Forest Ridge Drive, Round Rock. www.roundrocktexas.gov/event/national-trails-day-2020
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.


MOST RECENT

Overall in Travis County there has been a total of 10,695 cases since mid-March.. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Travis County adds 571 COVID-19 cases; new restriction put in place ahead of holiday weekend

Overall in Travis County there has been a total of 10,695 cases since mid-March.

The First Street Foundation's dataset includes a forecast models that anticipate the effects of climate change and sea level rise. (Screenshot via First Street Foundation)
Analysis: FEMA may be undercounting national total flood risk by as much as 70%

The new dataset includes an interactive Flood Factor dashboard that anyone can use to assess the risk of flooding over a 30-year period for any address.

A photo of a person wearing a medical mask
Travis County Judge supports state masking order, says county will enforce

After Gov. Greg Abbot's statewise mandate to wear masks that cover mouth and nose, Travis County Judge Sam Biscoe voiced his support.

Williamson County has now recorded 2,388 total COVID-19 cases, including 1,342 that are currently active. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Williamson County reports 49 additional confirmed coronavirus cases July 2

Currently, 107 patients are hospitalized and 32 are in intensive care, per the report.

Gov. Greg Abbott
Gov. Greg Abbott: Texans must wear masks in public starting July 3

"COVID-19 is not going away," Gov. Abbott said. "In fact, it is getting worse."

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments. (Source: Matt Frankel/Community Impact Newspaper)
'Refinancing isn't free:' How to navigate refinancing a mortgage

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments.

Episcopal Health Foundation
Survey: Texans support emphasis on improving economy, safety, pollution to address overall health

“COVID-19 is clearly showing what Texans already know: the state needs to address underlying, non-medical conditions that have a dramatic impact on their health,” Episcopal Health Foundation President and CEO Elena Marks said.

In the course of a month, the number of patients admitted to the hospital due to COVID-19 has increased more than fivefold, according to Austin Public Health data. (Design by Shelby Savage/Community Impact Newspaper)
Deluge of new COVID-19 cases forces Austin-area health officials to limit testing, shift tracing strategy

Fighting antiquated fax machines and a sharp rise in the demand for testing, officials said contact tracers are not able to get in touch with residents quickly enough to prevent the spread of the virus.

CommunityCare Health Centers drive-up coronavirus testing site
CommUnityCare will no longer test asymptomatic people for COVID-19 as testing demand swells

CommUnityCare Health Centers is now only testing individuals who show symptoms, those who have a known exposure to the coronavirus or those with other existing health conditions.

The H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks will not take place this year due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. (Courtesy Ricardo Brazziel)
Read the latest on 4th of July celebrations in Central Texas

Area cities have canceled or modified their Independence Day events.

In communities across the nation, Walmart Supercenter parking lots will be transformed into contact-free, drive-in movie theaters beginning in August. (Courtesy Walmart)
Walmart to bring drive-in movies to 160 stores nationwide in August, launch virtual summer camp

Families can also enjoy a virtual summer camp experience Walmart is launching July 8 with sessions led by celebrities, including Drew Barrymore, Neil Patrick Harris and LeBron James.

The original St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church was built in 1910 by the Historic Colored Addition's original settlers. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville, Friends of the Pflugerville Public Library, Pflugerville Public Library)
Preserving history: A look at Pflugerville's Historic Colored Addition

Known as the Historic Colored Addition, the land stands a reminder of the city's history, a period of time when Black residents were barred from living within the city limits.