SLIDESHOW: 8 facts about Round Rock’s new multipurpose complex at Old Settlers Park

Grand opening ceremonies took place for Round Rock's new multipurpose fields at Old Settlers Park.

Grand opening ceremonies took place for Round Rock's new multipurpose fields at Old Settlers Park.

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Officials from the city of Round Rock, its Sports Management and Tourism department and the Round Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted grand opening ceremonies for a new multipurpose complex at Old Settlers Park on Thursday nigth

New project includes the following features:

1. 60 acres and $27 million in new development inside the park

2. Two championship fields and eight multipurpose fields

3. One championship field with natural grass and another with a synthetic turf field, and four of the multipurpose fields have natural grass, and the other four have synthetic turf

• Musco sports lighting installed on all 10 fields

• Capable of hosting a variety of sports, including soccer, lacrosse, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, and flag football

• A playground, permanent seating with shade structures for 250 people on each of the championship fields and has the option of additional portable seating.

• A clubhouse with concessions and restrooms and includes 938 parking spaces

• The ability to book in advance, with more than 25 events pre-booked so far this year, and more scheduled for 2018

The city of Round Rock also recently broke ground on a soccer complex in Old Settlers Park. Five existing soccer fields are under renovation to create two multipurpose fields and three individual soccer fields, all with natural grass.
By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is managing editor of the nine Austin-Central Texas editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.


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