The Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department and city leaders will celebrate the grand opening of Yonders Point on May 21 at 6 p.m. at Old Settlers Park, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. In addition to a ribbon cutting with Mayor Craig Morgan and City Council members, residents will be able to enjoy a wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres from Craft and Racked Wine Bar, live music from the Jazz Daddies and a showing of “Jumanji: The Next Level.”
The $750,000 Yonders Point project is one of many improvements to the city’s parks, which includes a basketball court, soccer fields and hiking trails. The overlook boasts pergolas with swings, terraced seating, a hammock area and lounges.
Roger Heaney, communications coordinator for the parks department, said Yonders Point offers an opportunity to relax in a park that is otherwise very active.
“Old Settlers Park is home to almost every sport known to man and other than the playgrounds, Yonders Point just provides a place for families to go and relax,” Heaney said. “It's an alternative to the active lifestyle that Old Settlers Park offers, because we have hike-and-bike trails there, sports [and a] playground. This is meant for an area where people and families can go swing on the swings, bring a blanket.”