Trails, parks, swimming holes: Experience the Georgetown area with these things to do

Blue Hole Park is located at 100 Blue Hole Park Road, Georgetown.

Blue Hole Park is located at 100 Blue Hole Park Road, Georgetown.

Trails, parks, swimming holes and other outdoor locations offer many ways to live local in Georgetown. Here is a noncomprehensive guide to activities suitable for a variety of ages and abilities.


Fishing








Lake Georgetown


The lake’s predominant fish species include bass and catfish. Fishing is available at Cedar Breaks, Jim Hogg and Russell parks around the lake, which is located just west of Georgetown. All parks have on-site restrooms and open at 6:30 a.m. Day visitors pay an entrance fee.








San Gabriel River


Visitors can cast their reels from a number of spots along the San Gabriel River but San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow St., has several access points to the water’s edge.





Cool Down








Blue Hole Park


Located at 100 Blue Hole Park Road, the scenic watering hole bordered by limestone bluffs is one of the city’s most popular spots to cool off in warm weather. The park is located along the south fork of the San Gabriel River about five blocks north of Georgetown’s downtown Square along North Austin Avenue.








Downtown Splash Pad


Located next to the Georgetown Art Center just off the Square at 816 Main St., the splash pad features a brick courtyard with water jets embedded in the ground.








San Jose Park


The park, located at 1707 San Jose St., has a variety of play options. A 1,656-square-foot water area has 15 spray features, including a shower tunnel, a post that sprays water in a bell shape, and popcorn jets that shoot water out of the ground.








Williams Drive Pool


The city of Georgetown has five outdoor public swimming pools. At 50 meters in length, the Williams Drive Pool at 3201 Williams Drive is the city’s largest.





Hike and Bike








Bicycle Share


Cyclists can explore Georgetown and the city’s miles of biking trails by checking out a bike for free at the Georgetown Visitor Center, 103 W. Seventh St., or the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St.







Berry Springs Park and Preserve


The park, located at 1801 CR 152, features a 2.5-mile trail for biking and hiking as well as pavilions, aquatic and aviary viewing areas, and a fishing platform. The park’s trail will eventually connect to trails maintained by the Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department.





Kids








Creative Playscape


This unique play area at 1003 N. Austin Ave. includes a history wall and activities that showcase Georgetown’s history from pre-settlement to the growth of modern times.








Explorer Park at Rabbit Hill Park


The “explorer dome” is the main feature of the Explorer Park area of Rabbit Hill Park, located at 1109 Blue Ridge Drive, and includes a 12-foot array of webs and play challenges suitable for children and adults.





Farmers Markets


 
Georgetown is home to three weekly farmers markets. Each is open year-round.

Wolf Ranch Town Center, Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 1015 W. University Ave.
www.wolfranchfarmersmarket.com

Sun City Social Center, Tuesdays from 9 a.m.-noon. 2 Texas Drive. www.farmergeorge.market

Republic Square Shopping Center, Thursdays from 2:30-5:30 p.m. 900 N. Austin Ave.
www.farmergeorge.market




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