Local destinations to check out in Cedar Park, Leander

Way Off Broadway Community Players

Way Off Broadway Community Players

Cedar Park and Leander provide opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, explore farmers markets, listen to live music, watch plays and more.

Austin Steam Train Association

People can board vintage cars on the railroad museum’s train rides. In 2018 the association launched its “Cedar Park” concession car, which was built in 1946 and recently restored.
401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. C100, Cedar Park

Brushy Creek Regional Trail

The trail along Brushy Creek provides access to residential communities and nearby businesses.
Accessible from Twin Lakes Park, US 183 Trailhead Parking, Brushy Creek Sports Park, Brushy Creek Lake Park, Olsen Meadows Park, Creekside Park and Champion Park

Baker Sanctuary

The sanctuary is a 715-acre preserve operated by the Travis Audubon Society, whose land is part of the Balcones Canyonland Preserve.
12308 Lime Creek Road, Leander

Cedar Rock Railroad

Passengers can board the Cedar Rock Railroad, a quarter-scale train that rides around the park. A train-themed playscape and hand-crank train rides for young kids are also available.
Southwest Williamson County Park, 3005 CR 175, Leander. 512-413-1705

Dog House Dog Park

The half-acre main park area includes lights, shade and bar access to Dog House Drinkery. An area for small dogs is also available. Entry is $5 per dog per day.
3800 CR 175, Leander

Escape Room Leander

Groups enter rooms filled with puzzles, codes and locks, attempting to finish as many as possible in 62 minutes.
Wiley Center, 2403-2405 S. US 183, Leander

H-E-B Center at Cedar Park

The events center features games for teams such as the Austin Spurs basketball team and Texas Stars hockey team, as well as concerts and shows year-round.
2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park

HitMaker Music School

HitMaker Music School holds recitals at local locations such as Robin Bledsoe Park year-round. Recitals showcase student talent.
2301 Bagdad Road, Ste. 401-402, Cedar Park

Splash Shack

The indoor waterpark features an 8,000-square-foot play structure, eight slides and a splash pad for
young children.
1801 Clover Lane, Cedar Park

Twin Lakes Family YMCA

The YMCA in Cedar Park offers programs that foster youth development including youth sports, camps, special events and more.
204 E. Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park

Way Off Broadway Community Players

The local theatrical group performs plays throughout the year. Plays in 2019 include “I Take this Man,” “Anybody for Murder” and “Blithe Spirit.”
11880 Hero Way West, Leander

Farmers Markets

Cedar Park Farmers Market
The farmers market takes place on Wednesdays next to the Family Emergency Room.
3620 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park

Texas Farmers’ Market at Lakeline
Every Saturday local vendors and farmers gather to sell produce and food items.
11200 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park

Old Town Leander Farmer’s Market
Local vendors and artisans gather every Saturday to sell home-grown and locally grown vegetables and meats. The event sometimes features live music and cooking demonstrations.
203 W. Broade St., Leander

Parks and Recreation

The Leander Parks and Recreation Department has several outdoor sites including Robin Bledsoe Park, Benbrook Ranch Park and Disc Golf Course, the Mason Homestead and more.

Cedar Park
The Cedar Park Parks and Recreation Department offers an array of parks and outdoor spaces such as the Cedar Park Sculpture Garden, Brushy Creek Lake Park, Buttercup Park Pool, the Veterans Memorial Park
and more.



Capital Metro will launch a sixth zone of its Pickup on-demand bus service in Leander on Dec. 17. (Marisa Charpentier/Community Impact Newspaper)
Leander on-demand bus service called Pickup launches Dec. 17

Leander residents will be able to request on-demand bus service starting Dec. 17

Rapper Snoop Dogg—who goes by DJ Snoopadelic when he deejays— spins records at Haute Mess, a two-day music festival held at Haute Spot in Cedar Park. COURTESY ATTICUS LITE
Outdoor music venue in Cedar Park receives noise complaints for two-day music festival

A two-day outdoor music event held at a Cedar Park business in November prompted some residential neighbors to complain about what they called excessively loud music

Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County teams build homes for local low-income families and help with the thrift store. 
2019 Volunteer Guide: 26 ways to give back in Cedar Park and Leander

Help out Cedar Park and Leander communities in a number of ways throughout the year by volunteering with local nonprofit groups.

An LISD employee for 13 years, Haug currently serves as an assistant principal at Rouse High School. (Courtesy Leander ISD)
Leander ISD hires principals for Leander MS, Naumann ES

The Leander ISD board of trustees voted to hire two principals at its Dec. 12 meeting

In August 2017, heavy rains caused roadway flooding near Cypress Lane and Peach Tree Lane in Cedar Park. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Cedar Park moves forward with flooding mitigation project along Block House Creek

Cedar Park City Council voted Dec. 12 to move forward with the design of the Block House Creek Channelization project.

This draft calendar for the 2020-21 Leander ISD school year was approved Dec. 21. (Courtesy Leander ISD)
Leander ISD trustees approve 2020-21 calendar; first day of school is Aug. 13

The district's board of trustees adopted the academic calendar for the 2020-21 school year Dec. 12

Leyla's Mediterranean Cafe is located off Whitestone Boulevard in Cedar Park. (Marisa Charpentier/Community Impact Newspaper)
Leyla’s Mediterranean Cafe now open in Cedar Park

The restaurant opened Dec. 6 on Whitestone Boulevard.

Austin Regional Clinic has administered more than 84,000 flu vaccinations to date in 2019.
DATA: Austin Regional Clinic gave thousands of flu tests after Thanksgiving; second spike possible during holidays

Austin Regional Clinic gave more than 4,500 flu tests leading up to Thanksgiving.

River Ranch County Park celebrates the groundbreaking of its $1.9 million interpretive center Dec. 10. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
River Ranch County Park breaks ground on new interpretive center

The interpretive center will offer classroom and meeting space, as well as exhibits about the park.

Members of the team working on Spare Birdie and local officials participated in the groundbreaking ceremony Dec. 14. (Marisa Charpentier/Community Impact Newspaper)
Spare Birdie Public House breaks ground in Cedar Park

Members of the community gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony for Spare Birdie Public House Dec. 12.

Cedar Park Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale delivers his State of the City address during a luncheon hosted by the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 12. (Brian Perdue, Community Impact Newspaper)
Cedar Park mayor gives updates on Alamo Drafthouse, other development

Cedar Park Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale delivered his annual State of the City speech Dec. 12 at the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon at Hill Country Bible Church.

Montessori Kids Universe Cedar Park
Montessori Kids Universe opens in Cedar Park

Montessori Kids Universe—a new private school that offers day care and instruction to children from six weeks to six years old—has opened in Cedar Park.

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