Saturday June 9th, 2018. Mark your calendars for the Grand Opening of the 525 acre Garey Park!
Park gates will open at 9am for the event that will feature tours of Garey House, food trucks, pony rides, a petting zoo, fly fishing demos from the San Gabriel Fly Fishers, information from the Good Water Master Naturalists about wildlife viewing and the nature trail along the river and more.
Also, a temporary tattoo station from the Georgetown Public Library will be set up. The Georgetown Animal Shelter and Ride On Center for Kids will also be at the park for the opening event.
The ribbon cutting will be at 10am and other activities will be available throughout the event. The park will remain open to visitors until 8pm.
8am – 8pm from April 1st thru September 30th
8am – 6pm from October 1st thru March 31st
Amenities at the park include a playground, a splash pad, a dog park, an equestrian arena, the Garey House event space, pavilions, two fishing ponds, 4.7 miles of hiking trails, and 4.2 miles of equestrian trails.
The park, which is located along the South San Gabriel River at 6540 RM 2243, was donated by Jack and Cammy Garey in 2004 along with $5 million for park development. In 2008 voters approved a bond for an additional $10 million for the park’s construction.
6540 RM 2243
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Park entrance fees will be waived for the first two weeks of operations. Park admission fees will begin on June 25th.
No admission fees will be collected on Tuesdays from September 1st to May 31st.
Hoping to recover some of it’s investment, the city will be charging an entrance fee as follows:
Residents – $5 per car with up to two people, $2 for each additional person.
Non-resident – $10 per car with up to two people, $2 for each additional person.
Annual Park Pass – $100 for residents and $150 for non-residents (with the pass everyone in the car gets in with no additional charge.)
Equestrian Rate (bring your horse) $8 residents and $12 non-residents.
These fees only cover a portion of the City’s annual operating costs and will allow the City to run this regional park in a manner in which Georgetown and the Garey family can be proud.
Our beautiful park is expected to be a regional destination for outdoor recreation and a beautiful Hill Country setting for special events. “This park is surely a gem for the City of Georgetown, and one that our residents and visitors will enjoy for many years to come.” ~Mayor Dale Ross.
The City broke ground on the park in March 2017. Construction was completed by Ritter-Botkin Prime Construction Co. of Pflugerville and Austin-based Halff Associates completed the park’s design.
Information Courtesy City of Georgetown