Kids Play

It’s a childhood rite of passage to ask, “What are we going to do today?” And it’s an adulthood rite of passage to go through a laundry list of ideas that both satisfy the kids and keep the grown-ups happy, too. Fortunately, living in the downtown area affords a multitude of activities perfect for kids of all ages, and their adults.

 

Inner Space Cavern
4200 S. IH 35
www.myinnerspacecavern.com
512-931-CAVE (2283) or (877) 931-2283

An underground, natural limestone cavern featuring a continually growing and changing landscape, Inner Space is a favorite among all ages for its knowledgable and entertaining tour guides and constant 72 degree temperature.

 

The Williamson Museum
716 S. Austin Avenue
512-943-1670
williamsonmuseum.org

Everything you ever wanted to know about Williamson County is right here in the historic Farmers State Bank building. Kids will enjoy themed summer camps, hands-on history fun, arts and crafts, and a very cool see-through patch of floor looking deep down into the earth.

 

Georgetown Rec Center Splash Pool
1003 N. Austin Avenue
512-930-3596
georgetown.org/aquatics/indoor-pool-rec-center/

When the blistering heat of Texas summer takes hold, it’s time to head to the pool! The kid-friendly fun at the Georgetown Rec Center Splash Pool can’t be beat – water slides, water canons, and pint-sized wading areas make the scorching sun a whole lot cooler.

 

Georgetown Public Library
402 W. 8th Street
512-930-3551
georgetown.org/library/

The local public library does a fantastic job of bringing unique entertainment to kids and teens. From book clubs to storytimes, gardening classes to magic shows, sculpture exhibits to mystery parties, there’s always something awesome happening there.

 

San Gabriel Park
445 E. Morrow Street
512-930-3595
georgetown.org/parks/san-gabriel-park/

Within the 180 acres of San Gabriel Park, kids will delight in several playgrounds, 200-year-old oak trees just right for climbing or playing hide-and-seek, pick-up soccer games, and ducks and geese and fish, oh my! There are also baseball fields and a rodeo arena, both of which see lots of action during the summer months.

 

Creative Playscape
1003 N. Austin Ave.
512-930-3595
georgetown.org/parks/creative-playscape/

The Creative Playscape, part of San Gabriel Park, was built in 1993 and continues to be one of the most beloved gems of Georgetown. Named the best playscape in the state by Texas Monthly  magazine, the vast maze of bridges, tunnels, turrets, and levels equals hours of fun for children big and small. The hand-crafted artwork adorning the structures is pretty amazing, too.

 

Blue Hole
W. 2nd Street and Rock Street
512-930-3595
georgetown.org/parks/blue-hole/

Along the south fork of the San Gabriel River sits Blue Hole, a lagoon area bordered by natural limestone cliffs and a gentle waterfall. Prime for wading, swimming, or fishing, this park has been a long-standing tradition for generations. Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon!

 

SK8 Park
449 E. Morrow Street
512-930-3596
https://georgetown.org/parks/skate-park/

For local skate- and longboarders, the skate park in San Gabriel Park is the place to be. Ramps, grind boxes, rails, half pipes, and quarter pipes give kids a place to work on skills and hang with friends. Rollerblades and skates are also allowed, but leave the bikes to the trail.

 

Hike and Bike Trails
San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow Street
512-930-3595
parks.georgetown.org/hike-bike-trails/

Grab your scooter, bike, skateboard, roller skates, hiking boots, trail running shoes, or whatever you like best and get out there! Georgetown has almost nine miles of hike and bike trails along the San Gabriel River, and you can even hike or ride all the way to Lake Georgetown. Bring some water and a snack for this adventure!

 

Neighborhood Parks:
Edwards Park, 704 Ash Street
Kelley Park, 805 W. 17th Street
McMaster Park and Athletic Complex, 101 Walden
Old Town Park, 1262 Austin Avenue
San Jose Park, 1707 San Jose
Windridge Park, 1302 E. 3rd Street
512-930-3595
georgetown.org/parks/all-parks-listing/

 

For even more kid-friendly fun around Georgetown, check out georgetown.org/visit/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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