Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

View the latest Parks and Recreation Adventure Guide

Parks & Rec Sign Up Here

Upcoming Special Events  

Winter Camp 2018 Facebook Cover Photo

Winter Break Camp 2018

Recruiting all boys and girls 6-13 years old for our Winter Break Camp!

This Olympic-themed camp will be December 26 to January 4, excluding January 1 due to New Years Day. This Olympian adventure will be from 7:00am to 6:00pm at Cobb Recreation Center, and it'll be $50 per child. The excitement includes arts and crafts, a field trip to the Family Life Center, gym games like our Olympic Competition Day, daily lunch, snacks, and special guests from Grace Art and the Library! 

Register at to get your little athlete on board! 

ballroom dancing FB cover january and february

Ballroom Dancing - Saturday, January 26 & Saturday February 23 at 7:00pm

Join us for a grand evening of ballroom dancing! We will have a mix of dances, such as the foxtrot, waltz, tango, and more.

The dance will be held at Sears Recreation Center January 26 and February 23 from 7:00pm-9:00pm, $5 per person at the door.

Groundhog Half Marathon FB Cover Photo

Catch the Groundhog Half Marathon - Saturday, February 2 at 7:00am

Ready to Race?
Catch the Groundhog Half Marathon will be Saturday, Feb 2nd at 7 am! The course is down and back, starting and finishing at Elmdale Baptist Church (233 Elmdale Rd S.). The route will be down Elmdale Rd, turning right onto Potosi Rd. and then turn back around for the halfway point. 

Registration online will be $35/individual $40/team (2 people running/walking together, not a relay). Registration is open through Thursday, January 31 at 5:00pm. Day of registration will cost $5 extra and will last from 6-6:30 am. Packet pick up will be the morning of the race from 6-6:45 am. The first 50 people to register will get a free t-shirt from the race!

Daddy Daughter Dance Cover 2019

Daddy Daughter Dance 2019 - Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 7:00pm

The dance will be Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Abilene Convention Center. Tickets are $12 per person, and are available to girls ages 3 through 13 and their dads or male role models.

The Daddy Daughter Dance will have a sock hop theme, and everyone is invited to shake, rattle, and roll the evening away! Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for formal pictures by a professional photographer who will have print packages available for purchase.

To buy tickets to the dance, go to beginning November 23. Tickets will be available for purchase until 7 p.m. the night of the dance. If you purchase your tickets before December 15, a commemorative invitation will be mailed

just in time for Christmas, and will make the perfect stocking stuffer!

Visit for more information, or send questions to

 steam-n-wheels 2019 cover photo

Steam-n-Wheel Bike Race 2019 - Saturday, March 16 at 10:00am

Join us for the 26th annual Steam-N-Wheels Bike Race where riders can choose from three course routes to choose from: 12, 32, and 48 miles. The first 150 riders that register will receive a complimentary long sleeve event t-shirt. Day of registration will begin at 8am until 9:30am, with the fee increasing to $45/ per rider. Packet pickup will be available on race day beginning at 8am. Register at

Other Special Events

Winter Special Events

Winter Break Camp, Daddy Daughter Dance, and Krewe of Barkus Dog Parade.


Spring Special Events

Steam N Wheels Bike Race, Spring Break Camp, Evening Easter Egg Hunt, and Mayor's Hike.


Summer Special Events

Abilene Outdoor Adventures, Movies in the Park, Party in the Park, Parks and Recreation Month, Dive In Movies, and Summer Camp.


Fall Special Events

Mayor's Hike, Half Marathon, Fall Festival, Thanksgiving Party, and Christmas Party.