The 525-acre Garey Ranch, which is located along the South San Gabriel River, 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. Upon completion, Garey Park will become the City’s largest park, which is roughly 1.5 times the size of Zilker Park in Austin. Amenities at the park will include a playground, a splash pad, a dog park, an equestrian arena, the Garey House event space, pavilions, and more than 6 miles of hiking and equestrian trails. Other facilities include an entry gate, restrooms and a maintenance facility. Visit parks.georgetown.org/garey-park for more information.
The following was presented at Council Workshop on April 26 by Kimberly Garrett, Parks and Recreation Director, Laurie Brewer, Assistant City Manager, and Brian Binkowski, Halff Associates. The slides below feature schematic design for the park. Construction is set to begin in September 2016.
In Autumn 2004, the City of Georgetown received the largest gift in its history when Jack and Cammy Garey announced that they will be donating their ranch to the City. At some time in the future, this ranch will be developed into a City park. The Gareys bequested their 525-acre