Located at 811 Main Street, Founder’s Park is where Williamson County’s first six commissioners met under a stately oak tree in May 1848 to choose a location for the county seat. George Washington Glasscock offered to donate the land he owned jointly with Thomas B. Huling as a site for the county seat. The land was bounded by the oak tree at one corner and the San Gabriel River to the north and west. The commissioners named the town Georgetown in Glasscock’s honor. For more information, visit parks.georgetown.org/founders-park.
The City celebrated the reopening of Founder’s Park at 814 S. Church St. on Dec. 13 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Renovations at Founders Park were completed in early December and included expanded public seating, a new water fountain and trash cans, and a seat wall. All historical items in the
The Founder’s Park design was created in house by Parks staff, and construction documents were completed by Steger Bizzell. The project will bid in February 2017 with construction scheduled to begin after the 2017 Red Poppy Festival. The Founder’s Park project is being completed in cooperation with Public Works and
The City developed a survey to help further refine and prioritize the Founder’s Park improvements. Out of the 64 individuals who completed the survey, 49 stated that they were wanting to see more seating added to the park and the majority stated that the trees in the park were the
On May 4, the City hosted an open house to gather input regarding potential improvements for Founders Park at the northwest intersection of S. Church Street and Ninth Street, behind Grace Heritage Center, 811 S. Main Street. Based on the feedback from that meeting, the City has developed this survey
On May 4, the City hosted an open house to gather input regarding potential improvements for Founders Park at the northwest intersection of S. Church Street and Ninth Street, behind Grace Heritage Center, 811 S. Main Street. Attendees had the opportunity to comment on proposed improvements options, as well as
An open house meeting on proposed improvements for Founders Park will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4. The meeting is at Founders Park, at the northwest corner of the intersection of S. Church Street and Ninth Street. The park is behind Grace Heritage Center, 811
Contact for this Project
For questions about this project, please contact Eric Nuner, Asst Parks Director, (512) 930-3525, firstname.lastname@example.org.