PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT
306 E. Live Oak
Ph: (512) 759-4000
Fx: (512) 759-4001
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday
Summer is here and we have a great set of programs and annual summertime special events. Mocies and conerts return again this summer.
It's time to "Dig up a good book" and become part of the Summer Reading Program at the Hutto Public Library. Special events planned in June & July along with special performers! Adults, be sure to remember to visit the the library and get familiar with its 20,000+ collection. I'm sure you will find something you will enjoy.
Our staff is excited to provide recreational and leisure programming for youth with PARK KIDS Summer Camp; just full of field trips and fun! It's also time to sign up for Rec N Crew Kids After School Program for next school year.
It may be hot but keeping up with the green side of things is left up to our dedicated park maintenance crew. These four guys help keep Hutto’s 180+ acres of city park land ready for your next visit.
Summer is also time for graduation parties and family reunions. Do not forget that we also provide three different pavilions and an additional property, the Saul House, which is available to reserve for your next family or company gathering.
So, what do you do in your leisure time? Please take a few moments and visit our web pages, find an activity in which you would like to participate and get active. Whether it’s attending a special event, visiting the library for story time or taking a walk on our nearly five miles of trail, I am confident that we offer something that will get you active.
No excuses, there is no better time in Hutto to “Get Busy, Stay Active and Live Healthy!”
Yours in Service,
Mike Hemker, CPSM
Hutto Parks & Recreation Department Director
ANNUAL REPORT APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL 7/19/12
PARKS, RECREATION, OPEN SPACE & TRAILS MASTER PLAN
*Annual Report & Goal Tracking Matrix*
The Parks Advisory Board recommended that City Council approve the Parks, Recreation, Open Space & Trails Master Plan Annual Report on progress made on the Adopted Plan's Goals & Objectives.
Please click here for more a PDF copy of the combined document City Council approved on July 19, 2012.
GET OUTDOORS HUTTO
Join us for the first ever "GET OUTDOORS HUTTO" event at Hutto Lake Park from 8am-12pm. The "Final Mile" of the Trail Tracks 20/20 program (at 8am) will take place along the trail around the pond.
After this event, gears switch to focusing on things to do outdoors at our most diverse park. We will have an archery area set up, fishing supplies and tackle will be available and volunteers from the Williamson County Master Naturalists will be helping inform people about bird watching in Hutto. You can also bring your own kayak or canoe and enjoy the 10 acre pond in which to discover the park in a different way!
For questions about the event, please contact Lacey Dingman at 512-759-4000
DO YOU NEED DIRECTIONS TO HUTTO LAKE PARK? Please click here for site map.
DEPARTMENTAL CUSTOMER SERVICE SURVEY RESULTS (2011)
The department conducted a program wide survey with participants and users of facilities and programs. Please click here
to view a copy of the presentation on the 2011 Customer Satisfaction Survey.
Parks and Recreation Department Director
Mike Hemker, CPSM
Mike Hemker, Director of the Hutto Parks & Recreation Department, has served Hutto since November 2004 as the first parks and recreation related employee to serve Hutto. He currently oversees the administration, the public library, park maintenance and the recreation divisions of the department. He also works with the Parks Advisory Board, Library Advisory Board, Keep Hutto Beautiful Commission as well as worked with the Youth Advisory Commission and the numerous volunteers.
Prior to joining the Hutto team he worked for the cities of Denton, Deer Park, Round Rock and New Braunfels supervising programming & operations of recreation centers, athletics and aquatics in each of those cities. Hemker received his Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Leisure Service Administration from the University of North Texas, the first NRPA accredited program in Texas. Mike as served on the Texas Recreation and Parks Society Board of Directors as an At Large Director and is a Past President of the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation. He is a member of the National Recreation and Park Association and part of only the third class to complete the NRPA Directors' School. Through his participation and advocacy efforts with these organizations, the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and the Texas Municipal Parks, Recreation and Tourism Directors Association, it is the goal of the department to make a difference in improving the quality of life in Hutto. Email