Rock’N River Water Park
Round Rock, Texas’ Rock’N River Water Park is located at 800 Harrell Parkway. We’re in Old Settlers Park, near the Dell Diamond, home of the Round Rock Express, a AAA baseball team.
This 150,000-square-foot park within Old Settlers Park features a lazy river, crazy slides, and a water playground. Tunnel showers, a water cannon, tipping frogs, floor geysers, and a zero-beach-entry play area are among the additional features.
The Rock’N River Water Park has grown to incorporate a massive sprayground play unit with 51 play features such as down jets, hose jets, a tipping cone, a water curtain, water guns, water slides, and net obstacles.
A 12-foot leaping platform and a synthetic rock climbing wall with a water fall feature are also included in Rock’N River. A drop slide with a 4-foot plunge into a deep water lagoon is also built into the rock face. Water volleyball and basketball are also available in this location.
In a new lagoon area, a leisure lagoon and restaurant service area has 13 covered swim up seats. This room also has A/V hookups for music and TV enjoyment, as well as lighting for nighttime use.
To top it all off, there are numerous new 1010 rental cabanas, a central picnic pavilion, and a new food truck service area providing excellent cuisine from all around Central Texas!
Round Rock, Texas
Round Rock is a city in Williamson County, Texas (with a minor portion in Travis County), and is part of the Greater Austin metropolitan area. According to the 2020 census, its population is 119,468 people.
The city straddles the Balcones Escarpment, a fault line where the areas roughly east of Interstate 35 are flat and characterized by the black, fertile soils of the Blackland Prairie, and the west side of the Escarpment, which is hilly, karst-like terrain with little topsoil and higher elevations and is part of the Texas Hill Country. Round Rock is about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of downtown Austin and has a common boundary with Austin at Texas State Highway 45.
Money ranked Round Rock the seventh-best American small city to live in in August 2008. Round Rock was the only city in Texas to make the list. Round Rock was named the second-fastest-growing city in the country in a CNN report published on July 1, 2009, with a population growth of 8.2% the previous year.
According to the Texas Education Agency’s 2008 evaluations, the Round Rock Independent School District is among the finest in the state. Its 42 schools were rated exceptional 12 times and honored 11 times.
Round Rock is likely best known as the international headquarters of Dell Technologies, which employs approximately 16,000 people in Round Rock. Round Rock has evolved from a peaceful bedroom neighborhood to its own self-contained “super suburb” due to the presence of Dell and other significant employers, an economic development program, big retailers such as IKEA, a Premium Outlet Mall, and the mixed-use La Frontera area.
History of the nineteenth century
A small settlement was established on the banks of Brushy Creek in 1851, beside a massive round and anvil-shaped rock in the center of the creek. For carts, horses, and cattle, this round rock marked a convenient low-water crossing. The initial postmaster dubbed the village “Brushy,” and the watercourse “Brushy Creek,” but in 1854, at the postmaster’s suggestion, the small settlement was renamed Round Rock in honor of the now-famous rock. Jesse Chisholm began transporting cattle from South Texas to Abilene, Kansas, after the Civil War. The Chisholm Trail was named for the route he established, which crossed Brushy Creek at the round rock. The majority of the historic structures, notably the old Saint Charles Hotel, have been conserved. Old Town is the new name for this historic district.
On July 19, 1878, downtown Round Rock was the site of a dramatic gunfight and subsequent capture (and murder) of 19th-century American rail robber Sam Bass by the Texas Ranger Division. After robbing the Fort Worth-to-Cleburne train, the Rangers pursued Bass and his gang. Bass was pursued to Round Rock, where he was shot and killed in a gun battle by Ranger George Herold and Ranger Sergeant Richard Ware. Deputy Sheriff A.W. Grimes was killed in the firefight. Soapy Smith, a well-known con man, was nearby, as was his cousin Edwin, who witnessed Ware’s shooting. “I think you got him,” Soapy said. The competition is known as the “Sam Bass Shootout” in the area. Every year, during the July 4 Frontier Days Celebration in Old Settlers Park, this shootout is reproduced. Bass is buried on Sam Bass Road, northwest of “Old Town” in Round Rock Cemetery. The Round Rock Public Library has his original headstone on display.
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