Southwest Williamson County Regional Park

Southwest Williamson County Regional Park has eleven soccer fields, two softball fields, a football field and stadium with a 400-meter track, eight tennis courts, six basketball courts, and a playscape. The park also has a network of crushed granite and natural surface hiking and bike routes. The Quarry Splash Pad is located at the Regional Park and is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Cricket Facility Guidelines

The cricket facilities in Southwest Williamson County Regional Park are made possible by a contractual agreement between the Williamson County Parks Department and the Hill Country Cricket Association (HCCA).

Cricket Field (including center pitch)

Saturday and Sunday

  • Exclusively for HCCA usage.
  • Exceptions: On six (6) pre-identified weekends each year, general public bookings for organized team activities by the hour can be made. Fee-based bookings are offered on a first-come, first-served basis up to 30 days in advance. Refer to the Sports Courts/Fields Use and Rental Procedures for the pre-identified weekends.
  • Online bookings are available 3-30 days in advance.
  • Phone bookings are available 0-30 days in advance: call 512-943-1920 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Monday through Friday

  • The general public may use the facilities on a first-come, first-served basis. No organized team play or practice/games are authorized; only small groups of 5 or less are permitted in a leisure setting.
  • Exceptions: Monday and Tuesday between 5:30pm and 7:30pm (time slots will vary throughout the year dependent on sunset schedules), general public bookings for organized team activities can be made by the hour. Fee-based bookings are offered on a first-come, first-served basis up to 30 days in advance.
  • Online bookings are available 3-30 days in advance.
  • Phone bookings are available 0-30 days in advance: call 512-943-1920 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Cricket Nets

  • The Williamson County Parks Department manages the two (2) nets on the west side of the cricket field for general public usage. Fee-based bookings are offered on a first-come, first-served basis up to 30 days in advance.
  • Online bookings are available 3-30 days in advance.
  • Phone bookings are available 0-30 days in advance: call 512-943-1920 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Reservations for Cricket Nets 1 and 2 cannot be made by the same individual at the same time.
  • The five (5) nets on the east side of the cricket pitch are controlled by HCCA and are solely for HCCA usage.

Group Pavilion Guidelines

  • Alcohol is permitted; please drink responsibly.
  • Glass containers, petting zoos, pony rides, piatas, confetti (or similar goods), silly string, water balloons, and sidewalk chalk are prohibited.
  • Bounce houses are not permitted in Southwest Williamson County Regional Park.
  • Cleaning is necessary. If you leave the facility or area in an undesirable state, you will be charged an extra clean-up fee depending on the amount of staff time, materials, and equipment needed.
  • Pavilions are available for usage on a first-come, first-served basis if not previously reserved. When reservations are made, they are displayed on each pavilion.

Leander

Many of our neighbors and guests enjoy the odd combination of Texas Hill Country living in the urban Austin metropolitan region, complete with stunning vistas, wildlife, and rivers. It was the fastest-growing city in the United States between 2018 and 2019, being a suburb immediately north of Austin and part of the Greater Austin metropolitan region.

Leander is roughly 22 miles northwest of Austin, near the intersection of Ranch to Market Road 2243 and US Route 183. Georgetown is 5 miles east on Route 2243.

According to the City of Leander, the entire area of Leander is 34.08 square miles (88.3 km2). There is no water everywhere in the region.

History

Prior to Anglo colonization, the land now known as Leander was home to many Native American tribes, most notably the Tonkawa and Lipan Apache Nations, with the Comanche Nation subsequently coming in. The territory was then ruled by the Spanish, and then by Mexico, while Native Americans retained sovereignty. Several pioneer families arrived in the 1840s, and Tumlinson Fort was built to defend them near the Blockhouse Creek settlement.

Leander was founded in 1882 on property donated by the Austin and Northwestern Railroad Co. to potential inhabitants. The town was named after Leander “Catfish” Brown, one of the railroad executives in charge of the line’s construction.

Tumlinson Fort, Williamson County’s first European settlement, was built in early January 1836 at the headwaters of Brushy Creek, 4 miles south of present-day Leander. A company of Texas Rangers held the post to defend European settlers from Comanche Indian raids until late February, when the Santa Anna invasion forced the station to be abandoned, and it was shortly burned down by the Comanche.

In August 1839, near present-day Leander, a group of roughly 30 settlers going westward through the area were assaulted by Comanche Indians, and all but three were slain.

The Leanderthal Lady, a skeleton dating back 10,000 to 13,000 years, was discovered in Leander; the site was one of the first full tombs uncovered in the United States.

In August and September 2011, devastating fires ravaged two central Leander neighborhoods, burning 26 homes and scorching 330 acres (130 hectares).

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