Parks & Recreation
ALL PLAYGROUNDS, PAVILIONS, TRAILS, AND EXERCISE STATIONS ARE OPEN FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. BASKETBALL COURTS ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING PARK PAVILION RENTALS AT THIS TIME. PLEASE CALL US AT (469) 309-4270 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING.The City of Waxahachie has 18 parks spread over our beautiful City. Below is a map of the parks you can find in Waxahachie. Click on each of the icons for more information about a particular park. Additional information is listed below the map. For questions about our parks, including how to rent a pavilion, please call 469-309-4270.
Getzendaner Park – 400 South Grand Avenue
Located along the banks of Waxahachie Creek, this 33-acre park provides areas for picnicking, exercising and playing. The park also serves as an entrance to our trail system. The numerous shade trees and historic Chautauqua Auditorium make this a must see place for residents and visitors alike.
Chapman Park - 500 Clark Ln
Nestled between the fine homes of the neighborhood and bordered by Little Creek, Chapman Parks thirteen acres provide a mile long walking path with a connection to Little Creek Trail, a playground and several picnic areas. Footbridges, shade trees and a view of WISD’s Ninth Grade Academy enhance the park experience.
Little Creek Trail
Nearly two linear miles of primier trail, our newest trail officially opens in early Spring 2020 and will offer a fantastic exercise station, 10-foot wide sidewalks, beautiful landscaping and more! This trail begins near Global High School on Indian Drive (behind H-E-B), runs through Chapman Park, and extends to Brown-Singleton Park on Farley Street.
George Brown Plaza - 209 N. Jackson
Named for one of Waxahachie’s leading citizens this plaza is just north of downtown between College and Jackson Streets. It has beautiful brick paving, shaded picnic tables and a new splash pad. A wonderful view of Rogers Spring Branch Creek is possible from the connecting footbridge.
Lions Park – 351 Lions Park Rd
Lions Park was built by the Waxahachie Lions Club on twenty eight acres leased from the City, which was later returned to the Cities maintenance and operation. It was once the main facility for all sports activities. Now that the Sports Complex is available Lions Park now serves the much-needed role of a practice facility. With its four lighted softball fields and its numerous soccer fields the park fills this role superbly. The park also serves as a starting point for our Hike and bike Trail. At this trailhead there is parking, a playground and a large pavilion.
Waxahachie Rodeo Complex - 701 Howard Road
Just a few blocks from historic Downtown Waxahachie, our updated facilities offer everything you need to make your arena event a success. Facilities include four buck-out chutes, one squeeze chute, air-conditioned announcers stand with sound, air-conditioned ticket booth, concession stand, two restroom facilities, and seating for five hundred. Visitors will enjoy close access to the Waxahachie Creek Hike and Bike Trail.
Lee Penn Park – 402 Getzendaner Street
A short drive just north of Main St. you will find Lee Penn Park. It is a full service park that includes an updated playground, shaded picnic areas, athletic fields and a public pool. This three-acre park continues to be the destination for fun and fair play in our community.
Bell Vue Park - 309 Cumberland Rd
Found at the end of Cumberland Road this park provides the neighborhood with a playground, a picnic shelter, a pond and access to Mustang creek and Brown/Singleton Park.
Waxahachie Sports Complex - 151 Broadhead Rd
Ninety acres of beautifully maintained Bermuda grass and state of the art amenities comprise our Sports Complex. Venues for soccer, softball, baseball and football are available for the youth and adults of our area to enjoy. The complex, which is located along highway 287, also plays host to numerous local, area and state tournaments for a number of different sports. Everyone is encouraged to participate and to come out and cheer on his or her favorite teams.
Brown Chiles Park – 200 Richmond Lane
A small neighborhood park, which provides beauty, open space, and a new playground to the surrounding homes.
A&F Thompson Memorial Park – 519 West Jefferson
Located along Jefferson street, this two acre park not only provides a quaint park experience but its proximity to Sims Library, Waxahachie City Cemetery, downtown shopping and the historic homes in the neighborhood make this park an ideal spot for enjoying Waxahachie.
Waxahachie Creek Hike & Bike Trail
A hike and bike trail along Waxahachie Creek. The trail currently stretches nearly eight miles from Getzendaner Park to Lions' Park.
Matthew's Park - 501 Harvest Grove Road
Located in the Garden Valley subdivision, this new park includes a splash pad, playground, and open space for this new and growing neighborhood to enjoy.
Jetti Park - Lakeshore Dr
Located at Lake Waxahachie, this park features fishing and a boat ramp.
Spring Park - 501 Lakeshore Dr
Located at Lake Waxahachie, this park features picnic tables, public restrooms, fishing, swimming area, and boat ramps.
Boat Dock Park - 91 Lakeshore Dr
Located at Lake Waxahachie, this two acre park features fishing, swimming area, playground equipment, boat ramps, picnic tables, and public restrooms.
Bullard Heights Neighborhood Park – 1100 Dunaway St
Eight acres of scenic, natural beauty located at the corner of Pasley and Dunaway streets. Entry and parking is available from both streets making access to the picnic area and playground easier.
Brown-Singleton Park – 847 Farley St
This spacious, 30-acre park is located on Farley Street. It offers a disc golf course and a linear walking trail, which connects a large pavilion, a playground and several picnic stations. Parking is available off Farley and Elmwood streets.
Rogers Spring Branch Walkway – Main and Jefferson Streets
This paved pathway connects Main Street and Jefferson Street via the newly renovated creek channel. Large pecan trees, a pocket park and a steel bridge spanning the channel enhance the experience.
Freedman Memorial Plaza – 430 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
This plaza is located on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The plaza will provide a memorial dedicated to the struggles and lasting contributions of our east Waxahachie citizens. A large pavilion, artistic features and a connection to Rogers Spring Branch Creek are some of the other amenities offered.
Oak Lawn Park – 500 Wyatt Street