Flowing right through the heart of Georgetown are the North Fork and South Fork of the San Gabriel River. Along the banks of the river where the two forks meet, between the river and Austin Avenue, you will find one of the most beautiful parks in the State of Texas, the San Gabriel Park.
San Gabriel Park was designated a Lone Star Legacy Park by the Texas Recreation & Parks Society in March 2012. San Gabriel Park is one of only nine parks in Texas to be awarded this designation in its inaugural year. These parks were chosen for their historical prominence within their communities and the state by providing natural respite and social interaction as those communities were founded, developed, and prospered. San Gabriel Park is graced with 200-year-old oak trees that offer shady spots for family picnics. The 180-acre park also provides space for concerts and festivals, as well as fields for soccer, football, lacrosse and baseball.
The San Gabriel River is popular with many sports people. Walkers and bikers love the paths along the river, boaters love to canoe and kayak on the river, and anglers love to catch catfish, bass, and other fish in the water. A hike and bike trail goes through the park, including a 1.6 mile loop in the park and other segments that connect to Blue Hole Park, Rivery Park, and all the way to Lake Georgetown. There is also a 9-hole disc golf course at the north end of the park.