Parks and Recreation
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.
Nestled between the fine homes of the neighborhood and bordered by Little Creek, Chapman Parks 13 acres provide a mile long walking path, a playground and several picnic areas. Footbridges, shade trees and a view of WISD’s Ninth Grade Academy enhance the park experience.
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 and shaded picnic tables. A wonderful view of Rogers Spring Branch Creek is possible from the connecting footbridge.
Lions Park – 2303 Howard Road
Lions Park was built by the Waxahachie Lions Club on 28 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 facilties offer everthing 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 faciltities, and seating for 500. Visitors will enjoy close access to the Waxahachie Creek Hike and Bike Trail.
Lee Penn Park – 404 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
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.
Waxahachie Sports Complex
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 – Richmond Lane
A small neighborhood park, which provides beauty and open space to the surrounding homes.
Hot Well Park – Corner of Jefferson and Clift Streets
Hot Well Park is a small neighborhood park which is named for the Hot Mineral Wells which existed in the early 1900's and were visited for their healthful benefits. There were mineral baths here at one time, but the name for the park is all that remains of the old hot wells.
A&F Thompson Memorial Park – 500 block of 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.
Located at Lake Waxahachie, this park features fishing and a boat ramp.
Located at Lake Waxahachie, this park features picnic tables, public restrooms, fishing, swimming area, and boat ramps.
Boat Dock Park
Located at Lake Waxahachie, this park features fishing, swimming area, playground equipment, boat ramps, picnic tables, and public restrooms.
Bullard Heights Neighborhood Park – Dunaway and Pasley Streets
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 – Farley and Elmwood Streets
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 – 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.