Parks & Facilities
N. Houston & W. Church Street
Becknell Park, named in honor of Don Becknell, former Mayor of Royse City, is currently underway. The land was acquired during the construction of N. Houston Street. The park is a neighborhood park of roughly two acres. The first phase of this park will include a playground, which should be complete by November 2015. Eventually, a small walking trail and pavilion will be added.
1316 Evergreen Street
Briarstone Park is a neighborhood park located inside the Briarstone Estates subdivision. The park contains a playground structure.
City Lake Park
1100 Live Oak Street
City Lake Park is the City’s premier park. At approximately 13 acres, it contains a new playground (constructed in 2014), a four acre catch-and-release lake, gazebo, half mile walking/jogging trail, and lots of open space. This is the site of community programs hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department, such as, movies and kids fishing tournament.
The gazebo can be reserved for private parties/events.
704 Annahlee Street
Fox Fields is located at Annhlee Street and Jones Street. It contains 5 youth soccer fields.
The City contracts with Royse City Soccer Association for use of the fields. When fields are not contracted (off-season), they may be reserved.
Old Mill Park
Old Greenville Road and Walker Hawk Sports Complex
Old Mill Park is located between Old Greenville Road and the baseball fields of Walker Hawk Sports Complex. It can be accessed from Old Greenville or by using the walking/jogging trail at Walker Hawk Sports Complex. There is a catch and release pond, small shade structure, benches, and a walking/jogging trail that connects to the trail at Walker Hawk Sports Complex.
Old Jail Park
305 E. Main Street
Old Jail Park is located in downtown Royse City at the water tower. It contains a calaboose (freestanding one room jail) that was built sometime between 1911 and 1921. Great piece of history! The calaboose is south of the water tower – facing the railroad tracks, not Main Street.
401 W. SH 66
The Splash Park is located just east of the intersection of SH 66 and Erby Campbell Boulevard. The highlight of this park is the splash pad. It is open, free of charge, from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend (7 AM – 10 PM). Also at the park is a pavilion, grill, small playground, and catch and release pond.
The pavilion can be reserved for private parties/events.
Walker Hawk Sports Complex
100 S. Erby Campbell Boulevard
Walker Hawk Sports Complex contains two baseball fields, two softball fields, concession stand, restrooms, space used for soccer and football, a playground, and a walking/jogging trail that connects to Old Mill Park.
Multiple sports associations contract with City for use of the fields. When fields are not contracted (off-season), they may be reserved.