Parks & Recreation
Pecan Creek Park and Walking Trail – a linear 10.30 acre park from 820 N Railroad St to 820 S Railroad St.
Schrank Park – 520 N Railroad St
Schadler Meadow – 401 S Pecan St
JL Hamilton Plaza and Master Gardener Gazebo – 300 N Bell St
Swimming Pool and James Park – 321 E Pierson St
Sports Complex – 820 N Railroad St – 48.04 acres
Horton Park and Kiwanis Softball Field – 110 S Bouldin St – 5.75 acres
Jayson Harris Pavilion and High School baseball field –1007 Park Road – 30.49 acre park
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Pecan Creek Park & Walking Trail
Meandering along Pecan Creek through the middle of town from the football stadium on the south to the newest addition to the park system, a sports complex on the north, Pecan Creek Park is 58 acres of fun.
A 1.12-mile Walking Trail is laid out over the full distance of Pecan Creek Park. From the football stadium, the walking trail travels the length of Schadler Meadow and then continues past the swimming pool and James Park. The trail then passes over Leslie Street and tunnels under both State Highway 36 and Henry Street past the Hamilton Public Library and into J.L. Hamilton Plaza where a gazebo centers the Master Gardeners’ demonstration garden featuring many landscape and garden plants that flourish in this Central Texas climate.
From the plaza, the walking trail continues across two more city streets and through the Schrank playground and gazebo area. The gazebo is used by groups doing Pilates and Yoga with restrooms nearby. The walking trail then continues into the Sports Complex and for the next 2,200′, it is adjacent to two youth baseball fields, one adult softball field, a soccer field, playground area for toddlers and children up to age 12, 6 picnic tables and grills, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, skate park, and the A.G. Thompson nature trail, a 1/2 mile of scenic, undisturbed natural beauty.
The City swimming pool is located at the south end of Pecan Creek Park, between James Park and the Schadler Meadow playground and restrooms. The pool opens on the last day of school each year and remains open until mid-August. Manned by well-trained lifeguards, admission is $2.00 per person.
321 E Pierson St
Hamilton, TX 76531
About 2 miles east of the city limits on State Highway 22, Hamilton’s City Lake Park’s 161 acres includes 48 acres under water. Donated to the city in 1923 for a water supply, the park is used by hikers, wildlife viewers and fishermen although gasoline engines are not allowed on the lake.
City Lake is closed from sunset to sunrise.
Fair Park and Jayson Harris Pavilion
Hamilton has 30 acres of the park system in the northwest corner of town used for larger gatherings. Featured is the Jayson Harris Pavilion that is available for rent through the Hamilton County Junior Livestock Association. Outdoors, this park area includes a children’s playground, horseshoe pits, the high school baseball field, and a tractor pull area used annually for the Hamilton Antique Tractor and Farm Machinery Show.
JAYSON HARRIS PAVILION
1007 Park Road
PAVILION RENTAL AND INFORMATION CONTACTS:
HAMILTON COUNTY JUNIOR LIVESTOCK ASSOCIATION
Faith Massingill – 254-644-9849
Brandi Murphree – 254-223-0821
Charlette Boyd – 254-485-4173
On the east side of town, Hamilton’s Horton Park has almost 6 acres of playground areas and a regulation youth softball field. Kiwanis Field is the recently updated home of Hamilton High School’s Softball team.