Parks & Recreation

Aerial photo of Lovers Leap in Cameron Park.
Kids in a kayak
Photo of children playing basketball.
Photo of Jonathan Tyler on the Brazos Nights stage.

About Us

We offer year-round recreational activities, community events, and outdoor experiences for Waco residents and surrounding communities. We strive to create an enriching environment for visitors of all ages and abilities by providing quality programs, services, and facilities, along with well-maintained parks, trails, and natural areas. 

Holidays Around the World

Kids! Travel the world without leaving Waco by participating in our free Holidays Around the World program. Stop by our community centers on December 13, 14, 19 and 21 to experience interactive displays, featuring holiday traditions from across the globe. Enjoy cultural crafts and activities at each station, learn fun facts, and fill your passport with stamps as you go.
How it works:
  1. Pick up your free passport at any of our three community centers (Bledsoe-Miller, Dewey or South Waco).
  2. Stop by each center on December 13, 14, 19 and 21 (see hours below) to "visit" their featured countries. Note: Countries will be different at each location.
  3. Fill your passport with stamps as you "travel" through each country.
  4. Earn an exclusive "Holidays Around the World" ornament after you've completed your journey at each site.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 13:
    5:30-6:30 p.m. @ South Waco
    6-7 p.m. @ Dewey
    6:30-7:30 p.m. @ Bledsoe-Miller
  • Wednesday, Dec. 14:
    9:30-10:30 a.m. @ Dewey
    10-11 a.m. @ Bledsoe-Miller
    10:30-11:30 a.m. @ South Waco
  • Monday, Dec. 19:
    9:30-10:30 a.m. @ South Waco
    10-11 a.m. @ Dewey
    10:30-11:30 a.m. @ Bledsoe-Miller
  • Wednesday, Dec. 21:
    5:30-6:30 p.m. @ Bledsoe-Miller
    6-7 p.m. @ South Waco
    6:30-7:30 p.m. @ Dewey
Center locations:
  • Bledsoe-Miller: 300 M.L.K., Jr. Blvd. | 254-750-8684
  • Dewey: 925 N. 9th St. | 254-750-8677
  • South Waco: 2815 Speight Ave. | 254-750-8650

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