About Us

    The City of Live Oak Parks and Recreation Department consists of the Park Supervisor, Recreation and Special Events Manager and five additional Parks employees. The Parks Division is responsible for the oversight and maintenance of approximately 100 acres of park land to include the Main City Park, Lakeside and Woodcrest Park. Along with traditional landscape maintenance, the crew oversees all park amenities including four baseball fields, a football field, a skate park and two-18 hole disc golf courses. They work closely with Texas Parks and Wildlife, The Forestry Service and San Antonio River Authority to continue to offer a park system that is unparalleled in this region.

    Our Recreation Division serves the citizens of Live Oak and surrounding communities through a variety of programs designed to enhance the quality of life. This office develops and implements all city wide special events to include the Daddy Daughter Dance, Easter Egg Scramble, Memorial Day Parade, Junior Fishing, Movie in the Park, Halloween Family Night, Christmas in the Park and the city festival Shindig on Shin Oak! In addition, the Recreation and Special Events Manager oversees the Municipal Swimming Pool, facility usage, youth sports and is the liaison for civic groups within the city.


    Staff Contact Information:

    Recreation and Special Events Manager
    Courtney Weese - 653-9140, ext. 2235
    cweese@liveoaktx.net

    Parks Supervisor
    Kyle Weese - 653-9140, ext. 2178
    kweese@liveoaktx.net


    Community Service Opportunities

    There are many ways to further enhance your education, and participating in community service is among the best! Many colleges and universities look not only at a student’s academic achievements, but also how they have served the community. Live Oak offers many opportunities year round for students and adults alike to participate in exciting programs, and receive recognition while doing it.


      Parks

      The City of Live Oak Park Hours are 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

      Main City Park:

      Entering on Welcome Dr. and Leafy Hollow is Live Oak's Main City Park. A total of approximately 75 acres, this park features several amenities including a football field, basketball court, three baseball fields, multiple playscapes and a disc golf course. The playground areas are equipped with a special type of fall zone made of recycled rubber and a surrounding fence providing increased safety for the children. There are 2 restroom facilities located in the park and are conveniently accessible from all areas.

      The football field and baseball fields are under contract through youth sporting teams and therefore cannot be rented for private usage. When the fields are not utilized by these sporting groups, they are open to the public.

      There are several picnic sites set among the park that are equipped with a table and many include a barbeque pit. These areas are open to the public on a first come, first served basis.

      Skater Woodcrest Park

      For more photos of the Main City Park and lake, please visit our Facebook gallery by clicking here


      Lakeside at Main Park:

      The entrance to the lake and pond area at the main park is Lone Shadow Trail to Lazy Forest Drive. This tranquil spot is the ideal location for picnics and walks or a day of fishing. The gazebo is the perfect location for getting those one of a kind photos with the picturesque lake as a backdrop.

      There are two handicap accessible fishing piers, one at the lake and one at the pond. The pond is also equipped with an aerator, creating fresh oxygen to extend the lifespan of our wildlife and habitation. Twice a year the lake is stocked with fish. In the cooler months a fisherman can expect to find some sizable trout, and in the summer months a plentiful assortment of catfish and bass. Be sure to toss in a line! All Texas gaming laws must be observed in regard to fishing. The first Saturday in June is National Fishing Day and no fishing license is required for this particular day.

      Lakeside at Main Park

      For information on Junior Fishing Day and other special events, please visit our Special Events Page.

      Boating Ordinance for Live Oak Lake

      On August 11th, the City of Live Oak City Council passed an ordinance to allow for the use of kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, paddle boats and other non-motorized watercraft on Live Oak Lake. This does NOT include the use of individual or manually inflatable rafts or boats. The following are a few reminders for those wishing to engage in boating in Live Oak:

      1. The City of Live Oak requires approved life jackets (PDF's) be worn at all times by anyone in a watercraft.
      2. There are no vehicles allowed off the roadway, and portage of all watercraft must be accomplished by walking.
      3. Consuming or possessing of alcoholic beverages while engaging in boating is prohibited.
      4. The use of personal watercraft is limited to daylight hours only.
      5. Swimming is not allowed in Live Oak Lake.

      The City of Live Oak strives to provide new and exciting recreational activities for the community. We hope that you will remain a safe and responsible boater, and most of all have fun! For more information, and to see the complete ordinance that pertains to boating on Live Oak Lake, please see Ordinance #1521.


      Live Oak Disc Golf Course at Main Park:

      The City of Live Oak is very proud of our Live Oak Disc Golf Course. This championship course is home to some of the best disc golfers in the San Antonio Metro Area. The course begins in the Main City Park near the sports fields. For more information, please download the Live Oak Disc Golf Course Map. Special thanks to the Live Oak Disc Golf Alliance (LODGA) for putting together the map.

      Disc Golf Course Map

      Live Oak Disc Golf Course at Main Park

      For photos of the Live Oak Disc Golf Course, please visit our Disc Golf album on our Facebook page by clicking here


      Woodcrest Nature Park:

      Woodcrest Park, located at 11021 Forest Pass Court was official opened on June 1, 2009. Approximately 32 acres, many of them being natural wooded areas, have made the park a favorite for the surrounding residents. The walking and jogging trails are thoughtfully looped so you don’t have to turn around to get back to the starting area. Along the trails are picnic tables, many of them shaded, so you can stop and enjoy nature with your dining experience. The proximity of the restroom to the playground area is especially convenient for those accompanying small children. This particular playground offers many very unique and challenging activities including a large climbing rock, swings, two monster slides, sit and spin rides, elevated platforms with shade canopies, bridges between platforms, numerous play panels, and so forth. Even the state of the art artificial turf playground surface adds a special dimension to this one of a kind park amenity.


      Walking Trail

      For photos of the walking/jogging trails, please visit our Woodcrest Park album on our Facebook Page by clicking here

        Community Rentals

        Planning a family reunion, business meeting, wedding reception or other special event? The City of Live Oak has unique locations for these occasions, as well as seasonal parties. Live Oak rentals are centrally located in Live Oak with convenient access to IH 35 and Loop 1604.

        Reservations are taken on a six month rolling calendar. The reservation fees are due and payable at the time of reservation. Please stop by City Hall to finalize your arrangements. Our staff will assist you with the appropriate forms and discuss your options. Forms of payment that are accepted include cash, check, Visa and MasterCard. Checks must be issued ten days prior to the date of the rental. Reservations can also be made over the telephone, using Visa or MasterCard. The agreements may be faxed or mailed to you for your signature and return

        For more information regarding rental facilities, or to make a reservation, please contact the city receptionist at 210-653-9140 ext. 2200.


        Live Oak Pool:

        Pool parties can be scheduled for the months of July and August only, and reservations will be taken starting May 1st of each year. The pool accommodates up to 75 people. The Live Oak Pool offers guests exclusive use of the facilities, ample seating and shade as well as a special wading pool for our youngest guests.

        Photo of Live Oak Pool

        Pool Rental Agreement


        Clubhouse:

        Located at 7901 Shin Oak Drive, the maximum capacity for this venue is 72. The clubhouse is climate controlled for year round functions and is readily wheelchair accessible. In addition, it has been fully remodeled to include a kitchenette with beautiful finishes and top notch appliances. You are welcome to decorate the facility within the guidelines of the rental contract you will execute at the time of reservation. Tables and chairs are available for your use. Please refer to your Terms and Conditions for the policies on alcohol, open flames, throwing of rice, etc.

        Park Pavilion Rental Agreement


        Round Pavilion:

        The round pavilion is located near the top parking lot of the park, close to the baseball fields and playground. Extensive limestone rockwork gives this pavilion a true outdoor Texas appearance. The round pavilion is also equipped for electricity, making it a perfect choice for any gathering. Enjoy sweeping views of the Live Oak Lake along with a large playground, barbeque pit, six picnic tables and clean restrooms. Approximately 1444 square feet.

        Photo of Round Pavilion

        Photo of Round Pavilion

        Park Pavilion Rental Agreement


        Rectangular Pavilion:

        The rectangular pavilion is located near the bottom parking lot, a short distance from the park entrance. Perfect for birthday parties and company picnics or simply an afternoon in the park. Nestled amongst an expansive playground, this facility is approximately 800 square feet and is stocked with picnic tables. In addition, barbeque pits, a basketball court and clean restrooms are nearby.

        Photo of Rectangular Pavilion

        Park Pavilion Rental Agreement


        To view the rental contract, rules and rates, please select one of the following:

        Pool and Clubhouse Address:

        7901 Shin Oak Drive
        Live Oak, TX 78233

        Park Address:

        18001 Park Road
        Live Oak, TX 78233

          Youth Sports

          Live Oak is pleased to offer a variety of youth sporting opportunities to our residents and those in the surrounding community. Although these teams utilize Live Oak facilities for practices and competitive play, each organization is independently managed separate from the city.

          The City of Live Oak contracts with these youth sports organizations and they have exclusive use of their respective fields during the season. Fields are open to the public on a first come, first serve basis when not being utilized by these teams.


          Live Oak Dolphin Swim Team

          The Live Oak Dolphin Summer Swim Team has been proudly serving young swimmers from the City of Live Oak and the surrounding area for over 40 years. We strive to provide a family friendly, fun and competitive swim team experience. Once a Dolphin Always a Dolphin!

          For questions or information on how to become a Dolphin, you can contact them at lo.dolphins@yahoo.com. You can also visit the Dolphin website at liveoakdolphins.swimtopia.com/.


          Live Oak Jaguars Football/Cheerleading Organization

          Live Oak Jaguars

          Our primary goal is to provide youth with opportunities for skills development, teamwork and participate in a competitive-fun environment. When adopting rules, establishing standards and in all planning aspects the primary consideration will be what is best for our youth participants. Our youth represent the different cultural backgrounds that make up our city and surrounding communities.

          For information regarding football and cheer registration, please visit the Live Oak Jaguars website at www.lojaguars.website.siplay.com/. Additionally, you may contact Al Hollins at 210-219-9085.


          Greater Northeast Little League

          GNELL Mission- Greater Northeast Little League is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide instruction, guidance and exemplary leadership through the Little League program, to assist children in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. Espousing the virtues of character, courage, loyalty and selflessness, the Little League program is designed to develop superior citizens through participation in baseball, softball and community service.

          For more information regarding the Greater Northeast Little League, please visit www.gnell.org/ or call 210-392-1916.

            Special Events

            The Live Oak Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to offer a variety of programs sure to please everyone, from our youngest residents to our more seasoned community members. Throughout the year we invite the community to take part in these special events: Daddy Daughter Dance, Easter Egg Scramble, Memorial Day Parade, Junior Fishing, Shindig on Shin Oak, Movie in the Park, Halloween Family Night, Arbor Day and Christmas in the Park.


            12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

            12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

            Monday, December 2, 2019

            In an effort to support our local businesses and encourage citizens to Shop Live Oak, we will once again host the "12 Days of Christmas" contest featuring gift cards, prizes and fun from our local businesses! Make sure you like us on Facebook and follow along December 2nd - 17th for your chance to win fantastic prizes. Prizes will be awarded to winners simply by being the first person to respond correctly to a trivia question or the first to complete a simple task and post it on Facebook. Good Luck!

            On the 1st day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… a Partridge in a Pear Tree

            At Home

            Let AT HOME help decorate your home for the holidays with beautiful Christmas décor, a partridge for your tree or holiday dishware to serve your guests with style. Two lucky winners will have a change to each sin a gift card valued at $25.00 from AT HOME! Go check out the aisles and aisles of stylish home furnishings, accent lighting and so much more!

            On the 2nd day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… Two turtle doves

            Precise Nutrition

            Enjoy a healthy shake during the mad rush around town while you finish you holiday shopping or kick off the New Year with a healthy premium shake to start your New Year’s resolution. Precise Nutrition has any flavor you can imagine! Two lucky winners will win a tasty premium shake in any flavor of your choice!

            One the 3rd day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… Three French Hens

            Little Caesars

            Little Caesars’ new Hot-N-Ready wings are what my True Love can get for me! Caesar Wings now come in many tasty varieties, buffalo, oven roasted, BBQ, Spicy BBQ, and last but no least Garlic Parmesan! Three lucky winders will each win a gift certification for 1 Extra Most “Bestest” Pepperoni/Cheese, 1 Crazy bread combo and a 2 liter of soda combo meal from Live Oak’s Little Caesar’s Pizza!

            On the 4th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… Four Colly Birds

            Liberty

            Let Liberty Tax help you with securing a financial nest egg this tax season! Liberty Tax is offering free tax service Gift Certificates up to $400.00 for a 2019 tax preperation. Let Liberty Tax ezxpersts get back every shiny penny possible so you can start enjoying your refund in the New Year! One lucky winner will have a chance to win this fablous prize from Liberty Tax!

            On the 5th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… Five Golden Rings

            Farmers Insurance

            When you and your family are enjoying the holidays, the last thing you want to do is worry about your insurance coverage on your home or vehicles. Let the Dawn Dear Agency with Farmers Insurance properly insure your property based on your specific needs. To celebrate their 2nd year anniversary in Live Oak, they have sponsored a Holiday Gift Basket. One lucky person will that the chance to win the basket valued at $100.00.

            On the 6th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… Six Geese-a-laying

            Houlihan’s

            If you’re tired of thinking about the turkey, duck or any other bird you may be preparing for the Holiday meal, relax and give yourself a break. Let Houlihan’s cook you up a delicious meal. Enjoy any of their signature dishes and refreshing margaritas and mojitos! Six lucky winners will each win a gift card valued at $25.00 from Houlihan’s Live Oak.

            On the 7th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… Seven Swans-a-swimming

            Live Oak Parks & Rec/ Dunkin’

            There’s nothing like enjoying a cool refreshing dip in the pool during the hot Texas summers. The City of Live Oak is offering one Family Pool pass and one Individual Pool Pass for the 2020 Swim Season. Two lucky winners will win!

            While you may not be able to enjoy swimming during the winter months, you can dunk your summer thoughts into an iced latte from Dunkin Donuts! Dunkin’s Ice Latte has the perfect balance of cool and creamy to get you going during the holidays. Seven lucky winners will win a gift card for a free latte every day for 30days from our friends at Dunkin Donuts in Live Oak!

            On the 8th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… Eight Maids-a-Milking

            Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers’

            Enjoy a Tailgate Package with family or your best buds this holiday from Raising Cane’s Chicken. Who doesn’t want to kick back during the holidays to watch a little football and enjoy delicious crispy chicken fingers dipped in Cane’s famous sauce! One lucky winner will walk away with the $40.00 Tailgate Package certificate from our friends at Live Oak’s Raising Cane’s!

            On the 9th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… Nine ladies dancing

            Blondes, Brunettes & Redheads Salon | BBR

            Pamper yourself during the holidays with a gift basket of Aveda products from Blondes, Brunettes & Redheads Salon. They have all the Aveda essentials to keep your hair healthy and skin looking beautiful. One lucky winner will win the Aveda Sing and Makeup Product Basket valued at $150.00 from Blondes, Brunettes & Redheads Salon.

            On the 10th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… Ten Lords a Leaping

            Crux Barber Lounge

            Here Ye, Here Ye, calling all Lords! Leap into the New Year with a fresh new or an old fashion shave by the pros at Crux Barber Lounge. You will be treated like a king while they provide you with exceptional customer service and have you looking your best for any occasion throughout the holiday. Ten lucky winners will each receive a gift certificate for $25.00 for services from Crux Barber Lounge!

            On the 11th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… Eleven Pipers Piping

            Nicha’s Cocina

            Since 1977, the Garcia family has served home-style Mexican food to hungry customers! Enjoy Nicha’s laidback atmosphere while enjoying a piping hot Tex-Mex entrée and happy hour adult beverage. One lucky winner will win a Nicha’s Holiday Gift Basket valued at $125 to Live Oak’s Nicha’s Comida Mexicana.

            On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… Twelve Drummers Drumming

            Eva’s Tanning

            Look fantastic during the holidays with a beautiful bronze tan. You can enjoy tanning by relaxing in one of Eva’s state-of-the-art tanning beds. One lucky winner will win a Gift certificate for a “12 Days of Tanning” sessions from our friends at Eva’s Tanning!

            A very special thank you to all of the participating business sponsors this year. Remember to Shop, Live, Play, Stay and Thrive in Live Oak!

            LOL Liquors

            Start your holiday celebration with Live Oak Liquors, a full-service liquor store to serve you. Find that special hard to find liquor for that special holiday occasion or a cigar for your favorite uncle coming into town for a visit! 12 lucky winners will win a gift card valued at $10 from LOL in Live Oak.

            Pick up a great gift basket idea from your neighbors with the miniature bottles of assorted liquors, mixers or a six pack of their favorite beer! The selection is great and the varieties are huge! 12 lucky winners will win a $10 gift card from LOL.

            Need suggestions on a hostess gift for the next holiday party you attend? Look no further, Live Oak Liquors has a unique wine or a hard to find beer that will thrill the host or hostess! 12 lucky winners will win a $10.00 gift card from LOL.

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            Down Home Christmas

            Down Home Christmas

            Saturday, December 14, 2019

            Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

            Location: City Hall Municipal Complex

            Join us for an evening of family and festivities as we celebrate a Down Home Christmas in Live Oak. Santa's sleigh is set to arrive early evening and you can enjoy all the excitement beginning at 6:30pm. Gather round to enjoy the sounds of the American Caroling Company while you sip hot chocolate and savor some tasty treats.

            Pictures with Santa, Make Reindeer food with Rudolph, Special visit from Frosty the Snowman!

            Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to our holiday food drive!

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            Daddy Daughter Dance Masquerade Ball

            Daddy Daughter Dance Masquerade Ball

            Saturday, February 8, 2020

            Time: 5-8pm

            Location: Hilton Garden Inn Live Oak

            $15 for Live Oak Residents
            $20 for non-residents

            Registration begins December 18th for Live Oak residents, January 6th for non-residents.

            *Space is limited, so register early to guarantee a spot. There will be no refunds issued after January 24th.


            Check back regularly for upcoming events


            For information regarding the Parks & Recreation programs, please call Courtney Weese, Recreation and Special Events Manager at 210-653-9140, ext. 2235 or email cweese@liveoaktx.net or Cathi Piotrowski, Public Works Administrative Assistant at 210-653-9140 ext. 2234 or email cpiotrowski@liveoaktx.net.

              Municipal Pool

              The Live Oak Swimming Pool is a big hit during those hot summer months here in Texas! Many residents enjoy spending a relaxing day soaking up the sun and cooling off in the six lane pool, equipped with an exciting water slide! We also have a baby wading pool that is two feet in depth, perfect for the younger children. The pool features durable shade canopies that keep the rays from beating down; one which covers the entire baby pool area and the other three on the surrounding pool deck. There are plenty of lawn chairs spaced throughout the pool grounds, as well as tables for guests to enjoy. Vending machines are located on the property; however please feel free to bring your own food and beverages into the pool, with the exception of alcohol and glass containers. Being fully handicap accessible, including a wheel chair water lift for disabled patrons makes the Live Oak Pool a prime destination.

              A child under 10 years old must be accompanied by a 16 year old or older.


              2019 SUMMER POOL INFORMATION

              The 2019 Pool hours are as follows:

              • May 27th 1pm-6:45pm Open for Memorial Day, Closed until June 1st
              • JUNE: Tuesday –Sunday 12pm-8pm, CLOSED on Mondays
              • JULY & AUGUST: Tuesday-Sunday 1pm-6:45pm, CLOSED on Mondays

              *Schedule subject to change

              Daily pool admission is $2.00 for Live Oak residents, however a driver’s license (with current Live Oak address) must be presented as proof of residency. Admission for non-residents is $5.00. The Live Oak pool can only accept cash or personal checks, and no bills over $20.00 are accepted. A summer pool pass can be purchased in the City Hall building beginning May 1st, and the cost is $30.00 per person for residents, $50.00 for non-residents.

              Want to enjoy the pool after hours? Book a private pool party!! For more information and to make reservations, please call 210-653-9140 ext. 2200. Additionally, you may visit the community rentals page to access the rental agreement and for answers to frequently asked questions.


              Families Incorporating Safe Habits- FISH Program

              Live Oak Pool

              While at the pool, don’t forget to take advantage of the Life Jacket Loaner Program! Safety is a top priority for our guests and the City of Live Oak has taken extra measures to ensure that our patrons have a safe and enjoyable experience while visiting us. If your child needs assistance when swimming, the Live Oak Pool offers the complimentary use of a lifejacket. Please see a lifeguard for assistance and they will make sure your child is properly fitted and safe for the water.


              Spotlight On Staff

              The City of Live Oak is fortunate to have such a great group of young adults that oversee the pool every summer, and assist with special events throughout the year. All of our employees are Red Cross Certified Lifeguards, and must be a minimum of 16 years old. If you are interested in learning more about lifeguard certification, please visit http://www.redcross.org/. For questions regarding employment at the Live Oak Pool, please contact Courtney Weese at cweese@liveoaktx.net or 210-653-9140 ext. 2235.

              Live Oak Pool Staff 2017

              For information about renting the Live Oak Pool, please visit our Community Rentals page by clicking here.

              For additional photos of the Live Oak Municipal Pool, please click here.

                Parks & Recreation Commission

                The Parks and Recreation Commission was created by Ordinance Number 438 of the Ordinance of the City of Live Oak, and our Code of Ordinances outline its duties. Their objectives include:

                • Recommend plans to the planning commission and the city council for developing, establishing, locating and expanding the city’s park system.
                • Establish and implement procedures and methods for the operation of present and future parks with council approval.
                • Interpret the attitudes and the recreation needs of the city and determine and recommended a program to satisfy those needs.
                • Receive complaints on the park operation and satisfy such complaints to the satisfaction of the commission and complainant within the authority vested in the commission.

                The Commission consists of seven regular positions and three alternates. Meetings are held quarterly
                on the 2nd Tuesday in January, April, July and October at 6:00 p.m. The Tree Care Board meets at 6:00 p.m. and Parks & Recreation meets after.

                Parks & Rec Commission Roster September 2019


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