The City of Live Oak Parks and Recreation Department is made up of six Parks employees and one Recreation Coordinator. The Parks Department 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 Department 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 Coordinator oversees the Municipal Swimming Pool, facility usage, youth sports and is the liaison for civic groups within the city.
Staff Contact Information:
Courtney Weese - 653-9140, ext. 2235
Wayne Trammell - 653-9140, ext. 2178
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.
The City of Live Oak is now soliciting RFQ for both a Park Plan and a Comprehensive Plan. Please see attached PDF files for additional information and submittal requirements.
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.
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.
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:
- The City of Live Oak requires approved life jackets (PDF's) be worn at all times by anyone in a watercraft.
- There are no vehicles allowed off the roadway, and portage of all watercraft must be accomplished by walking.
- Consuming or possessing of alcoholic beverages while engaging in boating is prohibited.
- The use of personal watercraft is limited to daylight hours only.
- 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.
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.
For photos of the walking/jogging trails, please visit our Woodcrest Park album on our Facebook Page by clicking here
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.
Pool Rental Agreement
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
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.
Park Pavilion Rental Agreement
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.
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
18001 Park Road
Live Oak, TX 78233
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 email@example.com. You can also visit the Dolphin website at liveoakdolphins.swimtopia.com/.
Live Oak Jaguars Football/Cheerleading Organization
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.
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.
Memorial Day 2019
Saturday, May 25, 2019
The annual Memorial Day Parade will take place May 25th at 10:00 a.m. The parade will travel down Forest Bluff, turn Left of Topperwein, right onto Leafy Hollow, left onto Welcome Dr., right onto Old Spanish Trail and right onto Shin Oak.
Jr. Fishing Day
Saturday, June 1, 2019
7:00-11:00 a.m. Main Park Lakeside
Check back regularly for upcoming events
For information regarding the Parks & Recreation programs, please call Courtney Weese,
Recreation Coordinator at 653-9140, ext. 2235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Cathi Piotrowski,
Public Works Administrative Assistant at 653-9140 ext. 2234 or email email@example.com.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-653-9140 ext. 2235.
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.
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 November 2018
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