Michael Gonzalez is the Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Elgin, is a graduate of Seguin High school and Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a Minor in Nature and Heritage Tourism. Michael started with the Parks Department in April of 2013 and is the staff liaison for The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the nonprofit group Friends of Elgin parks. He is an awesome spikeball player, hiker, and biker.
Elizabeth graduated from Southwestern University in 2012 with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and has worked in fields ranging from tech start up to greenhouse management. As the Program Manager, Elizabeth works to bring the Elgin community over 40 unique events throughout the year. She also works with members of the community to bring classes to the Rec Center, and manages the Morris Memorial Pool.
Kayla manages the front desk staff of the Elgin Recreational Center, manages reservations for all Parks and Recreation facilities, handles purchasing and tracks expenditures for the department. She is a certified lifeguard instructor, is CPO certified and a basic first aid instructor, and prior to this position was the Pool Coordinator for Morris Memorial Pool for 4 years. Kayla was the recipient of the Elgin City Employee of the year award for 2018.
Kenshavia is a 3rd year lifeguard with experience at all levels of working at Morris Memorial Pool. As Pool Coordinator, Kenshavia manages lifeguard and cashier schedules, general pool programs and lifeguard training and conditioning.
Grounds Crew & Maintenance
The Elgin Parks & Recreation Department Grounds Crew are the stewards to 6 parks and over 120 acres of land. They are not only responsible for keeping the grass mowed, trees trimmed and gardens weeded, but also keep the bathrooms clean, pick up trash and assist with event set up and take down. The Grounds Crew and Maintenance Departments are an integral part of our team that keeps the parks fun, friendly and safe.
The Elgin Recreation Center Staff handle all things from keeping the Rec Center looking clean and tidy, to checking in members, handling bookings and rentals, registering people for events and educate patrons on upcoming events. The staff can be reached by calling 512-285-6434.
Morris Pool Lifeguards
Our team of Morris Memorial Pool Lifeguards consists of 22 motivated young adults dedicated to keeping Morris Memorial Pool clean and safe. Our lifeguards keep patrons safe by enforcing rules and regulations, keep the facility clean on their breaks, teach swim lessons and water aerobics.