Yes. Register online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/myabileneparksandrec or in person at the Community Service Office at 633 Walnut. For cost of lessons, visit the Fee Schedule and look under Recreation.
For more information, contact us at (325) 676-6217.
To volunteer at Rose Park Senior Activity Center, please call (325) 734-5300.
For all other volunteer opportunities, please call the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at (325) 793-3520 or visit https://westtexasrehab.org/services/retired-senior-volunteer-program.
Yes. The Senior Services Division offers transportation for senior citizens 60 and older. Transportation is offered to and from one of the four Senior Centers. Senior Citizens will be picked up from their home and brought to the Senior Center for activities and lunch. Participants must be able to get on and off the bus without assistance. Following the lunch program, the senior citizens will be returned to their residence. Twice a month, staff provides transportation to and from a local grocery store. There are no assigned fees for this service; however confidential donations are accepted. Please call (325) 734-5300 for transportation arrangements.
The City of Abilene Senior Services Division offers transportation for medical appointments Monday through Thursday from 9am to 1:30pm. Reservations can be made at (325) 676-4694.
Facilities & Rental
- Sears Recreation Center is located at 2250 Ambler
- Cobb Recreation Center is located at 2302 State Street
- Rose Recreation Center is located at 2605 South 7th
- Daniels Recreation Center is located at 541 North 8th
- Arthur Sears Park- 0.39 Miles
- Grover Nelson Park-0.97 Miles
- Oscar Rose Park- 0.47 Miles
- Red Bud Park- 1.51 Miles
- Abilene State Park (Elm Creek Trail)- 1 Mile
- Abilene State Park (Eagle Trail)- 0.25 Miles
City-owned Seabee Park and Johnson Park at Lake Fort Phantom Hill provide for a primitive camping environment.
The Abilene State Park is located in nearby Tuscola. For reservation information, contact State Parks at https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/abilene, or call the local number at (325) 572-3204.
Many City parks have practice backstops. While they aren't reserved, particular leagues have historically used the sites. Check with your league for direction.
Many of the school sites also have backstops. The game fields are under contract with the sports leagues. Check with the school administration for more information.
Advance reservations are considered on a first come, first served basis for up to one year advance. Reservations are subject to any price increase approved by the City Council. The person renting the City facility must be 21 or older. For more information, please call (325) 676-6217.
To request the use of a park facility ballfield, click here.
- Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM until 9:00 PM
- Friday from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM
- Saturday from 9:00 AM until 7:00 PM
- Sunday from 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM
An online map of the City Cemetery is provided at http://ww2.abilenetx.com/CemeteryView/Map_Full.asp
For specific information on Block numbers, contact the Cemetery office at (325) 676-6094 or come by our office at 633 Walnut Street.
The City Cemetery is located at 1133 Cottonwood Street.
The Cemetery office is located at 633 Walnut Street.
Yes, although there are restrictions on the size of the marker. For more information, contact us at (325) 676-6094 or come by our office at 633 Walnut Street from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, except for City holidays.
There is a permit fee that must be paid prior to the placing of any markers. For fee information, visit the City Fee Schedule.
Vases, wreaths, flowers or ornaments must be placed on the grave marker or in a piece of pipe in the ground in line with the row of grave markers. We reserve the right to remove any decorations that may become unsightly or interfere with the maintenance of the cemetery.
Fence or Curb
No construction is permitted on cemetery lots, including such items as fencing, curbing, gravel, wood or brick coverings, enclosures of vegetation, etc. These items interfere with mowing and other Cemetery operations. For further information, contact us at (325) 676-6094.
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