Royse City & Fate Community InformationWe think you’ll enjoy calling Royse City/Fate, Texas home!
Royse City always has something to do whether it is visiting the Zaner Robison Historical Museum, Senior Center, Library or attending all the fun events on Historic Main Street! The nearby City of Fate offers an active Senior Center and Robert Smith Family Park.
Recreation & LeisureRoyse City & Fate Have Something For Everyone!
Royse City Parks and Recreation
The City of Royse City Parks and Recreation Department consists of approximately 45 acres of developed parkland, with 4 playgrounds, 3 catch and release ponds, and 1.5 miles of nature trails and jogging paths. The citizens of Royse City also have, to their access, a baseball/softball complex and a soccer complex, with various practice fields.
Royse City strives in providing safe and healthy play spaces for all ages and plays an important role in the quality of life for our citizens.
N. Houston & W. Church Street
Becknell Park, named in honor of Don Becknell, former Mayor of Royse City, is currently underway. The land was acquired during the construction of N. Houston Street. The park is a neighborhood park of roughly two acres. The first phase of this park will include a playground, which should be complete by November 2015. Eventually, a small walking trail and pavilion will be added.
Performances by a variety of musicians and dance companies are part of the Greenville Entertainment Series, open to members after a subscription drive each spring. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents three concerts each year and the Threadgill Concert Series brings noted Texas musicians to the city several times each year. Other performances, including “Follies”, a musical-comedy revue benefiting local non-profits, gospel performances, high school fine arts performances and lots more occur year-round. Texas A&M Commerce, located about 20 miles northeast of Greenville, offers concerts, plays, musicals and other events.
1316 Evergreen Street
Briarstone Park is a neighborhood park located inside the Briarstone Estates subdivision. The park contains a playground structure.
City Lake Park
1100 Live Oak Street
City Lake Park is the City’s premier park. At approximately 13 acres, it contains a new playground (constructed in 2014), a four acre catch-and-release lake, gazebo, half mile walking/jogging trail, and lots of open space. This is the site of community programs hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department, such as, movies and kids fishing tournament. The gazebo can be reserved for private parties/events.
Zaner Robison Historical Museum at Royse City
The Zaner Robison Historical Museum’s mission is to preserve, protect and promote Royse City area history from the early settlers through the economic boom of the thirties, to the year 1960.The museum is housed in the only building in Rockwall County on the National Historic Register of Places. Once the fire station, then City Hall, next the Library, and finally the “Z” Museum, this unique brick ediface was built in 1925 to house the Masonic Hall upstairs, and be used for the Citizens of Royse City on the lower level. Located at 124 S. Arch Street, just south of Main Street. Hours: Thurs, Fri & Sat noon – 4:00 pm
704 Annahlee Street
Fox Fields is located at Annhlee Street and Jones Street. It contains 5 youth soccer fields.
The City contracts with Royse City Soccer Association for use of the fields. When fields are not contracted (off-season), they may be reserved.
Old Mill Park
Old Greenville Road and Walker Hawk Sports Complex
Old Mill Park is located between Old Greenville Road and the baseball fields of Walker Hawk Sports Complex. It can be accessed from Old Greenville or by using the walking/jogging trail at Walker Hawk Sports Complex. There is a catch and release pond, small shade structure, benches, and a walking/jogging trail that connects to the trail at Walker Hawk Sports Complex.
Old Jail Park
305 E. Main Street
Old Jail Park is located in downtown Royse City at the water tower. It contains a calaboose (freestanding one room jail) that was built sometime between 1911 and 1921. Great piece of history! The calaboose is south of the water tower – facing the railroad tracks, not Main Street.
Robert Smith Park
CD Boren Parkway
Fate, TX 75087
Visit our Robert Smith Family Park in the northern portion of the Woodcreek neighborhood near the new City Hall and Highway 66. There are walking trails, playground equipment, practice fields for soccer and baseball, and a disc golf course!
401 W. SH 66
The Splash Park is located just east of the intersection of SH 66 and Erby Campbell Boulevard. The highlight of this park is the splash pad. It is open, free of charge, from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend (7 AM – 10 PM). Also at the park is a pavilion, grill, small playground, and catch and release pond.
The pavilion can be reserved for private parties/events.
Walker Hawk Sports Complex
100 S. Erby Campbell Boulevard
Walker Hawk Sports Complex contains two baseball fields, two softball fields, concession stand, restrooms, space used for soccer and football, a playground, and a walking/jogging trail that connects to Old Mill Park.
Multiple sports associations contract with City for use of the fields. When fields are not contracted (off-season), they may be reserved.
Annual EventsLocal events that are schedule each year
January – March
Chamber Casino Night/Silent Auction- Feb
Old Town Block Party – March
April – June
Flashlight Egg Hunt – Apr
Casa Cars for Kids Car Show – May
Chamber Golf Tournament/Scholarship Fundraiser – May
Luncheon & Fashion Show for Zaner Robison Museum -Apr
Royse City Chamber Awards Luncheon – May
Royse City Main Street Car Show – May
Fate Movies in the Park – Mar
Royse City Hot Summer Nights at City Lake Park/ Thursdays – June-Aug
July – September
Royse City Hot Summer Nights at City Lake Park/Thursdays – Jul-Aug
Royse City 4 Fest Celebration – Jul
Fate Movies in the Park- Jul – Sep
Celebrate Fate – Aug
Speeding for Scholarships Go Kart Event- Jul
Back to School Bash Downtown Royse City- Aug
Rubber Duck Regatta- Sep
October – December
Pumpkin Patch- Oct
Trick or Treat on Main Street- Oct
Helping Hands Fall Holiday Market – Oct
National Night Out (Fate)- Oct
Helping Hands Festival of Trees – Nov
Royse City Tree Lighting – Dec
Royse City Lighted Christmas Parade- Dec
Christmas Tree Lighting (Fate) Dec
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Community InvolvementGetting involved by volunteering is one of the fastest ways to become part of the community.
There are many organizations that contribute to the quality of life by serving the needs of others.
Below is a listing of some of those groups, as well as the type of volunteers they need.
Boys and Girls Club of Rockwall County
Volunteers are needed weekday afternoons for after school programs. Areas include mentoring. football, soccer, baseball,basketball,theater,music,cheerleading/dance, technology, computer and art/crafts. All volunteers must pass a background check.
Volunteers are needed to help interview applicants for assistance, fill food orders, arrange for utility and shelter payments and make referrals to other agencies. The health center staff is supplemented with volunteers who arrange for patients to get dental services, eye exams and appointments with specialists in Rockwall who provide services at reduced rates or on a pro bono basis. The thrift store is also reliant on volunteers who sort and hang clothing, prepare donations for the sales floor, test small appliances and arrange merchandise displays. Many seasonal volunteers help out at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
A social organization for Women of Rockwall County. Two monthly luncheons from September – May. Each month features entertaining programs and a great lunch! Also several fun events scattered throughout the year. reservations a must. You may reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Casa of Rockwall County
Needs a variety of volunteers, from foster parents to court-appointed special advocates.
Kiwanis of Rockwall County
Global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. Meetings on Tuesday 12-1:00 pm. Check www.RockwallKiwanis.org or Facebook.com/RockwallKiwanis for more information.