The Circle C residential neighborhoods are surrounded by 462 acres of dedicated parkland that makes up the Circle C Metropolitan Park.
While most of the park is native land with hike and bike trails only, two major developed areas provide limitless hours of recreational activities for residents and their families. At the west end of the park, seven irrigated soccer fields serve as the weekend retreat for over 1600 children who play in the Lonestar Soccer Club. There are other numerous park amenities including: picnic tables and benches, sand volleyball courts, frisbee golf course, hike and bike trails, a basketball court and kids playscape.
Hit the Trail
Circle C residents and the public can enjoy miles of well maintained decomposed granite trails through Circle C Metropolitan Park (entrance is off Slaughter Lane opposite Circle C Vintage Place), or the public trails system located at 9901 FM 1826.
Hoop it up
Circle C residents are welcome to a pick-up game at the Swimming Center Basketball Court. Residents will need to show their Pool Access cards to gain entry. Additionally, residents or the public may enjoy the basketball court located at Circle C Metropolitan Park.
Is Soccer your sport? Soccer or “Football” as it’s known world-wide, is a huge part of the community in Circle C. The Lonestar Soccer Club provides soccer leagues for almost all ages. To learn more, call (512) 336-5425.
An often overlooked ‘gem’ on the list of activities close to Circle C is the Disc Golf Course at Metropolitan Park. The newly designed course is very wooded, very long and very hard. There are two tees at almost every hole and if you play the Pro tees this might just be the toughest course in Austin now. There are about four or five holes that are nearly identical to the old setup, but other than that the course has changed dramatically.
Set… and… Spike
Sand volleyball your game perhaps? Circle C Residents can enjoy a game at the Swimming Center located on Lacrosse Boulevard or the two courts at Circle C Metropolitan Park off Slaughter Ln.
Hop on your Bike
If hiking isn’t your ideal activity and you’d rather bike instead, residents and the public can enjoy the 3.1 mile paved Veloway (for wheels only) located off La Crosse Boulevard near the entrance of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The Veloway is one of only five tracks in the U.S. dedicated to cycling and rollerblading. It stretches roughly 3.1 miles. The park is owned and operated by the city of Austin. Located across from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, the track meanders through Hill Country meadows and hills and used heavily by families, recreational and serious cyclists. Give it a try, you’ll enjoy it!
Cycle like an Athlete
Circle C even has it’s own Cycling Club! Channel your inner Lance Armstrong and put on your helmet. The Circle C Cycling Club is known as SW Austin Texas Road and Trail bicycling club. Need more information about their trips? Go to their club page on yahoo.
Exercise like an Olympic Swimmer
Perhaps you like to keep fit by swimming? Adult Lap Swim and Children’s Swimming Lessons / Swim League information can be found at the Swimming Center. Did you know 11 Olympic Swimmers have trained in the Circle C Swim Center Pool?
Splash and Play
Okay, Lap Swimming isn’t for everyone.. maybe you or your family would prefer to just splash around. Circle C Residents (with Pool Pass) can enjoy open swimming at the Swim Center or if you have a toddler, enjoy the use of the splash pool while munching down on some of the tasty treats from Circle C Cafe and Catering. Got kids that are a little older and need more activity? Head down to the Family Pool next to the Community Center at Lacrosse Boulevard and Spruce Canyon – there the little ones can enjoy the mushroom showers, spiral slide and splash zones all day long!
Grip it and Rip it!
Maybe you’d prefer to work on your swing? Grey Rock Golf Club boasts an 18-hole course designed by Jay Morrish. This City of Austin public course features 6,855 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 73.4 and it has a slope rating of 130. Grey Rock Golf is a semi-private course that offers private memberships to take advantage of everything that it has to offer. Annual memberships are now available in several categories including:
- Grow the Game Plan (Individual Range Program),
- U.S. Open Package (Family Membership),
- Masters Package (Individual Membership),
- Men’s League (Summer 9-hole membership),
- Junior Package and corporate memberships.
Additionally, as a public course, daily rates are available. Call the Pro-shop to reserve your tee time at (512) 288-4297 or visit www.GreyRockGolfandTennis.com for more information.
Lob and Volley
Tennis anyone? The Grey Rock Tennis Club is a City of Austin public tennis facility. It proudly offers eight lighted state-of-the art Plexi-Cushion courts to soften the effects of competitive tennis. Sharing the same entrance as the Grey Rock Golf Club and surrounded by fairways, this relaxing complex is staged to offer premier tennis programs under the direction of Head Tennis Professional, Darin Pleasant.
For court reservations or more information call (512) 301-8685.
Want to take it a little easier and enjoy all that nature has to offer? Visit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center located at 4801 La Crosse Avenue. Founded in 1982 by Lady Bird Johnson and the late Helen Hayes, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is dedicated to protecting and preserving North America’s native plants and natural landscapes. Our mission – to increase the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes – guides all that we do. Click http://www.wildflower.org/ for more information.
Go Fly a Kite
The open fields off Escarpment Boulevard (part of Circle C Metro Park) are a perfect place to fly a kite… you’ll see other residents out there typically in the early spring (March-April) before it gets too hot.
Put your EGGS in one basket
The HOA sponsors an annual Easter Egg Hunt that you must attend if you have kids under 12. For more information, keep an eye on the calendar around Easter time. The hunt typically is held on the grounds of the Circle C Child Development Center and the Swim Center Pool.
Meet your Neighbors and Friends at “Food Trailer” Night!
In 2013, the HOA in cooperation with Hello NABR (the official HOA trade and service directory people) coordinated several successful “Food Trailer” nights at the community center. While the first event was much larger than expected, they’ve worked out the kinks and now the food trailers are better prepared to serve almost 800 plus families. Keep an eye open on the EVENT calendar for more “Food Trailer Nights” in from Spring to Fall. See you there!
March in the Circle C Independence Day Parade
Circle C Residents roll out (literally) to participate in the 4th of July Parade! The Parade begins at the Swim Center where all the kids are encouraged to decorate their bicycles and trikes. the Firemen from Engine 43 (Circle C’s Fire Department) leads the parade each year. Sometimes, we even get the Lifeflight Helicopter to make a stop so the kids can tour the ‘copter themselves. Keep an eye on the Calendar for more news and events in early July.
Oooo… and Aaaaw at The Stars and Stripes Fireworks show
Great food, an awesome location and the best firework show in South Austin! Greyrock Golf and Tennis Club hosts the annual “Stars and Stripes” event of the summer the first week of July (pending weather conditions). Members of Greyrock Golf and Tennis, and clients or friends of Austin Real Estate Partners are eligible to purchase tickets to get an up-close relaxing view of the event from the 18th Fairway. Not a member or a past client? Don’t give up hope. Public ticket sales are available depending on attendance. Contact Grey Rock Golf Club regarding General Admission Tickets by calling (512) 288-4297.
Get your Holiday Party On
At the end of the Calendar Year, the HOA typically sponsors a Children’s Holiday Party (sometimes with an Adult’s only party soon thereafter) for all the kids to enjoy treats and games. Keep an eye on the Calendar for more news and events in December.