Council approves Kenney Fort Boulevard extension
Round Rock City Council approved a contract at its Sept. 23 meeting that will extend Kenney Fort Boulevard from Forest Creek Drive to State Highway 45. The $23.4 million contract with J.D. Abrams, LP includes a six-lane divided arterial, a sidewalk, and a shared-use path along the length of the road. This extension will provide an additional route for north/south traffic in this rapidly developing quadrant of the City.

Ride the bus for free in Round Rock this October
Capital Metro is offering free fares on Round Rock bus services for all customers during the entire month of October. The fare suspension is being put in place to thank customers as the agency works to mitigate the service impacts resulting from staff shortages and to encourage more ridership. Round Rock is also applying the free fares for the month of October to its paratransit program.

Volunteers, local churches prepare for Love the Rock
Hundreds of volunteers and dozens of local churches will join forces with the City of Round Rock to “Love the Rock” on Saturday, Oct. 23. Volunteers will perform voluntary fire safety inspections and smoke detector installation, neighborhood cleanup assistance and curb address painting in the Chisholm Valley neighborhood. Volunteers will also beautify local parks and Round Rock ISD campuses.

Brush up on Round Rock's arts scene
Over the years, Round Rock has grown into a flourishing art hub with art from all mediums. From captivating sculptures to live music on Main Street, Round Rock has an iconic art scene that beckons to be explored! Learn about Round Rock's art galleries and museums, music, performing arts, upcoming events and more in this guide to the arts in our hometown.

There are plenty of chances to rock your Halloween spirit at these family-friendly, spook-tacular events hosted by the City of Round Rock throughout the month of October!
Play for Fall Fundraising Event
Friday, Oct. 15
6-10 p.m.
Play for All Park
151 North A.W. Grimes Blvd.

Enjoy special effects and surprises at every turn at the Play for All Park. A limited number of tickets will be sold for each session so get yours now! All proceeds benefit the Play for All Foundation.

BARKtacular HOWLoween Dog Festival
Saturday, Oct. 23
8-10 a.m.
Dog Depot Dog Park
800 Deerfoot Drive

Get ready to PAWDY! This event welcomes friendly, leashed dogs for trick or treating, costume contests and more! A $5 entry fee includes swag items for all pup-ticipants and additional prizes for contest winners. 

Adaptive and Inclusive Trunk or Treat
Saturday, Oct. 23
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Seton Medical Center Williamson
201 Seton Parkway

Join us for a BOO-tiful evening of trunk or treating designed especially for children with special needs and their families. Local businesses, clubs/organizations and families will decorate their vehicles in family-friendly Halloween themes.

Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat with Public Safety
Saturday, Oct. 23
4-8 p.m.
Public Safety Training Center
2801 N. Mays St.

Fill up your gas tank, grab your treat bucket and wear your costume for a trunk or treat experience where you don't have to leave your car! This popular event takes about an hour, and the line will begin at Sunrise Road. Donations will be accepted for Operation Blue Santa.

Outdoor Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers
Wednesday, Oct. 27
10:30-11 a.m.
Centennial Plaza
301 West Bagdad

Toddlers and preschoolers (and their grownups) are invited to a special Halloween storytime in Downtown Round Rock. Limited spaces are available in this small, outdoor, socially distanced activity. Pre-registration is required and will be available one week before the event.

Fall Fun Festival for toddlers and preschoolers
Friday, Oct. 29
9-11:30 a.m.
Old Settlers Park
3300 Palm Valley Blvd.

Enjoy a free circus-themed fall festival with carnival games for toddlers and preschoolers, hayrides, snacks, prizes and entertainment. Attendees are asked bring a canned good to donate to the Round Rock Food Pantry.

Spookout Soccer Tournament
Saturday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 24
Round Rock Multipurpose Complex
2001 North Kenney Fort Blvd.

Even our sports are getting spooky in Round Rock! Register today for the 4th Annual Spookout 3v3 Soccer Tournament. There will be a costume contest, face painting, a DJ and treats! The tournament is a one-day format with a three-game guarantee. Registration is $199 through Oct. 12.

Family Book Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Monday, Oct. 25 through Friday, Oct. 29
Round Rock Public Library
216 E. Main St.

Families are invited to decorate a pumpkin (or gourd) as a book character or with a literary theme and drop it off at the Round Rock Public Library children’s desk from Oct. 25-29. The Tween Advisory Board will judge the pumpkins. Winners will be announced on Friday, Nov. 5, and will receive a Barnes and Noble gift card.

Hometown Halloween offers picture-perfect fun for the entire family in Downtown Round Rock
Friday, Oct. 29
3-7 p.m.
Downtown Round Rock

Downtown Round Rock is brewing up some spooky fun times this Halloween! Families will experience a safe and fun Halloween event featuring trick-or-treating along Main Street businesses, face painters, live music, balloon artists, train rides and plenty of family fun! Updates can be found at downtownroundrocktexas.gov/hometownhalloween.
State of the City with Mayor Craig Morgan
11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 19
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
3001 Kalahari Blvd.

Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan will deliver his State of the City address at the Round Rock Chamber’s monthly Power Lunch. Morgan will answer questions from KVUE Anchor Bryan Mays as he looks back on the accomplishments of the City over the past year and discusses the opportunities that lie ahead as Round Rock continues forward into the future.

More information on the event, including ticket and registration details, can be found at roundrockchamber.org.
Upcoming board, commission meetings

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 7:30 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 14, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m.