Official news about the City of Cedar Park from the City of Cedar Park.  
Season's greetings from the City of Cedar Park
We want to remind you to take advantage of a fabulous photo op we have here in Cedar Park! Our Heritage Oak Tree will remain lighted through December 31, 2021. It's located at 875 Quest Pkwy. This beautifully-lighted, 400+ year-old tree makes a great backdrop for family photos. Enjoy!
Holiday trash and recycling remain
Plus, extra week of recycling!

Great news! This year, trash and recycling pickup remains on-schedule the week of December 20-24 and December 27-31. BONUS! Extra week of recycling the week of December 27-31, to help with all of the extra packaging from holiday gift-giving. All houses will receive recycling pickup this week, regardless of your recycling schedule. Everyone will return to their regular recycling schedule the week of January 3.  
Holiday Tree Recycling Event January 8 (note new location)
  • Saturday, January 8, 2022
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • New location: Parks Operations Building, 301 E. Little Elm Trl. (turn east off of Bell Boulevard at the Twin Lakes YMCA)
  • Please remove all ornaments and decor (such as tinsel, garland, etc.)
  • Free tree sapling (first-come, first-served)
  • Can't make it? Boy Scouts Troop 233 can pick up your tree for you.
  • Click here for more event info!
Reminder: City offices and facilities holiday closures
Christmas holiday-related closures
  • City offices are closed on Thursday and Friday, December 23 and 24
  • The Library and Rec Center-are open on Thursday, December 23
  • The Library and Rec Center are closed Friday, December 24 and Saturday, December 25
  • The Library and Rec Center re-open for normal hours on Sunday, December 26
  • Other City facilities re-open for normal hours on Monday, December 27
New Year's holiday-related closures
  • City offices are closed on Friday, December 31
  • The Library and Rec Center are open on Friday, December 31
  • The Library and Rec Center are closed on Saturday, January 1, for New Year's Day.
  • The Library and Rec Center re-open for normal business hours on Sunday, January 2
  • City offices re-open for normal business hours on Monday, January 3
  • Many City services offered online - find list here.
Don't be a Griswold this holiday season!
The Cedar Park Fire Department reminds you to use caution with lights, trees, cooking and space heaters

"Dad, you taught me everything I know about exterior illumination."
  • Don't overload sockets or string too many sets of lights together
  • Make sure power cords are in good condition
  • Turn off your tree lights at night

"Looks great. Little full, lotta sap."
  • If you have a real holiday tree, keep it watered
Here are a few more tips to keep you from "going Griswold":
  • Use caution while cooking - do not leave food in oven or on stove unattended, and be careful of loose sleeves on clothing while cooking
  • Never, ever use a BBQ pit or outdoor gas grill in the house
  • Be careful with space heaters - do not leave them unattended and make sure there are no flammable objects nearby

All joking aside, we want you to play it safe. For more detailed holiday fire safety tips, click here.
Reminder: Hide, Lock, Take

You'll see these new signs in our parks and shopping centers throughout town.

The Cedar Park Police Department has been placing them in places you can't miss, as a reminder to hide your valuables, lock your vehicle (or sleigh!) and take your keys.

Remember: Hide, Lock, Take!

Don’t make it easy for criminals to steal your belongings - and your holiday spirit!
Stop the Pop! Most fireworks illegal both in and just outside Cedar Park

Fireworks stands open December 20, but before you light the fuse and blast your budget, know that it is illegal to possess or use fireworks in the City of Cedar Park, and within 5,000 ft. (just under a mile) of the City limits without a special permit. 

You may not be aware that the Cedar Park Fire Department serves several areas of Travis and Williamson Counties that are not part of the City but are part of our service area. The City of Cedar Park has a zero tolerance policy, meaning officers must issue citations to violators. The fine adds up to $189 (including court costs). Now that could really diffuse your holiday spirit!

Be watching our website,, on Monday. That's when we'll share a map Williamson County is putting together to show exactly where fireworks are - and are not - allowed throughout the County.

And click on image below to check out a video our area firefighters made years ago. It's an oldie but a goodie!
Looking for stuff to do during the winter break?
Look no further than the Cedar Park Public Library!

Here are just a few events they have to help you round out the rest of the year:
Dec. 22, 2-4 p.m.
Family Movie Screening
Dec. 29, 2-4 p.m.
Family Movie Screening
And be sure to check the Library's Facebook page for three pre-recorded bilingual story times that will be shown on Facebook on December 24, 25 and 28!
The December 16, 2021 Regular Scheduled City Council Meeting was in a hybrid meeting format, with some City staff and some members of the public participating in a video conference call, that was streamed and broadcast live on our web and television channels.

Highlights included:
  • Approved American Rescue Plan Act Spending Plan to fund water system backup generators, lost revenue recovery, Children's Advocacy Center, mobile library resources and mental health resources
  • Second reading, approval to rezone property at South Bell Boulevard and Little Elm, from Planned Development-General Business to General Business-Conditional Overlay to allow for Calloway's Nursery
  • Consent to Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority (BCRUA) to execute engineering contract for Phase 1D expansion project

Watch the video recording of the meeting here.
The next Regular Scheduled City Council Meeting is January 13, 2022.

Helpful Links and Information
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Resources, including information on child vaccinations, here
  • Community resources for senior residents or those at high risk for COVID-19: Find the list on our website here
  • Sign up for Smart 9-1-1 today: Just by providing as little information as your home address can make a difference during an emergency, so fill out your profile here
  • Find updates, current case counts, resources and more on all things COVID-19 on the City website here
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