Thanks to the popularity of HGTV’s Fixer Upper®, folks are seeing more and more of what the Waco area has to offer both residents and visitors. Greater Hewitt and Waco are home to a variety of museums, galleries, theatres, venues and attractions. Sports fans can catch a game at Baylor University’s McLane Stadium and check out the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, while history buffs will appreciate Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex, the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame and Museum and the Dr Pepper Museum.
For live music and theater, there are many shows throughout the year hosted by the Waco Civic Theater, McLennan Community College and Baylor Drama Department, as well as the Waco Symphony Orchestra, Baylor School of Music, Extraco Events Center and Waco Hall. Built in 1914, the historic Hippodrome Theater located in downtown Waco has also recently been renovated and now features movies, concerts and theater acts, as well as full service in-theater dining.
On beautiful days with crystal-clear Texas skies, people gravitate toward the outdoors, including Hewitt Park and Warren Park
. Hewitt Park, at 801 S. Hewitt Drive, is situated on Castleman Creek in Hewitt and has a picnic area, ball diamond, soccer/football field, two covered shelters, a 0.5 mile walking track and a covered pavilion. The Adventure Playground provides a safe and fun place for all children to climb and play, while children and adults alike can enjoy the Disc Golf Course. Offering 18 holes of fun for casual players or competitive enthusiasts, the course was made possible by sponsors who are recognized on each hole. The Hewitt course is designed for PDGA rules of play.
Warren Park, located just off of Old Temple Road, is also nestled on the banks of Castleman Creek, and was named after Homer Warren, a long-time resident and community leader of Hewitt. Warren Park has picnic areas, a ball diamond, a soccer field, playgrounds, a covered pavilion and the brand-new Creekside Amphitheater
, which will host several community events in 2016, including a summer concert series.
Other outside activities, including fishing, boating, water sports, biking and hiking, are available throughout the year at Lake Waco, the largest urban lake in Texas, and Cameron Park. Both are only minutes from Hewitt and offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and families alike.
Hewitt Park and Warren Park have space available for weddings, reunions, corporate events, birthdays, anniversaries and more! Call (254) 666-6173 for rates and availability.