National Parks and Recreation Month

Parks and Recreation services are vital for our community - from protecting open space and natural resources, to helping fight obesity, to providing activities and resources for all walks of life - Parks and Recreation Month encourages everyone to reflect on the exponential value parks and recreation brings to our community.

Get Outside!

We encourage everyone to get out and visit your community parks during the month of July. Click here for a complete list of your New Braunfels parks. New Braunfels Parks and Recreation is celebrating by offering buy one get one FREE admission for the entire month of July on the following days and attractions: 

Outdoor Challenge Photo Scavenger Hunt


10 parks in 31 days

Join our outdoor digital photo challenge, a month long challenge to get outdoors and capture photos in ten select parks, upload them to Instagram or Facebook using #NBParksandRec. 
Click here to download the 2016 challenge details and rules. 
The Challenge: 10 parks in 31 days
  1. Discover nature on the scenic Panther Canyon Trail in Landa Park.
  2. Splish, splash and cool down at the Fischer Park Sprayground.
  3. Run and play on the playgrounds in Landa Park.
  4. Throw a frisbee or fly a kite in the open area at Cypress Bend Park.
  5. Jesse Garcia Park boasts an exciting playground with fun slides!
  6. Check out JAWS Skate Park at Ernest Eikel Park or take a walk on the quarter mile walking path.
  7. Enjoy a bike ride along the County Line Memorial Trail that extends over two miles.
  8. Look and listen for birds under the trees in Torrey Park.
  9. Get a glimpse of history by reading the new kiosk at the Comal Cemetery.
  10. Enjoy the playground or a picnic under the pavilion at Haymarket Park.
Participants who complete the

2016 Outdoor Challenge Photo Scavenger Hunt

will have a scavenger hunt photo published in “The Fun Things in Life” Recreation Program Guide and win a custom New Braunfels Parks and Recreation superhero cape!