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National Parks and Recreation Month
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July is National Parks and Recreation Month! Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation's official Parks and Recreation Month. Help us celebrate what we consider the greatest month of the year!

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.

July is a great month for everyone to get out and visit their community parks during the month of July. Click here for a complete list of your New Braunfels parks.

We are celebrating by offering buy one get one FREE admission for the entire month of July on the following days and attractions:

  • Mondays, Landa Park Paddle Boats
  • Tuesdays, Landa Park Miniature Golf
  • Wednesdays, Landa Park Aquatic Complex

Discover Fischer Park during National Parks and Recreation Month
Join us at Fischer Park each Saturday during July for FREE family fun!
Check out all of the activities we have planned.

Saturday, July 4th Celebrate Independence Day with a concert at 6:30pm at the Fischer Park Amphitheater featuring UpriZing, then watch the fireworks at 9:15pm. You can see Landa Park Firework display from Fischer Park.

Saturday, July 11th Join us for a presentation from Last Chance Forever Birds of Prey at the Fischer Park Nature Education Center. The show will begin at 11:00am.

Saturday, July 18th Take part in our BYOB (Bring Your Own Bait) Family Fishing Derby at the Fischer Park Nature Education Center fishing ponds, the derby will start at 8:00am and conclude with prizes at 10:30am. Celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month 80's style with a concert featuring Free Marie from 6:00 - 8:00pm followed by a throwback Movie in the Park premiering "Back to the Future" at the Fischer Park Amphitheater.

Saturday, July 25th Join us for a geocaching scavenger hunt at the Fischer Park Nature Education Center. Participants will learn the basics of geocaching, after instruction we will find hidden prizes in the park. The geocaching scavenger hunt program will be from 10:00am until 12:30pm and participants must pre-register by calling 830-221-4378. Join us that afternoon for presentations from Dinosaur George at the Fischer Park Archeology Dig, presentations are 30 minutes and will run at 2:00pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm.

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 using hashtag #NBParksandRec

  1.  Climb the tallest playscape in the New Braunfels park system at Solms Park.
  2. Enjoy the views of Landa Lake at the Landa Park Gazebo. This iconic structure just received a facelift, thanks to the New Braunfels Parks Foundaiton.
  3. Splish. splash and cool down at the Fischer Park Sprayground!
  4. Jesse Garcia Park boasts a basketball court for a quick pick up game and an exciting new playground.
  5. Practice your rock wall climbing skills on the playscape or have a family picnic at Hoffmann Park.
  6. Look and listen for birds and discover nature on the scenic Panther Canyon Trail.
  7. Ernest Eikel Park is home to a new playground, check out the new equipment or take a walk on the quarter mile walking path that loops the park.
  8. Enjoy a bike ride or walk along the County Line Memorial Trail that extends over two miles and connects to Fischer, Hoffmann and Kraft Parks.
  9. Fly a kite or throw a football in the open field at Cypress Bend Park.
  10. Get a glimpse of New Braunfels history by reading the monuments at the New Braunfels Cemetery.

Download the Outdoor Challege Photo Scavenger Hunt information: Click Here

Participants who complete the 2015 “Out is In” Outdoor Challenge will have a scavenger hunt photo published in “The Fun Things in Life” Recreation Program Guide.