The Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan (EAHCP) is a cooperative effort to protect groundwater resources of the southern portion of the Edwards Aquifer both for people in the region and the endangered species that inhabit the aquifer. Learn More
The City of New Braunfels, with the help of local agencies and stakeholders, has developed a Watershed Protection Plan for the Dry Comal Creek and Comal River watersheds to protect and preserve the water quality in these water bodies. Learn More
In November 2018, the City of New Braunfels passed an ordinance that prohibits the feeding of wildlife within the city limits to reduce the amount of animal waste that is deposited and eventually washed into our beautiful waterways. Learn More
The Dos Rios Watershed Clean-up is an annual city-wide litter pick-up from the city parks, creeks, and rivers hosted by the City of New Braunfels. Learn More
The Adopt-A-Spot River Clean-Up program serves to raise public awareness, educate citizens, and generate community involvement by adopting a spot along the river or in contributing areas to clean. Learn More
The Monarch Waystation at Fischer Park provides larval and nectar sources for Monarchs and other butterflies. These resources are necessary for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their migration. Learn More
The Blackland Prairie Restoration Project at Fischer Park includes the retention of 30 plus acres as native blackland prairie,an important contribution to Central Texas, as it is a significant migratory pathway for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Learn More
The City of New Braunfels has earned the Tree City USA designation for the past 31 years
To qualify as a Tree City USA community, the City must meet four standards established by the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters.
The Urban Forestry division of the Parks and Recreation Department ensures these standards are met and hosts the annual Arbor Day event in Landa Park.
Ongoing conservation projects in the New Braunfels Parks System:
- Fully automated irrigation systems equipped with rain sensors in several parks
- Conversion to LED lighting at Civic/Convention Center, 8 sports fields, 8 tennis courts, and 1 skate park
- Implementation of Integrated Pest Management Plan at the Landa Park Golf Course
- Partnership with Cemex Quarry for water truck to haul reuse water
- Conversion of 115,200 sq’ of grass to artificial turf at Das Rec