Get Involved With Parks and Recreation
A Decade of Dedication
In recognition of the support New Braunfels Parks receives throughout the year from volunteers, the Parks and Recreation Department hosted the 10th annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, September 14, 2018.
Volunteer efforts are visible throughout our community in projects such as park cleanup, tree planting and mulching, trail building and repair, planting and weeding landscape beds and assistance at special events. Over the past 11 years our department has reached historic heights in the quantity and quality of service to our parks, volunteers have provided. Park volunteers have contributed a total of 29,600 hours valued at $682,872.
Adopt-A-Park is a city wide program that provides opportunities for organizations, businesses and individuals to beautify and improve the New Braunfels Parks System.
How You Can Help
- Pick Up Litter
- Sweep Courts and Pathways
- Pull Weeds
- Report Problems
- Water Trees
- And more
How To Get Started
- The group leader or an individual can contact the Parks and Recreation Department at .
- The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you with volunteer information.
Already Adopted a Park?
Thank you for your continuous efforts to help preserve and maintain our parks system.
Donation Request Process
Thank you for your interest in a donation from the City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department. Please carefully review and complete the to determine if your organization’s request can be considered.
We welcome your skills, time and energy
The Parks and Recreation Department has many volunteer opportunities for those interested in serving our community and keeping our parks and trails beautiful. Whether you are an individual or group looking for a one-time event or an on-going project, we have an opportunity for you.
Volunteer Opportunities Include:
- Adopt-A-Park Program
- Invasive Plant Removal
- “Micro” Picking
- Trail Maintenance
- Park Playground Builds
- Landscape Bed Adoption
- Working Special Events
- Watering Trees
- River Clean Up
Eagle Scout Candidates
Legacy Tree Program
Donation: $250 per tree
Donations to the Legacy Tree Program are used to purchase the tree, provide for the tree’s care and protection and help reforest our parks. The tree species will be selected by the City’s Urban Forester to best fit the planting location and to encourage a diverse and healthy urban forest.
Legacy Bench Program
Donation: $1,100 per bench
Donations to the Legacy Bench Program are used to purchase a five-foot park bench. Benches provide a peaceful place of rest and reflection to park visitors and a plaque on the back rest will commemorate the honoree/event of your choice.
Main Plaza Brick Program
Donation: $150 per brick
“Preserving our Past, Paving our Future” Donations to the Brick Program are used to purchase an engraved brick to the donor’s specifications that will be installed a round Main Plaza. Funds will also be used to beautify and maintain the Plaza and the historic monuments, including the bandstand, which is a focal point in the landscape and history of New Braunfels. Bricks measure 8“x 4“x 2.5“
PLEASE NOTE: Trees, benches and bricks will be installed November through March only.