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New Braunfels Veteran's Memorial
Veteran's Memorial Commemorative Brick Program
Donation: $150 per brick
Honor a Veteran with an engraved brick as a permanent tribute for serving in the Armed Forces of the United States. Bricks will be placed along the pathway at the New Braunfels Veteran's Memorial, located in front of the New Braunfels Police Department, 3030 W. San Antonio St, New Braunfels, TX. Order online here.
Want to order another way?
- Complete the PDF Order Form and submit by email to DWilliams@newbraunfels.gov. Payment information can be found on the PDF Order Form.
- Call us at 830-221-4367
- Visit us at the Park Administrative Office, 110 Golf Course Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Please make checks payable to City of New Braunfels.
Veteran's Memorial Wall Nomination
The New Braunfels Veteran’s Memorial was created to recognize the service that the citizens of New Braunfels have given to our country. Each branch of the military is represented on the exterior walls including Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, and Space Force. The interior walls honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. There is also a special recognition for Gold Star Families.
Members of the public can recommend Veterans for inclusion on the memorial wall. To be eligible for consideration, the Veteran being nominated must meet the following criteria:
- The deceased is considered killed in action (KIA) or missing in action (MIA);
- Comal or Guadalupe County was the legal residence of the deceased
Download the Nomination Form here.
Park Memorial Programs
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 Nov. - Mar. only.
Please contact Dawn Williams for further details about these wonderful programs! 830-221-4367. View the Memorial Programs Brochure
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. Read our Volunteer Handbook!
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
If you or your group, club, or organization would like to participate or want to learn more about volunteer opportunities please complete the Volunteer Information Inquiry Form, or call the Parks Operations Office at 830-221-4367.
Already one of our valued volunteers? Please complete the Hour Tracking Form.
Eagle Scout Candidates
This application packet will assist Eagle Scout Candidates contemplating a project in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Department.
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
- The group leader or an individual can contact the Parks and Recreation Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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! Complete the Hours Tracking Form.
Boards & Committees
Parks and Recreation Department Advisory Board
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board exists to advise and make recommendations to the City Council concerning policy matters related to the establishment, maintenance and operation of the city parks and its recreation programs. Meetings are the second Tues. of each month, 6 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers
- Joe Turner (Chair)
- Bryan Feltner (Vice-Chair)
- Thomas Blagg
- Kristen Carden
- Katie Rae Preston
- Jason Vreeland
- Amber Brown
Click here for the current Parks and Recreation Advisory Board agenda. Sign up for our notify me feature to receive notification that a new agenda has been posted.
City of New Braunfels Cemetery Committee
The New Braunfels and Comal Cemeteries are a valuable historic part of our heritage. The cemeteries serve as a resource for the living, connecting the past with the present. The New Braunfels Cemetery Committee serves to preserve the records of community history, cultural history, landscape heritage and architecture. This is accomplished through conservation, preservation and education. Meetings are held on the fourth Thurs. of each month, 5:30 p.m., Landa Haus, 360 Aquatic Cir.
- Ron Hamel (Chair)
- Betty Kyle (Vice-Chair)
- Connie Krause
- Tammy Albrecht
- Raenel Schertz
- Lynn Thompson
- Dana Watson
- Gene Bagwell (Maintenance Management)
Agendas are posted at City Hall, located at 550 Landa Street. Click here for the current Cemetery Committee agenda.
New Braunfels Parks Foundation
The New Braunfels Parks Foundation is a volunteer based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting, protecting and enhancing the parks system of the City of New Braunfels. This is done through education, resource development, and community partnerships. As a nonprofit organization, all charitable contributions to the foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. More information is available on the New Braunfels Park Foundation website.
Community Partnership Opportunities
The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department hosts a number of special events throughout the year, attracting thousands of local attendees. These low cost programs are made possible through partnerships with local businesses like you. Through sponsorship opportunities with the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department, your business will be able to maximize exposure to the residents of New Braunfels and highlight your value to the community.
For questions or additional information about partnership opportunities, email Geronimo Aguirre or by calling 830-221-4350.
Together we can enhance the well being of our community through laughter, play, conservation and discovery!
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 Request for Donation Guidelines to determine if your organization’s request can be considered.
If you have any questions regarding our application or the process, please email email@example.com or call 830-221-4350.