- Volunteer Opportunities
- Boards & Committees
- Community Partnership
- Memorial Programs
- Donation Request
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
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.
How You Can Help
How To Get Started
Already Adopted a Park?
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: Second Tuesday of each month, 6:00pm, City Hall Council Chambers
- Joe Turner (Chair)
- Bryan Feltner (Vice-Chair)
- Thomas Blagg
- Kristen Carden
- Katie Rae Preston
- Jason Vreeland
- Amber Brown
Agendas: Agendas are posted at City Hall. 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.
Fourth Thursday of each month, 5:30pm, Landa Haus, 360 Aquatic Circle
- Ron Hamel (Chair)
- Betty Kyle (Vice-Chair)
- Allyson Zipp
- Connie Krause
- Tammy Albrecht
- Raenel Schertz
- Lynn Thompson
- Gene Bagwell (Maintenance Management)
Agendas: 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
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.
Please contact Dawn Williams for further details about these wonderful programs! 830-221-4367.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 830-221-4350.