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Posted on: August 27, 2020

City Awarded Grant Funds for Sports Complex Project

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The City of New Braunfels has been awarded $750,000 in grant funds from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission which will be used to help fund Phase 1 of the Zipp Family Sports Park.

a 125-acre sports complex that will be built at the intersection of Klein Road and FM 1044.  The $25.7 million project, which was approved by voters during the 2019 bond election, will include soccer, baseball, and softball fields, as well as concessions, restrooms, dedicated open space, shade structures, native landscaping, and parking.  $15 million of the funding for the project was allocated by the New Braunfels Economic Development (4B) Board and the project is currently in the final phase of design, with construction anticipated to begin in late 2021. 

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved close to $16 million in local park grants to help fund projects that will create and enhance outdoor recreational opportunities like nature trails, urban gardens, playgrounds with full accessibility, dog parks, splash pads, and sports fields.  Grants ranging from $400,000 to $750,000 were awarded to 30 community parks across the state, including the Zipp Family Sports Park in New Braunfels.    

“We are thankful to Chairman Reid Morian and all of the other Texas Parks and Wildlife Commissioners for approving these grants and we are thrilled to be able to add some special amenities to the sports park due to these extra funds,” said New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Director Stacey Dicke.  “Those amenities include a playground, trail enhancements, additional shade structures, enhanced native landscaping, bird blinds, interpretive signage, and picnic facilities.”   

For more information about this grant program or Texas Parks and Wildlife, please visit https://tpwd.texas.gov/ 

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