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PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT STAFF Administration 10 Commercial Place, Bldg #1 Schertz, TX 78154 210-619-1850 Director Lauren Shrum lshrum@schertz.com Senior Administrative Assistant Sandy Bryant sbryant@schertz.com Parks Maintenance Crew Leader Jared Montney jmontney@schertz.com Schertz Aquatic Center 560 Schertz Parkway Schertz, TX 78154

PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD The Parks & 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’s parks and recreation programs. The Board meets on the fourth Monday of every month at City Hall in the Bob Andrews Conference Room, located at 1400 Schertz Parkway.

Chair Johnie McDow Vice-Chair John Sullivan Regina Agee William Bosch Jim Fowler Sally Macias Phillip Rowland Floy Simmons Ronald Washington Robert Sheridan III (alternate)

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IN THIS GUIDE

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Music & Movies in the Park Series

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Nature Education

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Aquatics

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Schertz Area Senior Center

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Schertz Recreation Center

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Youth Sports Associations

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Pavilion Rental

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Parks & Trail Map

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Parks Listing

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Capital Improvements

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National Park & Recreation Month

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FROM THE DIRECTOR

We are excited to launch our first ever Schertz Parks & Recreation FUN Guide to highlight all of the exciting events and amazing recreational opportunities we have here in Schertz. Through our partnership with the YMCA, we offer an indoor Recreation Center with fitness equipment, group exercise classes, a rock climbing wall and so much more. Right next door is our new Aquatic Center, which celebrated its one year anniversary in January 2018. With two pools and numerous aquatic programming opportunities, this 19,000 sq. foot state of the art facility is something that Schertz residents should be proud of. Don’t forget to get out and explore all of our park properties highlighted on pages 16-21. Each location has different amenities, including two outdoor pools, and there is something for everyone. If a more natural experience is appealing to you and your family, check out the programs we have offered at Crescent Bend Nature Park – Bird Walks, Star Parties, and the Nature Discovery Series for children are just some of the fun things we have planned. Finally, July is National Park & Recreation Month, and this year’s theme is “A Lifetime of Discovery” highlighting that parks and recreation are more than just playgrounds and rec centers. Our department offers senior programs, innovative health and wellness opportunities, sports parks, aquatic complexes, community celebrations, nature education, miles of trails, flood mitigation, maintenance, and much, much more. “A Lifetime of Discovery” awaits at your local parks and recreation facility! Lauren Shrum, Director of Schertz Park & Recreation

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ENTERTAINMENT

MUSIC & MOVIES IN THE PARK

AT A PARK NEAR YOU

Schertz Parks & Recreation is excited for another great year of movies and concerts in the park. Families and friends are invited out to one – or all – of this year’s great events for a day of fun for the whole family. The 2018 Music and Movies in the Park series will kick off on Saturday March 17 with a concert by Ravenmoor, a traditional Irish and Celtic band to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

The Music and Movies in the Park series showcases a variety of live bands and movies and was established by the Schertz Parks and Recreation Department back in 2016 as an initiative to get the community to come out and enjoy their local parks. We encourage everyone to bring lawn chairs, refreshments, friends, and neighbors out for a free day of entertainment. This year’s schedule will include six feature movies and two live music events at different area parks. For more information, go to Schertz.com or follow the City of Schertz on Facebook.

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MUSIC & MOVIES IN THE PARK

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NATURE EDUCATION

NATURE

DISCOVER SCHERTZ Nature is constantly changing, not only from season to season but also from year to year. These changes bring new and exciting opportunities to view nature at its best. We hope you experience a positive interaction with nature and will continue to visit the many parks throughout the spring and summer seasons.

FRIENDS OF CRESCENT BEND NATURE PARK

The Friends of Crescent Bend Nature Park is a group of volunteers who have a passion for the park and help the Parks & Recreation Department maintain the park through volunteer service hours. The group organizes volunteer clean up days, maintains the bird blinds, documents flora and fauna in the park, and volunteers at various park events throughout the year. If you’re interested in joining the Friends of Crescent Bend Nature Park, see their website at www.friendscbnp.zenfolio.com.

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NATURE DISCOVERY SERIES

Pre-registration is required Call 210-619-1850. Meet at the 1st Parking lot near the Restroom Building and Trailhead.

Date

Theme

Time

Saturday, April 7

Discover What’s Buzzing & Blooming Learn about wildflowers and their friends, the pollinators.

10:00 AM

Saturday, May 5

Discover What’s Swimming Explore the world of tiny critters that live in healthy streams.

Saturday, June 2

Discover A Bug’s World See how we’d have a different world without bugs.

Saturday, October 6

Discover Early Texans Follow a day in the life of a Tonkawa child with food gathering and tool-making.

10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM

STAR PARTIES

BIRDING WALKS

Explore the Texas night sky at Crescent Bend Nature Park! Come out for a chance to view Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus! Telescopes for viewing provided by the San Antonio Astronomical Association. Dim your headlights when entering the park, bring a red infared flashlight or make your own, dress for the weather and bring a chair. Event is FREE and preregistration is not required. Contact the Schertz Parks and Recreation Department at 210-619-1850.

Date

Time

Date

Time

Sunday, April 22

8:00 AM

Saturday, Feb. 3

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

7:30 AM

Saturday, Sept. 29

7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Tuesday, May

Sunday, June

Tuesday, July

8:00 AM

Saturday, June 2

8:30 PM - 11:00 PM

7:30 AM

GUADALUPE COUNTY MASTER NATURALISTS

The mission of the Texas Master Naturalist program is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. The Guadalupe chapter serves the Guadalupe County area, including numerous projects in Seguin as well as Schertz. The group sponsors the Nature Discovery Series held at Crescent Bend Nature Park and also has plans to help with invasive species removal and citizen science projects like bird counts and water quality monitoring of Cibolo Creek. If you’re interested in joining the Master Naturalists and their work at Crescent Bend Nature Park, see their website at www.txmn.org/guadalupe. 210-619-1850

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AQUATICS

SCHERTZ AQUATIC CENTER Hours of Operations

Monday – Friday 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM Saturday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Admission Prices, Passes

$5 daily pass resident / $10 daily pass non-resident $15 family pass resident / $20 family pass non-resident

SWIM LESSONS Spring Lessons

$85.00/session for members / $100/session for non-members

Types

Stages

Dates

Time

Parent & Child Ages 6 mo.- 3 years

A – Water Discovery B – Water Exploration

April 16 – May 11

Mon/Wed: N/A Tues/Thurs: 5:45 PM

Preschool Ages 3-5

1 – Water Acclimation 2 – Water Movement

April 16 – May 11

Mon/Wed: 10:15 am or 4:15 PM Tues/Thurs: 9:00 am or 4:45 PM

Preschool Ages 3-5

3 – Water Stamina 4 – Stroke Introduction

April 16 – May 11

Mon/Wed: 10:50 AM or 5:00 PM Tues/Thurs: 9:35 AM Tues/Thurs: 5:00 PM (Stage 3 only) Tues/Thurs: 5:45 PM (Stage 4 only)

School-Age Ages 5-12

1 – Water Acclimation 2 – Water Movement 3 – Water Stamina

April 16 – May 11

Mon/Wed: 5:45 PM Tues/Thurs: 6:30 PM

School-Age Ages 5-12

4 – Stroke Introduction 5 – Stroke Development 6 – Stroke Mechanics

April 16 – May 11

Mon/Wed: 6:45 PM Tues/Thurs: 7:25 PM (Stages 4&5 only)

Summer Lessons

$85/session for members / $100/session for non-members

Types

Stages

Dates

Time

Preschool Ages 3-5

1 – Water Acclimation 2 – Water Movement

May 29 – June 7*

Mon-Thurs: 8:45 AM – 9:15 AM Mon-Thurs: 4:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Preschool Ages 3-5

3 – Water Stamina 4 – Stroke Introduction

May 14 – May 24

Mon-Thurs: 9:25 AM – 9:55 AM Mon-Thurs: 5:25 PM – 5:55 PM

Preschool Ages 3-5

3 – Water Stamina 4 – Stroke Introduction

May 29 – June 7*

Mon-Thurs: 9:25 AM – 9:55 AM Mon-Thurs: 5:25 PM – 5:55 PM

School-Age Ages 5-12

1 – Water Acclimation 2 – Water Movement

May 14 – May 24

Mon-Thurs: 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

School-Age Ages 5-12

3 – Water Stamina 4 – Stroke Introduction 5 - Stroke Development

May 14 – May 24

Mon-Thurs: 6:50 PM – 7:35 PM

School-Age Ages 5-12

1 – Water Acclimation 2 – Water Movement

May 29 – June 7*

Mon-Thurs: 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

School-Age Ages 5-12

3 – Water Stamina 4 – Stroke Introduction 5 – Stroke Development

May 29 – June 7*

Mon-Thurs: 6:50 PM – 7:35 PM

Teen & Adult Ages 13+

Beginner & Advanced

May 14 – May 24

Mon-Thurs: 7:40 pm – 8:25 pm

Teen & Adult Ages 13+

Beginner & Advanced

May 29 – June 7*

Mon-Thurs: 7:40 – 8:25 pm

*Due to Memorial Day on Monday May 28, swim lessons will start on Tuesday May 29. **PLEASE NOTE OUR LESSON MAKE-UP POLICY: For each session of lessons, we will only conduct make-up lessons due to facility cancellations, not personal absence. There are no refunds given for the current session after the first lesson.

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AQUATIC

SWIMMING & FUN

Schertz Parks & Recreation has 2 outdoor pools and a state-of-the-art, indoor aquatic complex with 2 indoor pools, as well as a splash pad and seasonal events. Beat the heat this summer and dive in to one of the area pools! Contact the Schertz Family YMCA for more information on swimming lessons, swim team, lifeguard camps, and more.

FLOAT & FLICKS

Offering free fun for all for these family friendly events at the Schertz pools. Families who attend are invited to bring chairs, umbrellas and blankets to enjoy in the festivities. Movies start at sun down.

OUTDOOR POOLS

PICKRELL PARK POOL 703 Oak St, Schertz, TX 78154 Hours: Tuesday - Sunday (closed on Mondays for cleaning) 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM Open June 6 through August 27

WENDY SWAN MEMORIAL PARK POOL 4601 Cherry Tree Dr, Schertz, TX 78108 Hours: Wednesday - Monday (closed on Tuesdays for cleaning) 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM Open: June 5 through August 27

Admission Prices

Child 2 and under FREE Per Person $2.00 All Day Entry (in and out permitted) $3.00 Cash or check only

Season Passes

Moana

July 4

Fireworks

July 21

Pickrell Park Pool

Pickrell Park Pool

Schertz Aquatic Center

June 9

Jaws

Child Care Center Pass Teacher & 5 students (in-city) $80.00 Teacher & 5 students (out of city) $120.00

Swim Lessons

Outdoor Pools Swim Lesson information available at www.ymcasatx.org/schertz/swim.

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Resident Non-Resident Individual $40.00 Individual $70.00 2 Family members $50.00 2 Family Members $80.00 3 Family Members $60.00 3 Family Members $90.00 4 Family Members $70.00 4 Family Members $100.00 5 Family Members $80.00 5 Family Members $110.00 6 Family Members $90.00 6 Family Members $120.00

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SCHERTZ AREA SENIOR CENTER

SCHERTZ AREA SENIOR CENTER Contact Info

Membership

608 Schertz Parkway Schertz, TX 78154 210-619-1970 www.schertzseniors.org

We have many Seniors who attend the Center regularly. We enjoy each other’s company and have made many new friends, but there is always room for others. Please come join us! Membership dues are $36.00 per year ($3 per month) and include ALL of the following activities plus many more:

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM The Schertz Area Senior Center is owned by the City of Schertz and managed through a partnership with the Schertz Family YMCA.

Free Lunch Program

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Chair Volleyball Choir Coloring Book Club Dances Dominoes Gardening

Senior Trips

The City of Schertz offers a free lunch program at the Center Monday – Friday from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (excluding City holidays.)

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Art Classes Aqua Aerobics Bible Study Bingo Bunco Canasta

Health Screenings Pickleball Poker Technology Classes

Silver Sneakers Wii Bowling Yoga Zumba

Join the Senior Center to participate in the exciting field trips (fees vary by destination.) Day Trips: Painted Churches Tour & Shiner Brewery, Historic Gruene, LBJ Ranch, Fredericksburg, Wimberley, San Antonio Missions NHP, Holiday Lights Tour Casino Trips: (day and multi-day provided by 3rd parties)

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SCHERTZ RECREATION CENTER Contact Info

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Thursday 5 am – 10 pm Friday 5 am – 9 pm Saturday 7 am – 6 pm Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm The Schertz Recreation Center is owned by the City of Schertz and managed through a partnership with the Schertz Family YMCA.

Amenities

Membership to the Schertz Family YMCA includes access to the Recreation Center, Aquatic Center, Rock Wall, and the Splash Pad plus ALL of the following activities & amenities: 6,000 sq. ft. Basketball Gym 8,000 sq. ft. Cardio & Fitness Area Child Watch Competition Quality Pool Leisure Pool Kid Fit Group Exercise Classes Lockers & Showers Movies in Motion 24 ft. Rock Wall 1,000 sq. ft. Splash Pad Water Rowing Machines

Membership* Family I

Household with 2 adults or one adult plus dependent children

$78.00/mo

Family I I

Household with 2 adults plus dependent children

$91.00/mo

Adult

One adult age 18-61

$50.00/mo

Student

One student age 13-18 (or through age 25 with proof of current full-time status)

$39.00/mo

Senior

One adult age 62+

$35.00/mo

*$59.00 joining fee waived for Schertz residents

Rock Wall

Hours of Operation Monday – Friday 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Saturday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED SCUCISD Holidays: Monday -Thursday 9:00 AM12:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Splash Pad

Season Dates June 9 – August 19 Hours of Operations Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Other YMCA Programs (fees vary) Birthday Parties Parent’s Night Out

Sports Camps Summer Day Camp

FREE Family Fun Events open to the entire community Healthy Kids Day – April 21 Back to School Bash – August 25

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SCHERTZ YOUTH SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS

SPORTS

PLAYING IN SCHERTZ The Schertz Parks and Recreation Department allocates, prepares, and maintains recreational and competitive game fields used by residents and sports organizations.

BUFFALO VALLEY YOUTH ASSOCIATION Contact Info:

www.bvya.com 210-659-1610 bvya@att.net

Spring Sports

Ages

Baseball

Softball Girls

Co-ed, Pre-K – 12th grade Age 6 – 14 years

Summer Sports

Ages

Swimming Co-ed, 6 – 18 years old

Fall Sports

Ages

Baseball Cheerleading Football Volleyball

Co-ed, Pre-K – 12th grade Girls Boys Co-ed, 3rd – 8th grade

Winter Sports

Ages

Basketball

Co-ed, Pre-K – 12th grade

SCHERTZ YOUTH SOCCER ALLIANCE Contact Info:

www.schertzsoccercomplex.org scheduler@schertzsoccercomplex.org

GRAYSA

(Greater Randolph Youth Soccer Association) www.graysasoccer.org Spring and Fall Soccer, 3 – 18 years

LIONS FUTBOL CLUB

www.lionsfc.org Spring and Fall Soccer 3-18 years

YMCA

www.ymcasatx.org/schertz Spring and Fall Soccer 2-12 years

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PARK PAVILION RENTALS

Perfect for your next big celebration! For those interested in reserving a pavilion, please review our reservation information below. For Reservations or Inquires please contact the main Parks & Recreation Office at 210-619-1850.

Pickrell Park

Small Pavilion/All Day Weekend Resident $85 Non-ResidenT $135 Deposit $0

Rhine Valley Park

Picnic Pavilion

$0

PARK PAVILION RENTALS

Large Pavilion/All Day Weekend Resident/Non-Resident $200/$300 Deposit $200 without Kitchen $100/$150 Weekday Rates Half-ofF $100/$150

Wendy Swan Memorial Park Picnic Pavilion

$0

Gutierrez Xeriscape Park

Gazebo $0

The Park at Woodland Oaks Gazebo $0

Small Pavilion/Half Day Weekend Resident/Non-Resident $55/$90 Deposit $0 Small Pavilion/All Day Weekday Resident/ Non-Resident $42.50/$67.50 Deposit $0

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SCHERTZ PARKS MAP

ATHLETIC FIELDS 1 2 3

Schertz Ballparks Schertz Soccer Complex Thulemeyer Park

955 Community Circle 75 Maske Road 901 Oak Street

PARKS

4 Ashley Park 534 Ashley Park 5 Crescent Bend Nature Park 12805 Schaefer Road 6 Cut-Off Park 700 Block of FM 1518 7 Cypress Point Park 5526 Cypress Point 8 Forest Ridge Park 17529 Wiederstein Road 9 Gutierrez Xeriscape Park 1231 Borgfeld Road 10 Heritage Oaks Park 11700 Longleaf Parkway 11 Lone Oak Park 100 Block of Roundtree Dr. 12 Mary Whitfield Burks Park 3175 Schertz Parkway 13 Oak Forest Park 4200 Block of FM 3009 14 Palm Park 200 Block of FM 78 15 Pickrell Park 701 Oak Street 16 Rhine Valley Park 9958 Mulhouse Drive 17 Schertz Community Playscape 629 Westchester Drive 18 Schertz Dog Park 940 Community Circle 19 Schertz Skate Park 820 Community Circle 20 The Park at Woodland Oaks 905 Woodland Oaks Drive 21 Wendy Swan Memorial Park 4601 Cherry Tree Drive 22 Veteran's Memorial Plaza 512 Schertz Parkway 23 Recreation Facilities North Center 3501 Morning Drive

RECREATION FACILITIES

24 Schertz Area Senior Center 608 Schertz Parkway 25 Schertz Aquatic Center 560 Schertz Parkway 26 Schertz Recreation Center 621 Westchester Drive

FUTURE PARK SITES

27 28 29 30

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Hilltop Park Homestead Park Hallie's Cove Park Parklands Park

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WALKING TRAILS

Park Distance Ashley Park Trail

0.25 miles

Cibolo Creek Primitive Trails

6 miles

Crescent Bend Nature Park Trails

4 miles

Forest Ridge Park Trail

0.5 miles

FM 3009 Sidewalks

5.5 miles

Gutierrez Xeriscape Park Trail

0.19 miles

Heritage Oaks Park Trail

0.5 miles

Misty Woods Trail

0.21 miles

Oak Forest Park Trail

0.57 miles

Pickrell Park Trail

0.30 miles

Rhine Valley Park Trail

0.31 miles

Schertz Parkway Trails

6 miles

Wendy Swan Memorial Park Trail

0.17 miles


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SCHERTZ PARKS

ATHLETIC FIELDS FUN WITH FRIENDS

The City of Schertz is proud of its parks, recreational facilities and athletic fields We take great pride in being able to provide quality sports facilities where our players of all ages can learn and develop their skills.

SCHERTZ BALLPARK 955 Community Circle

The Schertz Ballpark is 12-acre facility owned by the City of Schertz and managed by a partnership with the Buffalo Valley Youth Association (BVYA.) Field rentals are available by contacting BVYA at 210-659-1610.

Park Hours 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM Amenities: • Seven Youth Baseball & Softball Fields • Lighting Available • Covered Dugouts • Shaded Bleacher Seating • Pre-set Bases • Restrooms • Concession Building

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SCHERTZ SOCCER COMPLEX 75 Maske Rd

The Schertz Soccer Complex is a 42-acre facility owned by the City of Schertz and managed by a partnership with the Schertz Youth Soccer Alliance (SYSA.) Field rentals are available by contacting SYSA at scheduler@schertzsoccercomplex.org

Park Hours: 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM Amenities: • 12 Full-sized Soccer Fields • 2 Lighted Fields • Concession Building • Restrooms

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THULEMEYER PARK 901 Oak Street

Thulemeyer Park is a 16-acre facility owned by the City of Schertz and managed by a partnership with the Buffalo Valley Youth Association (BVYA.) Field rentals are available by contacting BVYA at 210-659-1610. Fields are also available for general public use when not reserved.

Park Hours: 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM Amenities: • 5 Baseball & Softball Fields • Lighting Available • Covered Dugouts • Bleacher Seating • Pre-set Bases • Restrooms • Concession Building


PARKS

ALL OVER SCHERTZ Since its beginning in 1958, the City of Schertz has maintained, at the forefront, its desire to focus on the quality of life enjoyed by our residents. Planned parks, natural parks, sports facilities, pavilions and family gathering places, hike and bike trails, safe pedestrians ways, fitness facilities, swimming facilities and social gathering places are all part of a large picture that meets the needs of our community.

CRESCENT BEND NATURE PARK

This 5-acre neighborhood park is a great place for families to play on the playground, practice soccer, or enjoy a pick-up game of basketball.

This 180-acre park is a nature lover’s paradise. Miles of trail, blooming wildflowers, and picnic facilities are just some of what make this park special. Check out the two bird blinds in the park where rare bird species have been spotted or head down to the Cibolo Creek for some fishing.

534 Ashley Park

12780 Schaefer Rd

Park Hours: 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Park Hours: 7:30 AM – Dusk

Amenities: • Playscape (ages 3-5 and 5-12) • Swings • Picnic Tables • Lighted Walking Trail • Soccer Field • Basketball Court • Benches • Restroom • Street Parking

Amenities: • Hike & Bike Trails • Bird Blinds • Picnic Areas • Benches • Restroom • Fishing areas • Scout Group Camping Site • Parking

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CUT-OFF PARK

CYPRESS POINT PARK

FOREST RIDGE PARK

This 58-acre park features lots of open space, heritage-sized oak trees, and trailhead access to six miles of Cibolo Creek Primitive Trails.

This 10-acre neighborhood park features a playscape, walking trail, and lots of open space for families to toss a football around or play a game of Frisbee.

This 14-acre park features an almost hidden trail through a linear forested area that many walkers and runners utilize. The trail connects to the FM 3009 sidewalks and will have a future connection to the Schertz Parkway Trails. The park also features open space where pop-up soccer practices often take place.

700 Block of FM 1518

Park Hours: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM Amenities: • Open Space • Parking • Trailhead to Cibolo Creek • Primitive Trails (No motorized vehicles allowed.)

5526 Cypress Point

Park Hours: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM Amenities: • Playscape • Drinking Fountain • Benches • Walking Trail • Open Space • Parking

Park Hours: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM Amenities: • Hike & Bike Trail • Open Space • Street Parking

GUTIERREZ XERISCAPE PARK

HERITAGE OAKS PARK

This 2-acre park features multiple garden areas beautifully maintained by the Guadalupe Master Gardeners volunteer group. The gazebo area is perfect for photo opportunities, and a shaded and lighted walking trail encircles the park.

This 13-acre park is a truly unique site, with hundreds of heritage-sized oak and cedar elm trees. This park offers a tranquil walking path through the woods, picnic facilities, and a picturesque pond.

1231 Borgfeld Rd

Park Hours: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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17529 Wiederstein Rd

Amenities: • Gardens • Gazebo • Lighted Walking Trail

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• Benches • Parking

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11700 Longleaf Parkway

Park Hours: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Amenities: • Walking Trail • Picnic Areas • Benches • Pond

• Open Space • Parking


LONE OAK PARK

MARY WHITFIELD BURKS PARK

This 0.34-acre neighborhood pocket park used to be home to a majestic lone oak right in the center of the park. While the lone oak is gone, the name remains the same and several other large oaks shade some benches in this small tranquil spot.

This 2-acre park is just off Schertz Parkway and can only be accessed on foot or by bicycle off of the Schertz Parkway trails. The small pocket park has outdoor fitness equipment and a drinking fountain for runners and walkers to get a short workout in along their regular exercise route.

100 Block of Rountree Dr

3175 Schertz Parkway

Park Hours: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Amenities: • Benches • Open Space • Street Parking

Amenities: • Outdoor Fitness Equipment • Benches • Drinking Fountain • Open Space • Connection to Schertz Parkway Hike & Bike Trails

OAK FOREST PARK

PALM PARK

This 2.5-acre neighborhood pocket park has numerous oak trees that provide a shaded canopy for the walking trail that meanders through the park. The walking trail connects to the FM 3009 sidewalks.

This small 2-acre pocket park borders Cibolo Creek and is mostly open space. The park is being developed by Eagle Scouts into a Scout Day Use Area with picnic facilities.

4200 Block of FM 3009

Park Hours: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Amenities: • Walking Trail • Open Space • Connection to FM 3009 sidewalks

200 Block of FM 78

Park Hours: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Amenities: • Picnic Areas • Scout Group Day Use Area • Open Space • Parking

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PICKRELL PARK

RHINE VALLEY PARK

This 17-acre park offers something for everyone. From basketball to swimming to playscapes to walking trail - we’ve fit it all in - in this busy community park. The park is also home to many city events and festivals throughout the year.

This 5-acre neighborhood park offers a picnic pavilion, playscape, walking trail, sport court and soccer fields. It’s the perfect spot for the family to play a pick-up game on the court or bring a picnic lunch to enjoy.

701 Oak Street

Park Hours: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM Amenities: • Outdoor Pool and Bathhouse • Large Covered Pavilion w/ Kitchen and Walk-in Cooler • Basketball Goals • Picnic Pavilions • BBQ Grills • Restrooms

• Drinking Fountains • Walking Trail • Playscapes (3-5 years and 5-12 years) • Benches • Open Space • Parking

Park Hours: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM Amenities: • Playscape • Picnic Pavilion • BBQ Grills • Soccer Fields

• Basketball Court • Walking Trail • Parking

SCHERTZ COMMUNITY PLAYSCAPE

SCHERTZ DOG PARK

This 1-acre park is all about play with multiple play structures, swings, merry go round, and accessible features. A new restroom building makes it a destination park for the community.

This 0.60-acre park is not only for the dogs, but for the owners too. Benches allow the people to socialize while the dogs socialize too. Multiple fountains and small dog areas make the space multi-functional for pet owners.

629 Westchester Dr

Park Hours: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM Amenities: • Playscape (3-5 years and 5-12 years) • Swings • Drinking Fountain • Restroom • Parking

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9958 Mulhouse Dr

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940 Community Circle

Park Hours: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM Amenities: • Large Dog Area • Small Dog Areas • Drinking Fountains • Benches

• Walking Trail • Open Space • Parking


SCHERTZ SKATE PARK

THE PARK AT WOODLAND OAKS

This 0.30-acre park is Phase I of a planned 3-phase skate park with street features and grinding rails.

This 2-acre neighborhood pocket park is a great place for families to enjoy the playscape and a picnic lunch under the shaded picnic facilities, or enjoy a game of pick-up basketball.

820 Community Circle

Park Hours: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

905 Woodland Oaks Dr

Amenities: • Street Features • Rails • Open Space • Parking

Park Hours: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

VETERAN’S MEMORIAL PLAZA

WENDY SWAN MEMORIAL PARK

This 0.60-acre park that needs a longer description. This 0.60-acre park that needs a longer description.

This 3-acre neighborhood park has a lot of amenities packed into a small space. Amenities include an outdoor pool and bathhouse,

Park Hours: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM Amenities: • Stone Memorials • Memorial Paver Plaza • Flags, Benches • Open Space • Parking

• Fun Ball Chute • Gazebo • Street Parking

4601 Cherry Tree Dr

Park Hours: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM Amenities: • Outdoor Pool and Bathhouse • Picnic Pavilion • Walking Trail • Basketball Court • Playscape

• Swings • Picnic Areas • Benches • Parking

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SCHERTZ PARKS

512 Schertz Parkway

Amenities: • Playscape • Picnic Areas • Benches • Basketball Court

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PARK DEVELOPMENT

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

The City of Schertz strives to continue developing the areas around the City with more beautiful parks and facilities. With the growth of the City's population, the Parks and Recreation Department has many future projects.

MARY WHITFIELD BURKS PARK 3175 Schertz Parkway

Park Development plans include a 220-foot long, 10foot wide spur trail off of Schertz Parkway that meanders through the oak trees and back on to the parkway. Outdoor fitness equipment will be installed along the trail for runners and walkers to expand their workout on their regular exercise route. Seven different pieces of equipment are included in the development: recumbent cycle, cardio walker, chest press, leg extension, high-low chin up bars, balance board, and a captain’s chair. Also included in the park is an accessible drinking fountain with pet bowl, a bench, a trash can, and park signage.

COMMUNITY PLAYSCAPE RESTROOM ADDITION 629 Westchester Dr.

The Community Playscape is a heavily-used park, primarily by families with small children, and a restroom facility was badly needed. Funding was budgeted in the FY 16-17 budget, and a grant from GVEC was additionally secured to fund the project. Construction of the restroom is taking place off-site at Corworth Restroom Facilities in Marble Falls, Texas. The pre-engineered building is expected to be delivered to the site in March 2018 and hooked up to the utilities that are being extended prior to its arrival. It will be ready for use by park patrons before the busy summer season gets underway.

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City of Schertz Parks & Recreation

SPRING/SUMMER 2018


SCHERTZ EXERCISE TRAIL Community Circle Dr.

Schertz Parks and Recreation Department received a Trail Grant from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department to establish a 10-foot wide decomposed granite trail along Dietz Creek and Community Circle Drive directly behind the city campuses. The trail route will go behind the Schertz Ballpark, cross the ditch to the Clemens High School side (via pedestrian bridge) and follow Dietz Creek behind the Post Office to Elbel Rd. Trail users will then connect to the sidewalk on Elbel and cross the bridge to the other side of Dietz Creek and continue up the other side of the creek past the County Annex Building. The trail will then route up the alley behind The Estates at Wilson’s Preserve neighborhood and to Live Oak Road where it will connect to new sidewalks along Live Oak Road. Anticipated trail completion is June 2018.

(project map)

SCHERTZ PEDESTRIAN ROUTES & BIKE LANES PROJECT City-Wide

This exciting project for the Schertz community will install $1.1 million worth of trails, sidewalks and bike lanes throughout Central Schertz. A 10-foot wide decomposed granite trail is planned off of Schertz Parkway that meanders through the LCRA easement roughly parallel to Wiederstein Road and connects to the established trail in Forest Ridge Park. The second part of the project includes striping compliant bike lanes (proper width, proper signage and striping) on both sides of Savannah Drive from the Selma/Schertz city limits to FM 3009. Bicycle traffic in this area is heavy due to the elementary and intermediate schools along Savannah Drive. Compliant bike lanes will also be added to Woodland Oaks Drive from Schertz Parkway to FM 3009. The third component of the project is to install sidewalks along both sides of Live Oak Road from Schertz Parkway to FM 3009. This will complete a much-needed connection for pedestrians between two-highly utilized corridors through the city.

(project map)

PARK DEVELOPMENT

WENDY SWAN MEMORIAL PARK POOL UPGRADES 4601 Cherry Tree Dr.

The department completed a cosmetic renovation of the Pickrell Pool office and bathhouse and added a beautiful mural in FY 16-17, so it was planned in FY 17-18 to complete a cosmetic renovation of the Wendy Swan Memorial Park Pool office and bathhouse as well. New paint, windows, office desks, restroom fixtures, outdoor showers, and pool lounge chairs were added. A mural in the same vein as the one at Pickrell Pool is also planned for the site to be ready for the 2018 summer season.

(before and after photo)

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10 COMMERCIAL PLACE BUILDING #1 SCHERTZ, TX 78154

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