City of Boerne / Parks & Recreation / 2023 Guidebook

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LISSETTE JIMENEZ Assistant Director x: 1179 (830) 248-1503 ljimenez@boerne-tx.gov

RUDY VEGA

Supervisor x: 1182 | (830) 248-1548 rvega@boerne-tx.gov

DONNIE BERGMANN

Parks Superintendent x: 1310 | (830) 248-1503 dbergmann@boerne-tx.gov

Administrative

x: 1181 (830) 248-1543 khealer@boerne-tx.gov Recreation

x: 1190 | (830) 248-1635 jcarlos@boerne-tx.gov

1190 | (830) 248-1635 Rex@boerne-tx.gov

x: 1157 | (830) 248-1605 eviera@boerne-tx.gov

CONTACTS Address 1017 Adler
TX
Mailing Address P.O.
Phone
Hours Of Operation Monday - Friday | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Visit us at www.boerneparks.com FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Top Row: Mayor Tim Handren; Ty Wolosin, Pro Tem Council District 1; Nina Woolard, Council District 2; Quinten Scott, Council District 3; Bryce Boddi, Council District 4 Bottom Row: Joe Macaluso, Council District 5; Ben Thatcher, City Manager; Danny Zincke, Assistant City Manager; Kristy Stark, Assistant City Manager ADMINISTRATION STAY
Boerne Parks & Recreation Department MAYOR TIM HANDREN TY WOLOSIN QUINTEN SCOTT KRISTY STARK BRYCE BODDIE JOE MACALUSO BEN THATCHER DANNY ZINCKE NINA WOOLARD
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Box 1677, Boerne, TX 78006
(830) 248-1635 Fax (830) 331-9652
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FOR PARKS & REC PROGRAMS

Simplify your life with a Boerne Parks & Recreation online account. With a Parks & Rec account, you can sign yourself or your family up for our programs from any device with internet. You can register your kids for summer camps from your smartphone while waiting in line at the store, or sign up for swim lessons from your laptop during a commercial break. With an online Parks & Rec account, it’s easier than ever to take advantage of our programming. Creating an account is secure, quick and easy. Just head to our registration portal at www.boerneparks.com/registration and you’ll be ready to go within minutes. Don’t have access to a computer at home? No need to worry — the Patrick Heath Public Library has computers for public use. And, as always, you can sign up for programs over the phone or in-person during normal business hours. Just bring a check, cash, or credit card.

THE PERKS OF AN ACCOUNT:

CONTENTS 02 03 04 05 06 08 08 09 10 12 14 15 16 16 OPENING Department Contact Information Table of Contents Register for Parks & Recreational Programs Online Support Boerne Parks & Recreation COMMUNITY EVENTS Geocaching in Boerne Brighten Up Boerne Outdoor Family Fair Family Fishing Tournament Independence Day Fireworks Boerne Boo Dickens on Main Weihnachts Parade 28 28 30 32 32 33 34 34 34 37 46 52 52 60 62 66 66 70 73 77 79 AQUATICS Boerne Municipal Pool Swim Lessons Boerne Youth Summer Swim Team Swim Stroke Clinic Adult Lap Swim COMMUNITY EDUCATION General Information Adult Programs Youth Programs Summer Camps PARKS & TRAILS Boerne Parks Fee Schedule Boerne Trails PARK PARTNERS Patrick Heath Public Library Cibolo Conservation Center & Farm Hill Country Mile Boerne Cemetery Other Local Organizations ATHLETICS Adult Athletics Youth Athletics Pickleball 18 18 24 27 We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for all ages by providing a variety of recreational activities, community events, facilities and services that collectively enrich the lives of all patrons. REGISTER AT www.boerneparks.com/registration
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BOERNE POINTS

Here at Boerne Parks & Recreation, making life enjoyable is our number one goal. We maintain over 400 acres of green spaces and five and a half miles of trails; we run athletic programs that make fitness fun; we organize classes, festivals, events, camps and much more. It’s our honor to provide these services for Boerne. We couldn’t ask for a more engaged and supportive community. That sense of community drives us to keep improving the quality of life in our town. Help us make Boerne the best it can be by supporting the City of Boerne Parks & Recreation Department.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING YOUR PARKS

VOLUNTEER AT AN EVENT

We may be biased, but we think Parks & Recreation events are some of the best times in Boerne. Come lend a hand at our events. It’s a great way to have fun while supporting your community and earning service hours for work or school.

SUPPORT US THROUGH ADVERTISING

Promote your organization by advertising with the Parks & Recreation Department. Increase name recognition with an ad in next year’s guidebook or a banner on one of our softball field fences. Get the word out by sponsoring an event or running a commercial during a Movies in the Park night.

ADOPT A PARK OR TRAIL

Nothing brings people together like volunteering in the great outdoors. Adopting a Boerne park or trail is a great way to boost teamwork through community service. We’ll put your group to work doing litter pickup, landscaping, weeding, watering, planting and more. It never fails to create a bond. Take it from someone who knows, like these past and current Boerne park adopters: -Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 688 City Lake Park River Road Park Veterans Park

-Boerne Soccer Club - FC Thunder City Park

-Boerne Middle School North Cibolo Trail

MEMORIAL TREE PROGRAM

Looking for the gift that will last a lifetime? How about several lifetimes? With our Memorial Tree Program, you can honor your loved ones for years to come and give a gift to the whole community. Memorial trees are planted in our city parks in the fall, and each tree is marked with a commemorative plaque in the honoree’s name.

MEMORIAL BENCH PROGRAM

Sitting on a park bench to watch the world go by is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Commemorate your loved ones with a memorial bench in one of our city parks. Each bench has space for a plaque to recognize the organization, donor, or loved one being honored.

SUPPORT BOERNE There are so many ways to get involved in Boerne! #1 SUPPORT THROUGH SPONSORSHIP #2 ADOPT A TRAIL #3 VOLUNTEER AT AN EVENT These are just a few examples. Together, we’ll keep making Boerne a wonderful place to visit and an even better place to live. Contact us to get involved or learn more about these opportunities! (830) 248-1635 parksinfo@boerne-tx.org 1017 Adler Street 6 2023 PARKS AND RECREATION GUIDEBOOK

COMMUNITY

EVENTS

JANUARY

GEOCACHING IN BOERNE

December 16 - January 8

Go on a city-wide treasure hunt during our two geocaching events. Geocaching involves using a GPS system to find hidden objects by their coordinates. During these events, we post the coordinates of hidden treasures on www.boerneparks.com The team or individual who finds the most treasure wins.

Additional Information:

• Geocaching combines travel, adventure, and geography, so younger children will do best as part of a group.

FEBRUARY

BOERNE CHOCOLATE WALK

February 10 - 11 | 10am - 5pm

Downtown Boerne

This February, take a sweet stroll through downtown Boerne. Each visit to a participating business is rewarded with a special chocolate treat, which you can store in the commemorative bag that comes with your ticket. Celebrate Valentine’s and satisfy your sweet tooth at the Boerne Chocolate Walk.

Additional Information:

• Tickets are $25 and must be purchased online at the Boerne Parks & Rec website or at the parks office during normal business hours.

• Sales begin January 10. Availability is limited and tickets sell fast. All sales final - no refunds.

MARCH

BRIGHTEN UP BOERNE

Take home a prepped and primed trash can to decorate. Trash cans will be placed at local parks throughout Boerne. For details and registration visit www.boerneparks.com

SPRING BREAK GEOCACHING EVENT

March 10 - 19

See Geocaching Events in Boerne on page 8 for more details.

SKATE

BATTLE

March 24 | 6pm - 8pm Boerne Skate Park

Show off your skills at the Skate Battle competition. The $10 entry fee includes a TAAF membership, which allows skaters to participate in all state and local TAAF skateboarding competitions.

OUTDOOR FAMILY FAIR

March 25 | 10am - 2pm | Main Plaza

The Outdoor Family Fair connects Kendall County families with community-focused services and organizations. This event is a great way for families to learn about useful resources in the Boerne area. Plus, with entertainment and activities for all ages, it’ll be a fun time for the whole family.

"Me and my girlfriends have made a weekend out of this for many years now and we adore it. Keep up the great work!"
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"We had a great time and hope to be invited back again next time!"

Boerne MARKET

DAYS !

Saturdays & Sundays | 10am - 5pm

Every second weekend of the month

Each month, local artists, craftsmen, and other vendors come together at Main Plaza for Boerne Market Days. Enjoy the weather and the live music as you browse booths full of unique wares. www.boernemarketdays.com

APRIL

GET FIT BOERNE MONTH

All month long in April April is Get Fit Boerne Month! All month long, local organizations and businesses will offer fitness and wellness programs at no cost. Take advantage of this chance to get fit for free - register to participate at the Parks & Recreation website. This event is co-sponsored by the Patrick Heath Public Library and supported by many other local organizations.

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ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

April 1 | 10:30am

Boerne City Lake Park

Get your Easter basket ready and your tennis shoes on - it’s the 17th Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Children are welcome at this free community event, co-sponsored by the Boerne Police Officers Association and the Boerne Parks & Recreation Department. Don’t miss a special appearance by the Easter Bunny!

GET FIT BOERNE

TEXAS TRASH-OFF MOVIES IN THE PARK

21 ST ANNUAL TEXAS TRASH-OFF

April 15

Join your fellow Texans in keeping our state litter-free at the 21st Annual Texas Trash-Off. It’s a great way to get outside, earn community service hours and keep Boerne beautiful. If you are interested in volunteering, please call us at 830-248-1635.

MOVIES IN THE PARK: SUMMER KICK OFF

April 28 | 7pm

Main Plaza

Join us for the kick off of movies in the park! This will be our first event of the summer. Pre-movie activities co-sponsored by Living Hope Church.

MAY

MOVIES IN THE PARK:

PARTY TIME!

May 19 | 7pm Main Plaza

Pre-movie activities will be co-sponsored by the Patrick Heath Public Library.

BOERNE CONCERT BAND PERFORMANCE

May 28 | 7pm Main Plaza

The Boerne Concert Band plays a wide range of music that people of all ages can enjoy. This group of volunteer musicians is quickly becoming one of the best performing groups in Central Texas. All Boerne Concert Band performances are free to the public.

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June 9

A crazy and outrageous adult field day with activities for all skill levels. Co-sponsored by Kendall County Roofing.

JUNE

BOERNE FAMILY FISHING TOURNAMENT

June 3 | 9am - 11am

Boerne City Lake Park

Take on the great outdoors at the Child/Adult Fishing Tournament co-sponsored by HEB. Each team must have at least one child and one adult to qualify, but teams can also be bigger. Pre-register your team online for free.

"Amazing event! We couldn't believe all the stuff we got for free! We are coming back next year."

ABENDKONZERTE

June 13 & 27 | 7:30pm | Main Plaza

Come hear traditional German music and stories of Boerne’s historic past at the first installation of this lovely outdoor music series.

MOVIES IN THE PARK:

ALL STAR NIGHT

June 30 | 7pm Main Plaza

Wear your favorite team jersey no matter the sport! Come out and enjoy quality time with your family and friends.

"Very creative! Loved that there was a mental element tossed in."
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Celebrate

the quality of life in Boerne with us all month long.

JULY

NATIONAL

PARKS & RECREATION MONTH

BOERNE CONCERT BAND

July 2 | 7pm | Main Plaza

The Boerne Concert Band plays a wide range of music that people of all ages can enjoy. This group of volunteer musicians is quickly becoming one of the best performing groups in Central Texas. All Boerne Concert Band performances are free to the public.

INDEPENDENCE DAY

FIREWORKS

July 4 | Boerne City Park

Fireworks start after dark. Sponsored by the Boerne Fire Department.

NEW ICE CREAM SOCIAL

July 7 | 4:30pm - 6pm

Downtown Boerne

Have you ever wanted to build the ultimate ice cream cone or sundae? Well this July is your chance! Different organizations will be lined up offering all types of toppings for you to choose from ooey & gooey to sweet and savory.

FAMILY TIE-DYE DAYS

July 11 - 13

9am - 11:30am & 5:30pm - 7pm

Boerne Parks & Recreation Office

Relive your hippie days! We provide all tie-dye supplies. Register online for $5 and bring a white garment and your family!

ABENDKONZERTE

July 11 & 25 | 7:30pm | Main Plaza

Learn about Boerne's German heritage with traditional German music and stories of our town's historic past at this four-part outdoor series.

NEW POWER WHEEL

July 15

Does your child have a need for speed?

Come and prove it on the course! Get ready for Boerne’s first Power Wheel Race! Ages 4-10. Registration required.

MOVIES IN THE PARK: CHRISTMAS IN JULY

July 21 | 7pm | Main Plaza

Christmas pre-movie activities will be co-sponsored by City Hills Church. Expect snow and a visit from Santa before the start of the movie.

FAMILY POOL NIGHT

July 28 | 6pm - 8pm

Boerne Municipal Swimming Pool

Spend an admission-free evening at the Boerne Municipal Swimming Pool. Activities and games for all ages!

CAMP

A U G U S T

MOVIES IN THE PARK:

FLASH BACK FRIDAY

August 11 | 7pm

Back to School Splash

Pre-movie activities will take place at the pool.

OCTOBER

FAMILY CAMP OUT & FISHING TOURNAMENT

October 7

Boerne City Lake Park

October is the perfect month for a Hill Country camping trip. Sign up for our overnight camping and fishing tournament at Boerne City Lake Park. All families are welcome and encouraged to pre-register online. Sunday breakfast will be provided.

"Well maintained; this was our first event and we were overly surprised at the giveaways and hospitality."

BOERNE BOO

October 21 | 4pm - 7pm

Patrick Heath Public Library

Join us for a ghoulishly good time at Boerne Boo. We’ll have several activities to entertain people of all ages. Out-spook the competition at the Costume Contest, where creepiness and creativity win.

FAMILY OUT BOERNE BOO MOVIES IN THE PARK
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NOVEMBER

ARBOR DAY

November 7

Join Boerne city officials for an Arbor Day tree-planting ceremony. Co-sponsored by Boerne Noon Rotary Club and Burkett Arbor Care.

DICKENS ON MAIN

November 24 & 25

Main Street & Downtown Boerne

Dickens on Main brings tidings of good cheer to Boerne. This two-day celebration will fill you and your loved ones with the holiday spirit. Stroll along the Hill Country Mile - decked out in its holiday best - and enjoy a weekend full of fun activities, holiday entertainment, and more.

Downtown

December 2 | 6pm

Downtown Boerne & Main Street

The ever-popular Weihnachts Parade is one of Boerne’s greatest Christmas traditions. Bring the whole family for this fun and free event, held the evening of the first Saturday in December.

PARADE OF LIGHTS CONTEST

December 13

Registration Ends: December 8 Judging will take place on Wednesday, December 15. Which Boerne household has the best holiday decorations? Find out at this year’s Parade of Lights Contest. This program is open to all City of Boerne residents.

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DECEMBER BOERNE STOCKING STROLL
December 1 & 2 | 6pm
Boerne & Main Street The Boerne Stocking Stroll has become a fun shopping tradition with friends and family, and a great way to knock out your holiday shopping list along Boerne's Hill Country Mile and beyond! Tickets will go on sale in November. 36TH ANNUAL WEIHNACHTS PARADE
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ATHLETICS

LEAGUE SCHEDULE

Depending on the number of teams, additional nights may be added to league schedules. For updates, call the Parks & Recreation Department, or check online at www.quickscores.com/boerne.

ADULT 7 ON 7 SOCCER

6 - 8 Week Seasons

Location: City Park Fee: $450/team

ADULT SAND VOLLEYBALL

8 - 10 Week Seasons

Location: Northrup Park

2-Person Team Fee: $95/team

4-Person Team Fee: $150/team

6-Person Team Fee: $190/team

SPRING LEAGUE

Registration Begins: February 1

Play begins: 2s Competitive: March 20 4s Intermediate: March 22

SUMMER LEAGUE

Registration Begins: May 1

Play begins: 2s Competitive: June 5 4s Intermediate: June 7 6s Recreation: June 8

FALL LEAGUE

Registration Begins: August 1

Play begins: 2s Competitive: September 11 4s Intermediate: September 6 6s Recreation: September 7

Every team is registered with Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (T.A.A.F.) which gives you the opportunity to compete at a region and/or state level. You may even qualify for Summer and Winter Games of Texas. It also allows you to compete in tournaments throughout the year depending on the sport. This extends to our community partners such as Boerne Family YMCA, Hill Country Comets Track Club and H2Swift Boerne.

SPRING LEAGUE

Registration Begins: February 1

Play begins: March 22

FALL LEAGUE

Registration Begins: May 1

Play begins: August 2

6s Recreation: March 23

REGISTER ONLINE

Registering online is quick and simple at www.boerneparks.com/registration.

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ADULT COED KICKBALL

8-10 Week Seasons

Location: Northrup Park Fee: $275/team

SPRING LEAGUE

Registration begins: February 1

Play begins: March 20

FALL LEAGUE

Registration begins: August 1

Play begins: September 11

ADULT SOFTBALL

8-10 Week Seasons

Location: Northrup Park

(Adult Softball Fields) 37550 IH-10 West

Coed & Recreation Leagues Fee: $475/team

SPRING LEAGUE

Registration begins: February 1

Play begins:

Coed League: March 22 Recreation League: March 21 & 23

SUMMER LEAGUE

Registration begins: May 1 Play begins: Coed League: May 31 Recreation League: May 30 & June 1

FALL LEAGUE

Done before deer season!

Registration begins: August 1

Play begins: Coed League: September 6 Recreation League: September 5 & 7

WINTER LEAGUE

Check with Parks & Rec department regarding status of league.

3 ON 3 OUTDOOR BASKETBALL

8-10 Week Seasons

Location: Northrup Pavilion

37550 I-10 West Fee: $100/team

SPRING LEAGUE

Registration begins: February 1

Play begins: March 21

SUMMER LEAGUE

Registration begins: May 1

Play begins: June 6

FALL LEAGUE

Registration begins: May 1

Play begins: September 5

ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL

8-10 Week Seasons

Location: Boerne City Park, 106 City Park Rd.

Participating teams may qualify for state TAAF Tournament! Fee: $425/team

CO-ED WINTER LEAGUE

Registration begins: January 1 Play begins: February 24

FALL LEAGUE

Registration begins: August 1 Play begins: October 4

ADULT INDOOR BASKETBALL

8-10 Week Seasons

Fee: $675/team

Registration begins: December 2022 Play begins: February 2023

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ADULT TENNIS

January 9 - December 15

MONDAY LADIES

DOUBLES CLINICS

This is an adult beginner/intermediate group. The goal of this class is to prepare players for social or competitive play. Everyone is welcome to try this sport. Rackets and balls are provided. Come out and have fun!

Two registration options are available: Days Attending Members Non-members

Mondays

8:30am - 9:30am $80/mo $100/mo

Drop-In-Rate $25/day $30/day

TUESDAY LADIES

DOUBLES CLINICS

This is MIXED LEVELS 2.5 – 3.0. The goal of this class is to cover shot selection, positioning, court coverage, serves and returns. Most classes will consist of live ball drills and match play for the ladies.

Two registration options are available: Days Attending Members Non-members

Tuesdays

9am - 10:30am $120/mo $160/mo Drop-In-Rate $35/day $45/day

WEDNESDAY LADIES

DOUBLES CLINICS

This is MIXED LEVELS 3.5-4.0 Really fun ladies clinic for doubles play. Players are to familiarize positioning, strategy and lots of live ball drills. Two registration options are available: Days Attending Members Non-members

Wednesdays

9am - 10:30am $120/mo $160/mo Drop-In-Rate $35/day $45/day

SATURDAY MEN’S DOUBLES CLINICS

This is MIXED LEVELS 3.0 – 4.0. Really fun men’s clinic for doubles play. Players are to familiarize positioning, strategy and lots of live ball drills.

Two registration options available: Days Attending Members Non-members

Saturdays

8am - 9:30am $120/mo $160/mo Drop-In-Rate $35/day $45/day

In–House League for Men/Women

For all those interested in joining our leagues, please sign up at the tennis center or complete the interest page found at www.boernetennis.com.

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JUNIOR TENNIS

Spring Semester: January 9 - May 26

Fall Semester: August 7 – December 15

HOME SCHOOL TENNIS

This is a class that prepares students for tournament play. We are taking levels between beginner to intermediate. Players are to familiarize the fundamentals of stroke production, footwork and scoring. Classes will consist of drills, working on repetition as each player develops their strokes.

Two registration options available:

Days Attending Members Non-members

Wednesdays & Fridays

$160/mo $200/mo

Drop-In-Rate $25/day $30/day

TENNIS FOR KINDER

Introduction to tennis, a sport that lasts a lifetime. This class is designed for students ages 4-6. The goal is to develop hand-eye coordination, footwork and stroke production. Your child will learn the basics of tennis through games and exercise. Depending on each player’s ability, your child may move up to the next class which is the Young Guns.

Two registration options available:

Days Attending Members Non-members

Saturdays

8am - 9am $80 /mo $100/mo

Drop-In-Rate $25/day $30/day

YOUNG GUNS

Introduction to tennis, a sport that lasts a lifetime. The goal of this class is to teach our students all five basic strokes in tennis. Most of these classes consist of drills in which students focus on repetition while developing their strokes. Players will learn some of the basic footwork drills through games and exercise. Depending on each player’s ability, your child may qualify to represent Boerne in Junior Team Tennis where they will

compete against other clubs. Once a player can demonstrate all five strokes, it is time to move up to the next class.

Three registration options available:

Days Attending Members Non-members

Mondays & Wednesdays

$160/mo $200/mo

Tuesdays & Thursdays

$160/mo $200/mo

Drop-In-Rate $25/day $30/day

FUTURE STARS

This is a class that prepares students of levels between beginner to intermediate for tournament play. Players are to familiarize the fundamentals of stroke production, footwork and scoring.

Just like our Young Guns, classes will consist of repetitive movement as each player develops their strokes. Students will learn some of the basic footwork drills through games and exercise. In this group, each player is required to participate in at least 1 tournament per month. Players can also sign up to represent Boerne in Junior Team Tennis.

Three registration options available:

Days Attending Members Non-members

Mondays & Wednesdays

$160/mo $200/mo

Tuesdays & Thursdays

$160/mo $200/mo

Drop-In-Rate $25/day $30/day

ELITE

Come out and practice with Boerne’s finest junior players. To qualify in this group, be a tournament level player (Challengers, Champs & Supers). All players are to participate in at least 1 tournament in each month. In this group, we focus on match play and live ball training with instruction from our High-Performance Professionals.

Three registration options available:

Days Attending Members Non-members

2 Days/week $320/mo $400/mo

4 Days/week $480/mo $640/mo

Drop-In-Rate $50/day $60/day

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BOERNE TENNIS TOP GUN

This is a clinic for our junior players who have graduated from the challenger level. To qualify to this group, you have to be approved by the Director of Tennis and be a tournament level player (Champs & Supers). In this group, we focus on match play and live ball training with instruction from our HighPerformance Professionals. Classes

Runs Mon through Thursday 5:30pm7:30pm. Cost($480/month for members, $640/month for guest). All Top Gun Programs are run by Kuda Sengai. Other pros will also be on courts assisting.

Three registration options available:

Days Attending Members Non-members

2 Days/week $320/mo $400/mo

4 Days/week $480/mo $640/mo

Drop-In-Rate $50/day $60/day

TENNIS CAMPS

Summer Tennis Camps for Juniors

Ages 7-16

Come out and enjoy the Summer Camp fun. Boerne Tennis is hosting 2 week camps full of drills, games, match play, prizes, snacks, and water fun.

Two registration options available:

Days Attending Members Non-members

Saturdays 8am - 9:30am $240/mo $320/mo

Drop-In-Rate $40/day $50/day

SUMMER CAMP SESSION

Monday – Thursday | 8am - 10am

$160/session

Session I: May 29 - June 1 & June 5 - 8

Session II: June 12 - 15 & June 19 - 22

Session III: June 26 - June 29 & Jul 3 - 7

Session IV: July 10 - 13 & July 17 - 20

Session V: July 24 - 27

& July 31 - August 3

SUMMER ACADEMY

May 29 - August 4

Monday - Thursday | 4pm - 7pm

$360/mo or $204/two weeks

Come out and practice with Boerne’s finest junior players. To qualify in this academy, be a tournament level player (Challengers, Champs & Supers). All players are to participate in at least 1 tournament in each month. In this group, we focus on match play and live ball training with instruction from our High-Performance Professionals.

SUMMER TRACK

HILL COUNTRY COMETS TRACK CLUB

A competitive summer youth track and field club for boys and girls of ages 5-18. HCC offers exceptional coaching in all events, and will evaluate each athlete to determine which event(s) are the best fit for them. Our goals are to have as much fun as we can while teaching proper body mechanics needed to excel in all sports, teach and improve athletes technically in their events. For additional information visit www.hillcountrycomets.com.

ADULT & JUNIOR PICKLEBALL

Spring Semester: January 3 - May 27

Summer Schedule: May 30 - August 5

Fall Semester: August 8 - December 16

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ADMISSION FEES

Same for all ages and are due upon entering facility.

AQUATICS

THE BOERNE MUNICIPAL SWIMMING POOL

Cool off at 106 City Park Road!

Open Swim: Tuesday - Friday • 1pm - 6pm

Saturday & Sunday • Noon - 7pm

Monday Closed

Senior Swim: Tuesday - Friday • 6pm - 7pm

Swim lessons may be sharing the pool during this time.

Season: Pool Opens May 30, 2023

Pool Closes August 6, 2023

Contact: Give us a call at (830) 249-3969 or visit www.boerneparks.com/pool

DAILY PASS

Resident: $4/person

Non-Resident: $5/person

25-PASS PUNCH CARD

Resident: $75/person

Non-Resident: $100/person

THROW A PARTY

EVENING PRIVATE POOL PARTIES

Evening private parties have use of the pool, the large grass area for games or barbequing and at least two lifeguards.

Availability Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

7pm - 10pm During Public Pool Season

Reservations

Call or visit the Parks & Recreation office to schedule a party. In the event of bad weather, parties will be rescheduled or the deposit refunded. Cancellations for any other reason will result in a forfeited rental fee.

Rules

Pool rules must be observed at all times. Food and drink are allowed with PRIVATE PARTY RENTAL ONLY. Absolutely no alcohol, glass or ceramic objects allowed. Pool area may be decorated for party, but all decorations must be removed before leaving.

DAYTIME PUBLIC POOL PARTIES

Two areas are available for public daytime pool parties. Each area can hold up to 25 guests; parties of over 25 guests must rent both areas. No parties over 50 guests. Party areas are rented on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Availability Tuesday - Sunday 1:30pm - 3:30pm or 4pm - 6pm

Rate: $125

PARKS & RECREATION AQUATIC PROGRAMS

All aquatics programs are held at the Boerne Municipal Pool, located at 106 City Park Road.

Summer Swim Lessons

> NO REFUNDS FOR SWIM LESSONS

Stay safe all summer with swim lessons at the Boerne Municipal Pool.

Summer 2023 Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons run June 6 - August 4

Session I: June 6 - June 16

Session II: June 20 - June 30

Other Information

• Each swim class lasts 30 minutes.

• Most classes are held during the morning session. For evening sessions see classes marked with an asterisk on page 30 & 31.

• Class schedules are subject to change, depending on the number of registrations per class.

• See pages 30 & 31 for detailed class schedules.

• No refunds.

• No guarantee of class make-ups due to weather.

EVENING PARTY RATES

Session III: July 11 - July 21

Session IV: July 25 - August 4

Classes

Morning:

Tuesday - Friday • 9am - 12:30pm

Evening:

Tuesday - Friday • 6:15pm - 6:45pm

REGISTRATION STARTS MAY 1

Register online only at www.boerneparks.com/swim-lessons.

FEES & REGISTRATION

Resident Rate $60/Child

NonResident Rate $75/Child

*Closed July 4th, 2023 NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS ALLOWED INSIDE THE POOL.
NonResident Rate Number of Swimmers Resident Rate $400 Under 50 $350 $475 50+ $425
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SUMMER

SWIM

LESSONS

Registration

Starts May 1

PARENT & CHILD

BEGINNERS

SESSIONS I*, II, III & IV

9am & 9:45am

*Session I: 6:15pm - 6:45pm

SKILL LEVEL

Participation in this class requires a parent/guardian to be in the water with the child at all times.

DESCRIPTION

This class helps young children get comfortable in and around water and develop a readiness to swim. With their parent or guardian by their side, participants gain confidence as they learn about water safety and other swimming fundamentals.

Note: This course does not teach children to be accomplished swimmers nor to survive in the water.

SESSIONS I*, II*, III & IV

9am, 9:45am, 10:30am

11:15am & 12pm

*Session I & II: 6:15pm - 6:45pm

SKILL LEVEL

Students starting this class may or may not be comfortable in the water yet.

DESCRIPTION

In this class, students will become oriented to feel comfortable in the water. They’ll learn basic water safety rules as well as foundational swimming skills such as blowing bubbles, bobbing, floating, kicking, entering and exiting the water independently, submerging the face, retrieving objects and more.

INTERMEDIATE BEGINNERS

SESSIONS I, II*, III* & IV

10am, 10:45am, 11:30am & 12:15pm

*Session II & III: 6:15pm - 6:45pm

SKILL LEVEL

Students starting this class should be comfortable putting their faces in the water and have mastered the skills of the beginner level.

DESCRIPTION

Students in this class will learn to do all beginner-level skills independently. They’ll continue learning about water safety and master more swimming fundamentals, including bubble blowing, breath control, floating, gliding and kicking. Lastly, they’ll learn and coordinate the arm and leg movements of both front and back crawl strokes.

ADVANCED BEGINNERS

SESSIONS I, II, III* & IV*

10am, 10:45am, 11:30am & 12:15pm

*Session III & IV: 6:15pm - 6:45pm

SKILL LEVEL

Students starting this class should be competent in intermediate beginner skills. They should be comfortable putting their entire heads under water and with swimming in greater depths.

DESCRIPTION

Students will increase their competency in freestyle and backstroke. This includes coordinating alternating arm actions with proper kicking technique. Students will also be introduced to side breathing, treading water and becoming oriented in higher depths.

STROKE READINESS

SESSIONS I, II, III & IV*

10:45am, 11:30am & 12:15pm

*Session IV: 6:15pm - 6:45pm

SKILL LEVEL

Students starting this class should have mastered advanced beginner skills and be fairly competent in freestyle and backstroke. They should be comfortable in deep water and with completely submerging their heads.

DESCRIPTION

In this class, students will refine their freestyle/backstroke techniques and be introduced to breaststroke. They’ll also increase their treading-water endurance. Lastly, students will learn the basics of diving and diving safety.

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Join the Boerne H2o Swift Summer Rec Team! On the Boerne Youth Summer Swim Team, swimmers will improve their strokes, increase their stamina, instill self-discipline and learn about teamwork.

Season

May 10 - July TBD

Practices in May: Wednesday 6pm - 7pm & Saturday 10am 11am.

Practices in June & July: Monday Thursday 10am - 11:45am

Resident Fee

$200 for first child; $150 for each additional child.

Non-Resident Fee

$250 for first child; $200 for each additional child.

Registration Register online at www.aquaswiftboerne.com

March 29 - April 18

Summer Registration: Residents only.

April 25 - Until Full

Summer Registration: Non-Residents.

PARTICIPANT ELIGIBILITY

• Must be between 5 - 18 years of age. Copy of birth certificate required.

• Skills analysis required, please check website for dates and times.

• Must not have a fear of water.

• No Refunds.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE & MEET INFORMATION

Practices are held at the Boerne Municipal Pool. TAAF meet is TBD. Practice schedule to be posted by March 14, 2023. Times are subject to change.

SWIM STROKE CLINIC

Saturday, April 8, 15, 22 & 29

Tryouts: May 2, 3 & 4

6 & Under: 1pm - 2pm

Ages 7 - 10: 2pm - 3pm

Ages 11 & Up: 3pm - 4:20pm

Adults: 4pm - 5:30pm

Resident Fee: $75

Non-Resident Fee: $100

This clinic offers technical swimming instruction from experienced professional swim coaches. Participants will develop and refine their technique in freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breast-stroke, as well as starts and turns.

Registration: March 1, 2023

Register online at www.aquaswiftboerne.com

Swim meet dates and times will be announced closer to start of the season. All swimmers are encouraged to participate. For all meets, participants are responsible for entry fees and transportation to and from the meets.

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COMMUNITY EDUCATION

REFUND POLICIES

No-shows will NOT receive a refund. Cancellations made more than seven days prior to the class start date will receive a full refund.

CANCELLED CLASSES

Boerne Parks & Recreation reserves the right to cancel classes, change times or locations and substitute instructors as deemed necessary. Classes are assessed one week prior to their start date, and decisions to cancel or continue will be made on or before that start date. Students of cancelled classes will be notified via email or phone call before the start of class.

BALLROOM DANCE COURSES

If you've ever wished that you and your partner could dance well together, these small group classes may be just right for you. You will learn the Basic Waltz, 2-Step, & Swing, to a variety of music in a relaxing, spacious setting. Tuesdays or Fridays: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

HOW TO REGISTER

Register online at www.boerneparks.com/registration.

If you need assistance, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department. Additional information about online registration is available on page 5.

TUITION

Full tuition is to be paid to the Parks & Recreation Department at the time of registration. Online registration is by credit card only. We accept Visa, American Express, Mastercard and Discover. For other payment options, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department.

ADULT PROGRAMS

TEXAS LICENSE TO CARRY HANDGUN COURSES

If you are interested in obtaining a License To Carry a handgun (concealed or openly) in the State of Texas, this course is a requirement. Upon successful completion of this training and submission of the application and fingerprints, DPS will issue a license to those who are legally eligible. This course will cover all state required topics, Basic Firearms Safety, Safe Handling and Storage, Non-Violent Dispute Resolution, Use of Force Laws,

September 5 & 15 - October 10 & 20

October 17 & 20 - November 28 & December 1

HANDCRAFT WORKSHOPS

For your health, happiness and well-being! Each monthly session will be a hands-on workshop, including a selection of beautiful all natural materials or ingredients; where you will learn about and create:

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January 10 & 13 - February 14 & 17
February 28 & March 3 - April 11 & 14
April 18 & 21 - May 23 & 26
May 30 & June 2 - July 18 & 21
July 25 & 28 - August 29 & September 8
Location: Stardust Ballroom 108 Industrial Dr. Tuition: $185/couple Sessions:
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ADULT FITNESS CLASSES

HILL COUNTRY PADDLE

SPORTS SUP YOGA CLASS

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga with Connie Lozano is open to all skill levels (must be able to swim). SUP Yoga is a great way to reconnect with nature while experiencing all the benefits of yoga. This class will incorporate elements of vinyasa flow and breathing designed to balance you on and off the board. Hill Country Paddle Sports will provide all the equipment you will need for your time on the water. Let the paddle board become your mat and join our floating yoga class.

Thursdays: 6:30pm- 8pm

Saturdays: 9:30am - 11am

Price: $30/person with rental board

$15 with own board

Location: Boerne City Lake Park 1 City Lake Rd.

Package: 4 sessions for $90

YOGA AT THE PARK

Foundational Yoga Series

Open to folks new to yoga & folks who have been practicing for years. We will explore key postures of yoga asana.

Balance & Flow Series

We will challenge our balance using foundational yoga poses & breath with the use of repetitive flow.

Mobility & Mandala Flow Series

This practice will increase flexibility & awareness within the body & is great for all levels of athletes.

Yoga for Strength Series

Create strength & stability in your body using bodyweight exercises to allow students to progressively build strength.

Saturdays: 9am - 10am

Location: 1017 Adler Rd. (outside the Parks office)

Tuition: $60

Sessions:

I: March 4 - 25 II: April 1 - 29 IIi: May 6 - 27 IV: June 3 - 24

V: July 8 - 29 VI: August 5 – 26 VII: September 9 – 30 VIII: October 7 – 28

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD

TRAINING & CERTIFICATION

The primary purpose of the Red Cross Lifeguarding program is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to emergencies, and to provide care for injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel arrive and take over.

Time: 8am - 5pm

Location: Boerne Municipal Pool 106 City Park Rd.

Tuition: New certification: $260 (additional $25 for a CPR mask and fanny pack is due first day of class).

Current recertification: $160 (optionally $25 for a CPR mask and fanny pack).

Ages: 15+

Sessions: I: February 11 & 12 • Recertifications Only II: March 16 - 19 III: March 25 -26 • Recertifications Only IV: April 15 & 16; April 22 & 23 V: May 6 & 7; May 13 & 14 VI: May 22 & 23 • Recertifications Only

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LEMONADE DAY IN BOERNE MAY 7

Empowering Today’s Youth to Become Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs!

Lemonade Day Boerne is a community program hosted by The Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce that teaches young people the entrepreneurial skills they need to start, own, and operate their own business; a lemonade stand! Registration is free, and includes a Lemonade Day backpack and access to lessons on business plans, loans, marketing, advertising, permits, and other important topics. These lessons will culminate with a grand lemonade stand business opening on Sunday, May 7! For more information and registration visit: www.boerne.lemonadeday.org or email boerne@lemonadeday.org.

AMERICAN RED CROSS BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION COURSE

New to babysitting or looking for a new way to polish your skills? This is for you! American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training course provides knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for infants and children. Students will receive Lifetime Certification in Babysitting and a 2 year certification in First Aid & Child/Infant CPR.

$100 & $30
Ages: 12+ Sessions:
Times: 8:30am- 4:30pm Location: 214 Bentwood Tuition:
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Tuition: Free Grade: K- 12 I: January 7 & 8 II: April 1 & 2 III: May 27 & 28 IV: August 2 & 3 V: October 7 & 8 VI: November 18 & 19 MAIL ADDRESS P.O. Box 1677 Boerne, TX 78006 CITY OF BOERNE PARKS & RECREATION PHYSICAL ADDRESS 1017 Adler Street Boerne, TX 78006 Phone: (830) 248-1635 Fax: (830) 331-9652 POINTS OF INTEREST 1. River Road Park 2. Boerne City Lake Park 3. Main Plaza 4. Veterans Plaza 5. Agricultural Museum & Arts Center 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Boerne Pool Patrick Heath Public Library Kinderpark Boerne Skate Boerne City Park 3 W. HIGHLAND DR. E. HIGHLAND DR. HERFFRD. MAINST. BLANCO RD. ADLER ST. RIVER RD. HWY46 N. SCHOOL ST. S ESSER RD. NESSERRD. JOHNSRD. E. SAN ANTONIO RD. ROSEWOOD AVE. TRAIL RIVER PUBLIC RESTROOMS WiFi 1 12 5 6 2 9 13C 4 8 11 13B 14 15 16 E. KRONKOSKY ST. 13A 7 17 10 38 2023 PARKS AND RECREATION GUIDEBOOK 2023 PARKS AND RECREATION GUIDEBOOK 39
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1. River Road Park 2. Boerne City Lake Park 3. Main Plaza 4. Veterans Plaza 5. Agricultural Museum & Arts Center 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Boerne Pool Patrick Heath Public Library Kinderpark Boerne Skate Park Boerne City Park 3 E HIGHLAND DR HERFFRD MAINST. BLANCO RD ADLER ST RIVER RD HWY46 W SAN ANTONIO RD N SCHOOL ST S ESSER RD NESSERRD JOHNSRD E SAN ANTONIO RD ROSEWOOD AVE TRAIL RIVER PUBLIC RESTROOMS WiFi ACCESS 12 5 6 2 9 13C 8 11 14 15 16 E KRONKOSKY ST 13A 13B 7 10 18 1 11. Northrup Park 12. Roeder Park 13. Boerne Trails a. Currey Trail b. Old No. 9 Trail c. Cibolo Trail 14. Boerne City Hall 15. Boerne Chamber of Commerce 16. Boerne CVB 17. Parks & Recreation O ice 18. Cibolo Center for Conservation 4 17 1. Road Park 2. Boerne City Lake Park 3. Main 4. Veterans Plaza 5. Museum & Arts Center 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Boerne Pool Patrick Heath Public Library Kinderpark Boerne Skate Park Boerne City Park 3 E DR MAINST. BLANCO RD ADLER ST HWY46 W ANTONIO RD SCHOOL ST S RD NESSERRD E ANTONIO AVE TRAIL RIVER PUBLIC RESTROOMS WiFi 12 5 2 9 13C 8 11 14 15 16 E ST 13A 13B 7 10 18 1 11. Northrup Park 12. Roeder Park 13. Boerne Trails a. Currey Trail b. Old No. 9 c. Cibolo Trail 14. Boerne City Hall 15. Boerne Chamber of 16. Boerne CVB 17. Parks & Recreation O ice 18. Cibolo Center for 4 17

Premier Junior Golf Brings the golf course to your child! The national, award winning, 5 level program is specially designed for children and builds upon the educational concepts they are learning in the class room. Fun comes first in every TGA class, but the curriculum also focuses on instilling self-confidence and life values through professional golf instruction. Students learn the fundamentals, etiquette and rules of the game with a low 8:1 student to professional instructor ratio. Best of all, we provide all the equipment and training materials so children of all skill levels have the chance to come out and tee it up with TGA!

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LEGO LOGO

June 13 - 16 | 9am - 11am

Location: Patrick Heath Public Library

451 N. Main St.

Tuition: $88 Ages: 8 - 12

Brings young technicians into a creative, engineering environment. Technical plans to follow, the participant will build robots, traffic lights, race cars, four-by-four trucks, cranes, pulleys, levers and more during this energized week of discovery with Lego!

LEGO MANIA

June 13 - 16 | 11:30am - 1:30pm

Location: Patrick Heath Public Library

451 N. Main St.

Tuition: $88 Ages: 4 - 7

Enrichment in the areas of personal creativity, following instructions, eye-hand coordination, problem solving, critical thinking and learning will be experienced as the child has the opportunity to construct dinosaurs, rockets, castles, airplanes, forts, cars, and more!

LEGO DESIGNER

June 13 - 16 | 11:30am - 1:30pm

Location: Patrick Heath Public Library

451 N. Main St.

Tuition: $88 Ages: 4 - 8

Come and exercise your Lego skills here in ways you haven’t done before!

Individual and team projects will provide opportunities for your child to expand their creativity and social skills as they work toward common goals.

LEGO EXPERT I

June 13 - 16 | 2pm - 4pm

Location: Patrick Heath Public Library

451 N. Main St.

Tuition: $88 Ages: 8 - 13

So you say you have done it all with Lego? Activity based STEM projects and kits that will incorporate physical science and math all into one. Give your creation the most torque and battle in the robotic tournaments!

LEGO FULL DAY STEM MATH & SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY

June 20 - 23 | 9am - 4pm

Location: Patrick Heath Public Library

451 N. Main St.

Tuition: $199 Ages: 7 - 12

Be ready for an all-day adventure of problem solving using and developing real life engineering skills. The total hand on experience all Lego Builders will enjoy!

CIRCUS ARTS CAMP

June 20 - 23 | 9am - 11am

Location: Patrick Heath Public Library 451 N. Main St.

Tuition: $88 Ages: 4 - 8

An experience designed to introduce children to circus, performing, and visual arts in a safe and noncompetitive environment. Any level of physical development & skill is welcome. Your camper will receive circus arts instruction and have the time of their life learning to perform with silks, special hoops and loops, the art of magic, balloon art and get all fancy with clown face painting. It’s the greatest camp on Earth and your child can be a part of the fun!

LEARNING STEM WITH HOT WHEELS

June 20 - 23 | 11:30am - 1:30pm

Location: Patrick Heath Public Library 451 N. Main St.

Tuition: $88 Ages: 4 - 8

Endless tracks and obstacle courses await every Hot Wheel’s car lover as they discover the world of math and physical science. Your child will not only have a solid background in science and math concepts but will have also rolled away in good times with Hot Wheels!

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SUMMER CAMPS | OPEN FOR REGISTRATION DURING SPRING BREAK

TGA PREMIER JUNIOR GOLF

SUMMER I

June 19 - 22 | 9:30am - 11:30am

Location: Boerne Skate Park

524 Adler St.

Tuition: $119 Ages: 5 - 12

This camp is specifically designed for children and supports the educational concepts they are learning in the class room. We provide all the equipment and training materials so children of all skill levels have the chance to come out and tee it up with TGA!

SURVIVAL TACTICS I

June 20 - 23 | 2pm - 4pm

Location: Patrick Heath Public Library

451 N. Main St.

Tuition: $88 Ages: 7 - 12

Wrapped in games and adventure, unique challenges await you. By introducing basic techniques, your child will learn how to purify water, signal for help, leave no trace camping, signal for help, first aid, search for edible food, set up shelter, learn Army chants and more!

FASHION DESIGNER TALENTED

EXPRESSIONS

July 11 - 14 | 9am - 11am

Location: Patrick Heath Public Library

451 N. Main St.

Tuition: $88 Ages: 7 - 12

Design principles in the areas of sketching, color & pattern coordination, costume design and fashion history will be applied to their personal style and portfolio.

SUMMER CAMPS | OPEN FOR REGISTRATION DURING SPRING BREAK

CAMP BARBIE-LIFE PREPARATION

July 11 - 14 | 11:30am - 1:30pm

Location: Patrick Heath Public Library, 451 N. Main St.

Tuition: $88 Ages: 4 - 8

At Camp Barbie you will have loads of fun helping Barbie learn. Non-stop activities and fun learning adventures are all geared toward self-esteem development.

SURVIVAL TACTICS II

July 11 - 14 | 2pm - 4pm

Location: Patrick Heath Public Library 451 N. Main St.

Tuition: $88 Ages: 7 - 12

Wrapped in games and adventure, unique challenges await you. By introducing basic techniques, your child will learn how to purify water, signal for help, leave no trace camping, signal for help, first aid, search for edible food, set up shelter, learn Army chants and more!

TGA PREMIER JUNIOR GOLF SUMMER II

July 17 - 20 | 9:30am - 11:30am

Location: Boerne Skate Park 524 Adler St.

Tuition: $119 Ages: 5 - 12

This camp is specifically designed for children and supports the educational concepts they are learning in the class room. We provide all the equipment and training materials so children of all skill levels have the chance to come out and tee it up with TGA!

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SUMMER

LEGO SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

July 18 - 21 | 9am - 11am

Location: Patrick Heath Public Library

451 N. Main St.

Tuition: $199 Ages: 7 - 12

FOR REGISTRATION DURING SPRING BREAK

LEGO EXPERT II

July 18 - 21 | 2pm - 4pm

Location: Patrick Heath Public Library

451 N. Main St.

Tuition: $88 Ages: 8 - 13

Be ready for an all-day adventure of problem solving using and developing real life engineering skills. The total hand on experience all Lego Builders will enjoy!

LEGO FULL DAY STEM MATH & SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY

July 18 - 21 | 9am - 4pm

Location: Patrick Heath Public Library

451 N. Main St.

Tuition: $199 Ages: 7 - 12

Be ready for an all-day adventure of problem solving using and developing real life engineering skills. The total hand on experience all Lego Builders will enjoy!

LEGO DESIGNER II

July 18 - 21 | 11:30am - 1:30pm

Location: Patrick Heath Public Library

451 N. Main St.

Tuition: $88 Ages: 4 - 8

Come and exercise your Lego skills here in ways you haven’t done before! Individual and team projects will provide opportunities for your child to expand their creativity and social skills as they work toward common goals.

So you say you have done it all with Lego? Activity based STEM projects and kits that will incorporate physical science, and math all into one. Give your creation the most torque and battle in the robotic tournaments!

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PLAZA MAY BE RESERVED.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON RESERVATIONS, SEE PAGES 60-61.

WATERWORKS TERRACE

100 N. Main St.

Waterworks Terrace is a 150-by-66-foot specialuse park adjacent to Main Plaza. The terrace’s open lawn is a beautiful space to relax in the outdoors.

Curfew

Midnight - 5am Waterworks Terrace may be reserved. See reservation information on pages 60-61.

BOERNE PARKS

MAIN PLAZA

100 N. Main St.

Main Plaza is a 1.72-acre, specialuse park. With its lawns, fountains and gazebo, Main Plaza offers a picturesque backdrop for events and other occasions. Boerne Market Days, a monthly pop-up market stocked with local artisan and craft wares, is held here every second Saturday and Sunday of the month.

CURFEW

Midnight - 5am

AMENITIES

NORTHRUP PARK AND PAVILION

37550 IH-10 West

Northrup Park and Pavilion is a 103-acre community park. The park is a world-class sports complex where Boerne athletes can learn, practice and compete.

Curfew

Midnight - 5am

Amenities

• Four youth softball fields*

• Four youth baseball fields*

• Three adult softball fields*

• Three lighted sand volleyball courts*

• Lighted pavilion/basketball court*

• Restrooms

• Picnic units with grills

• Horseshoe pit

• Covered, fenced playground

• Electricity

NOTE: Fields 4, 8 and 11 can be used on a first-come, first-serve basis except during league play or if reserved.

*Available for reservation. For information on reservations, see pages 60-61.

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BOERNE CITY PARK

Boerne City Park is a 125-acre community park. The park is full of amenities, from sports fields to trails and more. City Park is also home to the Boerne Tennis Center and the Boerne Municipal Swimming Pool.

BOERNE

The Boerne Tennis Center features eight lighted

courts that can be reserved by calling (830) 249-4631. Hourly and seasonal passes are available. See www.boernetennis.com for more information.

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CURFEW Midnight - 5am AMENITIES • Cibolo Trailhead • Public restrooms • Drinking fountains • WiFi (limited) • Covered playground • Walking trails • Picnic areas and grills • Boerne Municipal Swimming Pool • Five soccer fields* *Available for reservation. For information on reservations, see pages 60-61. 830.249.8084 | 410 N. Main St., Boerne, TX 78006 | sthelenasepiscopalschool.com At St. Helena’s Episcopal School we are Christ centered, devoted, inclusive and our learning goes beyond the classroom. 54 2023 PARKS AND RECREATION GUIDEBOOK
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NORTHSIDE

NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

1017 Adler St.

Northside Neighborhood Park is an 8-acre neighborhood park. This lovely, quiet space houses the trailhead for the Currey Trail and is home to the Parks & Recreation Department offices.

CURFEW

10pm - 6am

AMENITIES

• Paved Parking

• WiFi (limited)

• Parks and Recreation

Administration Office

• Currey Trailhead

• Picnic Tables

• Drinking Fountain

• Doggie Drinking Fountain

KINDERPARK

111 Water St.

Located at the corner of Water St. and Highland St., Kinderpark, formally known as Optimist Park, was developed in 1997 with the support of the local Optimist Club. The Optimist Club supported the purchase of playground equipment and development of the site, which was an abandoned city well site. In 2016, this park received a complete make over and upgrades along with the new name “Kinderpark”. The fenced and shaded park is very popular with families with younger children. The playground is unique and exciting. The kids are having a blast sliding, climbing, swinging and just enjoying the beautiful setting under the large oaks. Kinderpark is perfect for small gatherings and birthday parties, all first come first serve.

CURFEW

10pm - 6am

AMENITIES

• Parking

• ADA Accessible

• Covered Pavilion with picnic table

• Benches

ROEDER PARK

104 Roeder St.

Roeder Park is a 1.8-acre neighborhood park. As a neighborhood park, Roeder Park is designed to serve the needs of its local residents. The residents who surround the park have asked that it remain a simple green space without amenities, and so it is.

CURFEW

10pm - 6am

HISTORY

Roeder Park honors the memory of Aaron and Allen Roeder, twin brothers who were killed serving their country in World War II. The park was made possible when Boerne residents C.T. and Eva Roberts deeded four lots from the Cibolo Park addition to the City of Boerne on June 18, 1945.

RIVER ROAD PARK

415 River Rd.

River Road Park is a 7.8-acre community park. It’s tucked along the banks of Cibolo Creek, offering visitors cool, shady refuge and a peaceful view of the water.

CURFEW

Midnight - 5am

AMENITIES

• Public restrooms

• WiFi (limited)

• Drinking fountains

• Picnic tables

• Fishing piers

• Trail

• Interpretive signage

• Lighting

River Road Park is not available for rent. However, the city does require special event permits for any public group gatherings.

VETERANS PLAZA

801 S. Main St.

Veterans Plaza is a 1.8-acre community park. Inside, a unique pattern of trees and sidewalks lead the way to the park’s centerpiece: the Veterans War Monument. The park hosts annual gatherings for Veterans Day and other ceremonies commemorating our war veterans.

CURFEW

10pm - 6am

HISTORY

Renovated in 2014 The Veterans War Monument is a 14 foot tall monument

listing the names of those who died in combat during World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Additional plaques have been added to memorialize those who lost their lives in combat after the Vietnam War. The Walk of Honor is an extra wide walkway from Main Street to the center of the park. The walkway is lined with bricks that include the names of family and friends that served or are still serving in the military. This fundraising effort provides a permanent way of recognizing those whose service has meant so much to all of us. The Walk of Honor has been extended. Limited bricks are being sold. If interested, please refer to www.boerneparks.com/bricks.

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BOERNE SKATE PARK

524 Adler St.

The Boerne Skate Park is a 7,500 square foot plaza-style skateboard park. Built with input from the local skating community, the park offers down ridges, quarter pipes, banks, multiple stair sets and many other elements. Skaters of all levels can find a spot to practice an old move or try something new.

CURFEW

Dusk to dawn

AMENITIES

• Paved, lighted parking lot

• WiFi (limited)

• Playground

• Picnic tables

• Public Restrooms

• Drinking Fountains

For information on Boerne Skate Park rules, visit www.boerneparks.com.

BOERNE CITY LAKE PARK & PAVILION

1 City Lake Rd.

Boerne City Lake Park is a 100-acre community park with an additional 100 acres of surface water. City Lake Park is known for its peaceful, pristine waters, which are kept that way by a city ordinance prohibiting motorized boats on the lake. Barring any flooding or scheduled city events, City Lake Park is open to the public 365 days a year.

CURFEW

10pm - 5am

HOURS

Gates open at 5am and close at 10pm daily.

AMENITIES

• Paved parking

• WiFi (limited)

• Restrooms

• Covered pavilion - 34’ x 48’ (by reservation only: see page 60 for information)

• Boat dock

• Boat ramp

• Fishing pier

• Bird observation blind

• Volleyball court

• Covered playground

• Butterfly garden

• 18-hole disc golf course

• Picnic units with grills (some covered)

• Handicap-accessible picnic units

• Fire rings

FEES

• Collected from March 1 - October 31 Hours for collecting fees may vary.

• Parking fees are charged per car.

• Admission is free for Boerne city residents who provide proof of residency (current City of Boerne utility bill or property tax receipt) to the park gate attendant.

Non-Residents:

• Weekday (Mon - Thurs) $10

• Weekend (Fri - Sun) $15

• Holiday $20

Discount Fee $5 (all days) available:

• Senior citizens (age 65+)

• Active or retired military

• Disabled citizens (60% disability)

Free (all days):

• Disabled veterans (60% disability)

Annual Passes City Resident:

• Free first 2 passes

• $25 Each additional pass

Annual Passes Non-Resident:

• $125 First pass

• $25 Each additional pass

Annual Passes Non-Resident

Discounted Fee:

• $75 First pass

• $25 Each additional pass per household

Recreational Vendors at the Lake:

Hill Country Paddle Sports rents out paddleboards and kayaks at the lake. Call (210) 842-4057 or visit www.hillcountrypaddlesports.com for additional information.

Trisum Sailing offers sailing lessons at Boerne City Lake. For more details, call Captain Patricio Chapa at (210) 793-2278 or visit www.trisumsailing.com for info.

AMPHITHEATER

451 N. Main St.

Nestled under the beautiful trees in back of the Patrick Heath Public Library, the amphitheater is a welcoming area for smaller performance events. Amphitheater may be reserved. For information on reservations, see page 60.

HOURS

Friday 7am – 12am Saturday 5pm – 12am Sunday 12pm – 10pm

AMENITIES

• Stage capacity 1,400 sq. ft. (97 chairs)

• Maximum attendance 200

• Electric outlets for stage

• Lighting for stage

• Restrooms

• Drinking fountains

• Parking 99 spaces (NO overflow parking available)

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CITY PARK SOCCER FIELDS Adult/Youth Hourly $20 $40 NORTHRUP PARK BALLFIELDS Adult/Youth Hourly $20 $40 NORTHRUP PARK SAND VOLLEYBALL COURTS N/A 2 hours per court $25 $25 M onday - Thursday 5 AM - 12 AM $200 $250 $25 per See pg 61 F riday - Sunday 5 AM - 12 AM $350 $500 $25 per See pg 61 M onday - Thursday 5 AM - 12 AM $25 $50 $10 per $50 F riday - Sunday 5 AM - 12 AM $50 $75 $10 per $50 M onday - Thursday 5 AM - 12 AM $50 $75 $10 per $50 F riday - Sunday 5 AM - 12 AM $75 $100 $10 per $50 HOURLY 5 AM - 12 AM $20/hr 2 hr max $25/hr 2 hr max N/A N/A M onday - Thursday 5 AM - 12 AM $50 $65 N/A $200 F riday - Sunday 5 AM - 12 AM $150 $175 N/A $200 M onday - Thursday 5 AM - 10 PM $100 $100 N/A $100 F riday - Sunday 5 AM - 10 PM $250 $250 N/A $200 H olidays 5 AM - 10 PM $500 $500 N/A $500 Monday - Thursday 7 PM - 12 AM $210 $315 $10 per Est Attendance <100 - $210 >100 - $315 Friday - Sunday 5 PM - 12 AM $420 $525 $10 per AMPHITHEATER STAGE LIGHTING (10 DAY NOTICE IS REQUIRED) $155 Plus $40 / Man Hour PARK & FIELD RENTALS MAIN PLAZA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DAMAGE DEPOSIT Anticipated Attendees Deposit 1-100 PEOPLE $100.00 101-500 PEOPLE $300.00 501-1500 PEOPLE $600.00 MORE THAN 1500 PEOPLE $1,000.00 MAIN PLAZA 50% NON PROFIT DISCOUNT WATERWORKS TERRACE WITH MAIN PLAZA WATERWORKS TERRACE W/OUT MAIN PLAZA BOERNE CITY LAKE PAVILION (PARKING FEES APPLY) AMPHITHEATER 50% NON PROFIT DISCOUNT NORTHRUP PARK PAVILION FIELD TYPE TIME RESIDENT FEE NON-RESIDENT FEE To make a reservation, call us at (830) 248-1635 or come into the Boerne Parks & Recreation Office. AVAILABILITY & RESERVATIONS FIELD RENTAL INFORMATION FACILITY DAY HOURS RESIDENT FEE NON RESIDENT FEE VENDOR FEE DAMAGE DEPOSIT 60 2023 PARKS AND RECREATION GUIDEBOOK

BOERNE TRAILS

CIBOLO TRAIL

Trailhead North 100 N. Main St. at The Kendall.

Trail South 106 City Park Rd. at the Municipal Pool.

Cibolo Trail Extension 106 City Park at the Playground.

The Cibolo Trail extends approximately 3.15 miles from the Trailhead North near The Kendall to the Trailhead South by the Boerne Municipal Pool. The trail follows Boerne’s signature waterway, Cibolo Creek, passing through Boerne’s historic downtown and the famed Hill Country Mile. At the confluence of Cibolo and Currey Creeks, a 150 foot pedestrian bridge stands amongst the trees, offering a scenic view of the two creeks joining. The trail extends from City Park Trailhead and additional 1.4 miles through City Park and out along the Old No. 9 railway towards Herff Falls.

TRAIL LENGTH: 3.15 miles CURFEW: Dusk to Dawn AMENITIES • Paved parking at both trailheads • Water fountain & picnic tables • Doggie litter bags • Interpretive signage CURREY TRAIL 1017 Adler St. The Currey trailhead, located at the Parks and Recreation offices on Adler Street, winds 0.5 miles southward to Blanco Road. The trail connects the Northside Neighborhood Park to both business and residential areas, offering Boerne residents the option to travel on foot. TRAIL LENGTH 0.5 miles CURFEW Dusk to Dawn AMENITIES •Paved parking •Water fountain Theatre on the Edge More Adult Themes and/or Language Volunteer Opportunities All Areas! Including Acting, Set Construction & Ushering Teen Troupe Productions & Events Adult Acting Classes / Act III @ BCT Classes & Productions Summer Drama & Technical Camp Kids Ages 9 -14 5 Season Plays Mainstream Entertainment Variety of Plays with Broad Appeal 907 E Blanco Rd Boerne, TX 78006 boernetheatre.org830.249.9166 •Doggie fountain •Picnic tables •Trash receptacles •Doggie litter bags •Interpretive signage 2023 PARKS AND RECREATION GUIDEBOOK 63 62 2023 PARKS AND RECREATION GUIDEBOOK

OLD NO. 9 TRAIL

358 Esser Road

In a nod to its railroad roots, the Old No. 9 trail features distinctive design elements from the old San Antonio & Aransas Pass railway. For example, the shade pavilion at Blanco Road mirrors the small SA&AP depots that marked less populous communities along the old rail route. The Old No. 9 also features 1.4 miles of trail headed straight through the heart of Boerne and a bridge and trail that connects the Old No. 9 to Patrick Heath Public Library.

CURFEW

Dusk to Dawn AMENITIES

•Paved parking lot at Esser Road trailhead

• Drinking fountains at both trail ends and a midway point

• Doggie drinking fountain at Blanco Rd.

• Mister located at Esser Rd. trailhead

• Interpretive signage •Rest stops along the way

TRAIL LENGTH 1.4 miles
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PARK PARTNERS

WHAT CAN I DO AT THE LIBRARY?

• Use our curbside delivery system to pick up your reserved items.

• Find a large selection of Spanish materials, including bilingual books.

• Borrow materials from libraries all over the world for a small postage fee.

• Attend in-person and virtual programs that are fun, educational and inspiring.

• Get paper and online exams proctored.

• Have your income taxes prepared each spring by experienced volunteers.

• Book-a-Librarian for specialized assistance with research.

• Have your items delivered, if homebound.

• Digitally research thousands of family and local history documents.

• Request a visit to your organization.

• Request a tour or themed program of your choice at the library.

• Discover or hone your talents by checking out musical instruments and cake pans.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

• Help us with shelving materials and keeping our shelves neat.

• Share your special skills for programs.

• Serve as a language mentor to students learning English as a second language.

• Serve on the library's advisory board to help make recommendations to the City regarding library operations.

• Support the Friends of the Boerne Public Library and Boerne Public Library Foundation.

SUMMER LEARNING 2022:

A READING STAR IS BORN

Lights, Camera, Action—It's a red carpet summer as we trek to Tinsel Town. Celebrate the highlights of Hollywood with us through books and Oscar-winning options to entertain all ages, abilities and interests. Cooking, crafting, storytime, performers and more. Now THAT's entertainment!

HOW CAN I STAY CONNECTED?

• Apply for a library card online.

• Download eBooks, comics, magazines and streaming through our digital collections.

• Listen to pre-loaded MP3 audio books.

• Place renewals and reserves through our website and app.

• Use public computers with MS Office and Internet access.

• Receive personalized technology assistance.

• Access free Wi-Fi throughout our facility and grounds.

• Check out a mobile hotspot to provide you with free Internet service.

• Print documents from home using air print on your mobile device.

• Access dozens of powerful online resources for personal and professional development.

• Use a drive-through book drop that automatically checks in materials.

• Learn a new language through our Mango language database.

• Check out Wacom pen tablets for use outside the library.

• Check out laptops and tablets for use inside the library.

• Use our Digital Media Lab to archive memories or create exciting movie and graphic projects.

• Get free homework and career help through our Tutor.com service for all ages.

• Reserve a public space for meetings or study.

• Email homeworkhelp@boernelibrary.org for homework help. Download our FREE mobile app, MyLibro, to search for items, download digital materials, check our calendar, renew items and more!

• Purchase gently used materials at the Bookshop Under the Windmill.

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The Patrick Heath Public Library provides programs for the educational, recreational and informational needs of people of all ages. Check the library’s events calendar at www.boernelibrary.org or on our MyLibro app for specific programming information.

FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Explore the World Through Your Library

• Weekly storytimes for babies and toddlers.

• Cultural and literature-based programs for the whole family, including renowned entertainers, special events, author visits and book clubs.

• Reading sessions with trained, certified therapy dogs.

• Homeschool programs.

FOR ADULTS

Discussion Groups

We host discussions that feature a wide variety of book genres as well as social topics. Many of these are face-to-face, but we offer some virtual discussion as well. Please check out our website or stop by to learn how you can participate.

Live! at the Library

Diverse styles of music and dance, storytelling and much more! Weather permitting, the performances take place monthly at the Amphitheater at dusk.

Tech Experts

In the lobby at various hours each week. Bring your questions and your device for 15-20 minutes session.

Book-A-Librarian

Thirty-minute sessions with a trained staff member on any number of topical needs from genealogy to school research to technology. Call the library to make your appointment.

Author Signings

Local History

We offer a quarterly historical newsletter, as well as regular history tours, including the always popular Boerne Cemetery tour, scheduled to take place October 2023. Many of our archive holdings are now available online. Go to the local and family history page on our website to learn more.

Friends of the Boerne Public Library

The Friends sell gently used items at the Bookshop Under the Windmill to help support the Library's mission. The money they raise helps fund a variety of programs and resources. The Bookshop is next to the library and open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 10AM - 2PM. You can follow The Friends on Facebook.

Boerne Public Library Foundation

Request a Librarian

Request a visit to your school or day care center by the Youth Services Librarian or a field trip to our library for a themed program of your choice, including book clubs.

Healthy Minds and Bodies

Yoga, meditation and health seminars are just some of the programs we offer. Check our calendar for specific dates and more information.

Get to know our local writing talent! Each month we feature a different author with whom you can visit in the library lobby. You can purchase their books and have them sign copies.

Boerne Book and Arts Festival

The Foundation supports the library's mission by providing funding for a variety of programs, resources and services. Contact the library to learn more.

DIGITAL OFFERINGS FOR YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY

FOR TEENS AND TWEENS

Teen Time

Teen time at the library is Monday through Friday from 4PM-6PM in the HUB. During Teen Time, the library offers weekly after school programming for teens and tweens ages 11-17 in the Hub and on library premises. See our website or calendar for a list of programs happening each month at the library.

Always the first Saturday in October spotlighting regional and national authors. Activities include author panels and discussions, book sales and more. Learn more at boernebookfest.org or via social media.

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CIBOLO CENTER FOR CONSERVATION

The Cibolo Center for Conservation transforms lives through the love of nature, welcoming guests into a beautiful natural setting for nature education, enriching community experiences, and citizen science research. Timeless themes like water conservation, land stewardship, care for wildlife, sustainability, gardening, farming, and the celebration of harvest remind guests of their shared humanity, resulting in a community with a deep sense of belonging.

TRAILS & CREEK ACCESS

The Cibolo Nature Center offers approximately three miles of trails for all ages and abilities that span 4 distinct ecosystems—a tall grass prairie, riparian forest, spring-fed marsh, and live oak savannah. There is plenty of access to the Cibolo Creek for some wading and splashing for all ages. Open daily from 8am to dusk. There is no admission charge, but donations are appreciated.

TRAIL MAINTENANCE

CHILDRENS’S PROGRAMS & CAMPS

MOONDANCE CONCERTS

Join us from spring to fall for concerts under the oaks and the full moon. Bring a lawn chair, a picnic, or enjoy food trucks while jamming out to live music.

Ourtwocampusesintheheartof Boerne,theCiboloNatureCenter andHerffFarm,provideover160 acresofnaturalbeautyalong CiboloCreekthatwelcomeover 100,000visitorseveryyear.

Visitors are encouraged to properly dispose of their garbage along the receptacles situated along the trails. Clean trails = healthy ecosystems.

VISITOR CENTER

While hitting the creek or the trails, stop by our Visitor Center to get your supplies, kid nature activities, and gifts.

DINOSAUR TRACKWAY

Designed for children of all ages, we offer many experiences, such as Homeschooling Programs and Outdoor Field Trips for grades K-12. The Cibolo offers various camps throughout the year for ages 3-16 that focus on nature themes that incorporate science learning and fun activities such as swimming in the creek and archery—with farming and gardening on the Herff Farm campus.

HERFF FARM

33 Herff Road, Boerne TX 78006

The historic Herff Farm campus is situated along the Cibolo Creek just across from the Cibolo Nature Center. This important Boerne landmark serves as a community center with a special focus on learning about agriculture, gardening, and sustainable living.

FARMERS MARKET

THE CIBOLO NATURE CENTER

140 CITY PARK ROAD, BOERNE, TX 78006

Situated along the majestic canopy of cypress trees along the pristine Cibolo Creek, everyone can find something to enjoy at the Nature Center, from serious trail enthusiasts to families with young children and dogs.

Millions of years ago, enormous dinosaurs roamed this area. The Cibolo Nature Center trails include dinosaur tracks that are replicas of real tracks found nearby.

NIGHT HIKES FOR FAMILIES & ADULTS

Experience the Cibolo at night on a staff-led hike through our trails. Night Hikes are a great way to see all the nocturnal animals that call the Cibolo home. Monthly events from May through October allow families to participate in a low impact walk suitable for children under 18. Adults can attend separate events with longer hikes and include a more scientific discussion of how we care for our five ecosystems.

The Farmers Market at Herff Farm combines community, ecology, health, and fun. This Saturday shopping extravaganza includes live music, a beautifully rustic environment, walking trails, wellness classes, unique festivals, and children’s activities. Open 9:00-1:00 on Saturdays from March to December.

ADULT WORKSHOPS

We host beekeeping, organic gardening, wildlife tax valuation, and birding workshops throughout the year on both campuses. Whether interested in learning nature skills, land management, or gardening, the Cibolo has workshops to revitalize your skills and interests.

TEACHING GARDENS

Visit our gardens to see demonstrations of pollinator gardens, in-ground vegetable gardening, cut-flower growing, and let the kids play and learn in our Children’s Garden.

At The Nest Nature School, we are building strong bodies, inquisitive minds, & wild hearts in young children ages 3-5 through hands-on learning set in the beautiful context of nature.

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Experience the old and the new at Herff Farm at our historic homestead and barn with a beautiful new amphitheater. Be on the lookout for events taking place that include concerts, yoga, theater, and tours.

NEST NATURE SCHOOL

At The Nest Nature School, we are nurturing strong bodies, inquisitive minds, & wild hearts in young children ages 3-5 through hands-on learning in the rich and beautiful context of nature. Our research-based teaching methods provide the best possible education for each child. Our new campus includes four classrooms, a nature playground, children’s gardens, and access to the many amenities on the Herff Farm campus, including Cibolo Creek, Children’s Teaching Garden, the Historic Barn, and the Monarch Meadow.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Join our nature-loving community to steward our remarkable 160 acres! We cannot maintain our green and natural spaces without the help of our loyal volunteers.

VENUE RENTAL

The beautiful grounds and buildings on both of our campuses are available for rental for weddings, reunions, conferences and more.

HELP US PROTECT OUR NATURE CENTER

• Take only pictures, leave only footprints

• Fires only in permanent barbecue pits

• Please stay on designated trails

• No smoking on trails

• Do not harm plants or wildlife

• Catch & Release fishing only

• No firearms

• Dogs on leashes please

HOURS OF OPERATION

NATURE CENTER

VISITOR CENTER

Open Monday - Saturday

9:00AM - 5:00PM

Sunday 1:00PM - 5:00PM

TRAILS

Open daily from 8am to dusk.

HERFF FARM

Open Saturdays from 9am to 1pm and during scheduled programs.

THERE IS NO ADMISSION CHARGE BUT DONATIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

MEMBERSHIP

As a member, you’ll receive special benefits, including our newsletter, information and discounts for upcoming classes, events and the gift shop.

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ART AL FRESCO Boerne’s Public Art

Along the trails and around town, you’ll find Boerne’s ever-growing public art collection that doubles as a walkable outdoor adventure! Learn about each piece of this unique exhibit by downloading the Otocast app and choosing Art al Fresco for a narrated tour of the installation. Boerne is also home to a variety of art galleries filled with treasures from Texas artists, many who call the Hill Country home. A great way to experience Boerne’s art and culture scene is to enjoy various events hosted by the galleries throughout the year and community events such as the Boerne Book & Arts Festival and Live at the Library concerts.

FILM BOERNE

In 2022, Boerne was designated as “Film Friendly” by the Texas Film Commission, as a great place to shoot a variety of films, shorts and commercials. City officials are trained and ready to meet the opportunities and challenges of accommodating professional production companies. From identifying and promoting key sites to producers to assisting in logistics needs, and everything in between, Film Boerne is working to bring our smalltown hospitality to the big screen!

For a full calendar of upcoming events, concerts, workshops and programs or learn more about our rental or volunteer opportunities, visit www.cibolo.org. or contact us at 830-249-4616 email: nature@cibolo.org

STAY CONNECTED ALL YEAR ROUND!

Join in the conversation by following Hill Country Mile and Art al Fresco on Facebook and Instagram. Visit us at hillcountrymile. com for information, updates and featured events.

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A DICKENS CELEBRATION

Join us for a magical holiday season at Boerne’s all new “A Dickens Celebration,” featuring four weekends of small town holiday fun. Stroll Main Street and take in the holiday lights, enjoy live entertainment, food and shopping at Dickens on Main Thanksgiving weekend, and enjoy the annual Weihnachts parade the first December Saturday. The fun continues with two

DICKENS ON MAIN

November 24 & 25

Downtown Boerne’s Hill Country Mile

Dickens on Main takes place each Thanksgiving weekend and features two fantastic nights of free holiday fun! The historic Hill Country Mile transforms into a vintage wonderland filled with street entertainers and vendors, children’s activities, Dickens characters, Santa, a handmade market and of course holiday shopping at the Hill Country’s best shops and boutiques. Main Street closes to traffic from 4-10 p.m. each night.

more unique weekends of fun including Toast of Olde Town, perfect for a holiday date night, and Kinder Fest, filled with fun surprises for the whole family – both new this year! The holidays are full of excitement in Boerne! For details about Dickens on Main, Weihnachts weekend and other holiday for details.

WEIHNACHTS WEEKEND

December 1 & 2 | 12pm - 9pm Parade December 2 | 6pm

A holiday favorite, the annual Weihnachts parade starts at 6 p.m. when downtown lights up with nearly 100 floats spreading holiday cheer along Boerne's Main Street. Visit the Hill Country Mile's shops and Weihnachts Market, which runs Saturday and Sunday in Main Plaza.

TOAST TO OLDE TOWN

December 8 & 9

It's a merry mistletoe weekend in celebration of our olde town's heritage! Find live music on Friday and Saturday nights at the Mile's breweries. Saturday, enjoy Wassail tastings at participating shops as you stroll a beautifully lit Main Sreet. The annual Christmas market delights on Saturday and Sunday in the Main Plaza.

KINDER FEST

December 15-17

Show off your ugly Christmas sweaters or silly Christmas pajamas as you join in a kid-friendly weekend full of fun! Boerne retailers are hosting a Santa Scavenger Hunt, Santa visits and the 2nd annual Cookie Crawl (ticket event), while the Cowboy Christmas Market is Saturday and Sunday in Main Plaza.

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BOERNE CEMETERY

ESTABLISHED 1867 Frederick Street & 700 North School Street

Please note that you need a permit to plant trees and shrubs, install benches and monuments. Permits are issued at no cost from the Parks and Recreation Office.

CEMETERY INFORMATION

Lots $2,860/lot $260 endowment at purchase $260 endowment at burial

Columbarium $1,040/niche $105 per niche endowment at purchase $210 endowment at inurnment

1265 N Main St, Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249- 2321

The Historical Boerne Cemetery is owned, maintained and operated by the City of Boerne. The cemetery, recognized by the Texas Historical Commission, is the final resting place for many early German and English settlers of the Texas Hill Country. Each year on Memorial Day, more than 700 veterans, buried at the cemetery are honored by a memorial service held by the local Boerne chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. During the service, an American flag is placed on each grave. We are here when you need us. Our phones are answered personally 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (830) 249-9128 319 E. San Antonio Ave. • Boerne, Texas • 78006

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Sexton: Holt & Holt Funeral Home William Holt Jr. 319 E San Antonio Ave, Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-9128
To purchase a plot or niche, please contact the Sexton or the Parks and Recreation Office.
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BIGTOOTH MAPLES PROJECT

Restoring Boerne’s

forgotten inheritance.

The Native Plant Society of Texas, Boerne Chapter, is reintroducing the Bigtooth Maple, a historic natural treasure of the City of Boerne. Planting these lost trees will enhance the local landscape and establish Boerne as a premier destination for fall foliage viewing. Each year, a limited number of Bigtooth Maple trees are awarded to qualified organizations, businesses, and Boerne residents for planting within the city limits and along the entry ways to the city.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for the free Bigtooth Maple trees are available online at: www.npsot.org/wp/boerne/maples-for-boerne You may also call (830) 249-8240, or email maplesforboerne@aol.com

OTHER LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM & ARTS CENTER www.theagricultural.org 102 City Park Rd., Boerne, TX 78006 theagricultural@gmail.com

BIGTOOTH MAPLES FOR BOERNE www.npsot.org/boerne (830) 249-8240

BOERNE BULLS YOUTH FOOTBALL tshq.bluesombrero.com/byfatx Shaya Flugence ms.flu22@gmail.com

BOERNE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE www.boerne.org 121 S. Main St., Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-8000

BOERNE FAMILY YMCA www.ymcasatx.org/boerne 820 Adler St., Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 815-1040

BOERNE MARKET DAYS www.boernemarketdays.com (210) 844-8193

BOERNE LITTLE LEAGUE www.boernelittleleague.com Located at Northrup Park 37550 IH-10 West, Boerne, TX 78006

BOERNE SOCCER CLUB www.boernesoccer.org

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY www.bgcatxhc.org/boerne.html 624 North Main Street, Ste. 203, Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 431-0004

CIBOLO CENTER FOR CONSERVATION www.cibolo.org 140 City Park Rd., Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-4616

CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU www.visitboerne.org 282 N. Main St., Boerne, TX 78006 (888) 842-8080

FIELD RAIN-OUT INFORMATION (830) 248-1505

HILL COUNTRY COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS www.hccarts.org 102 City Park Rd., Boerne, TX 78006 (210) 269-8349

HILL COUNTRY PADDLESPORTS www.hillcountrypaddlesports.com (210) 842-4057

KEEP BOERNE BEAUTIFUL

Contact the Boerne Parks & Rec Office (830) 248-1638

KENDALL COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT

www.co.kendall.tx.us 716 FM 289, Comfort, TX 78013 (830) 537-3470

KRONKOSKY PLACE (RAINBOW SENIOR CENTER)

www.rainbowseniorcenter.com

17 Old San Antonio Rd., Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-2114

PATRICK HEATH PUBLIC LIBRARY www.boernelibrary.org

451 N. Main St., Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-3053

TEXAS AMATEUR ATHLETIC FEDERATION (TAAF) www.taaf.com

TORO SOCCER ACADEMY www.torosocceracademy.com (830) 609-8384 email: info@torosocceracademy.com

TRISUM SAILING LESSONS AND CHARTERS

www.trisumsailing.com

Captain Patricio Chapa (210) 793-2278

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