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CONNECT PARKS & RECREATION ADMINISTRATION

PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD

110 Golf Course Road | 830-221-4350 |

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board exists to advise and make recommendations to the City Council concerning policy matters related to the establishment, maintenance and operation of the City’s parks and recreation programs. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm at City Hall, located at 550 Landa Street.

CIVIC/CONVENTION CENTER 375 South Castell Avenue | 830-221-4011

LANDA PARK GOLF COURSE 180 Golf Course Road | 830-221-4340

LANDA RECREATION CENTER 164 Landa Park Drive | 830-221-4370

FISCHER PARK NATURE EDUCATION CENTER 1946 Monarch Way | 830-221-4378

LANDA PARK AQUATIC COMPLEX 350 Aquatic Circle | 830-221-4360

With your help, we improve the best part of living in New Braunfels. Join us in making New Braunfels a better place to live, work and play. Through community events and education New Braunfels Parks Foundation creates a positive influence to help our parks thrive and grow. Find happiness and strength through volunteering with us. For more information visit: www.nbparksfoundation.org

DAS REC RECREATION CENTER 345 Landa Street | 830-221-4170

PUBLIC LIBRARY 700 East Common Street | 830-221-4300

WESTSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER 2932 S IH 35 Frontage Rd | 830-221-4630

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OUR MISSION: Our mission is to afford diverse opportunities and access for all residents and visitors through innovative programs and facilities, open space preservation and economic enhancement.

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Gold Status New Braunfels Parks and Recreation New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is a Texas Gold Medal Award winning department. The award honors departments for excellence in the field of recreation and park management, preservation and economic enhancement.


IN THIS ISSUE PRECSHOOL

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HOMESCHOOL

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SPRING BREAK CAMPS

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CERTIFICATION/TRAINING

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SPECIAL EVENTS

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FITNESS & WELLNESS

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SPORTS

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OUTDOOR RECREATION

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AQUATICS

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PARTYS & ATTRACTIONS

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PARKS & TARTS

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DOGGIE DIP DAY

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CIVIC CENTER

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LANDA PARK GOLF COURSE

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CAMP MINNEHAHA PREVIEW

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LIBRARY PROGRAMS

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WESTSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER

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PARK MAP & AMENITIES

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

REGISTER ONLINE

To register online, a family or individual account must be created. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. www.nbtexas.org/parksonline

REGISTER BY PHONE

Phone registration can be made by calling any one of the facilities listed below. Please have your information and credit card ready. Landa Recreation Center 830-221-4370 Fischer Park NEC, 830-221-4378 Parks Administration Office, 830-221-4350 Das Rec, 830-221-4170

REGISTER IN PERSON

In-person registrations are available at the Parks and Recreation Administrative Office, Landa Recreation Center, Das Rec and Fischer Park NEC. Checks should be made payable to "City of New Braunfels." A charge will be assessed on returned checks.

PROGRAM & EVENT POLICIES CANCELLATIONS

Help us have successful programs by registering early! All programs must have a minimum number of participants in order to be conducted. If a programs does not meet this minimum the class may be cancelled/combined a minimum of five days prior to the class start date.

WAIT LISTS

If registering for a class that is full, your name can be placed on a waiting list. This does not guarantee a spot, but individuals will be contacted if an opening becomes available.

REFUNDS

Cancellations of programs or events made one week (7 days) prior to the start of a program will receive a full credit to their account or a refund will be issued. NO CREDITS OR REFUNDS will be given within seven days or after the start of a program or event. Registration fees will not be prorated for partial attendance of any program.

PHOTO RELEASE

The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department routinely takes photos and videos of participants in recreation activities, programs and special events and/or at recreation facilities. These photos and/ or videos may be used for promotional purposes. Be aware that by participating, you are granting the City of New Braunfels the right to use and publish your image or your minor child’s image. Das Rec classes and programs listed as free are free for members. Non-members must purchase a day pass to participate in a free class.

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PRESCHOOL

DR. SEUSS IS ON THE LOOSE- 11050501

WEE DISCOVERY PRESCHOOL - 11060101

Age: 3-5 | Cost: $45 | 9-10:30am Landa Recreation Center A: Thursdays, March 5-April 2

Age: 3-5 | Cost: $7/class. | 10:00-11:00 am | Tuesdays Fischer Park Nature Education Center

LITTLE LANDA EXPLORERS - 11050202

A: February 4 B: February 11 C: February 18 D: February 25 E: March 3 F: March 17 G: March 24 H: March 31

Look-out! Dr. Seuss is on the loose at the Landa Recreation Center! Discover and experience Dr. Seuss through his stories and activities that relate to them. Class activities may include: art projects, games, treats and more FUN! Pre-registration is required. *Class does not meet on 3/12*

From hiking in Panther Canyon to crawfishing in Landa Lake, Little Landa Explorers will get an inside look at all the fun things to do and discover in Landa Park and ways to protect its natural beauty. Pre-registration is required.

HOMESCHOOL

Ages: 3-5 | Cost: $45 | 9-10:30am Pavilion 6 A: Tuesdays, April 7-28

I: April 7 J: April 14 K: April 21 L: April 28 M: May 5 N: May 12 O: May 19 P: May 26

HOMESCHOOL DAYS – 12060101

HOMESCHOOL OPEN GYM – 12090505

Age: 5-11 | Cost: $7/class | Wednesdays | 10am-11:30am Fischer Park Nature Education Center A: March 26 B: May 28

Age: 5-12 | Cost: Free with Das Rec Membership | 12-1pm Das Rec Green Gym A A: March 8-May 27 (No class March 9-11 or May 25)

Elementary school age children will explore nature through games, crafts, and activities. Participants will experience different activities each session. Pre-registration is required for each session. Sign up for 3 or more classes and receive 20% off

HOMESCHOOL P.E.- 11090502

Let Das Rec take care of your physical education credits for homeschool. These structured classes promote physical exercise, skills development, and sportsmanship in a fun and engaging environment. Age: 5-12 | Members: $5/session, Non-members: $15/session | 11am-12pm Das Rec Green Gym A: Monday/Wednesday March 2- April 1 (no class March 9-11) B: Monday/Wednesday April 6-29 C: Monday/Wednesday May 4-27 (no class May 25)

KIDS DAY OUT - 17050902 Spend the day at Landa Recreation Center with fun-filled activities such as games, crafts, movies and more. Campers will delight in a variety of activities and adventures. Please be sure to pack a lunch. Ages: 5-12 | Cost: $25 | 7:30am-6pm Landa Recreation Center A: Friday, February 14 B: Monday, February 17 C: Friday, April 24

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Preschoolers will explore nature through games, crafts, and activities. Participants will experience different activities each session. Pre-registration is required for each session. Sign up for 3 or more classes and receive 20% off.

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Das Rec offers a space for parents to help their kids stay active and earn their PE credits. Equipment is provided for you to play, interact and help your kids learn to love fitness. Mondays & Wednesdays from 12-1pm; same dates as Homeschool P.E. No sign up required.


SPRING BREAK VOLLEYBALL CAMP – 13090502

Ages: 5-12 | Cost: $118 | 7:30am-6pm Landa Recreation Center A: Monday-Friday, March 9-13

Ages: 9-14 |Cost: $125 | 9am-12pm Das Rec Gymnasium A: March 9-13

ALL STAR SPORTS CAMP -12090502

SPRING BREAK BASKETBALL CAMP – 13090501

Ages: 6-9 | Cost: $85 | 1-3pm Das Rec Gymnasium A: March 9-13

Ages: 9-16 | Cost: $125 | 1-4pm Das Rec Gymnasium A: March 9-13

SPRING BREAK NATURE CAMP - 12060401

WEIGHT TRAINING CAMP – 13090507

Join us over Spring Break for an engaging, fun-filled, all-day camp. Kids will enjoy games, crafts, sports, movies and adventures to Landa Park. An afternoon snack will be provided, but campers will need to bring a lunch from home each day.

This camp will introduce participants to four different sports including: basketball, volleyball, pickleball and futsal (indoor soccer). Our instructors will guide athletes through fundamental movements and skills of each sport. Drills will emphasize technique, teamwork and skill development while having fun.

Campers will discover the great outdoors and catch spring fever at our Nature Education Center. Be sure to bring a sack lunch, water bottle, change of clothes, and sunscreen to camp each day. Snacks will be provided. Staff available for participant arrival at 7:30 am, and afternoon pick-up until 6:00 pm. Pre-registration required. Age: 6-10 | Cost: $120 | 7:30am-6:00pm Fischer Park A: March 9-13

Start your own babysitting service the right way with a certification from our trained American Red Cross Instructor. This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to safely give care for children and infants. Participants will develop leadership skills, and learn basic child care, first aid, and CPR. Please bring a sack lunch. Age: 11-15 | Cost: $80 | 9am-3pm Das Rec Party Room A: February 17

CPR/AED/FIRST AID TRAINING

This American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. This course will teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed. Age: 18+ | Cost: $80 | 9am-5pm Das Rec Party Room A: March 18 B: May 20

LIFEGUARD TRAINING

Entry-level Lifeguard participants will gain the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies. Certification includes Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid. A valid email address must be provided to receive your certification from the American Red Cross. Ages: 15+ | Cost: $200 | Varies Das Rec A: April 23-26 B: May 28-31

Das Rec’s Spring Break Basketball camp will offer all aspects of skill development of the game. Participants will learn offense, defense, ball handling, shooting and more. This camp helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard positions. Held by NB Hoop Masters.

The key to any good fitness foundation is learning the fundamentals of fitness, proper form, technique, and the science behind the exercises. Above all, learning that exercise can be fun is vital. Youth should come prepared to learn and participate in a group workout. Ages: 8-12 | Cost: $85 | 12-2pm Das Rec Fitness Floor A: March 9-13

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING WITH WATERFRONT - 14020508

Entry-level lifeguard participants will gain the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies. Certification includes Lifeguarding with Waterfront, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, Emergency Oxygen and Blood Borne Pathogens. A valid email address must be provided to receive your certification from the American Red Cross. Age: 15+ | New Lifeguarding with Waterfront Fee: $200 Landa Park Aquatic Complex NEW LIFEGUARD COURSE – WATERFRONT

A: 3/26 – 3/29 B: 4/16 – 4/19 C: 5/7 – 5/10 D: 5/20 – 5/22

Thurs-Fri Thurs-Fri Thurs-Fri Wed - Fri

4:30p-9p Sat-Sun 4:30p-9p Sat-Sun 4:30p-9p Sat-Sun 9:00a-7:00p

9:00a-7:00p 9:00a-7:00p 9:00a-7:00p

AMERICAN RED CROSS RECERTIFICATION LIFEGUARD TRAINING WITH WATERFRONT 14020608

Current American Red Cross Lifeguards will review skills from the Lifeguarding training course with Waterfront skills. Completion of the course will certify participants for another two years in Lifeguarding, First Aid/ CPR/AED and Waterfront skills. If your certification is already expired, you are required to take a new Lifeguard course. A valid email address must be provided to receive your renewed certification from the American Red Cross. Age: 15+ | Review Fee: $100 Landa Park Aquatic Complex Review Lifeguard Course-Waterfront A: 3/21 Sat 8:00a – 7:00p B: 4/4 Sat 8:00a – 7:00p C: 5/15 Fri 8:00a – 7:00p

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CERTIFICATION/TRAINING

BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION CLASS

Bump, Set, Spike! Das Rec’s Spring Break volleyball camp will introduce your athlete to the fundamentals and tactics of volleyball. Participants will learn proper techniques in the important skills of serving, setting, passing, spiking and the basics of team play.

SPRING BREAK CAMPS

SPRING VENTURES DAY CAMP – 17050901

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SPECIAL EVENTS

SATURDAY SLIME SCHOOL - 17050501

Do you love slime? Have you wanted to experiment with a variety of materials to make your own gooey creation? If so, come get messy and experiment with us rather than in your own kitchen. We will make a couple different kinds of slime. Keep in mind that slime can get messy, so wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Ages: 6-12 | Cost: $10 | Landa Recreation Center A: Saturday, February 22 B: Saturday, February 22

1:30-3pm (6-8 year olds) 3:30-5pm (9-12 year olds)

MOTHER & ME PAJAMA PARTY

Moms and daughters put on your jammies and spend a girly evening full of games, crafts, a movie and more at our sixth annual Pajama Party. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. To purchase tickets visit signup. nbparksandrec.com and click on ticket search. Ages: All | Cost: $13 per person | 5-8pm Landa Recreation Center A: Saturday, March 28

The Landa Park Dolphins, organized by the New Braunfels Aquatic Club, is a competitive summer swim program for swimmers of all ages who want to better their competitive swim strokes, make new friends, and stay in shape during the summer. Summer practices are held Tuesday-Friday, with morning and evening times available. Swim meets will take place on various Saturdays throughout the summer. Swimmers must tryout to be on the team – spaces fill up quick, so tryout early! For more information, please visit the team’s website at www.landaparkdolphins.org. Tryout dates: Saturday, April 18, 8-10am Landa Park Aquatic Complex Additional tryout dates if space permits: Tuesday, April 21st, 6-8pm Thursday, April 23rd, 6-8pm Saturday, April 25th, 8-10am

STREET SKILLS

HISTORIC CEMETERY TOUR

Join Spaas Walking Tours for a guided, interactive walking tour through two historic New Braunfels’ cemeteries and there will be an exercise in using dowsing rods to find unmarked graves from 1846! Hear the stories of our founders along with their struggles and triumphs in building a new life for themselves and their descendants. This tour meets at Comal Cemetery on Peace Avenue and then moves to New Braunfels Cemetery. Call 830-2214370 to register or signup.nbparksandrec.com. Ages: All | Cost: $20 per person | 5-7pm Comal Cemetery Saturday, March 28 Saturday, May 9

FAMILY NERF GUN WAR

LANDA PARK DOLPHINS SWIM TEAM

Bring your favorite Nerf gun, and we will supply elite-style ammo for this great competition. Power snacks provided. Each participant must be registered; all children must be accompanied by an adult. Note: No bathrooms on site. To purchase tickets visit signup.nbparksandrec.com and click on ticket search.

Do you feel comfortable safely ride a bike with traffic? Do you feel you know enough to teach your children how to ride cautiously on their own bike? When you drive a car, are you confident on how to share the road with people on bikes? The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is hosting a Street Skills classes open and FREE to the public. The MPO’s Street Skills class is a free, hour-long program for adults and mature teens who want to understand the rules of the road on bike. It will cover important street riding information in a quick, off-bike session. The event is an informal, classroom-style presentation and discussion. The MPO’s Street Skills class will provide concrete examples of city cycling scenarios and how best to handle them so that you enjoy pleasant, stress-free rides. Street Skills classes are open to adults and teens who are at least 14 years old. Participants between 14 and 18 years old must attend with a legal guardian. Registration is limited to 30 people per class. Walk-ins are welcome, but only if space is available. Stay tuned for dates and follow us @NBParksandRec on Facebook.

Age: All | Cost: $5 per person | 1pm Torrey Park Saturday, April 18 Rain Date: April 19

REC N’ ROLL

Rec N’ Roll is a mobile unit designed to bring fun recreational opportunities to our community parks. It is equipped with interactive games and an assortment of outdoor recreation equipment. Our recreation staff will lead children of all ages in fun, active play and encourage outdoor participation. Saturday, March 14, 2-4pm: Landa Park Sunday, April 5, 2-4pm: Morningside Park

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Thru the Chute Boat Race Saturday, April 25

Build a cardboard vessel to launch through the City Tube Chute on the Comal River! Activity booths are available to help you learn how to stay safe while enjoying river recreation. Teams must pre-register to compete in this hilarious and educational event. Space is limited so register early! All vessels will have one run through the chute! Ages: All Ages Early Registration Fee: $30/boat by April 13 | Late Registration Fee: $45/boat after April 13, no registrations accepted after April 22nd Prince Solms Tube Chute | Saturday, April 25 | Boat checkin begins at 9am | Event begins at 10am | Rain Out Date: Sunday, April 26

SIN CITY SLAYER: A VEGAS MURDER MYSTERY

The most highly anticipated VIP party in Las Vegas is almost here! The Cosmo Casino & Resort is set to host a world class soiree for celebrities, news media, and a few Vegas locals that were lucky enough to score tickets. Some of the most prominent figures of our time will be in attendance and this will certainly be a night to remember. However, there is a situation. The city of Las Vegas has been terrorized by a serial killer with an MO of attending VIP events held on the strip. The killer, known as the Sin City Slayer, chooses victims from unsuspecting party guests. The Las Vegas police are currently working with federal agencies to catch this deranged predator. Hopefully, the killer doesn’t have a ticket to this event. This is where your story begins. Join us for an interactive evening of mystery. Dinner will be provided. Guests will be assigned characters one week before the event so that you may dress the part. Please be sure to provide an accurate e-mail when you sign up. Note: This is not a show, but an interactive party where the guests play the characters. To purchase tickets visit signup. clickinon ticket search. The most highlynbparksandrec.com anticipated VIPand party Las Vegas is almost here! The Cosmo

Casino & Resort is set to host a world class soiree for celebrities, news media, 21+that | Cost:were $35 | 7pm and a few VegasAges: locals lucky enough to score tickets. Some of the most Landa Haus prominent figures of our time will be in attendance and this will certainly be a Friday, April 17 night to remember. However, there is a situation. The city of Las Vegas has been terrorized by a serial killer with an MO of attending VIP events held on the strip. The killer, known as the Sin City Slayer, chooses victims from unsuspecting party guests. The Las Vegas police are currently working with federal agencies to catch this deranged predator. Hopefully, the killer doesn’t have a ticket to this event. This is where your story begins. Join us for an interactive evening of mystery. Dinner will be provided. Guests will be assigned characters one week before the event so that you may dress the part. Please be sure to provide an accurate e-mail when you sign up. Note: This is not a show, but an interactive party where the guests play the characters. To purchase tickets visit signup.nbparksandrec.com and click on ticket search. Ages: 21+ | Cost: $35 | 7pm | Landa Haus | Friday, April 17

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FITNESS & WELLNESS

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: A COMMUNITY LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES – 17090301

These “bite-sized” learning opportunities are provided free of charge to allow local businesses and organizations an opportunity to present educational, health-focused information for Das Rec members and guests. These take place on the 3rd Friday of each month. See the Das Rec Facebook Page for complete schedule. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Age: All | Cost: Free with Das Rec Membership | Fridays 12:30-1:30pm Das Rec Multi-Purpose Room A: March 20 –Therapy 101: Emotional Wellness with Lisa Baker B: April 17 – TBA C: May 15 – Diabetes Awareness with Dion Turner of Resolute Health Hospital

THROUGH THE GI TRACT - 17090302

What happens when food enters the mouth and flows through your gut? We will learn how food is transformed into fuel, and what foods to eat for optimal performance. Age: All | Cost: Free with Das Rec Membership| 12:30-1:30pm Das Rec Multi-Purpose Room A: Friday, March 13

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE LIVING: THE CORE 4 – 17090303

Research shows the importance of four core lifestyle factors in our overall health and quality of life. But, did you know less than 3% of people are in fact following a healthy lifestyle in all four of these areas? We will cover the importance of each core component of health and how to make simple changes today, to affect your health tomorrow. Age: All | Cost: Free with Das Rec Membership| 12:30-1:30pm Das Rec Multi-Purpose Room A: Friday, April 10

WATER CONSUMPTION- IT’S ELEMENTAL – 17090304

How many ounces of water do you need per day? How do workouts play a role in water consumption? Find out how to figure out how much you need and how important hydration level is for all functions, from fitness to body functions. Age: All | Cost: Free with Das Rec Membership| 12:30-1:30pm Das Rec Multi-Purpose Room A: Friday, May 8

SPRING BATTLE OF THE PADDLE – 17090502

April is National Pickleball Month! Time to partner up and get ready for our next Pickleball Compass Tournament. All intermediate and advanced players are invited to participate in this exciting mixed doubles tournament. Skill level of 3.0-4.5. Maximum of 16 teams so register early! Prizes/Awards will be given out. Ages 13+ Early registration through March 27: $30/team Late registration March 28 – April 7: $40/team Das Rec Blue Gym A: Saturday, April 11, 9am

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INDOOR TRI TRAINING – 17090409

If you’ve always wanted to TRY our TRI, but don’t know where to start, let Das Rec help! Get 6 weeks of training in all 3 areas of swimming, cycling and running, 3 times per week. Price includes 18 training sessions AND the registration fee for the June 14, 2020 Summer Tri Das. Gain motivation and accountability to improve skills and speed. Ages 14+ | Cost: $75/member, $85 non-member | May 4-June 12

TAI CHI- 15090201

Tai Chi is an easy way to improve wellness while relaxing and reenergizing. Come transform the mind and body and learn why Tai Chi is a form of “yoga in motion.” Age: 16+ | Cost: Members: $10/session, Non-members: $20/session | 2-3pm Das Rec Group Exercise Studio A: Mondays, March 2-23 B: Mondays, March 30- April 20 C: Mondays, April 27-May 18

FAMILY PICKLEBALL SMASH & SPLASH17090501

Let’s celebrate the beginning of summer! This is a round robin challenge format for parent/child or family teams. We finish with splash time in the pool and light snacks. Age: 10+ | Cost: Free with Das Rec Membership | 4-7pm A: Friday, May 15

ROCK THE GLOW: HIGH FITNESS – 15090203

Turn fitness into a party! Join us for a 60-minute High Fitness class. Wear white and be ready to sweat and glow! Ages 14+| Cost: Free with Das Rec Membership Das Rec Multi-Purpose Room A: Wednesday, March 4: 6-7pm B: Wednesday, March 4: 7-8pm

FISCHER PARK GARDEN CLUB – 17060102

Get your hands dirty while helping make our butterfly garden even more

beautiful. Learn gardening basics and make a positive impact on your community. Other dates available for volunteer groups by arrangement. Age: All (under 14 need to be accompanied by an adult) | 10:30am-12pm Fischer Park Nature Education Center A: Saturday, April 4 B: Saturday, May 2

PILATES WITH PUPS 17090402

Join us for the epitome of exercise combined with fur baby overload! Join us at Das Rec on our back lawn as we host a mat pilates class with man’s best friend. Animals will be available for adoption. Please do not bring your own dog. Ages 10+| Cost: $10 | 10-11am All proceeds benefit the New Braunfels Humane Society A: Saturday, April 18


KICKBALL

Age: 18+ | Das Rec Gym Early registration through February 26: $450 per team/$60 individual signup Regular registration February 27-March 5: $475 per team/$65 individual signup Wednesday Nights 6-10pm

Age: 18+ | Cost: $200 per team Camp Comal 11KB24 - Friday Co-ed - Feb 10

Season will consist of 10 games. League play is governed by TAAF and local rules. Officials fees are included. Please register early as there are a limited number of teams that are allowed. Season begins 3/18/20. No Refunds after the second game of the season. Spring playoffs begin May 27th. Manager meeting Wednesday, March 11 at 6pm at Das Rec.

ADULT INDOOR VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE- 11VB12A

League play is governed by TAAF and local league rules. Please register early as there are a limited number of teams that are allowed. Season will consist of 8 games. Officials fees are included. Season begins March 17. Manager meeting Tuesday, March 10 at 6pm at Das Rec. Age: 18+ | Das Rec Green Gym Early registration through February 25: $350 per team/$45 individual Regular registration begins February 26-March 4: $375 per team/$50 individual Coed Tuesday Nights 6-10pm

SOFTBALL

Come join us for spring softball! Each league plays a ten-game schedule and a season ending tournament. League play is governed by ASA, TAAF and local league rules. League winners receive a championship shirts and tournament winners receive a discount on next season’s registration. There is limited availability so sign your team up soon! Whether you’re a free agent looking for a team or a captain already in charge, come play with us. Age: 18+ | Cost: $200 per team/$20 per game umpire fee Camp Comal 11SB11 - Monday Coed - Jan 27 11SB12 - Tuesday Men’s - Jan 28 11SB13 - Wednesday Men's - Jan 29

SAND VOLLEYBALL

Who needs a beach? We have sand volleyball in New Braunfels! Each league will consist of ten weeks of games and a season ending tournament. League play is by local league rules. League winners receive championship shirts and tournament winners receive a discount on next season’s registration. Whether you’re a free agent looking for a team or a captain already in charge, come play with us. Age: 18+ | Cost: $200 per team Landa Park Volleyball Courts 11VB34 - Monday 4v4 Co-ed - Feb 3 11VB26 - Thursday 6v6 Co-ed - Feb 6

Relive those glory years of being king of the kickball field. The season will consist of eight games and a season ending tournament. League play is governed by TAAF and local league rules. League winners receive championship shirts and tournament winners receive a discount on next season’s registration. Whether you’re a free agent looking for a team or a captain already in charge, come play with us.

SPORTS

ADULT BASKETBALL LEAGUE-11BB13A

JR. & SR. KARATE CLASS

Hill Country Karate’s certified instructors began teaching American Karate in 1983 to people of all ages, utilizing positive instructional methods. All instructors are required to complete extensive certification programs emphasizing safety and positive professional teaching. Karate improves self-discipline, coordination, self-respect, and self-confidence. Juniors will be divided by color of belt to allow for more instruction. All white martial arts uniform with elastic waistband required and may be purchased at class for $35. Junior White Belt ages: 5-12| Cost: $ 70 per session | 6-7pm Junior Yellow Belt & Above ages: 5-12| Cost: $ 70 per session | 7-8pm Senior ages: 13+| Cost: $ 70 per session | 8-9pm Das Rec Multipurpose Room Juniors (White Belt): 13090505 A: Mondays March 30 - May 18 Juniors (Yellow Belt & Above): 13090506 A: Mondays March 30 - May 18 Seniors: 15090503 A: Mondays

March 30 - May 18

JUNIOR GOLF CAMP - 27010301

Participants will develop a better appreciation for the game by learning the history of golf, short game and full swing fundamentals, as well as rules and etiquette. Bring clubs if you have them. Age: 7-12 | Cost: $85 | 4:30-6:30pm | Tuesdays-Thursdays Landa Park Golf Course at Comal Springs A: March 31 - April 2

PICKLEBALL LESSONS

Learn how to play the sport, feel comfortable with terminology, scoring, position and become confident with the essential fundamentals or improve a stroke or skill. Lessons given one on one or in groups. Register at Das Rec. Age: All | Cost: Individual: $40/hour |Couple: $50/hour |Group: $20/hr. each

CycloVIVA! is back Sunday, April 19 from 1-4 PM. Join neighbors, friends, and family on bike, scooter, or foot to enjoy a safe, car-free public space for the afternoon. A wide variety of activities for all such as exercise classes from Das Rec, games from Rec ‘n Roll, free food demonstrations, fixa-flat, Loteria prizes and so much more!! This is a family and pet-friendly event. This is a FREE half-day event bicycling event along W. San Antonio St. (Walnut Ave. to Peach St.). No registration is necessary. Like us on Facebook.

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OUTDOOR RECREATION

NIGHTLIFE HIKE - 17060302

Your nature guide will take you on a journey around the ponds and through the woods to discover what goes bump (or hoot, croak, or squeak) in the night! Pre-registration required. Age: ALL| Cost: $5 per person | 8:30-9:30pm Fischer Park Nature Center Date: May 30

EARTH DAY WORKSHOP - 12060103

Elementary school-age children will explore Earth Day through crafts and activities, including making wildflower seed balls, planting seeds to take home, and making an eco-friendly birdfeeder. Pre-registration is required. Age: 6-12| Cost: $5 | 1:30-3pm April 25

GEOCACHING TREASURE HUNT - 17060103

Elementary school-age children will go on a treasure hunt using Geocaching equipment. Each participant will take home a piece of the treasure. Preregistration is required. Age: 6-12 | Cost: $5 | 10:30am-12pm Nature Education Center May 30

FISHING 101 - 17060201

Learn the techniques of casting, knot-tying, and fishing in this fun, outdoor experience! Bait, poles, and tackle provided for use. Pre-registration is required for each session. Age: 7+, participants over 17 must have a fishing license | Cost: $7 | 10:30am12pm Nature Education Center A- February 22 B- March 14 C- May 9

ARCHERY 101 - 17060202

Hone your archery skills in this beginner-level class. Take aim, let it fly, and find out how fun archery can be! Pre-registration required for each session. Class size is limited. Age: 9+ | Cost: $10 | 10:30am-Noon Nature Education Center A: February 15 B: March 7 C: April 18 D: May 16

KAYAKING 101 – 17060203

Explore the waters around you while learning the fundamentals of kayaking. Learn to properly enter a boat, launch, and paddle while enjoying the Fischer Park pond. Participants will get wet; please dress appropriately. Pre-registration required for each session. Age: 9+ | Cost: $10 Nature Education Center Dates: A: March 8, 1:30pm-3pm B: March 28, 10:30am-12pm C: April 25, 10:30am-12pm D: May 23, 10:30am-12pm

FISCHER PARK NATURE EDUCATION CENTER OPEN HAUS - 17060301

The Fischer Park Nature Education Center will be open for the public to explore. Come see our animals, play, and explore nature! Age: ALL | Cost: FREE | 1-4pm Nature Education Center A: March 7 B: March 14 C: April 4 D: May 2

FAMILY KITE FLYING DAY - 17070109

Head out to Fischer Park to fly your favorite kite. Activities include crafts, games, and kite flying. Age: ALL | Cost: FREE | 1-3pm Fischer Park Hilltop February 8

FISCHER PARK DOG RODEO - 17070107 Leash up your pup and head to Fischer Park for a fun-filled day. Activities include big and small dog races, agility, crafts, and a costume contest. Age: ALL | Cost: FREE | 11am-1pm Fischer Park Nature Education Center March 21

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APRIL POOL’S DAY

Grab your sunscreen and join the City’s Aquatics department for a free afternoon at the pool! April Pool’s Day gives swimmers of all ages a fun way to learn about safety in, on and around the water. Swimmers attending the event can access Landa Park’s Olympic Pool, participate in water safety activities and interact with local exhibitors. Don’t miss out on this fun and potentially life-saving opportunity!

Age: All Cost: FREE Landa Park Aquatic Complex Sunday, April 5 (Weather Permitting) 2-3pm

Aqua Egg Hunt Hop on over to the Das Rec Leisure pool for our 2nd Annual Underwater Egg Hunt. Children will hunt for eggs, then receive a goodie bag. A small craft will also be available. Children 7 and under must have a parent in the water within an arms reach at all times. Please remember to bring your own baskets and goggles! Date: April 4th | Price: $8 | $12 day of event | Das Rec Age 0-4 years Age 5-7 years Age 8-10 years Age 11+ years

3-3:30pm 3:45-4:15pm 4:30-5pm 5:15-5:45pm

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DAS REC AQUATICS - SWIM LESSONS

GROUP SWIM LESSONS - DAS REC Monday-Thursday Lessons Age: 6 months- 12 years Cost: $60 for 8 lessons

Level

Description

Parent/Child Ages: 6 months–48 months

Familiarize children with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. Provide safety information for parents and teach techniques parents can use to orient their children to the water. Parents must be in the water.

Preschool Ages: 4–5

Familiarize children to the aquatic environment and help them acquire rudimentary basic aquatic skills. Help participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices in and around water.

Level 1 Introduction to Aquatic Skills Ages: 6-12

Orient participants to the aquatic environment and help them gain basic aquatic skills. Help participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices around water. Skills to be learned: Bobs, blowing bubbles, glides and recovery, very basics of freestyle.

Session 1: Monday & Wednesday March 16- April 8 Tuesday & Thursday March 17- April 9 Session 2: Monday & Wednesday April 13- May 6 Tuesday & Thursday April 14- May 7

Saturday Lessons Age: 6 months- 12 years Cost: $30 for 4 lessons Das Rec Session 1: March 7-28 Session 2: April 11- May 2 Session 3: May 9- 30

Session 3: Monday & Wednesday May 11- June 4 Tuesday & Thursday May 12- June 5

MONDAY–THURSDAY Level

5:15pm

6pm

6:45PM

Parent/Child Preschool

Level 2 Fundamental Aquatic Skills Ages: 6-12

Build on the basic aquatic skills and water safety skills and concepts learned in Level 1. Skills to be learned: Combined arm & leg action on front, various floating techniques, increased distance swim.

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3

Level 3 Stroke Development Ages: 6-12

Build on the skills learned in Levels 1 and 2 to help participants achieve basic water competency in a pool environment. Skills to be learned: Survival float, treading water, elementary backstroke, breaststroke kick, streamline position.

Level 4 & 5 Stroke Improvement and Refinement Ages: 6-12

Help participants refine their performance of all six swimming strokes (i.e., front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke). Skills to be learned: Open turns, butterfly, breaststroke, increased time treading water, increase distance swim.

Level 4& 5 Private

SATURDAY Level

9AM

9:45AM

10:30AM

11:15AM

Noon

Parent/Child Preschool Level 1

Private Swim Lessons

Receive one-on-one attention to enhance instruction of swim skills. Private swim lessons are ideal for anyone who wants a more customized experience for children and teens. Private lessons consist of 4 classes Monday–Thursday. Adult lessons are available upon request. Please email avitt@ nbtexas.org or call 830-221-4170. $80/4 - 30 minute lessons.

MASTERS SWIM TEAM

Want to get back into the swim of things? Masters Swim is for the adult swimmer looking to have a coached workout and improve swim techniques. This program is led by Maters certified coaches. For your convenience, the Das Rec Master Swim Team is setup with monthly installment billing using a debit/credit card authorization. The monthly payment will be drafted on the 1st of each month. Members: $25 per month | Non-Member $35 per month

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Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 & 5 Private

PRACTICE SCHEDULE Sun

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thur

Fri

7-8:15am

5-6am

12-1pm

5-6am

12-1pm

5-6am

5:30-6:30pm

5:30-6:30pm

5:30-6:30pm


HOURS OF OPERATION: SATURDAY & SUNDAYS ONLY THROUGHOUT MAY | DAILY OPERATION BEGINS JUNE 1ST- MID AUGUST Hours are subject to change for holidays, swim meets, and weather. Please call 830-221-4360 or check www.nbtexas.aquatics for the most up to date information. Monday

Olympic

Closed for Maintenance

Zero

Closed for Maintenance

Springfed

Public Swim: 12pm-7pm

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Lap Swim: 7am-12pm

Lap Swim: 7am-12pm

Lap Swim: 7am-12pm

Lap Swim: 7am-12pm

Public Swim: 12-7pm

Public Swim: 12-7pm

Public Swim: 12-7pm

Public Swim: 12-7pm

Parent -Tot Swim: 10am-12pm

Parent -Tot Swim: 10am-12pm

Parent -Tot Swim: 10am-12pm

Parent -Tot Swim: 10am-12pm

Public Swim: 12-7pm

Public Swim: 12-7pm

Public Swim: 12-7pm

Public Swim: 12-7pm

Closed for Maintenance

Public Swim: 12-7pm

Public Swim: 12-7pm

Public Swim: 12-7pm

Monday - Friday Children (3–12)

$5 each

Adults (13–59)

$6 each

Seniors (60+)

$5 each

Military

$5 each

Spectators

$2 each

Life jacket

Free + $15 deposit

Date

Public Swim: 10am-7pm

Public Swim: 12-7pm

Public Swim: 10am-7pm

Public Swim: 12-7pm

Public Swim: 10am-7pm

Public Swim: 12-7pm

Pool Closure Time

Reason

Saturday, May 30

Olympic | 7am-2pm

Swim Meet

Saturday, June 13

Olympic | 7am-2pm

Swim Meet

Saturday, June 27

Olympic | 7am-2pm

Swim Meet

Saturday, July 11

Olympic & Zero | ALL DAY

TAAF Regional Swim Meet

Olympic | 7am-2pm

Swim Meet

Saturday, August 8

Hours are subject to change for holidays, events and weather. Please call 830-221-4360.

Saturday & Sunday (Holidays) Children (3–12)

$7 each

Adults (13–59)

$8 each

Seniors (60+)

$7 each

Military

$7 each

Spectators

$4 each

SEASON PASSES NON-RESIDENT

RESIDENT

*To receive a refund, lifejackets must be returned no later than 6:45pm on day of purchase

Child (3–12)

$30

Child (3–12)

$40

Adult (13–59)

$55

Adult (13–59)

$65

Senior (60+)

$30

Senior (60+)

$40

Family Pass

$105*

Family Pass

N/A

Military

$40

Military

$30

HOURS OF OPERATION

Although the river is open year round, the City Tube Chute facilities and lifeguard coverage is only available during these times: May 2 - 31 & Mid-August - Labor Day

June 1 - Mid-August

Monday

Closed

12-7pm

Tuesday

Closed

10am-7pm

Wednesday

Closed

10am-7pm

Thursday

Closed

10am-7pm

Friday

Closed

10am-7pm

Saturday

10am-7pm

10am-7pm

Sunday

10am-7pm

10am-7pm

Day

www.nbtexas.org/chute

Sunday

SPECIAL CLOSURES

DAILY ADMISSION

100 Liebscher Drive 830-608-2165

Saturday

LPAC AQUATICS

LANDA PARK AQUATIC COMPLEX

Season passes can be purchased for a season at LPAC. This will grant access to both Landa Park Aquatic Complex and the City Tube Chute.

DAILY ENTRY & RENTAL FEES Admission Wristband

$5 (free w/ LPAC Resident Season Pass)

Tube Rental

$7 + $15 refundable deposit

Life Jackets

Free + $15 refundable deposit

Cash or check accepted - No credit or debit cards. Deposits will not be refunded after 6:45pm on the day of purchase.

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BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGES & ATTRACTIONS

DAS REC 830-221-4170 We host parties year-round, so don’t fret if your birthday doesn’t fall in a summer month. We’re open every month of the year!

SWIM PARTIES - $325 FOR 2 HOURS

• Up to 15 party guests (does not include parents) • Party Host • One hour of open swim time • One hour in the party room • Digital invitation • Tables with covers & balloons

GYM PARTIES - $275 FOR 2 HOURS

MINI GOLF

LANDA PARK ATTRACTIONS

BASIC PACKAGE - $200 FOR 2 HOURS

LANDA PARK MINIATURE TRAIN

830-221-4370

• Unlimited Mini Golf for 15 Guests • Mini Golf Pavilion reserved • Balloons • Special Gift for the Birthday Person • Four Pizzas *Only available during regular operating hours

ALL INCLUSIVE - $285 FOR 2 HOURS

• Unlimited Mini Golf for 30 Guests • Mini Golf Pavilion reserved • Balloons • Special Gift for the Birthday Person • Eight Pizzas • Three Dozen Cookies • Lemonade *Only available during regular operating hours

• Up to 15 party guests (does not include parents) • Party Host • One hour of open gym time • One hour in the Multi-Purpose Room • Digital invitation • Tables with covers & balloons PUBLIC PAVILION RENTAL - $150 • An organized sport or bubble soccer may be added • Two Hours of Unlimited Mini Golf for 20 guests for additional fee • Mini Golf Pavilion reserved • $75 for each additional hour Parties may be booked on Saturdays and Sundays • $1 off each admission for groups with more than at: 11am-1pm, 1:30-3:30pm, 4-6pm. Gym Parties 20 guests also available Fridays 5-7pm. Only available during regular operating hours

FISCHER PARK

830-221-4378 Choose from one of our themes to ignite your guests’ interest in the natural world. Our package includes two hours of reserved time in our indoor Nature Education Center, one hour of activities hosted by one of our staff members, tables and chairs, basic table covers, and balloons. Themes: Butterflies and things that fly, Animal Explorers, Happy Campers (add on fishing for an additional fee), Dino Roar

$150 FOR 2 HOURS

• 15 children • One hour of activities • Table with covers & balloons

$200 FOR 2 HOURS

• 30 children • One hour of activities • Table with covers & balloons

LANDA REC 830-221-4370

BASIC PACKAGE - $175 FOR 2 HOURS

• Gym and Game Room rental for 15 people • Three dozen cupcakes & Four pizzas • Balloons, table covers & streamers • Special Gift for the Birthday Person • Equipment available for use

ALL INCLUSIVE - $285 FOR 2 HOURS

• Gym and Game Room rental for 30 people • A staff member to lead an activity • Three dozen cupcakes & eight pizzas • Lemonade • Balloons table covers & streamers • Special Gift for the Birthday Person

PRIVATE RENTAL - $300

• Two Hours of Unlimited Mini Golf • Facility after hours • $150 for each additional hour * Only available when mini golf is closed

LANDA PARK AQUATIC

830-221-4360 Have a splashtacular birthday and celebrate with us! *Party packages are for parties during public swim hours. Private rentals available.

BASIC POOL PARTY PACKAGE - $175

• Two hours for 15 people • Birthday party room, tables and chairs for party guests • Bag and t-shirt for the birthday person

The Landa Park miniature train is fun for all ages. A train trip is a wonderful way to explore the park. Call for availability. Fee: $4 per person | Contact: 830-625-8285 Annual Pass: $35 per person

CALL FOR HOURS OF OPERATION

LANDA PARK BOATHOUSE Located just behind Founder’s Oak, the Landa Park Boathouse on Landa Lake offers paddleboat rentals for an enjoyable way to tour Landa Lake. Fee: $3 per person or $5 per person specialty boat Contact: 830-221-4370 Spring Break | March 7–15 • 10am-8pm Weekends Only | March 21–May 25 • 10am-8pm

LANDA PARK MINIATURE GOLF The Landa Park Miniature Golf Course boasts 18 holes and provides family entertainment in scenic Landa Park. Fee: $3 per person Contact: 830-221-4370 Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 8pm Friday – Saturday: 10am – 10pm Spring Break | March 7 – 15 • 10am – 8pm Weekends Only | March 21 – May 25 • 10am–8pm

ALL INCLUSIVE POOL PARTY PACKAGE - $325 • Two hours for 30 people • Birthday party room, tables and chairs for party guests • Eight Pizzas • Three dozen cupcakes • Lemonade • Party favor for children attending the party • Bag and t-shirt for the birthday person

*ADDITIONAL GUESTS CHARGED SPECTATOR RATE OF $4 **PLATES, NAPKINS, CUPS, PLASTICWARE NOT INCLUDED.

FISCHER PARK ATTRACTIONS KAYAK RENTAL

(weather permitting) Weekday rentals available by reservation at 830-221-4378. Friday-Saturday | 10am-5pm Sunday | Noon-5pm for walk-in customers. $5 per person See Fischer Park Gift Shop for rental purchase and further details.

SPRAYGROUND The Fischer Park sprayground is open daily 9am–9pm, from the Friday before Spring Break through October 31st, weather permitting.

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PARKS & tarts GALENTINES COOKIE DECORATING CLASS

Looking for a fun night out with your best gal pal?! Join the sisters of 2tarts Bakery for an evening of cookie decorating! During class, you will decorate up to 12 themed cookies and we will provide you with everything you need to learn how to decorate with royal icing like a pro. Pre-baked cookies, icing, guides, recipes, and all tools and supplies will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own apron. Tickets can be purchased at signup.nbparksandrec.com

AGES: 18+ | COST: $75 PER PERSON 6-9PM LANDA HAUS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Doggie Dip Day!

One of the few times a year the pool belongs to the pups. If you have a pooch that loves to swim, join us for our Doggie Dip Day at the Springfed Pool! All dogs must have proof of current rabies vaccinations provided on the day of the event and be decked out in a collar they can swim in. Limit two human guests per dog. Owners are required to clean up after their pets.

Age: All Cost: 1 dog and 1 human guest $8, additional guest $2 per person Location: Landa Park Aquatic Complex Sunday, April 19 12–4pm

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CIVIC/CONVENTION CENTER IT'S ALL FUN AND GAMES

Our more than 50,000 square feet includes a large Exhibit Hall, beautiful Ballroom and five flexible Meeting Rooms with private Courtyard. The facility is conveniently located near I-35 in historic Downtown New Braunfels, within walking distance to unique lodging, shopping and one-of-a-kind eateries. The facility includes wireless internet and all the state-of-the-art equipment and technology you could need for a dynamic, highly memorable presentation.

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Unmatched Value Extensive Audio/Visual Varied Room Amenities Flexible Catering Policies Beverage Service Courtyard Games & Fire-Pit

BOOK YOUR NEXT EVENT WITH US TODAY

375 South Castell Avenue 830-221-4011 WWW.NBTEXAS.ORG/CIVICCENTER

LANDA PARK GOLF COURSE LANDA PARK GOLF COURSE GREEN FEES WEEKEND (SAT-SUN) WEEKDAY (MON-FRI) WEEKDAY SENIOR (AGE 60+) WEEKDAY MILITARY WEEKEND JUNIOR (HIGHSCHOOL & UNDER) WEEKDAY JUNIOR (HIGHSCHOOL & UNDER) TWILIGHT (WEEKDAY, SEASONAL TIMES, OR 9 HOLES) CART FEE $10.00

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CAMP MINNEHAHA

Camp Minnehaha is a general summer camp program with a wide variety of daily activities. Campers will participate in arts and crafts, sports and games, nature and science, performing arts, cooking projects, special events and so much more! To ensure a great experience for all of the campers, each session has limited, registered campers. Register your child online at signup.nbparksandrec.com. REGISTRATION FOR CAMP MINNEHAHA OPENS ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 AT 8AM ONLINE AND IN-PERSON. *IN PERSON DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU A SPOT IN CAMP* Campers need to bring a sack lunch, water bottle, swimsuit, sunscreen and towel to camp. Cancellation Policy for Camp: Payment for each class session is due in full at time of registration. Full refunds will only be given if notice is received seven (7) or more days prior to the start of the registered camp week. No refund can be given once camp has begun. Registration costs can not be prorated for partial attendance. Age: 5-12 Resident Fee: $102 per session Non-Resident Fee: $130 per session | Landa Recreation Center | 7:30am-6pm

MEET & GREET ORIENTATION

Meet the counselors and staff of Camp Minnehaha! Campers will enjoy a preview of camp activities and parents will learn all about the ins and outs of our summer camp program. Landa Recreation Center | Wednesday, May 27 | 6PM

2020 CAMP SESSIONS Week One

June 1–5

Fantastic Campers and Where to Find Them

Week Two

June 8–12

Superhero Training Academy

Week Three

June 15–19

The Great Outdoors

Week Four

June 22–26

Camp Olympics

Week Five

June 29–July 3

Stars and Stripes

Week Six

July 6–10

Around the World in 5 Days

Week Seven

July 13–17

Camp Carnival

Week Eight

July 20–24

Sports Madness

Week Nine

July 27–31

Amazing Animal Kingdom

Week Ten

August 3–7

Animation Station

Week Eleven

August 10–14

Tropical Paradise

Week Twelve

August 17–21

Camp Jurassic

CAMP MINNEHAHA COUNSELOR

IN TRAINING PROGRAM (CIT) Teens- experience all the great things about day camp AND have an opportunity to develop job and leadership skills. CITs assist counselors with implementing and planning camp activities. CIT applications will be available April 1 and require at least one letter of recommendation for new CITs. Once accepted into the program, CITs must attend an orientation prior to the start of camp. Spots are limited and are available on a week-by-week basis following the Camp Minnehaha schedule.

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CHILDREN & TWEEN PROGRAMS

PUBLIC LIBRARY BABY RHYME TIME

BILINGUAL STORYTIME (ENGLISH/SPANISH)

Age: Newborn-18 months | Free | 9:30 am New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Mondays

Age: 3-5 | Free | 10:30 am New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Fourth Friday of the month

TODDLER TIME

Westside Community Center Library Second Friday of the month

Join us for a special program just for babies and their caregivers. We read stories, sing, share nursery rhymes, play music, and end with a short playtime and bubbles! Siblings are welcome to attend.

Join us for a fun program for toddlers. We read stories, sing, move to music, and end with a short playtime with friends. Siblings are welcome to attend. Age: 18-36 months New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Mondays | Free | 10:30 am Tuesdays | Free | 10:30 am Westside Community Center Library Thursdays | Free | 10:30 am

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Join us for a storytime that focuses on reading readiness. We share best early literacy practices to help children be ready to read, including letter knowledge, phonological awareness, print motivation, and more. We also have fun counting and exploring colors and shapes. After storytime, we get creative with an art activity! Siblings are welcome to attend. Age: 3-5 New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Tuesdays | Free | 9:30 am Wednesdays | Free | 9:30 am Westside Community Center Library Thursdays | Free | 9:30 am

FAMILY STORYTIME

Bring the whole family to our storytime for all ages! Together we’ll explore books and songs and enjoy an art activity. Age: All | Free New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Tuesdays | 6 pm Saturdays | 10:30 am

PAWS TO READ

Children can practice their reading skills by reading a book to a trained therapy dog or cat in a quiet, relaxed setting. Reading aloud helps children become better readers by improving fluency and comprehension, among other important skills. Our furry volunteers are great listeners! Age: 5+ New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room First Friday of the month | Free | 3:30 pm Westside Community Center Library Third Friday of the month | Free | 3:30 pm

ART AFTERNOON

Each month, we’ll introduce a different artist or illustrator, art style, or technique through a hands-on project. Age: 3-7 | Free | 4 pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room First Wednesday of the month

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Join us for an interactive storytime that includes an introduction to basic Spanish vocabulary words including numbers, colors, parts of the body, and more! All books and songs are presented in both English and Spanish.

MCKENNA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT THE LIBRARY

Stop in for special activities presented by staff from the McKenna Children's Museum. Each month, they'll feature a different STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) activity for kids to explore. Age: 2+ | Free | 10 am New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Second Friday of the month

DIY @ THE LIBRARY FOR TWEENS

In this world of mass-produced goods, tweens will be given the chance to create something unique while learning new skills. Age: 8-12 | Free | 4 pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room First Tuesday of the month

STEM FOR TWEENS

Curious minds have the opportunity to investigate aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this hands-on program. Age: 8-12 | Free | 4 pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Second Tuesday of the month

TWEEN ART AFTERNOON

Join us as we explore different artistic movements and processes and familiarize ourselves with a range of art supplies. Age: 8-12 | Free | 4 pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Third Tuesday of the month

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Participants will engage in a building challenge using materials they are familiar with and materials they’ve never considered before. Age: 8-12 | Free | 4 pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Fourth Tuesday of the month

CODING CLUB FOR TWEENS

Join us for a weekly coding club where we will practice thinking like programmers. Weekly focus will alternate between coding with Ozobots, following tutorials in Scratch, and screen-free activities. Age: 8-12 | Free | 4 pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Wednesdays


Join us for an art hour themed around a specific artist or art movement. All supplies are provided. Past projects have included pointillism scenes, Matisse-style “drawing with scissors” collage, and Calder-inspired sculptures. Age: 13-18 | Free | 5-6 pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room First Thursday of the month

TEEN ANIME AND MANGA CLUB

Join us to watch an episode or two of an anime and socialize with other fans while creating a craft related to what we are watching. Age: 13-18 | Free | 5-6 pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Second and fourth Thursdays of the month

OWL (OLDER, WISER, LIVELIER)

Stop in each week for a new activity geared toward our 50+ crowd. Activities include games, puzzles, crafts, movies, guest speakers and more. Age: 50+ | Free| 2-4 pm New Braunfels Public Library Conference Room Mondays

YOGA FOR SENIORS

Relieve stress, clear your mind, and strengthen your body during this 1-hour session targeted toward the 50+ crowd. Age: 50+ | Free| 3-4 pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Fourth Monday of the month

OPEN TECH HOUR

DIY @ YOUR LIBRARY FOR TEENS

Do you need help with a device? Bring your smart phone, tablet, or laptop and your questions and drop in for help from our Digital Services Team.

Age: 13-18 | Free | 5-6 pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Third Thursday of the month

Ages: 18+ | Free New Braunfels Public Library Conference Room Mondays | 9 am and 7 pm Tuesdays | 7 pm Wednesdays & Thursdays | 1 pm Fridays & Saturdays | 9 am

OPEN ART STUDIO FOR TEENS

SIT & STITCH

Stop in to create something fun and different each month, all materials provided! Past projects have included linocut printing, metal stamping, and button-making.

Create art in a fun, informal setting. We will provide an array of art supplies each month for participants to create anything from watercolor masterpieces to painted clay beads. Age: 13-18 | Free | 5-6 pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Last Thursday of the month

DROP-IN VOLUNTEER HOURS

Looking for opportunities to get volunteer hours required for school or other organizations? We have drop-in volunteer hours every week! Assist with program preparation and other activities around the library. Age: 8-18 | Free New Braunfels Public Library Conference Room First and Third Thursdays | 6-7 pm Second and Fourth Saturdays | 2-4 pm

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

Do you love your library? Let your voice be heard! During the last hour of the second Saturday’s Drop-in Volunteer Hours, teens can earn volunteer credit by attending the Teen Advisory Board meeting and voicing opinions about services the library offers. TAB is a chance for teens to help develop new programs and to give the Youth Services Department feedback on the youth area and books the library purchases for teens and young adults. The library is here to serve the teens of New Braunfels, and we want to listen. Age: 13-18 | Free | 3-4 pm New Braunfels Public Library Conference Room Fourth Saturday of the month

CODING CLUB FOR TEENS

Coding is a way of thinking, not just learning one programming language. Join us for a weekly coding club built on prenda.co classes. Students can work at their own pace to learn, and staff will be on hand to offer mentoring and support. Weekly attendance is not required — but we bet you'll want to come every week because it's so much fun! Age: 13-18 | Free | 5-6 pm New Braunfels Public Library Conference Room Wednesdays

Do you like to knit, crochet, or do other stitching crafts? Come share tips and patterns and socialize with other crafty people. Stitchers of all levels are welcome. A knitting veteran will be on hand to assist if you get stuck on a particular project.

TEEN & ADULT PROGRAMS

TEEN ART AFTERNOONS

Age: 18+ | Free New Braunfels Public Library Tuesdays | 10 am Wednesdays | 7 pm

COLORING THERAPY

Coloring pages aren’t just for the kids — they’re for adults, too. Coloring has the potential to reduce anxiety, create focus or bring about more mindfulness. We’ll provide all the supplies you need for a calming morning of coloring therapy. Age: 18+ |Free| 9:30 am New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room First Thursday of the month

SOCIAL MEDIA BASICS

Interested in finding your friends on Facebook, tweeting, or pinning? Each session will cover the ins and outs of a diferent social media website. First Tuesday: Facebook Second Tuesday: Twitter Third Tuesday: Pinterest Fourth Tuesday: Instagram Age: 18+ | Free | 4 pm New Braunfels Public Library Conference Room Tuesdays

PIN PERFECT

We’ll bring the supplies and teach you a new craft every month based on a project found on Pinterest. Age: 18+ | Free | 9:30 am New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Third Thursday of the month

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TEEN & ADULT LIBRARY PROGRAMS

TAI CHI

Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that’s now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.

GET INVOLVED!

FRIENDS OF THE NEW BRAUNFELS PUBLIC LIBRARY

Promotes knowledge of the functions, sources, services and needs of the New Braunfels Public Library and fosters closer relations between the Library and the citizens of New Braunfels and surrounding area.

Age: 18+ | Free | 2 pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Tuesdays

GENTLE YOGA

During gentle yoga, you move your body in a gentle, comfortable way; it encourages movement without the potential for strain. Instructors share pose modifications so that everyone, at every fitness, comfort, and age level, can participate. Age: 18+ | Free | 5:45 pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Fourth Wednesday of the month

NEW BRAUNFELS PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION The mission of the Foundation is to secure private funding to meet the Library’s needs for program development and improvement of services and facilities that are not normally met by public funding.

BOOK GROUPS

Book groups gather once a month to discuss a different novel. Call the library at 830-221-4300 for more information about getting a copy of each month’s book. Fiction | Second Wednesday | 1:30 pm Horror | Second Thursday | 6:30 pm Mystery | Third Thursday | 3 pm Age: 18+ | Free New Braunfels Public Library

RIO stands for Reading and Inspiration through Outreach, and the RIOmobile is your library on wheels. On board, you can check out and return books, music, and movies, renew items you have checked out, pick up your holds, sign up for a library card and pay your fines. The RIOmobile makes regularly scheduled stops around the community. You can check out the RIOmobile’s schedule on our website! WWW.NBTEXAS.ORG/LIBRARY

WCC COMMUNITY GARDEN For more information about upcoming gardening programs or to find out how to volunteer in the community garden, call the Westside Community Center Office at 830-221-4630.

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WESTSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER FAMILY ART WITH STELLA OLIVAS

WALKING TO MUSIC

Age: All Westside Community Center Lunch Room Second Thursdays | Free | 4 pm

Age: All Westside Community Center Gym Tuesdays | Free | 9 am Thursdays | Free | 12:15 pm

EARTH DAY WITH NBU

BAILE LATINO WITH CAROL

Families can create something beautiful together during monthly art programs with local community artist Stella Olivas. She will lead participants through a unique project each month using a variety of media, including acrylics, pastels and watercolor.

Celebrate Earth Day with the Westside Community Center and New Braunfels Utilities during this annual event. Activities include the Droplet Dash for kids, an herb scavenger hunt in the garden, face painting, a plant sale, tastings from Comal ISD’s Chef Mario, activities with New Braunfels Public Library children’s staff, and delicious food options for regular vendor fees. Age: All Westside Community Center Gym Monday, April 20 | Free | 4-7 pm

PICKLEBALL FOR SENIORS

Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. These sessions offer recreational play for intermediate-level players who want to maintain their skills while enjoying a social level of play. Age: Seniors Westside Community Center Gym Mondays | Free | 9 am Wednesdays | Free | 9 am Saturdays | Free | 1 pm

ZUMBA WITH LAURA

Zumba is a high-energy, cardio-dance workout that will get your heart pumping and put more than a little pep in your step. Laura’s energy is infectious; you’ll find yourself returning to her fitness classes time and time again. No dance experience is necessary for this class—stop in for a session and watch your change your day for the better. Age: 18+ Westside Community Center Gym Mondays | Free | 12:15 pm Second and fourth Thursdays | Free | 6 pm

CORE FIT WITH CHRISTINA

Core Fit is a workout for the body, mind, and soul. This 45-minute session includes cardio, muscle-toning and all the motivation and teamwork you could ask for. Christina doesn't do negativity and will be a great asset to your workout routine or the beginning of something life changing. Exercises can be modified for various fitness levels.

Walk around the WCC gym while listening to music or talking quietly with a friend. It's a good time to catch up on friendships, exercise, and get healthy. Twenty laps around the gym equals one mile.

Enjoy Latin dance moves during this high-energy exercise class. Carol will get you moving, shaking, and smiling to the music—what a fun addition to your day.

CRAFT-O-RAMA

Cristabell West will guide participants through a new project each month in this fun, informal class. All supplies provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Please register in advance through the library’s calendar or by calling the Westside Community Center Library at 830-221-4301. Age: 18+ | Free | 2 pm Westside Community Center ESL Room Second Saturday of the month

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION NETWORK OF COMAL COUNTY

Age: 18+ Westside Community Center Gym Tuesdays | Free | 12 pm Saturdays | Free | 10 am

The mission of Texas AgriLife Extension Service is improving the lives of people, businesses, and communities across Texas and beyond through high-quality, relevant education. Visit the Westside Community Center’s online calendar or call 830-2214630 for more information on specific dates and times.

TEAM MOTIVATION BOOT CAMP

Age: 18+ | Free

Bring your water bottle and make a change now! This fun and energy-driven class will get you moving toward your fitness goals or maintaining the fitness you have! Age: 18+ Westside Community Center Gym Tuesdays | Free| 6:30 pm Saturdays | Free | 8 am

LINE DANCING

Line dancing is a fun, healthy, and rewarding activity for seniors. No previous dance experience is needed, just the desire to join us for some great exercise with a fun group of people! Age: Seniors | Free Westside Community Center Gym Thursdays | Beginner | 9:30 am Thursdays | Intermediate | 10:15 am

KIDNEY SCREENING

Texas Kidney Check, a screening program of the Texas Kidney Foundation, is sponsoring free kidney function screenings at the Westside Community Center. Call the Westside Community Center Office at 830-221-4630 for more information about a specific date and time. Age: 18+ | Free | Spring

OPEN GYM TIMES

Looking to get a group together for your nonprofit, church, homeschool group, or family? Give the Westside Community Center Office a call at 830-2214630 to find out more about setting up a gym time to support your organization.

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY

Age: 18+ | Free | 12:30 pm Westside Community Center ESL Room Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month

The City of New Braunfels, Westside Community Center, and the San Antonio Food Bank continue their partnership to assist food insecure families in the area on the first and third Friday of every month. Income guidelines and voucher program information are available through Westside Community Center/ New Braunfels Public Library website. Vouchers may be picked up at the New Braunfels Public Library, the Salvation Army (Elliot Knox Boulevard), and the Westside Community Center (office and library). Volunteer check-in is at 8:45 am and distribution times are at 9:30 am, 10 am, and 10:30 am.

OPEN GYM BASKETBALL

ENGLISH, SPANISH, AND MORE

CHAIR YOGA

A low-impact option for yoga, this session is a great opportunity to destress and work on movement and stretching that will help you feel better about the rest of your day.

All ages | Free | 4:30-6:00 pm Westside Community Center Gym Wednesdays

At various times throughout the year the Westside Community Center offers free ESL classes, Spanish classes for children and adults, and citizenship classes. Call the Westside Community Center Office at 830-2214630 for more information about these programs.

Age: 18+ | Free | 5:30 pm Westside Community Center Gym Mondays

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PARK, PAVILION & PICNIC AREA

RESERVATIONS The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of park rental areas. For information on available areas or to make a reservation, call 830-221-4350. Check availability online and parks rules and information nbtexas.org/parks

NEW BRAUNFELS PARKS

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Alves Lane Park 233 Alves Lane

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Camp Comal 1901 Kuehler Avenue

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City Tube Chute 100 Liebscher Drive

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Comal Cemetery 301 Peace Avenue

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County Line Memorial Trail From Hwy 1044 to Hwy 725

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Crest Lane Greenbelt Crest Lane

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Cypress Bend Park 503 Peace Avenue

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Dry Comal Trail 3565 West Loop 337

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Ernest Eikel Field/JAWS Skatepark 250 South Grape Avenue

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Faust Street Bridge Over Guadalupe River from Faust St to Porter St

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Fischer Park 1935 Hilltop Summit Road

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Fredericksburg Fields 689 Fredericksburg Road

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Haymarket Park 705 Comal Avenue

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HEB Soccer Complex 507 Live Oak Avenue

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Hinman Island Park 350 Elizabeth Avenue

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Hoffmann Park 784 Northpark Ridge

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Jesse Garcia Park 2580 Katy Street

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Kerlick Avenue Park 501 Kerlick Lane

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Kraft Park 1680 Anna Lee Drive

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Landa Park 164 Landa Park Drive

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Landa Park Golf Course 180 Golf Course Drive

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Last Tubers Exit 177 West LINCOLN STREET

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Lindheimer Plaza 603 Comal Avenue

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Main Plaza 500 Main Plaza

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Market Plaza 292 Tolle Street

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Mission Hill Park 2100 Independence Drive

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Morningside Park 3737 Morningside Drive

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Neighborhood Park 1032 West Coll

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New Braunfels Cemetery Bus. 35 at Grape Avenue

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Panther Canyon Landa Park Drive to Ohio Avenue

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Prince Solms Park 100 Liebscher Drive

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Puppy Playland Dog Park 1240 Landa Street

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River Acres Park 501 Fair Lane

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Solms Park 445 Rusch Lane

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Sunbelt Park Wald Road

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Torrey Park 776 East Torrey

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Union Street Tubers Exit 177 West Union STREET

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Walnut Avenue Pocket Parks Walnut Avenue

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Tables

Restrooms

Golf Course

Tennis Courts

Benches

Walking Path

Disc Golf

Volleyball Courts

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Playground

Basketball Court

Skateboarding

BBQ Pit (s)

Water Activities

Open Space

Historic Features


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