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FROM THE DIRECTOR

— ADMINISTRATION —

110 GOLF COURSE ROAD 830-221-4350

Welcome to the “Fun Things in Life.” Your staff at New Braunfels Parks and Recreation has been busy planning classes, leagues, events and programs for you and your family. Hopefully, you will find something in our guide that will entertain, enhance, or improve your life. Should you have any suggestions for additional programs or classes, please feel free to contact us and let us know.

Department Director Stacey Laird Dicke | sdicke@nbtexas.org Assistant Department Director Ken Wilson | kwilson@nbtexas.org Recreation Manager Robin Kunkel | rkunkel@nbtexas.org Park Development Manager Wade Tomlinson | wtomlinson@nbtexas.org Marketing Coordinator Kelsey Heiden | kheiden@nbtexas.org Urban Forester Kelly Eby | keby@nbtexas.org Parks Superintendent JD Davis | jdavis@nbtexas.org

— LANDA RECREATION CENTER — 164 LANDA PARK DRIVE 830-221-4370

Recreation Programs Supervisor Erin Flores | eflores@nbtexas.org Athletic Programs Supervisor Jason Miller | jmiller@nbtexas.org

— WESTSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER — 2932 SOUTH IH 35 830-221-4630

Outreach Coordinator Michele Valadez | mvaladez@nbtexas.org

— LANDA PARK AQUATIC COMPLEX — 350 AQUATIC CIRCLE 830-221-4360

Aquatic Programs Supervisor Constance Favaro | cfavaro@nbtexas.org

— LANDA PARK GOLF COURSE — 180 GOLF COURSE ROAD 830-221-4340

PGA Golf Manager Chad Donegan | cdonegan@nbtexas.org

Parks and recreation services are vital to our communities as they protect the environment, promote social interaction, increase economic development and improve community health. We hope you will join us this summer for some fun things! See you in the parks. Sincerely, Stacey Laird Dicke

MISSION STATEMENT 

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

VISION STATEMENT

Our vision is to enhance the well being of our community through laughter, play, conservation and discovery.

REGISTRATION & RESERVATIONS BY PHONE OR IN PERSON

Parks and Recreation Administration Office | Mon-Fri 8am-5pm Landa Recreation Center | Mon-Fri 8am-6pm & Sat 8am-12pm We accept VISA, MasterCard or Discover.

*Please note some of our contracted programs require in person registration.

FACILITY PASSES

A twelve-month pass is necessary to participate in any program, excluding swimming lessons, outdoor leagues and special events. Youth (3-12) $5, Adult (13-59) $7, Senior (60+) Purchase at either location, above.

CANCELLATIONS

We reserve the right to cancel a class/activity that does not meet minimum registration requirements. So register early!

PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board exists to advise and make recommendations to the City Council concerning policy matters related to the establishment, maintenance, and operation of the city parks and its recreation programs.The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6pm in Council Chambers at City Hall. MEMBERS: John Mathis (Chair) David Davenport (Vice Chair)

Kyle Estes Elizabeth Fowler Bob Wolf

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WHAT'S INSIDE

Stay Connected! We have several platforms for you to stay connected! Receive reminders and stay informed about all the fabulous New Braunfels Parks and Recreation programs and events.

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Park System

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Urban Forestry

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Volunteer Opportunities 7

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Camp Minnehaha

Visit our Website | www.nbtexas.org/parks

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Preschool 12

Get Involved! Do you love New Braunfels Parks and desire to be a positive influence to help our parks thrive and grow? Take action by joining the NEW BRAUNFELS PARKS FOUNDATION. We are always looking for sponsors and those who want to be directly involved.

Birthday Party Packages 13 Children 14 Tweens 16

The New Braunfels Parks Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works with the Parks and Recreation Department and the community to help our city create the best parks possible. For more information stay tuned to www.nbparksfoundation.org

Teens 17

NEW BRAUNFELS PUPPY PLAYLAND

Active Adults 18

New Braunfels Puppy Playland is a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a fenced in, leash-free dog park inside the “West Loop Park.” New Braunfels Puppy Playland will be a place where friendly dogs and their owners can enjoy running, playing, and exercising with dog lovers and friends alike.

Aquatics 20

New Braunfels Puppy Playland is part of the New Braunfels Parks Foundation, a local non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. This organization hosts an “off leash” dog park. See page 10 or visit www.newbraunfelsdogpark.com for details.

Throughout this issue are photos of some of our parks system’s avian residents. These spectacular images were taken by local photographer, Dan Tharp, who graciously allowed us to feature his outstanding work. Enjoy!

FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER:

“I hope the viewer of these images enjoy the avian beauty that can be found in our municipal parks. Be sure to notice the magnificent backdrops that these well managed parks provide for the viewer and photographer. We are fortunate to live in an area that is part of several migratory flyways, where there are abundant numbers of costal and shore birds, seasonal visitors from the south and west and many woodland species. New Braunfels is a choice destination for any bird lover.” S H A R P - S H I N N E D H AW K

Swim Lessons 22 Golf 24 Park Projects 25 Schedule at a Glance

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REGISTER EARLY!

Nothing cancels a good class quicker than waiting until the last minute to register. Programs may be canceled prior to the start date due to insufficient registration.

Cypress Bend Park . Photo Credit: Dan Tharp

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PARK SYSTEM

Park Rentals

For information on available park rental areas or to make a reservation visit nbtexas.org/parks or call 830-221-4350.

PARK SPOTLIGHT KRAFT PARK

Kraft Park is named for the Kraft family who were the previous owners of the land. Kraft park is located at 1680 Anna Lee Drive and connected to County Line Memorial Trail for easy access from surrounding neighborhoods. This nine acre park is a great place for playing a field game or having a family picnic. The playground was built in 2008 by a group of volunteers and is a fun place to bring the kids.

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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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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 1820 Old McQueeney Road (Not open to the public)

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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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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 (Under Construction)

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Last Tubers Exit 275 East Garden 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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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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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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West Loop Park 1240 Landa Street

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TABLES BENCHES PAVILION(S) BBQ PITS REST ROOMS WALKING PATH PLAYGROUND WATER ACTIVITIES GOLF COURSE DISC GOLF BASKETBALL COURT SPORTS FIELD(S) OPEN SPACE/PLAY AREA ATTRACTIONS TENNIS COURTS VOLLEYBALL COURTS SKATEBOARDING FOOD

AMENITIES

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URBAN Forestry

WILLIAM & DOLORES SCHUMANN

ARBORETUM

An arboretum is a place for the study, display and preservation of trees. Thanks to the foresight and devotion of members of the Guada Coma Garden Club, Landa Park was designated as an arboretum in 1982. This arboretum acts as a living library of trees. In 2007, the arboretum was named after William and Dolores Schumann, in honor of their endless devotion to this botanical jewel.

PICK UP YOUR GUIDE:

The Arboretum Guide is available for purchase at the Parks Administration Office. The printed guide is $5. The walking trail is 1.25 miles and open to the public. The guide and map are also available, free of charge, on the Parks and Recreation website www.nbtexas.org/ARBORETUM

SCHEDULE A GUIDED TOUR:

New Braunfels is proud to be a Tree City USA Community.

Schedule your next group guided tour (minimum group size 8) with Kelly Eby, the City’s Urban Forester. Contact Kelly at keby@nbtexas.org.

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ARBORETUM GUIDE SPOTLIGHT Anaqua

Ehretia anacua

The anaqua is a small to medium-sized tree with a dense crown, often with several trunks corded together. This attractive tree primarily grows in south Texas and Mexico due to its cold intolerance. Anaqua is slow growing and appears shrubby in youth and on dry hillsides, although it may grow in height of 50 feet along streams. This tree is an excellent shade or street tree, provides wildlife shelter and it tolerates many soil types. It is extremely drought hardy and has fragrant white flowers in the spring. The leaves are rough in texture giving the common tree name “sandpaper tree.” German settlers to the New Braunfels area gave the tree name “vogelbeerenbaum,” meaning birdberry tree since many birds enjoy feasting on the orange-yellow berries.

TEXAS TREE CLIMBING CHAMPIONSHIP Preliminary Events at Cypress Bend Park . May 16th . 10am-4pm Masters’ Climb & Tree Fair at Landa Park . May 17th . 10am-4pm The 2014 Texas Tree Climbing Championship is coming to New Braunfels! Join us at the

Masters’ Climb to observe professional arborist from across the state compete in different events. The Tree Fair will feature expert speakers, a kid’s recreational climb and educational booths. For additional information on this unique event visit : www.isatexas.com

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WE WELCOME YOUR TIME, SKILLS AND ENERGY.

The Parks and Recreation Department has many volunteer opportunities for those interested in serving our community and keeping our parks and trails beautiful. Whether you are an individual or group looking for a one-time event or an on-going project, we have an opportunity for you. Volunteer Opportunities Include: Adopt-A-Park Program, Invasive Plant Removal, “Micro” Picking, Trail Maintenance, Mulching, Park Playground Builds, Landscape Bed Adoption, Working Special Events and Watering Trees. If you or your group, club or organization would like to participate or want to learn more about volunteer opportunities please call the Parks Operations Office at 830-221-4367.

FOR CURRENT WORKDAYS:

Scan the code with your smartphone’s QR Code Reader to go directly our online volunteer events calendar.

care for trees.Volunteer. R O O T S - RESTORING OUR OWN TRE E S T HRO UG H S E RV I CE

What a great way to volunteer by working together towards a healthier urban forest! Volunteers will learn different tree care techniques including, air-spading, root collar excavation, root pruning and mulching at various parks throughout the summer.

Summer Service Dates: May 22 Library June 19 Library July 24 Comal Cemetery August 21 New Braunfels Cemetery

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

8:30am-12pm 8:30am-12pm 8:30am-12pm 8:30am-12pm

Information about upcoming ROOTS workdays will be posted on our online calendar at www.nbtexas.org/volunteer.

PARK CHAMPION VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

John Davis is an avid gardener and naturalist. He enjoys sharing his knowledge throughout the parks system. John can be seen at any volunteer event doing a variety of tasks, including weeding, watering, mulching, trail building and even photography. John is a member of the Men’s Garden Club and Friends for the Preservation of Historic Landa Park and has volunteered to assist with planning the 2014 Community Arbor Day, slated for October 2014.

As a kid, I enjoyed spending many daylight hours in the great outdoors playing in parks and exploring woods and greenbelts. As a grown up kid, I want others to have the opportunity to experience the same pleasures.” JOHN DAVIS, Park Volunteer

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Special Events

WORLD CAR KIA NEW BRAUNFELS PRESENTS

concerts IN THE PARK

Hosted by New Braunfels Parks and Recreation

Grab your picnic basket, lawn chair and dancing shoes! For thirty years, the Landa Park Dance Slab has been the place to be every Thursday night during the summer months. Enjoy local musicians perform a variety of music that ranges from country and rock-n-roll to jazz and ballads. Bring your family and start a summer tradition of enjoying great music in the beautiful outdoors of Landa Park.

CONCERTS BEGIN AT 7:30PM AT THE LANDA PARK DANCE SLAB.

JUNE 5

JUNE 12

JULY 10

JULY 17

JAY ERIC & BLIEDERS CREEK

TEXANNA

ARM’S LENGTH

GRISSOMHILL

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THE SOUTH TEXAS REVIEW

JULY 24 THE KNOWHOW

Doggie Dip Day

A special swim event for dogs and their owners. Swimmers allowed in the Springfed pool only. All dogs must have current Rabies vaccinations and provide proof on the day of the event; they must also wear a collar while in the facility. Owners are required to clean up after their pets. Age: ALL Fee: $5 per dog/owner $1 for each additional person Location: Landa Park Aquatic Complex Sunday September 7 12-4pm

Community Square Dances

Grab your partner for an evening of square dancing! Never square danced before? No problem! Our wonderful caller, John Carlton, will teach you as you go. Age: ALL Fee: FREE Location: Landa Park Dance Slab Saturday June 7 Saturday July 5 Saturday August 2 Saturday September 6

7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm

JUNE 26

JULY 3

JULY 31

AUGUST 7

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3 MAN FRONT WITH GUEST JOE GRIST

RETRO FX

BROTHERS MEDINA

HEB July 4th Spectacular

Join us for the largest Independence Day celebration in New Braunfels featuring music and the spectacular fireworks over Landa Lake. The Groove Hounds will begin performing at 6:30 p.m. and the fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m. Come early, bring a picnic and enjoy show! Please note: Due to construction, there will be NO seating on the golf course this year. Age: ALL Fee: FREE Location: Landa Park Friday July 4 The Groove Hounds begin at 6:30pm Fireworks start at 9:15pm

Worlds Largest Swim Lesson

Be a part of history! Swimmers of ALL ages and abilities are invited to this FREE event to learn lifesaving skills, play fun games and put your name in the record books. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! All participants must fill out Guinness paperwork to be included. Age: ALL Fee: FREE Location: Landa Park Aquatic Complex Friday June 20 9:45-11am

JULY is National Parks and Recreation Month!

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Parks and Recreation Month. Help us celebrate what we consider the greatest month of the year! We will celebrate by hosting a community photo contest. We encourage you to join in the fun and share pictures of you and your family getting out and enjoying your park system this July. Details to come, stay tuned to our Facebook page!

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CAMP MINNEHAHA

SUMMER DAY CAMP

Camp Minnehaha offers a general camp program with a wide variety of activities. Youth will participate in arts and crafts, sports and games, nature and science, performing arts, cooking projects, special events and so much more! Weekly themes will be incorporated into camp events and silly games. Age: 5-12 Fee: $82 Resident/$100 Non-residents (*$72/$90) Location: Landa Recreation Center Monday-Friday June 2-August 22 7:30am-6pm

WEEKLY THEMES Week One

June 2-6

Fiesta Fun

Week Two

June 9-13

Survivor

Week Three

June 16-20

Sweet Summer Time

Week Four

June 23-27

Out of This World

Week Five

June 30-July 3* (Closed on the 4th)

Stars and Stripes

Week Six

July 7-11

Guess Who?

Week Seven

July 14-18

Running with the Bulls

Week Eight

July 21-25

Rodeo Roundup

Week Nine

July 28-August 1

Dino Days

Week Ten

August 4-8

Clue

Week Eleven

August 11-15

Hunger Games

Week Twelve August 18-22

counselor in training program The CIT program is designed to provide youth that have aged out of the camp program with an opportunity to participate in camp while receiving some job skills. CIT’s assist counselors with facilitating camp activities. CIT’s receive training and participate in a weekly meeting where they collaborate with camp staff. CIT’s need to complete an application, submit a letter of recommendation and complete a brief interview to be accepted into the program. All CIT’s accepted into the program are required to attend an orientation prior to attending camp. Age: 13-16 Fee: $35 Location: Landa Recreation Center Mon-Fri June 2-August 22 7:30am-6pm Orientation Dates: Friday, May 23 Saturday, June 21 Tuesday, July 8 Saturday, July 26

6-9pm 9am-12pm 6-9pm 9am-12pm

To obtain a CIT application, contact the Landa Recreation Center at 830.221.4370

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Make tracks to Landa Park. The Landa Park miniature train is a fun trip for all ages and the train offers a unique way to explore the park. Train rides are availabe for individuals, families, groups and even company picnics. Call (830) 625-8285 for more information. Fee: $3 per person | Annual Passes: $30 per person The train operates seven days a week, weather dependent.

Puppy Playland's OFF LEASH DAYS

Puppy Playland currently hosts temporary dog park days at Solms Park on FM 482. Friendly dogs and their owners are invited to enjoy the company of others. Sunday & Thursday 8-11am and Tuesday 6pm-dusk. Check this website for updated off-leash dates and times.

NEWBRAUNFELSDOGPARK.COM

Rev up your wheels and zip over! Enjoy your sport and develop your skills in the only professionally designed skatepark in New Braunfels.The park is located at 250 South Grape Street and features a flow bowl, a clover bowl, a snake run and street features. Admission is free.

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SKATE PARK

GREAT VALUE. great fun. LANDA PARK ATTRACTIONS LANDA PARK BOATHOUSE

Located just behind Founders’ Oak, the boathouse offers paddleboat rentals for an enjoyable and healthy way to tour Landa Lake. Fee: $3 per rider

Contact: 830.608.2163

LANDA PARK MINIATURE GOLF

The miniature course, set in beautiful Landa Park, boasts 18 challenging holes for your enjoyment. Fee: $2 per player

Contact: 830.608.2169

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Lindheimer Plaza NAMED A LONE STAR LEGACY PARK.

Lindheimer Plaza, named after Ferdinand Lindheimer the “Father of Texas Botany,” was honored with designation as a Lone Star Legacy Park by the Texas Recreation and Parks Society (TRAPS) in a ceremony at the association’s annual institute in Corpus Christi on February 19, 2014. Linheimer Plaza is located at 603 Comal Avenue and the plaza’s origins as a City Park date to 1928. In early 2013, New Braunfels Garden Club member Mrs. Peggy Hoffman approached the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Advisory Board regarding revitalization of Lindheimer Plaza. A partnership evolved and new stone benches were placed. In October, the City and the New Braunfels Garden Club held a ceremony to mark the revitalization effort currently underway. Historic Marker honoring “Texas Germans in the Civil War”

Garden Club Clean Up, 1951

For more information on Lindheimer Plaza visit www.nbtexas.org/lindheimer or call the Parks and Recreation Department at 830-221-4350.

1984 Champion Dessert Willow

Garden Club preperation New Braunfels Sesquicentennial Celebration, 1985

R E D S H O U L D E R E D H AW K & C H I C K Landa Park . Photo Credit: Dan Tharp

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I Can Dig It

preschool

Get ready to dig in the dirt! Little diggers will learn about plants and gardening. Come prepared to get dirty. Age: 3-5 Fee: $35 Location: Landa Park Pavilion #6 Mon-Fri June 9-13 9-11am Mon-Fri July 21-25 9-11am

Little Landa Explorers

Explore all the adventures Landa Park has to offer. From hiking Panther Canyon to fishing in Landa Lake, little explorers will get an inside look at all the fun things to do in Landa Park. Age: 3-5 Fee: $35 Location: Landa Park Pavilion #6 Mon-Fri June 23-27 9-11am

Krafty Kiddos

Get creative and crafty in this camp! Participants will create a variety of arts and crafts projects. Age: 3-5 Fee: $35 Location: Westside Community Center Mon-Fri July 14-18 9-11am

A La Carte Art

This art camp has a little bit of everything for everyone. Artists will enjoy creating a wide variety of art projects. Age: 3-5 Fee: $35 Location: Westside Community Center Mon-Fri June 23-27 9-11am Mon-Fri Aug 4-8 9-11am

Under the Big Top

Be the ring master at this action packed circus themed camp. Create and engage in a variety of circus activities. Age: 3-5 Fee: $35 Location: Westside Community Center Mon-Fri Aug 18-22 9-11am

Tennis for Tots

Give tennis a try! Constant activity, colorful teaching aids, exercises and fun games help keep children stimulated and focused during this introduction to the game of tennis. Class taught by local tennis coach Andrew Goudge. Age: 3-5 Fee: $35 Location: Prince Solms Tennis Court Saturday June 7-28 9-9:45am Saturday July 5-26 9-9:45am

Tennis for Tots 2

For graduates of our introductory course we have another class to continue your tots tennis development. Class taught by local tennis coach Andrew Goudge. Age: 3-5 Fee: $35 Location: Prince Solms Tennis Court Saturday June 7-28 10-10:45am Saturday July 5-26 10-10:45am

Storybook Snackin’

Test your culinary skills in the kitchen making scrumptious snacks to enjoy while listening to and creating storybooks! Age: 3-5 Fee: $35 Location: Landa Haus Mon-Fri July 28-Aug 1 9-11am

Sportin’ Good Time

We will explore four different sports including: t-ball, basketball, tumbling and soccer. Drills emphasize patience, sharing and motor skill development. Age: 3-5 Fee: $25 Location: Westside Community Center Mon-Fri June 2-6 1-3pm Mon-Fri July 14-18 1-3pm Mon-Fri Aug 11-15 1-3pm

REGISTER EARLY! Nothing cancels a good class quicker than waiting until the last minute to register. Programs may be canceled prior to the start date due to insufficient registration. REGISTER EARLY - EVEN BETTER, REGISTER WITH A FRIEND!

CHALLENGER SOCCER CAMPS CHECK OUT PAGE 15 FOR DETAILS.

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Little Athletes Variety

Preschoolers are in for a sportin’ good time. Be introduced to four different sports including: t-ball, basketball, tumbling and soccer. Curriculum is based on exploring each sport in a fun way. Drills emphasize patience, sharing and motor skill development. Age: 3-5 Fee: $25 Location: Landa Recreation Center Monday June 2-23 6:30-7:30pm Monday July 7-28 6:30-7:30pm Monday Aug 4-25 6:30-7:30pm

Little Athletes T-ball

Participants will expand their knowledge of the game through the introduction and refinement of basic catching, throwing, batting and base running activities. Age: 3-5 Fee: $25 Location: Landa Recreation Center Saturday June 7-28 9-9:45am Saturday July 5-26 9-9:45am Saturday Aug 2-23 9-9:45am

Little Athletes Soccer

GOAL!!! Drills and exercises will enhance and develop basic soccer skills. Age: 3-5 Fee: $25 Location: Landa Recreation Center Saturday June 7-28 10-10:45am Saturday July 5-26 10-10:45am Saturday Aug 2-23 10-10:45am

Little Athletes Basketball

For the Hoopster at Heart! Activities will focus on the fundamentals of basketball and, more importantly having fun. Age: 3-5 Fee: $25 Location: Landa Recreation Center Saturday June 7-28 11-11:45am Saturday July 5-26 11-11:45am Saturday Aug 2-23 11-11:45am

Little Athletes Flag Football

This non-contact based introduction to the sport of flag football will teach the fundamentals. Learn to pass, run, throw, kick the ball and even learn to run a route! Age: 3-5 Fee: $25 Location: Landa Recreation Center Saturday June 7-28 12-12:45pm Saturday July 5-26 12-12:45pm Saturday Aug 2-23 12-12:45pm


Birthday Party Packages AVOID THE MESS. AVOID THE FUSS.

Host your next birthday party with us! Party packages available at the Landa Recreation Center, Landa Park Miniature Golf Course, Boat House or Aquatics Complex. Basic Party Packages start at $175 for 30 guests and include a fun atmosphere, admission to the facility, decorations and cupcakes. Upgrade to our All Inclusive Party Package starting at $285 for 50 guests. You will receive the Basic Package plus a Fun Facilitator, pizza , lemonade and party favors. To make a reservation call the Park Administration Office at 830.221.4350 For additional party information visit nbtexas.org/birthday.

KIDZ NIGHT OUT

Kidz Night Out provides a safe, supervised environment for kids to be active, make friends, win prizes and more importantly – leave parents at home! Activities include board games, arts and crafts, snacks and more! Age: 4-14 Fee: $10 Location: Landa Recreation Center Saturday June 21 6-9pm Saturday July 19 6-9pm Saturday August 16 6-9pm

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CHILDREN

Smart Art

Little Wranglers

Hoops - Basketball Camp

Age: 6-8 Fee: $35 Location: Westside Community Center Mon-Fri June 16-20 1-3pm Mon-Fri Aug 18-22 9-11am

Age: 6-8 Fee: $35 Location: Westside Community Center Mon-Fri Aug 4-8 1-3pm

Age: 6-8 Fee: $30 Location: Westside Community Center Mon-Fri June 9-13 1-4pm Mon-Fri July 7-11 1-4pm

Nature Nuts

3…2…1…Blast-off into outer space! Astronauts will explore a variety of space themed activities in and out of this world camp.

Create beautiful works of art out of everyday objects you would usually throw in the recycle bin at home. This is a great camp for creative kiddos who love a challenge.

Are you nuts about nature? Explore and learn about different aspects of nature. Enjoy creating nature art to conducting experiments and exploring the great outdoors! Age: 6-8 Fee: $35 Location: Landa Park Pavilion #6 Mon-Fri July 7-11 1-3pm

Goofy Group Games

Have you ever played floor hockey with pool noodles or football with frisbees? We’ll put a new and goofy spin on your favorite group games and you’ll never want to play the traditional way again. Age: 6-8 Fee: $35 Location: Westside Community Center Mon-Fri July 21-25 1-3pm

Kitchen Kapers

Cooking can be an adventure and there will be no shortage of them in this kitchen kaper. Learn basic culinary skills and create a variety of delicious treats. Age: 6-8 Fee: $35 Location: Westside Community Center Mon-Fri July 28-Aug1 1-3pm

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls for this round-up camp. Learn about what it takes to be a true cowboy or cowgirl and participate in a variety of themed activities.

This basketball camp offers development of all aspects of the game. You’ll learn offense, defense, ball handling, shooting and much more. Lace up those high-tops and have some fun!

Rocket Power

Field of Dreams

PLAY BALL! This baseball camp will give participants the opportunity to learn and develop the fundamentals of baseball.

Age: 6-8 Fee: $35 Location: Landa Park Pavilion #6 Mon-Fri July 28-Aug 1 1-3pm Mon-Fri Aug 18-22 1-3pm

Age: 6-8 Fee: $30 Location: Fredericksburg Fields Mon-Fri June 16-20 9am-12pm Mon-Fri July 14-18 9am-12pm Mon-Fri Aug 11-15 9am-12pm

Lego Mania Camp

No builder can say “Leggo my Lego” when engaged in this creative camp! “Zillions” of pieces ensure that there is always enough for everyone. This innovative program provides hands-on learning under the guidance of a certified educator. Over 15 new games, projects and activities not found in stores will be planned and manipulated. Enrichment in the areas of personal creativity, eye-hand coordination, problem solving, critical thinking and learning will be experienced. Payment to be made to Fast Forward Kids. Age: 5-7 Fee: $99 Location: Westside Community Center Mon-Thu June 30-July 3 11:30am-1:30pm

bump, spike, set Snack Attack

1st & 10 - Football Camp

Enjoy a fun filled week of football! Activities focus on the fundamentals of flag football. There will be no contact drills in this camp. Age: 6-8 Fee: $30 Location: HEB Soccer Complex Mon-Fri July 28-Aug 1 9am-12pm Mon-Fri Aug 11-15 9am-12pm

Kidz Night Out DETAILS ON PAGE 13

All about snacks! Participants will learn Sweet Treat how to make a variety of snack recipes Discover the sweet things in life! From perfect for when that snack attack candy to cake and everything in grabs proper you! Learn techniques and importantbetween, skills ofyou’ll cook and bake sweet treatssetting, you won’t forget. volleyball. This camp will focus on serving, Age: 9-12 Fee: $30 passing, and teamwork. Location:spiking Landa Recreation Center Age: 9-12 Fee: $30 Location: Westside Community Center Tuesday Feb 4-25 5-6pm Monday Feb 3-24 6:30-7:30pm Age: 6-8 Fee: $30

VOLLEYBALL CAMP

Location: Landa Park Sand Volleyball Courts

Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri

June 16-20 July 21-25 Aug 4-8

9am-12pm 9am-12pm 9am-12pm

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Tennis with Coach Andrew

Age: 6-8 Fee: $85 Location: Prince Solms Tennis Courts Mon-Fri June 2-6 10am-12pm Mon-Fri June 9-13 10am-12pm Mon-Fri June 16-20 10am-12pm Mon-Fri June 23-27 10am-12pm Mon-Fri July 7-11 10am-12pm Mon-Fri July 14-18 10am-12pm Mon-Fri July 21-25 10am-12pm Mon-Fri July 28-Aug 1 10am-12pm Mon-Fri Aug 4-8 10am-12pm

Extreme Skate Camp

Ultimate Sports Camp

Age: 6-15 Fee: $75 Location: Fredericksburg Fields Mon-Fri June 9-13 9am-12pm Mon-Fri July 14-18 9am-12pm

Age: 6-8 Fee: $30 Location: Fredericksburg Fields Mon-Fri June 9-13 9am-12pm Mon-Fri July 7-11 9am-12pm Mon-Fri Aug 4-8 9am-12pm

This camp takes the skate experience to the extreme! Learn the basics of skating and how to grind the rails. Helmets and pads required. Taught in partnership with RUKUS skate shop.

All your favorite sports packed into the ultimate experience! Enjoy a wide variety of sports and constant activity. Football, baseball, basketball, soccer, dodgeball and kickball are just some of the options for participants.

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New Braunfels Parks and Recreation has partnered with Coach Andrew Goudge for over four years with great success! Andrew has been teaching tennis for over nine years and uses imaginative teaching techniques that develop your skills and interest in tennis.

CAMP MINNEHAHA

SUMMER DAY CAMP > CHECK OUT PAGE 9 FOR DETAILS.

CHALLENGER SOCCER CAMPS Challenger Soccer Camps provide players of all ages and abilities with the opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts. Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages and a daily tournament. The Challenger coaching staff provides your child with lessons in respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership. Camp programs include a free ball and shirt and a free Challenger Soccer jersey for on line registrations 45 days prior to camp!

Tetra Brazil Soccer Camp Age: 8-18 Half Day Half Day Full Day

Mon-Fri June 23-27 Location: HEB Soccer Fields 8-18yr 8:30am-11:30am Fee: $150 8-18yr 5:30p-8:30pm Fee: $150 8-18yr 8:30am-11:30am & 5:30p-8:30pm Fee: $203

British Soccer Camp Age: 3-16 First Kicks Mini Soccer Half Day Full Day

Mon-Fri July 21-25 Location: HEB Soccer Fields 3 8-9:30am OR 5:30-6:30pm Fee:$76 4 &5 10-11:30am OR 7-8:30pm Fee:$96 6-16 8:30am-11:30am OR 5:30p-8:30pm Fee:$125 8-16 8:30am-11:30am & 5:30p-8:30pm Fee:$183

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tweens

Zombie Survival Camp

Could you survive a zombie apocalypse? Gain the tools and skills needed to survive. Learn outdoor survival skills that are a must have to make it through any zombie apocalypse. Age: 9-12 Fee: $35 Location: Cypress Bend Park Mon-Fri June 16-20 9am-12pm

Crafty Canvas Camp

Clear your walls for the awesome works of art you are going to create. Use different art methods and techniques on canvas to express yourself. Age: 9-12 Fee: $35 Location: Westside Community Center Mon-Fri July 7-11 1-4pm

1st & 10 - Football Camp

Snack Attack

All about snacks! Learn how to make a variety of snack recipes perfect for when that snack attack grabs you. Age: 9-12 Fee: $35 Location: Westside Community Center Mon-Fri July 21-25 1-4pm

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Hoops Dreams

Enjoy a fun filled week of football! Activities focus on the fundamentals of flag football.There will be no contact drills in this camp.

Instruction and activities offer development of all aspects of the game. Learn offense, defense, ball handling, shooting and much more. Lace up those high-tops and come have some fun!

Age: 9-12 Fee: $30 Location: HEB Soccer Complex Mon-Fri July 28-Aug 1 9am-12pm Mon-Fri Aug 11-15 9am-12pm

Age: 9-12 Fee: $30 Location: Westside Community Center Mon-Fri June 9-13 1-4pm Mon-Fri July 7-11 1-4pm

Bump, Spike, Set Camp

Field of Dreams Camp

Learn proper techniques in the important skills of volleyball. We will focus on serving, setting, passing, spiking and teamwork. Age: 9-12 Fee: $30 Location: Landa Park Sand Volleyball Courts Mon-Fri June 16-20 9am-12pm Mon-Fri July 21-25 9am-12pm Mon-Fri Aug 4-8 9am-12pm

PLAY BALL!! This baseball camp will give participants the opportunity to learn and develop the fundamentals of baseball. Age: 9-12 Fee: $30 Location: Fredericksburg Fields Mon-Fri June 16-20 9am-12pm Mon-Fri July 14-18 9am-12pm Mon-Fri Aug 11-15 9am-12pm

rapids SUMMER TRACK

This is a great program for youth ages 6 - 18 who enjoy track and field. TheSnack programAttack emphasizes basic principles of track and field, sportsmanship andParticipants exposes will learn All about snacks! participants to competition through scheduled meets. how to make a variety of snack recipes The team will compete in practice in Boerne, perfect for whenmeets that snack attack Round Rock and Hutto. grabsThe you!Regional qualifier will advance the top finishers to the Games of Texas being held in College Station, 31st-August . Age: July 9-12 Fee:3rd$30 Location: Landa Recreation Center Age: 6-18 Fee: $125 Feb 4-25 Tuesday 5-6pm

Location: New Braunfels High School Track Tue-Thur May-Aug 3 6 pm-7:30pm

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Ultimate Sports Camp

All your favorite sports packed into the ultimate experience! Enjoy a wide variety of sports and constant activity. Football, baseball, basketball, soccer, dodgeball and kickball, are just some of the options for participants. Age: 9-12 Fee: $30 Location: Fredericksburg Fields Mon-Fri June 9-13 9am-12pm Mon-Fri July 7-11 9am-12pm Mon-Fri Aug 4-8 9am-12pm

True Beauty Camp

Discover your inner beauty while papering your outer beauty. Learn how to create your own soaps, scrubs, lotions and other personalized beauty products. Age: 9-12 Fee: $35 Location: Westside Community Center Mon-Fri July 21-25 1-4pm Mon-Fri Aug 11-15 1-4pm

Tennis with Coach Andrew

New Braunfels Parks and Recreation has partnered with Coach Andrew Goudge for over four years with great success! Andrew has been teaching tennis for over nine years and uses imaginative teaching techniques that develop your skills and interest in tennis. Age: 9-12 Fee: $85 Location: Prince Solms Tennis Courts Mon-Fri June 2-6 10am-12pm Mon-Fri June 9-13 10am-12pm Mon-Fri June 16-20 10am-12pm Mon-Fri June 23-27 10am-12pm Mon-Fri July 7-11 10am-12pm Mon-Fri July 14-18 10am-12pm Mon-Fri July 21-25 10am-12pm Mon-Fri July 28-Aug 1 10am-12pm Mon-Fri Aug 4-8 10am-12pm

LEGO LOGO

Lego Logo brings young technicians into the creative, high-tech, engineering environment of the computer age. Not found in stores, the special Lego Logo kits provide extraordinary opportunities for the hands-on construction. Under the guidance of a certified educator, the participant will build robots, traffic lights, race cars, four-by-four trucks, cranes, pulleys and more during this energized week of discovery with Lego! Payment to be made to Fast Forward Kids. Age: 8-12 Fee: $99 Location: Westside Community Center Mon-Thu June 30- July 3 9-11am Mon-Thu June 30-July 3 2-4pm


Tennis with Coach Andrew

Age: 13-17 Fee: $85 Location: Prince Solms Tennis Courts Mon-Fri June 2-6 10am-12pm Mon-Fri June 9-13 10am-12pm Mon-Fri June 16-20 10am-12pm Mon-Fri June 23-27 10am-12pm Mon-Fri July 7-11 10am-12pm Mon-Fri July 14-18 10am-12pm Mon-Fri July 21-25 10am-12pm Mon-Fri July 28-Aug 1 10am-12pm Mon-Fri Aug 4-8 10am-12pm

Outdoor Explorations

Get ready to voyage on an odyssey of the great outdoors! Participants will explore nature, learn basic outdoor survival skills, canoe and become great outdoorsman. Participants should come prepared to explore Landa Park. Age: 13-17 Fee: $35 Location: Landa Park Pavilion #6 Mon-Fri June 9-13 1-4pm

Décor and More

Does your bedroom need some sprucing up? Participants will design and decorate bedroom items to make your space at home unique and fabulous. Age: 13-17 Fee: $35 Location: Westside Community Center Mon-Fri June 23-27 1-4pm Mon-Fri Aug 18-22 1-4pm

Earn your AMERICAN RED CROSS BABYSITTER CERTIFICATION. Details on page 23.

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Service with a Smile Camp

Are you interested in getting involved in your community and supporting your fellow citizens? This is the camp for you! This camp will serve the community of New Braunfels through volunteerism. Each day of this camp will complete a service project(s) for the community. We may serve at a food bank one day and rake leaves for seniors another. Age: 13-17 Fee: $35 Location: Westside Community Center Mon-Fri Aug 11-15 9am-12pm

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teens

New Braunfels Parks and Recreation has partnered with Coach Andrew Goudge for over four years with great success! Andrew has been teaching tennis for over nine years and uses imaginative teaching techniques that develop your skills and interest in tennis.

You can’t take mom with you to college, what are you going to do? Learn all the in’s and out’s of dorm life, necessary survival skills such as laundry and microwave cooking and create some fun items to decorate your dorm. Best part of the camp, it’s taught by college students who live what they teach! Age: 13-17 Fee: $35 Location: Westside Community Center Mon-Fri July 14-18 1-4pm

EXTREME SKATE CAMP

CHECK OUT PAGE 15 FOR DETAILS.

COUNSELOR IN TRAINING PROGRAM check out page 9 for details.

CRESTED CARACARA Hinman Island Park. Photo Credit: Dan Tharp

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active adults

Traveling Art

Join Traveling ART for an awesome night of painting and fun! Create an acrylic painting with step by step instructions by one of Traveling ART’s amazing instructors. Don’t know how to paint? Can’t draw a stick figure? Not to worry, this fun Art Party atmosphere is perfect for you. Childcare provided.

Pallet Projects

We’ve got the pallets if you’ve got the time! Transform an old pallet into a work of art in no time at all. All supplies will be provided. Age: 18+ Fee: $35 Location: Landa Recreation Center Saturday July 19 2-5pm

Age: 18+ Fee: $28 Location: Landa Recreation Center Saturday August 9 5-7:30pm

GET ACTIVE WALKING TRAILS Distance Per Lap

Approx. Laps to Complete 1 Mile

Landa Park

0.8 miles

1.5 laps

HEB Soccer Complex

0.48 miles

2 laps

Panther Canyon

0.8 miles

1.5 laps

Ernest Eikel Park

0.27 miles

3.5 laps

County Line Memorial Trail

2.18 miles

2 mile trail

Dry Comal Nature Trail

2.5 miles

2.5 mile loop

Kraft Park

0.29 miles

3.5 laps

Solms Park

0.34 miles

3 laps

Torrey Park

0.23 miles

4.5 laps

PARK

G R E AT B L U E H E R O N

River Acres Park . Photo Credit: Dan Tharp

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Fly Fishing Introduction

Learn about fly fishing equipment, be able to differentiate between types and uses of different flies, learn to tie the two most common knots and make a 40 foot cast. Class taught by Roy Weidemann. All materials are provided. Age: 12+ Fee: $45 Location: River Acres Park Saturday June 7 9am-12pm Saturday July 5 9am-12pm Saturday Aug 2 9am-12pm


Adult Softball League

Kickball League-COED

Age: 18+ Fee: $375 before May 28 $415 on or after May 28 Location: Camp Comal Softball Complex Monday Coed Recreational June 2 Monday Coed Competitive June 2 Tuesday E Men’s Recreational June 3 Tuesday D Men’s Competitive June 3 Wednesday E Men’s Recreational June 4 Wednesday D Men’s Competitive June 4

Age: 18+ Fee: $225 per team Location: Camp Comal Softball Complex Thursday Starting June 5

Each league plays a ten game schedule and a season ending tournament. League play is governed by ASA, TAAF, and local league rules. Please register early; there are a limited number of teams allowed on each night of the week.

Sand Volleyball-COED

Season will consist of ten games. League play is governed by TAAF and local league rules. Please register early; there are a limited number of teams allowed on each night of the week. Age: 18+ Fee: $100 per team Location: Landa Park Volleyball Courts Thursday Starting June 19

A playground favorite from your childhood now available as an adult sport recreational league! Not too serious but seriously fun! League will consist of an eight game season and tournament.

Basketball League Men’s Recreational

This league is a consistent favorite! Open to the first eight teams to register. Season consists of six games and a tournament.

Flag Football League

Find the cleats and come out and compete! This eight on eight league will be governed by both TAAF and local rules. Season consists of seven games and a single elimination tournament.

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ADULT SPORTS LEAGUES

Age: 18+ Fee: $225 per team Location: HEB Soccer Complex Friday Starting June 13

RAIN OUT LINE 830-221-4376

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF OUR ADULT SPORTS LEAGUES OR LEAGUE RULES VISIT:

TEAMSIDELINE.COM/NEWBRAUNFELS Manager's MEETINGS All adult leagues have a mandatory manager’s meeting prior to the start of each season. All meetings will be held at the Landa Recreation Center from 6:30-7:30pm. Softball Thu May 29 Kickball Tue June 3 Basketball Season 1 Wed June 4 Basketball Season 2 Wed Aug 13 Flag Football Tue June 10 Volleyball Tue June 17

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LANDA PARK

AQUATICS

AQUATIC COMPLEX 350 Aquatic Circle

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830-221-4360

nbtexas.org/aquatics

DAILY ENTRY FEES Age

SEASON PASS FEES

Price

Child 2 & under

Age

Resident Price

Non-Resident Price

FREE

Child 3-12*

$35

$45

Child 3-12*

$4

Adult 13-59

$55

$70

Adult 13-59

$5

Senior 60 & up

$35

$45

Senior 60 & up

$4

Family Pass

$105*

N/A

Spectators

$1

*Children under ten must be accompanied by an adult 18+

*A resident family season swim pass includes a maximum of four family members, at least one of which shall be parent or legal guardian of any children on the pass. Family members are defined as children under the age of 18 and their father, mother, or legal guardian. Each additional child resident family member is charged $20.

HOURS OF OPERATION May 3-30 & August 25-29

Day

Summer Holidays

May 27- June 1

June 2-August 24

Monday

Closed

Holiday Hours

12-7pm*

Tuesday

Closed

4-7pm**

12-7pm**&***

Wednesday

Closed

4-7pm

12-7pm***

Thursday

Closed

4-7pm

12-7pm***

Friday

Closed

Saturday

10am-7pm

Sunday

12-7pm

Memorial Day July 4th Labor Day 10am-7pm

4-7pm

12-7pm***

4-7pm

10am-7pm

12-7pm

12-7pm

* Olympic Pool CLOSED on Mondays ** Springfed Pool CLOSED on Tuesdays *** Olympic Pool closes at 5:45pm Tuesday-Friday for swim team practice and swim lessons. Other pools will remain open.

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Saturday, June 14

Olympic | 7am-2pm

Swim Meet

Saturday, June 28

Olympic | 7am-2pm

Swim Meet

Saturday, July 19

Olympic | ALL DAY

TAAF Regional Swim Meet

Saturday, August 9

Olympic | 7am-2pm

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Hours are subject to change for events and weather. Please call 830-221-4360 for the most up to date information.

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100 Leibscher Drive

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830-608-2165

nbtexas.org/chute

The City Tube Chute is a water slide carved into the side of the City’s dam on the Comal River. It diverts tubers around the dam as they float the river. It is an exhilarating ride that attracts tubers from all around the area and is the longest of its kind in the world. The City Tube Chute facility features admission to property, tube rentals and personal flotation devices.

DAILY ENTRY & RENTAL FEES Admission Wristband

$5

Tube Rental w/o Bottom

$7 + $10 refundable deposit

Tube Rental w/Bottom

$9 + $10 refundable deposit

Life Jackets

Free + $15 refundable deposit

Lockers

$1 + $5 refundable deposit

Cash or check accepted - No credit or debit cards.

KEEP OUR RIVERS CLEAN.

To protect the beauty of our rivers we’ve created rules meant to protect you and this area’s rivers. For more information and a list of rules visit

TubeInNewBraunfels.com

HOURS OF OPERATION

Although the river is open year round, the City Tube Chute facilities, rentals and lifeguard coverage is only available during these times:

Day

May 3-25 & May 26- August 18 August 18-September 1

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

LANDA PARK DOLPHINS

SWIM TEAM

Join the Dolphins for their 52nd year as a swim team! The Landa Park Dolphins are a competitive summer swim team for swimmers of all ages that want to better their competitive swim strokes, make new friends and stay in shape during the summer. The team practices Monday through Friday with occasional swim meets on Saturdays. The swim team is offered in partnership with New Braunfels Parks and Recreation and the New Braunfels Aquatics Club. To join the swim team and for more information, please visit the team’s website at landaparkdolphins.org

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swim lessons

SAFETY WITH A sPLASH OF FUN. SWIM LESSONS We offer numerous private and group lessons, a variety of schedule times and lessons for all ages to meet your needs during the busy summertime! Classes are offered mornings and evenings, Tuesday through Friday for two weeks. See the diagram below for class dates.

GROUP SWIM LESSONS

Don’t let fear keep you out of the water! Skills from the American Red Cross Learn to Swim and Longfellow’s Whales Tales programs are taught to help you overcome and increase your enjoyment of water and water play.

Level

9am 10am 11am 5pm

6pm

Parent/Child

X

Age: All Fee: $45 for 8 lessons Location: Landa Park Aquatic Complex

Preschool

X

X

X

X

X

X

Level 1

X

X

X

X

X

X

Session 1: Session 2: Session 3: Session 4: Session 5:

Level 2

X

X

X

X

June 10-20 June 24-July 3* July 8-18 July 22-Aug 1 Aug 5-Aug 15

*(July 4th lesson will not be made up, time will be added to classes)

Parents’ Meeting: Attendance is encouraged for this orientation session each Monday before the start of a new session from 6-7pm at the Aquatic Complex. This meeting is for parents to learn more about the program and have any questions answered. Make-up Policy: In the case of bad weather or any event that prevents usage of the pool, we will do our best to inform you. If you think lessons might be cancelled, please call our rain out number at 830-221-4376 or the pool at 830-221-4360 for information. The second Monday of a session is reserved for make-up lessons. Only 6 of 8 lessons are guaranteed.

X

7pm X

X

X

Level 3

X

X

X

Level 4 & 5

X

X

X

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Private lessons are available and custom designed for each student and scheduled at your convenience. Work at your own pace in this 1-on-1 private lesson. This is ideal for anyone who wants a more customized experience for children, teens and adults. Private lessons will be offered Tuesday – Friday at 12, 1, 3 & 4 pm. After registering, an aquatics staff member will contact you to setup a custom schedule. Age: All Fee: $60 for 4/30minute lessons Location: Landa Park Aquatic Complex

For more information on classes or prerequisites please visit our website at

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DON’T MISS THIS FREE EVENT! DETAILS ON PAGE 8.


Lifeguard Training and Re-Certification

Water Safety Instructors Course

Age: 15+ New Fee: $155 Renew Fee: $95 Location: Landa Park Aquatic Complex Training Room

Age: 16+ New Fee: $180 Location: Landa Park Aquatic Complex Training Room Session 1 April 23-27 Wed-Fri 5-9pm Sat-Sun 9am-7pm Session 2 May 28-June 1 Wed-Fri 5-9pm Sat-Sun 9am-7pm

Want to learn how to keep yourself and others safe in and around the water? Lifeguarding certifications from the American Red Cross that will help build knowledgeable and trained members for citizen safety. Certification includes Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Emergency Oxygen Administration, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens and Waterfront Lifeguarding. Whether you want to make this a career or keep your family safe on the water, join us to learn skills that could save a life. All interested and enthusiastic learners are welcome.

New Lifeguard Course Session 3 Thu-Sat Session 4 Mon-Wed Session 5 Mon-Wed

April 17-19 May 12-14 June 9-11

Renew Lifeguard Course Session 1 Sat March 23 Session 2 Sat April 6 Session 3 Sat May 17

5-9pm; 9am-9pm 9am-7pm 9am-7pm 9am-9pm 9am-9pm 9am-9pm

CPR/AED & First Aid Course

Want to learn skills that can save a life? Learn the skills needed to help sustain an injured or ill person until medical help arrives. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a two year certification for CPR/AED and First Aid. Age: 12+ Fee: $75 Location: Landa Park Aquatic Complex Training Room Session 1 Sunday June 22 9am-4pm Session 2 Sunday July 27 9am-4pm

Teach others to swim and to be safe in and around the water. If you are at least 16 years old and a proficient swimmer, you can become an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. This course will teach rescue, lifesaving, organizational and presentation skills. You will learn to teach swim techniques, help swimmers refine their strokes and perform diving safety techniques. Participants do not have to be employees or a future employee of the City of New Braunfels.

Babysitter Certification Camp

training courses

TRAINING COURSES

Earn your American Red Cross Babysitter, CPR and First Aid Certification. Learn how to care for babies up to children ten years of age, facilitate age appropriate games, manage behavior problems and handle common emergencies. This course focuses on decision making and provides instruction on the skills to make good decisions and how to keep children safe around the water. Students will need to bring their lunches and water each day. Age: 11-15 Fee: $92 Location: Landa Park Aquatic Complex All Sessions: Monday-Friday 12-4pm Session 1: Mon-Fri June 16 -20 Session 2: Mon-Fri July 14-18 Session 3: Mon-Fri July 28-Aug 1

8am-5pm 8am-5pm 8am-5pm

JUNIOR LIFEGUARD CAMP

Learn the skills and knowledge necessary to keep yourself and others safe in and around water. Campers are introduced to the lifesaving techniques, swimming and team building skills necessary to properly help in water safety scenarios. Age: 11-15 Fee: $72 Location: Landa Park Aquatic Complex All Sessions: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Session 1: June 9-13 Session 4: July 21-25 Session 2: June 23-27 Session 5: August 4-8 Session 3: July 7-11 Campers will NOT become certified lifeguards, but will learn the same skills as an American Red Cross Lifeguard. Students need to bring their lunches, water and sun protection.

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LANDA PARK

golf

GOLF COURSE at comal springs

180 Golf Course Road

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830-221-4340

nbtexas.org/golf

Reopening Fall 2014! Renovations of the Landa Park Golf Course at Comal Springs are on track, with a reopening date set for October, 2014. After City Council approval, the course closed for renovation in October 2013. Renovations will include building all new greens, adding new tees, redesign of certain holes and improving cart paths. Fairway improvements will include contouring and the addition of fairway bunkers. Also in the design will be a judicious use of native grasses in “out of play” areas that will add texture and color to the course, as well as provide habitat for wildlife. The addition of riparian buffers and bio-swale drainage will assist with shielding Landa Lake and the Comal River from natural and man-made impurities in storm water runoff. A short game practice area will be another new feature. Finally, the new irrigation system will effectively water tees, greens, fairways and near roughs to allow sufficient coverage in all areas of play.

KEEP UP WITH OUR PROGRESS!

Like us on Facebook or visit or website at nbtexas.org/golf

IMPROVE YOUR GOLF GAME. TAKE ONE-ON-ONE LESSONS FROM OUR PGA CLASS A PROFESSIONAL.

Our lessons provide top of the line instruction using both golf knowledge as well as the latest golf technology. Lessons incorporate full swing, short game, equipment evaluation and video swing analysis. All skill levels welcomed, we pride ourselves on our ability to teach novices and experts alike. Instruction will be held at the Rivercity Range during the Landa Park Golf Course Renovation Project.

CALL 830-221-4340 TO SCHEDULE YOUR LESSONS TODAY!

JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAM - PGA INSTRUCTION Beginner Golf Class I

Beginner Golf Class II

Age: 8-13 Fee: $85 Location: Rivercity Range

Age: 8-13 Fee: $85 Location: Rivercity Range Wed-Thu July 9,10,16,17

Beginner Junior golfers will develop a better appreciation for the game by learning the history of the game, short game fundamentals, full swing fundamentals, as well as rules and etiquette. Bring clubs if you have them.

Wed-Thu

June 11,12,18,19

1-2:30pm

Beginner Junior golfers will develop a better appreciation for the game by learning the history of the game, short game fundamentals, full swing fundamentals, as well as rules and etiquette. Bring clubs if you have them.

1-2:30pm

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Intermediate Golf Class

Smaller class size allows for more individualized instruction. Junior golfers will get to spend time with short game, full swing, course management, and learning the “mental” side of the game. Bring clubs if you have them. Beginner class is a prerequisite for enrollment. Age: 8-13 Fee: $85 Location: Rivercity Range Wed-Thu July 30,31 Aug 6,7

1-2:30pm


The City of New Braunfels’ newest park is on track for a year-end opening . The 62-acre park located at the corner of County Line Road and Old McQueeny Road, features a wide variety of amenities including:

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hike and bike trails playgrounds a splash pad fishing ponds

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a grand pavilion picnic facilities a nature center an outdoor amphitheatre

Fischer Park will be the largest park in the New Braunfels park system once completed and will feature activities for all ages. The nature center will offer year-round environmental programs to inspire and educate future generations to respect, protect and enjoy nature. The fishing ponds will provide aquatic research opportunities and give opportunities to teach children about water quality and impacts of drainage, water conservation and aquatic life. Recreation opportunities will include canoeing and fishing. The city will host a variety of events at the grand pavilion and outdoor amphitheatre.

WATCH YOUR PARK COME TO LIFE!

park projects

FISCHER PARK

Like our facebook page to follow Fischer Park upates. www.facebook.com/NBPARKS Scan the QR code or visit www.nbtexas.org/FISCHERPARK for more details.

Head over to Prince Solms Park to enjoy a game of Disc Golf! The nine hole course recently received a facelift with new baskets and signage. The course has a length of 1,808 feet and winds through the scenic park along the Comal River.

PRINCE SOLMS PARK

disc golf course

LANDA PARK

RIVER FRONT REHABILITATION PROJECT Landa Park River Front Rehabilitation Project is made up of several components including the replacement of 4,400 linear feet of stone retaining walls along the Comal River in Landa Park. The project will be addressed in several sections in order to minimize adverse impact upon park patrons and the environmentally protected waterways of Landa Park. Stay tuned to our website for updates on this project. www.nbtexas.org/parksprojects

830.221.4370 . NBTEXAS.ORG/PARKS

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SUMMER CALENDAR AT A GLANCE JUNE

June 2

Adult Softball League Camp Minnehaha

June 5

JULY

National Parks and Recreation Month!

Little Athletes - Camp

July 3

Concerts in the Park - Retro FX

Little Athletes - Variety

July 4

HEB July 4th Fireworks Spectacular

Adult Kickball League

July 5

Little Athletes - Tball

Concerts in the Park - Jay Eric and Blieders Creek

Little Athletes - Soccer

June 6

Adult Basketball League - Season 1

Little Athletes - Basketball

June 7

Little Athletes - Tball

Little Athletes - Flag Football

Little Athletes - Soccer

Fly Fishing Introduction Community Square Dance

Little Athletes - Basketball Little Athletes - Flag Football

June 9

July 7

Camp Minnehaha

Fly Fishing Introduction

Jr. Lifeguard Camp

Community Square Dance

Nature Nuts

Camp Minnehaha

Crafty Canvas

I Can Dig It

Sports Unlimited

Outdoor Explorations

HOOP Dream

Junior Lifeguard Camp

Little Athletes - Variety

Sports Unlimited

July 8

Swim Lessons - Session 3

HOOPS Dreams

July 9

Beginner Golf Class II

June 10

Swim Lessons - Session 1

July 10

Concerts in the Park - Texanna

June 11

Beginner Golf Class I

July 14

Camp Minnehaha

June 12

Concerts in the Park - Arm’s Legnth

Babysitter Certification Camp

June 13

Adult Flag Football League

Krafty Kiddos

June 16

Camp Minnehaha

Sportin’ Good Time Camp

Babysitter Certification Camp

Field of Dreams

Smart Art

July 17

Concerts in the Park - Grissomhill

Zombie Survival Camp

July 21

Camp Minnehaha

Bump, Spike, Set Camp

Jr. Lifeguard Camp

Adult Sand Volleyball League

Goofy Group Games

ROOTS Volunteer Workday - Library

Snack Attack

Concerts in the Park - The South Texas Review

Bump, Spike, Set Camp

June 20

World’s Largest Swim Lesson

I Can Dig It

June 23

Camp Minnehaha

July 22

Swim Lessons - Session 4

Junior Lifeguard Camp

July 24

Concerts in the Park - The Knowhow

Little Landa Explorers

July 27

American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid

Decor & More

July 28

Camp Minnehaha

June 19

A la Carte Art

Babysitter Certification Camp

True Beauty

Storybook Snackin’

Challenger Tetra Brazil Soccer Camp

Kitchen Kapers

June 24

Swim Lessons - Session 2

1st & 10 Football Camp

June 26

Concerts in the Park - Unit 57

Rocket Power

June 30

Camp Minnehaha

July 30

Intermediate Golf Class

Lego Mania Camp

July 31

Concerts in the Park - 3 Man Front

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AUGUST Start Date

Program/Event

August 2

Community Square Dance Little Athletes - Tball Little Athletes - Soccer Little Athletes - Basketball Little Athletes - Flag Football Introduction Fly Fishing

August 4

Camp Minnehaha Jr. Lifeguard Camp A la Carte Art Little Wranglers Sports Unlimited Bump, Spike, Set Camp Little Athletes - Variety

August 5

Swim Lessons - Session 5

August 7

Concerts in the Park - Brothers Medina

August 9

Traveling Art

August 11

Camp Minnehaha True Beauty Service with a Smile Sportin’ Good Time Camp Field of Dreams 1st & 10 Football Camp

August 17

American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid

August 18

Camp Minnehaha Under the Big Top

Help us celebrate what we consider the greatest month of the year! We will celebrate by hosting a community photo contest. We encourage you to join in the fun and share pictures of you and your family getting out and enjoying your park system this July. Details to come, stay tuned to our Facebook page!

Rocket Power Smart Art

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Decor & More

= Special Event

REGISTER EARLY!

Nothing cancels a good class quicker than waiting until the last minute to register. Programs may be canceled prior to the start date due to insufficient registration.

STAY CONNECTED! Additional courses may

be added throughout the spring. Stay in the know, please like us on facebook fb.com/NBPARKS or visit our website frequently nbtexas.org/PARKS. 830.221.4370 . NBTEXAS.ORG/PARKS

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PARKS AND RECREATION

110 GOLF COURSE ROAD NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS 78130

#NBPARKSANDREC

Rev up your wheels and zip over! Enjoy your sport and develop your skills in the only professionally designed skatepark in New Braunfels.The park is located at 250 South Grape Street and features a flow bowl, a clover bowl, a snake run and street features. Admission is free.

EXTREME SKATE CAMP Details inside on page 15


Summer 2014 "The Fun Things in Life"