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CITY OF NEW BRAUNFELS PARKS AND RECREATION

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SUMMER 2020

PARKS • RECREATION • LIBRARY • PROGRAMS • EVENT GUIDE • SUMMER CAMPS


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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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.

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IN THIS ISSUE PRESCHOOL

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CHILDREN

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TWEEN & TEENS

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FASTFORWARD KIDS

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CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

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FITNESS, SPORTS & WELLNESS

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OUTDOOR RECREATION

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SPECIAL EVENTS

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LPAC AQUATICS

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DAS REC AQUATICS

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PARTY PACKAGES & ATTRACTIONS

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CIVIC CENTER

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LANDA PARK GOLF COURSE

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CAMP MINNEHAHA

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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 5 business 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 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

SILLY SCIENCE

Come be silly with fun science! Enjoy fun hands-on experiments with common, safe household items. Dress to get messy in case any of our experiments erupt. Age: 3-5 | Cost: $55 | 9–11am Westside Community Center A: Monday-Friday, June 8–12

COOKS WITH BOOKS

Put on your cooking hat as we dive into some of your favorite foods from books you love! Each day, campers will enjoy a book from Laura Numeroff’s If You Give… series and then participate in cooking activities from that story. Age: 3-5 | Cost: $55 | 9–11am Westside Community Center A: Monday-Friday, June 15–19 B: Monday-Friday, August 3–7

LITTLE LANDA EXPLORERS

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. Ages: 3-5 | Cost: $55 | 9–11am Pavilion 6 A: Monday-Friday, June 29–July 3

DR. SEUSS IS ON THE LOOSE

Look Out! Dr. Seuss is on the loose this summer! Discover and experience Dr. Seuss through his stories and activities. Class activities may include: art projects, games, treats and more FUN! Age: 3-5 | Cost: $55 | 9–11am Westside Community Center A: Monday-Friday, July 13–17

PRETTY PRINCESS

Learn the art of being a princess in this fairytale camp. Create Fairytale themed projects such as tiaras and wands, learn princess etiquette and even get a visit from a real princess!

SPORTIES FOR SHORTIES

Join us for a sportin’ good time! This class will introduce participants to four different sports including: basketball, kickball, volleyball and futsal. Our instructors will guide the most novice of athletes through fundamental movements and skills of each sport with an emphasis on learning through play. Drills will emphasize technique, sharing, patience and motor skill development. Age: 3-5 | Cost: $45 | 5:30-6:15pm Das Rec Gym A: Mondays, June 8–29 B: Mondays, July 13–August 3

SPORTIES FOR SHORTIES MINI CAMP

Join us for five straight days of activity for your little athlete where they will be introduced to four different sports including: basketball, kickball, volleyball and futsal. Our instructors will guide the most novice of athletes through fundamental movements and skills of each sport with an emphasis on learning through play. Drills will emphasize technique, sharing, patience and motor skill development. Age: 3-5 | Cost: $45 | 10–10:45am Das Rec Gym A: Monday – Friday, June 15–19 B: Monday – Friday, July 13–17

LITTLE ATHLETES OUTDOOR SPORTS CAMP

The Little Athletes series of courses are designed to give your preschooler a basic introduction to sports. Our coaches will guide all young athletes through the fundamental movements and skills of each sport with an emphasis on learning through play. Our courses are designed to allow each child to develop their skills individually while learning in a group setting. Drills will emphasize technique, sharing, patience and motor skill development while keeping participants engaged. Ages: 3-5 | Cost: $40 | 9–10:30am Oak Run Middle School A: Monday-Friday, June 22–26 B: Monday-Friday, August 3–7

Age: 3-5 | Cost: $65 | 9–11am Westside Community Center A: Monday-Friday, July 20–24

KIDS NIGHT OUT

Hey Kids! Leave the parents at home for the night while you have a blast playing games, sports, making crafts, and taking trips to Landa Park attractions with your favorite Camp Counselors. We will start the night off with pizza, so come hungry! Ages: 5-12 | Cost: $20 | 6–10pm Landa Recreation Center A: Friday, June 12 B: Saturday, June 27 C: Friday, July 10

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In this theater camp, students work on acting, movement, pantomime, and vocalization exercises, while also creating their own characters and scripts. Don't miss out on this unique summer theatre camp opportunity! Age: 5-10 | Cost: $85 | 2–4pm Das Rec Multipurpose Room A: Monday – Friday, June 8–12 B: Monday – Friday, July 13–17

JUNIOR CHEFS

Junior Chef’s will learn how to make easy and delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts, with plenty of fun along the way. Develop culinary skills and create a variety of recipes you’ll be able to recreate at home. Age: 6-8 | Cost: $65 | 1–3pm Westside Community Center A: Monday-Friday, June 1–5 B: Monday-Friday, August 3–7

MAD SCIENTISTS

Put on your goggles and get ready because this camp will explode! Participate in exciting science experiments that study different areas of science. We will make things explode and fizzle. It will be a blast! Age: 6-8 | Cost: $55 | 1–3pm Westside Community Center A: Monday-Friday, June 15–19

SUPERHERO TRAINING ACADEMY

Welcome to the most prestigious hero academy. Students learn everything they need to know to become excellent heroes in service of the community. From identifying their superpower to creating their own superhero nickname students will learn the ins and outs of the hero life. Through super-themed crafts, games, and snacks students will create their own superhero identity. Age: 6-8 | Cost: $55 | 9–11am Westside Community Center A: Monday-Friday, June 22–26

SECRET AGENT ACADEMY

Kids join Secret Agent Academy and learn to be spies. Create and decode secret messages, dust for fingerprints, come up with code names and make Spy ID badges. At the end of the week, kids will receive their very own Spy Certificate. Age: 6-8 | Cost: $55 | 1–3pm Westside Community Center A: Monday-Friday, July 6–10

SLIME SCHOOL

Do you love playing with gooey 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! We will make a variety of slimes—from basic to edible slime. Keep in mind that slime can get messy, so wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Age: 6-8 | Cost: $55 | 9–11am Westside Community Center A: Monday-Friday, July 27–31

ITSY BITSY SPIKERS

Bring your tyke to learn how to spike! Come have some fun learning how to pass, set and spike at Das Rec. We will break down the fundamentals and tactics of volleyball with a variety of fun games and drills. This clinic is a great way for young athletes to learn the important skills of serving, setting, passing and SPIKING! Come join us for a week of volleyball fun! Age: 5-7 | Cost: $50 | 10–11am Das Rec Gym A: Monday – Friday, June 1–5 B: Monday – Friday, July 6–10

ALL STAR SPORTS CAMP

CHILDREN

KIDS THEATER CAMP: LET’S PERFORM!

This camp will introduce participants to four different sports including basketball, volleyball, pickleball and futsal. Our instructors will guide athletes through fundamental movements and skills of each sport. Drill will emphasize technique, teamwork and skill development. Age: 6-8 | Cost: $125 | 1–4pm Das Rec Gym A: Monday – Friday, June 22–26 B: Monday – Friday, July 20–24

ULTIMATE OUTDOOR SPORTS CAMP

Participants will enjoy a wide variety of both traditional and nontraditional sports. Each day will focus on the instruction and fundamentals of a particular sport. The participants will then put what they have learned to the test as they play each sport. Football, Baseball, Field Hockey, Handball, Kickball, and Ultimate Frisbee are just some of the unique options for participants. Age: 6-12 | Cost: $50 | 9am–12pm Oak Run Middle School A: Monday-Friday, June 1–5 B: Monday-Friday, July 13–17

FIELD OF DREAMS – BASEBALL CAMP

This introductory camp will teach the participants the basics of baseball. Participants will receive coaching on the fundamentals and mechanics of pitching, hitting, and fielding. Each day participants will focus on a different aspect of the game and then will engage in different activities and drills that will put that skill to the test. Join us on the mound and let’s play ball! Age: 6-12 | Cost: $50 | 9am–12pm Fredrickburg Fields A: Monday-Friday, June 8–12 B: Monday-Friday, July 20–24

1ST & 10! – FOOTBALL CAMP

This developmental camp will focus on learning the fundamentals of football. Participants will learn and improve on the essential skills of the sport such as throwing, receiving, and running the football. This non-contact camp is an introduction to the world of football while providing a fun learning experience for participants. Join us on the gridiron and learn to play football! Age: 6-12 | Cost: $50 | 9am–12pm Oak Run Middle School A: Monday-Friday, June 15–19 B: Monday-Friday, July 27–31

LANDA PARK ADVENTURERS

Enjoy the best of Landa Park with visits to its main attractions. Activities will include trips to the Landa Park Aquatic Center, Mini Golf, Paddle Boats, Panther Canyon, crawfishing, water games, a paint fight, and more. Age: 6-8 | Cost: $55 | 9am–12pm Landa Park Pavilion 6 A: Monday-Friday, August 10–14

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TWEEN & TEENS

CUPCAKE DECORATING 101

Get ready to combine your sweet tooth with some sweet decorating skills! We are joining forces with the owners of 2tarts Bakery and the Food Networks cookie decorating competition winner for a hands-on experience that will teach participants how to make beautiful and delicious cupcakes from start to finish. These classes will familiarize participants with essential tools and kitchen safety, teach how to decorate using buttercream and fondant, and show participants how to make buttercream and cake batter from scratch. Ages: 9-12 | Cost: $100 | 1–3pm Westside Community Center A: Monday-Friday, June 8–12 B: Monday-Friday, July 13–17

VOLLEYBALL COMPLETE SKILLS CAMP

Bump, set, spike! Das Rec’s 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. Age: 8-14 | Cost: $85 | 1–3pm Ages 8-11 A: Monday – Friday, June 1–5 B: Monday – Friday, July 6–10 Ages 12-14 A: Monday – Friday, June 1–5 B: Monday – Friday, July 6–10

CHEF SHOWDOWN

JUNIOR PICKLEBALL CAMP

Ages: 9-12 | Cost: $65 | 1–3pm Westside Community Center A: Monday-Friday, June 29–July 3

Age: 8-14 | Cost: $85 | 1–3pm Das Rec Gym Age 8-11 A: Monday – Friday, August 3-7

Put your cooking skills to the test as you create delicious dishes that you can add your own special touch to. Groups will face off against each other to see who has the tastiest creation. Learn cooking skills and how to make a variety of recipes that you can easily replicate at home.

LANDA PARK ADVENTURERS

Enjoy the best of Landa Park with visits to its main attractions. Activities will include trips to the Landa Park Aquatic Center, Mini Golf, Paddle Boats, Panther Canyon, crawfishing, water games, a paint fight, and more. Ages: 9-12 | Cost: $55 | 9am–12pm Landa Park Pavilion 6 A: Monday-Friday, July 6–10

SLIME SCHOOL

Do you love playing with gooey 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! We will make a variety of slimes—from basic to edible slime. Keep in mind that slime can get messy, so wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Ages: 9-12 | Cost: $55 | 1–3pm Westside Community Center A: Monday-Friday, August 10–14

SPORTS TRAINING CAMP

Kitchen, rally, volley! Das Rec’s Junior Pickleball camp will introduce the basics of pickleball to include terminology, basic play, strokes, serving and some fun drills. A great introduction to Pickleball!

Age 12-14 A: Monday – Friday, August 3-7

COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (CIT) PROGRAM

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.

COOKIE DECORATING 101

Get ready to combine your sweet tooth with some sweet decorating skills! We are joining forces with the owners of 2tarts Bakery and the Food Networks cookie decorating competition winner for a hands-on experience that will teach participants how to make beautiful and delicious cookies from start to finish. These classes will familiarize participants with essential tools and kitchen safety, teach how to decorate using dipping and royal icing, and show participants how to make royal icing and sugar dough from scratch.

Get your speed on! Focused training on power movements, quick starts and stops, direction changes, balance and agility. A great program to prepare for all sports that focuses on technique and proper form, injury prevention and prepares you to be a better athlete. Class will be indoors and outdoors.

Ages: 12+ | Cost: $100 | 1–3pm Westside Community Center A: Monday-Friday, June 22–26

Age: 8-14 | Cost: $85 | 8:30–10:30am A: Monday – Friday, June 22–26 B: Monday – Friday, July 20–24

These hands-on classes allow future chefs to learn about cooking cuisine from around the globe. Every day features a different type of cuisine! Learn culinary skills and create a variety of delicious recipes to take home.

BASKETBALL COMPLETE SKILLS CAMP

Das Rec’s basketball camp offers development of all aspects of the game. Participants will learn offense, defense, ball handling, shooting and more. This complete skills 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 HoopMasters. Age: 8-14 | Cost: $125 | 2–5pm Das Rec Gym A: Monday – Friday, June 15–19 B: Monday – Friday, August 10–14

AROUND THE KITCHEN IN 5 DAYS

Ages: 12+ | Cost: $50 | 1–3pm Westside Community Center A: Monday-Friday, July 20–24

CUPCAKE DECORATING 101

Get ready to combine your sweet tooth with some sweet decorating skills! We are joining forces with the owners of 2tarts Bakery and the Food Networks cookie decorating competition winner for a hands-on experience that will teach participants how to make beautiful and delicious cupcakes from start to finish. These classes will familiarize participants with essential tools and kitchen safety, teach how to decorate using buttercream and fondant, and show participants how to make buttercream and cake batter from scratch. Ages: 12+ | Cost: $100 | 1-3pm Westside Community Center A: Monday-Friday, July 27-31

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LEGO MANIA

Ages: 8-12 | Cost: $88 | 9-11am Westside Community Center A: Monday-Friday, August 17-21

Ages: 4-7 | Cost: $88 | 11:30am -1:30pm Westside Community Center A: Monday-Friday, August 17-21

LEGO EXPERT

LEGO DESIGNER

Bring young technicians into a creative, engineering environment. Not found in stores, the special Lego Logo kits provide extraordinary opportunities for the hands-on construction. Under the guidance of a Texas certified educator, along with detailed technical plans to follow, the participant will build robots, traffic lights, race cars, four-by-four trucks, cranes, pulleys, levers, and more during this energized week of discovery with Lego! Motivated by fun, creativity, and success, young builders will expand their knowledge of math, science, and STEM technology in an exploratory hands-on cooperative environment.

So you say you have done it all with Lego? Let a Lego Expert teach you otherwise! Activity based STEM projects and kits that will incorporate physical science and math all into one. Instructors will facilitate, but students will do the creating! Give your creation the most torque and battle in the robotic tournaments! Real world team building activities will enhance their engineering skill sets. Beginning coding you can see, hear, and even chase across the room. Race against the clock and other teams to be the best Lego expert around! Ages: 9-13 | Cost: $88 | 9-11am Westside Community Center A: Monday-Friday, August 17-21

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: Tuesday June 9 B: Friday June 19 C: Thursday July 23 D: Thursday August 13

BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION CLASS

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.

Come and exercise your Lego skills here in ways you haven’t done before! The unique collection of Lego kits not found in stores and special STEM projects will captivate minds. Careful guidance from a Texas certified teacher will allow students to flourish with ideas and overcome obstacles. Individual and team projects will provide opportunities for your child to expand their creativity and social skills as they work toward common goals. This class will surely inspire all Lego enthusiasts. Ages: 5-8 | Cost: $88 | 11:30am -1:30pm Westside Community Center A: Monday-Friday, August 17-21

JUNIOR LIFEGUARD CAMP

Campers are introduced to the lifesaving techniques, swimming, and team building skills necessary to properly help in water safety scenarios. Campers will NOT become certified lifeguards, but will learn the same skills as an American Red Cross Lifeguard. Age: 11-14 | Cost: $80 Landa Park Aquatic Complex All Sessions: Monday-Friday 8 am-4pm Session A: June 15-19 Session B: June 22-26 Session C: July 13-17 Session D: July 20-24 Session E: July 27-31

Ages: 11-15 | Cost: $80 | 9am-3pm Das Rec Party Room A: Tuesday June 30 B: Tuesday July 21

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 | 9am-5pm Das Rec A: July 13-16 B: August 17-20

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No builder can say “Lego my Lego!” when engaged in the creative activities of LEGO MANIA! This innovative program for Lego buffs provides opportunities for imagination and hands-on learning under the guidance of a certified Texas educator. Over 15 new games, STEM kits, projects and activities not found in stores will be planned and manipulated. Enrichment in the areas of personal creativity, following instructions, eye-hand coordination, problem solving, critical thinking and learning will be experienced as the child has the opportunity to construct dinosaurs, rockets, castles, airplanes, forts, cars, and more!

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FITNESS, SPORTS & WELLNESS

SUMMER TRI DAS - INDOOR TRIATHLON

Not ready for a full distance Triathlon? Always wanted to “Tri” one? Here’s your chance! This indoor triathlon series consists of a 10-minute swim, 30-minute bike, and 20-minute run. Great for beginners and experienced triathletes alike! Test your fitness with this great event! Must sign up before June 1 to guarantee a T-Shirt. Registration ends June 7. Awards given for top female and male finishers in each age division. Age 14+ | Cost: $30/member, $40 non-member | 8:30am A: Sunday, June 14

YOGA ON THE GREEN

Summer is a great time to reflect, rejoice, and renew. You can do that with us. Join us on Saturdays on the lawn, as we do our sun salutations to the sunrise. Age: All | Cost: Free with Das Rec Membership | Saturdays 7:15-8:15am Das Rec Lawn A: June 6 - July 25 (No Class July 4)

HORMONES AND YOUR HEALTH

Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers and provide directions to every part of your body. Messages are sent to your brain, skin, heart, kidneys and muscles to support them to perform their specific job. Learn how nutrition influences your hormones and their ability to direct your body’s every action. Age: All | Cost: Free with Das Rec Membership | 12:30-1:30pm Das Rec Multi-Purpose Room A: Friday, July 10

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

RAPIDS SUMMER TRACK PROGRAM

Go the extra mile and be a part of Rapids! The Rapids Summer Track Program has been teaching kids about the fundamentals of running for over 10 years. This track program is for kids of all skill levels ages 6-18 who want to run and compete in track & field events. We'll emphasize basic principles of running in both long and short distances. Participants will get to compete in official track meets and even have the opportunity to compete at the TAAF State Track Meet!

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) A: Mondays - June 8- August 3 Juniors (Yellow Belt & Above) A: Mondays - June 8-August 3 Seniors A: Mondays - June 8-August 3

CHALLENGER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL FUTSAL CAMPS Futsal is an exciting, fast paced, small sided football (soccer) game. Each camp will include skills such as foot skills, technical drills, small games and scrimmages. Camp programs include a free ball and shirt; register 30 days early and get a free jersey! Held by Challenger Sports: an organization of professional soccer educators who bring the flair and passion of Brazilian and International Soccer to North America. Ages 3-5 | Cost: $100 | 8–9am A: Monday – Friday – June 8–12 B: Monday – Friday – July 27–31 Ages 6-12 | Cost: $170 | 9am–12pm A: Monday – Friday – June 8–12 B: Monday – Friday – July 27–31

FUELING FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE

When it comes to training, don’t you want to maximize your efforts? When you fuel your body properly for performance and recovery, you can! Join us to learn the science behind how to best feed your body and fuel before and after workouts for optimum performance.

Age: 6-18 | Cost: $150 New Braunfels Highschool Track Parent meeting – June 1st at Das Rec First Day of Practice – June 2

Age: All | Cost: Free with Das Rec Membership| 12:30-1:30pm Das Rec Multi-Purpose Room A: Friday, June 12

JUNIOR GOLF CAMP

Did you know 75% of all chronic disease is preventable? With health in our country on a decline and environmental toxins and stresses on the incline, we want to arm you with the power of prevention. Together we will take a closer look at how the food you eat can either fight disease or create it.

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 June 2–4 July 7–9 August 8–20 | 8:30am–10:30am

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Age: All | Cost: Free with Das Rec Membership| 12:30-1:30pm Das Rec Multi-Purpose Room A: Friday, August 14


SAND VOLLEYBALL

Age: 16+ | Das Rec Gym |Season begins 6/10/20 Early Registration through May 20: $325 per team/$45 individual signup Regular registration May 21-May 30: $350 per team/$50 individual signup Wednesday Nights 6pm-9pm

Age: 18+ | Cost: $200 per team/$25 per free agent Landa Park Volleyball Courts Monday 4v4 Co-ed May 18 Thursday 6v6 Co-ed May 21

SOFTBALL

KICKBALL

Season will consist of 8 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. No refunds after the second game of the season. Manager meeting Wednesday, June 3 at 6:30pm Das Rec Multipurpose Room.

Who needs a beach? Dig in for some sand volleyball right here 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 a T-Shirt and tournament winners receive a discount on next season’s registration.

Come join us for summer 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 T-Shirt and tournament winners receive a discount on next season’s registration. There is limited availability so sign your team up soon. Age: 18+ | Cost: $200 per team/$20 per free agent | Camp Comal Monday Coed May 18 Tuesday Men’s May 19 Wednesday Men’s May 20

Relive those glory days 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 a T-Shirt and tournament winners receive a discount on next season’s registration. Age 18+ | Cost: $150 per team/$15 per free agent | Camp Comal Friday Co-ed May 15th

Goofy Golf Days

The second Saturday of each month will be Goofy Golf at the Landa Park Mini Golf Course. Come enjoy a round of putt-putt, but with a twist at each hole. Come to the Landa Park Mini Golf Course on these select days and you can play it your way, or you can play it the Goofy way!

FITNESS, SPORTS & WELLNESS

SUMMER ADULT BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Landa Park Mini Golf Course Saturday, June 13th Saturday, July 11th Saturday, August 1st

Hot Summer Smasher Pickleball Tournament

Partner up and get ready for Das Rec’s second Pickleball Compass Tournament. All intermediate and advanced players are invited to participate in these exciting doubles tournament. Maximum of 16 teams so register early! Prizes/awards will be given out. Games begin at 9am. Ages 13+ Early registration through July 10: $30/team Late registration July 11-22: $40/team A: Saturday, July 25

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OUTDOOR RECREATION

FISCHER PARK NATURE CAMP

Campers will discover nature through fun-filled activities and citizen science in a safe setting. Each session will have different activities to introduce campers to the great outdoors. Each session will include kayaking and fishing. Bring a snack, sack lunch, water bottle, change of clothes and sunscreen to camp each day. Afternoon snacks will be provided. Staff available for participant arrival at 7:30 am and afternoon pick-up until 6:00 pm. Pre-registration required for each session. Age: 6-10 | Cost: $120 | 7:30am–6:00pm | Fischer Park Nature Center *(No Camp on Friday July 3, Cost $96) A - June 1-5 G - July 13-17 B - June 8-12 H - July 20-24 C - June 15-19 I - July 27-31 D - June 22-26 J - August 3-7 E - June 29-July 2* K - August 10-14 F - July 6-10 L - August 17-21

KAYAKING 101

Explore the waters around you in this class 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 | Saturdays (weather permitting) | 10:30am–Noon Fischer Park Nature Center A - June 27 C - August 22 B - July 25 D - September 26

NIGHTLIFE HIKE

Join a Naturalist for a journey around the ponds and through the woods to discover what goes bump in the night! Pre-registration required. Age: ALL | Fee: $5 per person | 8:30-9:30pm | Fischer Park Nature Center A - June 27 B - July 25

C - August 15 D- September 26

FISCHER PARK GARDENING CLUB

Get your hands dirty and help us make our Butterfly Garden pollinatorready! Join us on these spring mornings to learn gardening basics and make a positive impact on the environment. Age: ALL | Cost: Free | 10:30am–Noon | Fischer Park Nature Center A - June 6 B - August 1 D - September 5

FISCHER PARK NATURE EDUCATION CENTER OPEN HAUS

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 | 1pm-4pm | Fischer Park Nature Center A - June 6 B - August 1 C - September 5

ARCHERY 101

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. Age: 9+ | Cost: $10 | 10:30am–Noon | Fischer Park Nature Center A - June 20 C - August 15 B - July 18 D - September 19

FISHING 101

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. Participants over 17 must have a fishing license Age: 7+ | Cost: $7 | 10:30am–Noon | Fischer Park Nature Center A - June 13 C - August 8 B -July 11 D - September 12

Nature Education Center

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THURSDAY NIGHTS IN JUNE AND JULY 4TH 7PM | LANDA PARK DANCE SLAB JUNE 4 RUMOR TOWN FEATURING JAY ERIC JUNE 11 THE REVS JUNE 18 SUNNY SAUCEDA Y TODO ESO Live @ Landa is our Concerts in the Park series at the Landa Park Dance Slab. For over thirty years local musicians have performed a variety of music that ranges from country and rock-n-roll to jazz and ballads. This family friendly event is enjoyed in the beautiful outdoors.

JUNE 25 THE CRAZE JULY 4 THE J ABRAM BAND

HISTORIC CEMETERY TOUR

Join Spass Walking Tours for a guided, interactive walking tour through two historic New Braunfels’ cemeteries that includes 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 830-221-4370 to register. Cost is $20/person | Saturday, July 11 | 6-8PM

LANDA PARK TOUR & HIKE

Join Spass Walking Tours of New Braunfels to explore the history and beauty of Landa Park and experience a two mile walk during this interpretative tour. Discover man-made and natural treasures and hear stories about the people that made Landa Park a significant part of our community. This tour meets in the parking lot of the Rec Center at 164 Landa Park Drive. Most of the tour will be on the sidewalk and is stroller friendly. Call 830-221-4370 to register. Cost is $20/person | Saturday, June 6 | 10AM-NOON

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LANDA PARK AQUATICS - SWIM LESSONS

LANDA PARK SWIM 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.

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 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.

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 fear and increase your enjoyment and confidence in water! Age: 6 months - 12 years Cost: $45 for 8 lessons Landa Park Aquatic Complex Session 1 June 2–12 Session 2 June 16–26 Session 3 June 30–July 10* ($39.38 No class July 3rd) Session 4 July 14–July 24 Session 5 July 28-August 7 *Children attending Camp Minnehaha and Swim Lessons can only register for the 10AM session. Level

9am

10am*

5pm

6pm

7pm**

Parent/Child Preschool Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 & 5 **7pm swim lessons are only available the first three sessions Parents Meeting: Attendance is encouraged for this orientation each Monday before the start of a new session from 6-7pm at the Aquatics Complex. 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. 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.

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Private lessons are available and custom designed for each student. Work at your own pace in this 1-on-1 private lesson. This is ideal for anyone looking for a more customized experience for children, teens, and adults. Age: All | Fee: $60 for 4/30minute lessons | Landa Park Aquatics Complex Classes will be offered Tuesday – Friday at 12, 12:45, 1:30, 3, 3:45 & 4:25 pm. *Session 8 & 9 will have more times available Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Session 6 Session 7 Session 8 Session 9

June 9-12 June 16-19 June 23-26 July 7-10 July 14-17 July 21-24 July 28-31 August 4-7 August 11-14

JUNIOR LIFEGUARD CAMP

Campers are introduced to the lifesaving techniques, swimming, and team building skills necessary to properly help in water safety scenarios. Campers will NOT become certified lifeguards, but will learn the same skills as an American Red Cross Lifeguard. Age: 11-14 | Cost: $80 Landa Park Aquatic Complex All Sessions: Monday-Friday 8 am-4pm Session A: June 15-19 Session B: June 22-26 Session C: July 13-17 Session D: July 20-24 Session E: July 27-31

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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.org/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

Date

Free + $15 deposit

Children (3–12)

$7 each

Adults (13–59)

$8 each

Seniors (60+)

$7 each

Military

$7 each

Spectators

$4 each

Public Swim: 12-7pm

Public Swim: 10am-7pm

Public Swim: 12-7pm

Public Swim: 10am-7pm

Public Swim: 12-7pm

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.

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

Public Swim: 10am-7pm

Pool Closure Time

Saturday & Sunday (Holidays)

100 Liebscher Drive 830-608-2165

Sunday

SPECIAL CLOSURES

DAILY ADMISSION

Life jacket

Saturday

LPAC AQUATICS

LANDA PARK AQUATIC COMPLEX HOURS

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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DAS REC AQUATICS - SWIM LESSONS

DAS REC SWIM 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, basics of freestyle.

GROUP SWIM LESSONS

Age: 3-12 years Cost $80/ 4 – 30 minute lessons Session 1: June 8-11 Session 2: June 15-18 Session 3: June 22-25 Session 4:July 6-9 Session 5:July 13-16 Session 6: July 20-23 Session 7: July 27-30 Session 8: August 3-6 Session 9: August 10-13

Session 1: June 8-18 Session 2: June 22- July 2nd Session 3: July 6-16 Session 4: July 20-30 Session 5: August 3-13

SATURDAY GROUP SWIM LESSONS

Age: 6 months- 12 years Cost: $30 for 4 lessons Das Rec Session 1: June 6-27 Session 2: July 11-August 1 Session 3: August 8-29

MONDAY–THURSDAY Level

9am

9:45am

10:30am

1pm

1:45pm

5:30pm

6:15pm

Parent/Child

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 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.

Preschool Level 1 Level 2

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

Private Swim Lessons

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. 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.

Level 3 Level 4 & 5 Private

SATURDAY Level Parent/Child Preschool Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 & 5 Private

345 LANDA STREET • 830-221-4170 DASREC.COM

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PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Age: 6 months-12 years Cost: $60 for 8 lessons Das Rec

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10:30am

11:15am

Noon


LANDA PARK MINIATURE TRAIN The Landa Park miniature train is fun for all ages. A train trip is a wonderful way to explore the park. Operation starts Memorial Day weekend. Cost: $4 per person | 830-625-8285 Annual Pass: $35 per person

DAILY - 10am–8PM (WEATHER PERMITTING)

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. Cost: $3 per person or $5 per person specialty boat | 830-221-4370 Monday – Sunday: 10am – 8pm Open Daily: May 25 – August 21 Weekends Only: August 22 – September 27

LANDA PARK MINIATURE GOLF The Landa Park Miniature Golf Course boasts 18 holes and provides family entertainment in scenic Landa Park. Cost: $3 per person Contact: 830-221-4370 Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 8pm Friday – Saturday: 10am – 10pm Open Daily: May 25 – August 21 Weekends Only: August 22 – November 1

FISCHER PARK 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

• 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 • An organized sport or bubble soccer may be added for additional fee Parties may be booked on Saturdays & Sundays at: 11am-1pm, 1:30-3:30pm, 4-6pm. Gym Parties also available Fridays 5-7pm.

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, Dino Roar

$150 FOR 2 HOURS

• Up to 15 guests (not including parents) • One hour of activities • Tables with covers & balloons • Party Host •Fishing Option $15

$200 FOR 2 HOURS

• Up to 30 guests (not including parents) • One hour of activities • Tables with covers & balloons • Party Host •Fishing Option $15

MINI GOLF 830-221-4370

BASIC PACKAGE - $200 FOR 2 HOURS

• 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

PUBLIC PAVILION RENTAL - $150

• Two Hours of Unlimited Mini Golf for 20 guests • Mini Golf Pavilion reserved • $75 for each additional hour • $1 off each admission for groups with more than 20 guests Only available during regular operating hours

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 • Bag and t-shirt for the birthday person

ALL INCLUSIVE POOL PARTY PACKAGE - $325 • Two hours for 30 people • Birthday party room, tables and chairs • 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.

BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGES & ATTRACTIONS

LANDA PARK ATTRACTIONS

KAYAK RENTAL (WEATHER PERMITTING) Weekday rentals available by reservation at 830-221-4378. Friday-Saturday | 10am-5pm Sunday | Noon-5pm | $5 per person See Fischer Park Gift Shop for rental purchase and further details. Offered Spring Break –October 31.

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

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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) $39.00 WEEKDAY (MON-FRI) $35.00 $29.00 WEEKDAY SENIOR (AGE 60+) WEEKDAY MILITARY $29.00 $13.00 WEEKEND JUNIOR (HIGHSCHOOL & UNDER) $10.50 WEEKDAY JUNIOR (HIGHSCHOOL & UNDER) TWILIGHT (WEEKDAY, SEASONAL TIMES, OR 9 HOLES) $25.00 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. *ONLINE REGISTRATION IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. 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 *Children attending Camp Minnehaha and Swim Lessons can only register for the 10AM session.

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 Rewind

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

SUMMER READING KICKOFF

School is out for the year, which means it’s time for Summer Reading at the New Braunfels Public Library! This year’s theme is “Imagine Your Story,” and fairy tales, mythology, and fantasy are taking center stage. The Summer Reading Kickoff will feature food, crafts, and the first of many special weekly summer programs. Note: Summer Reading Programs require registration. Registration is available online and opens two weeks in advance. Age: All Ages | Free | 10:00 am-1:00 pm New Braunfels Public Library Saturday | May 30

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S BOOK SALE

Find some of the children’s books you’ve been looking for and even more you didn’t know you needed at the Friends of the Library’s annual Children’s Book Sale. This sale coincides with the library’s Summer Reading Kickoff and can be found at the Friends of the Library Building. All books 50 cents! Proceeds go back into library programming. Age: All Ages | Free | 9:00 am-12:00 pm New Braunfels Public Library Saturday | May 30

BABY RHYME TIME

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

TODDLER TIME

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

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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: 3-5 | Free | 4 pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room First Thursday of the month

BILINGUAL STORYTIME (ENGLISH/SPANISH)

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

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


OPEN CHESS FOR KIDS & TEENS

Age: 8-12 | Free | 4 pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Second Tuesday of the month

Playing chess can improve problem solving and critical thinking skills, and spatial awareness. It is also a great way to meet new people. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own sets and timers, but some will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Curious minds can investigate aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this hands-on program.

TWEEN ART AFTERNOON

Looking for practice playing or need some new opponents? Join us at this open time to play and practice. All skill levels welcome.

Join us as we explore different artistic movements and processes and familiarize ourselves with a range of art supplies.

Age: 8-18 | Free | 5 pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room First and third Wednesday of the month 

Age: 8-12 | Free | 4 pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Third Tuesday of the month

CURIOSITY CLUB

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 & TEENS

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: 8-18 | Free | 5 pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Second and fourth Wednesday of the month

First Wednesdays - Art Explorers - Join us for the art edition of Curiosity Club! We’ll explore different media and techniques and you'll take home some fridge-worthy creations. Second Wednesdays - Growing Up Wild - Growing Up Wild is a program developed by the Council for Environmental Education and has several aims: Teach young people how to think about wildlife, not what to think; Include helpful, scientific background information with all activities, and; Incorporate powerful techniques and methods for teaching problem solving and decision-making skills. Third Wednesdays - Holiday Palooza! - Curiosity Club explores a different holiday or celebration. We'll travel the globe and delve into holidays from different cultures, wacky U.S. holidays (National Doughnut Day, anyone?), and ones you may celebrate at home with your family! Fourth Wednesdays - Build It! - Curiosity Club uses all the fun stuff the library has to offer — including Keva planks, LEGO, giant MagnaTiles, and Strawbees—to experiment with different ways to build. Fifth Wednesdays - Surprise Edition! - When there's a fifth Wednesday in the month, Curiosity Club will be a surprise! It may be a special guest or presentation, or something extra special our Youth Services Librarians have cooked up. Age: 5-7 | Free | 4 pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Wednesdays

DROP-IN VOLUNTEER HOURS

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

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 ANIME AND MANGA CLUB

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

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.

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

DIY @ YOUR LIBRARY FOR TEENS

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

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.

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  

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

OWL (OLDER, WISER, LIVELIER)

OPEN ART STUDIO FOR TEENS

Age: 50+ | Free| 2-4 pm New Braunfels Public Library Conference Room Mondays

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.

Stop in each week for a new activity geared toward our 50+ crowd. Activities include games, puzzles, crafts, movies, guest speakers and more.

TEEN & ADULT PROGRAMS

TEEN ART AFTERNOONS

CHILDREN & TWEEN PROGRAMS

STEM FOR TWEENS

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

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YOGA FOR SENIORS

PIN PERFECT

Age: 50+ | Free | 3-4 pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Fourth Monday of the month

Age: 18+ | Free | 9:30 am New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Third Thursday of the month

OPEN TECH HOUR

TAI CHI

Relieve stress, clear your mind, and strengthen your body during this 1-hour session targeted toward the 50+ crowd.

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. 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

GENTLE YOGA

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

During gentle yoga, you move your body in a 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

BOOK GROUPS

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

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

SIT & STITCH

COLORING THERAPY

We’ll bring the supplies and teach you a new craft every month based on a project found on Pinterest.

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. Age: 18+ | Free New Braunfels Public Library Fiction | Second Wednesday | 1:30 pm Horror | Second Thursday | 6:30 pm Mystery | Third Thursday | 3 pm

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

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

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 | Free Westside Community Center Gym Mondays | 9 am Wednesdays | 9 am Saturdays | 1 pm

LUNCHTIME ZUMBA

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+ | Free Westside Community Center Gym Mondays | 12:15 pm

CORE FIT WITH CHRISTINA

Core Fit is a workout for the body, mind, and soul. This 45-minute session includes cardio, muscletoning 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. Age: 18+ | Free | 5:30 pm Westside Community Center Gym Mondays

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

WALKING TO MUSIC

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

BAILE LATINO WITH CAROL

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

TEAM MOTIVATION BOOT CAMP 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

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

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

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 830221-4630 to find out more about setting up a gym time to support your organization.

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY

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.

ENGLISH, SPANISH, AND MORE

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 830-221-4630 for more information about these programs.

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION NETWORK OF COMAL COUNTY

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 830221-4630 for more information on specific dates and times. Age: 18+ | Free

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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



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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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Walking Path

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Playground

Basketball Court

Skateboarding

BBQ Pit (s)

Water Activities

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