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PARKS, RECREATION, AND LIBRARY PROGRAMS

FALL 2019 / WINTER 2020


PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT STAFF Administration 10 Commercial Place, Bldg #1 Schertz, TX 78154 (210) 619-1850 Director Lauren Shrum lshrum@schertz.com Senior Administrative Assistant Pamela Amen pamen@schertz.com Parks Manager Jared Montney jmontney@schertz.com Events Manager Mary Spence mspence@schertz.com

PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board exists to advise and make recommendations to the City Council concerning policy matters related to the establishment, maintenance and operation of the City’s parks and recreation programs. The Board meets bi-monthly on the fourth Monday of every month at City Hall in the Bob Andrews Conference Room, located at 1400 Schertz Parkway. Chair Johnie McDow Vice-Chair John Sullivan Members Regina Agee

William Bosch Sally Macias

Floy Simmons

Robert Sheridan III Kimberly Smith

IN THIS GUIDE

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Special Events

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Nature Education

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Aquatics

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Schertz Area Senior Center

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Schertz  Recreation Center

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Youth Sports

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Park Pavilion Rentals 

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Parks & Trail Map 

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Schertz Parks

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Schertz Public Library

Carol Yauger

James Garvin (alternate)

Shawn Moore (alternate)

PHOTO RELEASE The Schertz Parks & Recreation Department may videotape or take photographs of participants enrolled in recreation activities, programs, and special events. These photos and/or videotapes may be used for promotional purposes.

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Welcome to the 3rd edition of our Schertz Parks & Recreation FUN Guide —an award winning publication! The 2019 Spring/Summer Guide received an Award of Honor from the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO), and we are so excited to bring you the first ever Fall/ Winter Guide. We hope you find the information helpful in planning the fall and winter months for your family. Have you ever swam in a pool full of 200 pumpkins? Now’s your chance! Join us at the Schertz Aquatics Center on October 5 for Dunkin’ for Pumpkins where participants can choose their own pumpkin out of the pool to paint and take home. The Halloween themed fun continues with Trunk or Treat scheduled for October 26 at Pickrell Park. A trick or treat trail with local businesses handing out candy, hayrides, face painting and other games for the kids are all part of the event. Dads and daughters need to mark their calendars for February 21 for the 2nd Annual Daddy Daughter Dance at the Schertz Civic Center. We will go “Under the Sea” for the evening and may even spot a few mermaids! New to the guide this Fall/Winter, is some information on exciting programs happening at the Schertz Public Library. Be sure to check out what our friends are doing at the library on pages 20-23! Finally, don’t forget to get out and explore all of our park properties highlighted on pages 18-19. Each location has different amenities, including two outdoor pools, and there is something for everyone. We hope you have FUN exploring everything your Schertz Parks & Recreation Department has to offer! Lauren Shrum, Director of Schertz Parks & Recreation

(210) 619-1850

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SPECIAL EVENTS

PAWS IN THE POOL

The dog days of summer are still hanging on so it’s time to get your pup’s paws in the pool and cool off! Join us on Saturday, September 7 at Pickrell Park Pool from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. for this special event for dogs and their owners. Admission is $3 per person (cash or check only) and 2 dogs per person are allowed. All dogs must be on leash outside the pool facility. All dogs must wear a collar they can swim in. All humans must show proof of dog vaccinations at the gate. Humans must clean up after their dog. Any aggressive dog or human will be asked to leave. The small dog area is in the wading pool and the large dog area is in the main pool. Lawn chairs and dog toys are allowed. Concessions will be available for purchase.

DUNKIN’ FOR PUMPKINS

Have you ever swam in a pool full of 200 pumpkins? Now’s your chance! Join us at the Schertz Aquatics Center on Saturday, October 5 for Dunkin’ for Pumpkins where participants can choose their own pumpkin out of the pool to paint and take home. The fun starts at 5:00 p.m. with different age groups having their own separate swim sessions with the pumpkins. Please note all children 6 and under will be required to be accompanied by an adult in the water. The cost is $5 per participant and pre-registration is required. Please go to ymcasatx.org to reserve your spot.

TRUNK OR TREAT

Calling all ghosts and goblins! Come out to Pickrell Park for the annual Trunk or Treat event on Saturday, October 26 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Safe trick-ortreating, scary hay rides, pumpkin patch photos, Sparky’s Spooky House, and various games and activities will be available. There will be a costume contest for kids and prizes for the winners in each of the following categories: 0–12 years of age each has their own category per year; 13–18 year-olds; Best Group or Family Costume; and Best Pet Costume. Eight different food trucks will be serving up a variety of food options to feed the entire family. New this year, teens are invited to join us for ZOMBIE Tactical Laser Tag!

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HOLIDAZZLE

Join us on Saturday, December 7 to get in the holiday spirit at Holidazzle! If you need to get some holiday shopping done, the Kris Kringle Market will be open for business at the Schertz Civic Center. A snow play area, the Mt. Schertz snow hill, and other holiday activities will be part of the festivities. Santa Claus will also be present for kiddos to get in their last-minute requests. The lighted night parade always dazzles the crowd, and this year will be no exception. Come celebrate the season with us!

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Here’s your chance to eat some yummy pancakes and visit with the Santa Claus himself! Enjoy a delicious breakfast complete with pancakes, sausage, milk, and juice. Once everyone has been served, Santa Claus will join the party and visit with everyone. Santa will have a photo backdrop and his chair and parents are welcome to take photos. Sessions will occur on December 7 at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. Registration is $10.00 per participant (Children 2 and under are free) and session capacity is limited so make sure to sign up early! so make sure to sign up early!

POLAR BEAR PLUNGE

We are going under the sea for the 2020 Daddy Daughter Dance on Friday, February 21 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Schertz Civic Center! Join us for an evening with your little mermaid filled with music, dancing, refreshments, crafts, and more. Schertz Parks & Recreation invites dads and daughters of all ages to a night you’ll never forget. This event is open to all families and focuses on the importance of quality time. Tickets are presale only from January 6 - February 14 while supplies last. Tickets are $40 per couple, and each additional family member is $15.00. Space is limited and tickets will not be sold at the door. We can’t wait to share the night with you and your loved ones! Follow City of Schertz on Facebook or visit schertz.com for more information

SPECIAL EVENTS

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE

Take the plunge into the new year with Schertz Parks & Recreation and the Schertz Family YMCA at the Cold for a Cause Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, January 11 at 10:00 a.m. at Wendy Swan Memorial Park Pool. After the plunge, this family friendly event includes s'mores and hot chocolate to help you warm up. Also, make sure to cozy up by the fire pit! This chilly tradition takes place internationally every winter, and our community is excited to join in. Registration is $15.00 per person. Funds raised from this event help make it possible for children, families, seniors, neighbors, and others to benefit from Y programs and memberships, regardless of their financial circumstances.

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NATURE EDUCATION

NATURE DISCOVERY SERIES

The Schertz Parks & Recreation Nature Discovery Series is held on the second Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Pre-registration is encouraged so volunteers have enough materials. Please call (210) 619-1850 to get signed up. Participants should meet at the first parking lot near the restroom building and trailhead.

Date

Theme

Time

Saturday, September 14

Discover Clues & Traces See how animals use camouflage to hide.

10:00 a.m.

Saturday, October 12

Discover Rocks: Senses and Sediments Use your 5 senses on earth’s building blocks.

10:00 a.m.

Saturday, November 9

Discover the Forest Explore how each living thing plays a role in a forest.

10:00 a.m.

Star Party At Crescent Bend Nature Park

Explore the Texas night sky at Crescent Bend Nature Park! Come out for a chance to view Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus! Telescopes for viewing provided by the San Antonio Astronomical Association. Bring a red infrared flashlight or make your own, dress for the weather and bring a chair. Event is FREE and pre-registration is not required. Contact the Schertz Parks & Recreation Department at (210) 619-1850 for more information.

Saturday, November 30

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5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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GUADALUPE COUNTY MASTER NATURALISTS

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


FRIENDS OF CRESCENT BEND NATURE PARK

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

BIRDING WALKS

Join us for a birding walk at Crescent Bend Nature Park. All levels of birders are welcome-from beginners to experts. Meet in the first parking lot with leader Sandi Wheeler for a walk through the park to learn about the bird life.

Date

Time

Tuesday, September 24

8:00 a.m.

Sunday, October 27

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday, November 12

8:00 a.m.

Sunday, December 8

8:00 a.m.

NATURE EDUCATION

10 Year

Anniversary CRESCENT BEND NATURE PARK CELEBRATION SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

• • • • • •

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS NATIVE PLANT INFO NATURE DISCOVERY SERIES BIRDING WALKS INFORMATION BOOTHS FREE CUPCAKES!

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AQUATICS SCHERTZ AQUATICS CENTER Contact Info

560 Schertz Parkway Schertz, TX 78154 (210) 619-1900 ymcasatx.org/schertz

AQUATIC EVENTS • D  UNKIN’ FOR PUMPKINS - Saturday, October 5, 5:00 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. • S  WIM N S’MORES - Saturday, November 2, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. • S  WIM WITH SANTA – Friday, December 13, 6:00 p.m. No registration required. • S  WIM N S’MORES - Saturday February 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Admission Prices, Passes

• $6 daily pass resident • $10 daily pass non-resident • $15 family pass resident • $20 family pass non-resident

Unless noted otherwise, please register at ymcasatx.org/schertz for these events.

STORY & SWIM September – May First Fridays, 10:00 a.m. Schertz Aquatics Center Story time just got better! A Schertz Librarian will read a short book or two and then children will enjoy crafts and swim time with a certified instructor. Open to children 5 and under and parents are required to accompany child(ren) in pool. • • • • • •

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 eptember 6: Dinosaurs S October 4: Pirate & Princess November 1: Fall/Apples December 6: Holiday January 3: Snowmen February 7: Dental/Alligator

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SWIM LESSONS FALL SWIM LESSONS • $85 for Schertz Residents/ Y Members, $100 for Community • All classes will be held at Schertz Aquatics Center

Type

Date

Day of Week

Fall I

August 27 – September 20

T/Th or W/F

Fall II

October 1 – October 25

T/Th or W/F

Fall III

October 29 – November 22

T/Th or W/F

Saturday Fall I

September 7 – September 28

Saturday

Saturday Fall II

October 5 – October 26

Saturday

Saturday Fall III

November 2 – November 23

Saturday

December Mini

December 3 – December 19

T/Th Only

WINTER SWIM LESSONS • $85 for Schertz Residents/ Y-Members, $100 for Community • All classes will be held at Schertz Aquatics Center

Type

Date

Day of Week

Winter I

January 14 – February 7

T/Th or W/F

Winter II

February 11 – March 6

T/Th or W/F

Saturday Winter I

January 18 – February 8

Saturday

Saturday Winter II

February 15 – March 7

Saturday

PRE-SWIM TEAM CLASS • $90 for Y-Members, $105 for Community • All classes will be held at Schertz Aquatics Center

This class provides flexibility and muscle toning, in addition to developing self-confidence, selfdiscipline, and goal setting.

Type

Date

Day of Week

Fall I

September 4 – October 11

W/F 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Fall II

October 23 – December 6

W/F 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Winter I

January 22 – February 28

W/F TBD

AQUATICS

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS • Call (210) 619-1900 or go to ymcasatx.org/schertz for more information

Lessons Packs

Private Lessons (1 person/30 min.)

Semi-Private Lessons (2 people/45 min.)

Y-Member

Community

Y-Member

Community

1 Pack

$35

$45

$50

$60

4 Pack

$120

$130

$160

$170

6 Pack

$150

$160

$200

$210

For more information about any of these classes, call (210) 619-1900 or visit ymcasatx.org/schertz (210) 619-1850

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SCHERTZ AREA SENIOR CENTER

SCHERTZ AREA SENIOR CENTER Contact Info

608 Schertz Parkway Schertz, TX 78154 (210) 619-1970 schertz.com

Membership dues are $36.00 per year ($3 per month) and include ALL of the following activities plus many more:

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Schertz Area Senior Center is owned by the City of Schertz and managed through a public facility license agreement with the Schertz Family YMCA.

Free Lunch Program

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

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Membership

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Art Classes Aqua Aerobics Bible Study Bingo Bunco Canasta Chair Volleyball Choir

Coloring Book Club Dances Dominoes Gardening Health Screenings Line Dancing Looming Pickleball

Golden Gardening

Poker Technology Classes Sewing Silver Sneakers Wii Bowling Yoga Zumba

Join the Senior Center to participate in the Golden Gardening class that meets twice a month to learn the basics of fruit and vegetable gardening. Participants use the container gardening and raised bed method so it’s easy for people of all abilities to participate.

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SCHERTZ RECREATION CENTER Contact Info

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Friday 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Schertz Recreation Center is owned by the City of Schertz and managed through a public facility license agreement with the Schertz Family YMCA.

Family I

Household with 2 adults or one adult plus dependent children

$78.00/month

Family II

Household with 2 adults plus dependent children

$91.00/month

Adult

One adult age 18-61

$50.00/month

Student

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

$39.00/month

Senior

One adult age 62+

$35.00/month

*$59.00 joining fee waived for Schertz residents

Amenities

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

PARENT’S NIGHT OUT

FREE Family Fun Events open to the entire community Fall Festival: October 5, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Refreshments available for purchase) Health & Wellness Day: October 19 (Spooktacular themed) Holiday Family Movie Night: December 14, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. (Refreshments available for purchase) Health & Wellness Day: January 18

Open to the Community! Members: $20 first child, $10 each additional child Non-members: $25 first child, $15 each additional September 14

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

November 9

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

December 7 (Parent’s Day Out)

2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

February 15

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

ZUMBATHON Open to the Community! Members $5/Non-members $10 October 11

6:15 – 8:30 p.m.

January 24

6:15 – 8:30 p.m.

(210) 619-1850

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SCHERTZ RECREATION CENTER

621 Westchester Schertz, TX 78154 (210) 619-1900 ymcasatx.org/schertz

Membership

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YOUTH SPORTS

SCHERTZ YOUTH SOCCER ALLIANCE (SYSA) Contact Info

schertzsoccercomplex.org scheduler@schertzsoccercomplex.org

GRAYSA (GREATER RANDOLPH

YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION) graysasoccer.org US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer TOP (The Outreach Program), 4 – 12 years Soccer is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities, organized by youth soccer association volunteers. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl who has a mental or physical disability. Jerseys, shorts, and socks are provided by GRAYSA. Shin guards and cleats are recommended for those who can wear them. Season: September 7 – November 2, Cost: $30 Spring and Fall Soccer, 3 – 18 years • GRAYSA Co-ed U3-U18 Recreational League Season: September 7 – November 2, Cost: $80 • GRAYSA Co-ed U8-U10 Academy • GRAYSA Co-ed U11-U19 Select

75 Maske Rd

LIONS FUTBALL CLUB lionsfc.org Fall Soccer, 3-18 years • Co-ed U3-U7 Cubs Season: September 17 – November 7 • Co-ed U8-U10 Academy • Co-ed U11-U19 Competitive

YMCA ymcasatx.org/schertz Fall Soccer, 2-12 years

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SCHERTZ SOCCER COMPLEX

FALL 2019 / WINTER 2020

The Schertz Soccer Complex is a 42-acre facility owned by the City of Schertz and managed by a partnership with the Schertz Youth Soccer Alliance (SYSA.) Field rentals are available by contacting SYSA at scheduler@schertzsoccercomplex.org. Park Hours: 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Amenities: • 12 Full-sized Soccer Fields • 2 Lighted Fields • Concession Building • Restrooms • Playscape (ages 5 - 12)


JOHNIE MCDOW SPORTS COMPLEX 955 Community Circle

The Johnie McDow Sports Complex is 12-acre facility owned by the City of Schertz and managed by a partnership with the Buffalo Valley Youth Association (BVYA). Field rentals are available by contacting BVYA at (210) 659-1610. Park Hours: 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

BUFFALO VALLEY YOUTH ASSOCIATION (BVYA) Contact Info

bvya.com (210) 659-1610 / bvya@att.net

Age

Season

Rates

Fall Ball – Co-Ed (Instructional Baseball)

5/6 Year Olds – Shetland

Sept. 15 – Oct. 31

$65.00

Fall Ball – Co-Ed (Instructional Baseball)

7/8 Year Olds – Pinto

Sept. 15 – Oct. 31

$65.00

Fall Ball - Co-Ed (Instructional Baseball)

9/10 Year Olds – Mustang

Sept. 15 – Oct. 31

$65.00

Fall Ball – Co-Ed (Instructional Baseball)

11/13 Year Olds – Bronco

Sept. 15 – Oct. 31

$65.00

Cheerleading – Co-Ed

4/5/6 Year Olds - Flag

Aug. 1 – Oct. 31

$200.00

Cheerleading – Co-Ed

7/8 Year Olds – Freshman

Aug. 1 – Oct. 31

$200.00

Cheerleading – Co-Ed

9/10 Year Olds – Jr Varsity

Aug. 1 – Oct. 31

$200.00

Cheerleading – Co-Ed

11-14 Year Olds – Varsity

Aug. 1 – Oct. 31

$200.00

Football – Co-Ed

4/5/6 Year Olds – Flag

Aug. 1 – Oct. 31

$175.00

Football – Co-Ed

9/10 Year Olds – Jr Varsity

Aug. 1 – Oct. 31

$190.00

Football – Co-Ed

11-12 Year Olds - Varsity

Aug. 1 – Oct. 31

$190.00

Volleyball – Co-Ed

Grades 3-4 – Midgets

Sept. 15 – Oct. 28

$105.00

Volleyball – Co-Ed

Grades 5-7 – Juniors

Sept. 15 – Oct. 28

$105.00

Winter Sports

Age

Season

Rates

Basketball – Co-Ed

Pre-K – Grade 12

Dec. 1 – Feb. 28

TBA

THULEMEYER PARK 901 Oak Street

Thulemeyer Park is a 16-acre facility owned by the City of Schertz and managed by a partnership with the Buffalo Valley Youth Association (BVYA.) Field rentals are available by contacting BVYA at (210) 659-1610. Fields are also available for general public use when not reserved. Park Hours: 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Amenities: • 5 Baseball & Softball Fields • Lighting Available • Covered Dugouts • Bleacher Seating • Pre-set Bases • Restrooms • Concession Building

(210) 619-1850

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YOUTH SPORTS

Fall Sport

Amenities: • Seven Youth Baseball & Softball Fields • Lighting Available • Covered Dugouts • Shaded Bleacher Seating • Pre-set Bases • Restrooms • Concession Building

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PARK PAVILION RENTALS

PARK PAVILION RENTALS

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

Pickrell Park

Pickrell Park Large Pavilion/All Day Weekend Resident/Non-Resident

$200/$300

Deposit

$200

Without Kitchen

$100/$150

Weekday Rates Half-off

$100/$150

Small Pavilion/All Day Weekend Resident

$85

Non-Resident

$135

Deposit

$0

Weekday Rates Half-off

$100/$150

Small Pavilion/Half Day Weekend Resident/Non-Resident

$55/$90

Deposit

$0

Small Pavilion/All Day Weekday Resident/ Non-Resident

$42.50/$67.50

Deposit

$0

COMING SOON! The Schertz Parks & Recreation Department will be implementing a new recreation software – CivicREC – and park pavilion reservations and payments will be accepted online. No more calling the office to ask for availability, with the click of a few buttons, you can now see which pavilions are available and on what days. The software is expected to go live in January 2020. Stay tuned!

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PARK DEVELOPMENT SCHERTZ PEDESTRIAN ROUTES & BIKE LANES PROJECT

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

City-wide

VETERAN’S MEMORIAL PLAZA PAVER RENOVATION 512 Schertz Parkway

HERITAGE OAKS PARK 11700 Longleaf Parkway

ASHLEY PARK RENOVATION 534 Ashley Park Dr

COMPLETED! The renovation project for Ashley Park was completed over the summer and a Grand Re-Opening was held on July 31. Aging play equipment was replaced with a new double-net climbing structure, new Expression swing, and a new gaga ball pit – all 3 of these amenities are the first of their kind in Schertz parks! The old asphalt basketball court was also demolished and a new concrete court was constructed. Accessible sidewalks to new features were added, the restroom was renovated, and the existing soccer field was re-graded and re-oriented to create 2 practice soccer fields.

(210) 619-1850

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PARK DEVELOPMENT

The City of Schertz applied for a 100% matching grant through the TRAPS/ GameTime/PlayCore Statewide Funding Initiative and was awarded the grant in May. The City of Schertz is one of 25 grants awarded throughout the state, and our playscape structure was awarded two national demonstration site designations: “NatureGrounds” and the “PlayOn! Promoting Physical Activity.” Once the playscape structure is installed, PlayCore will be collecting data at the park as part of their national initiative to demonstrate the physical, social, and emotional benefits of play. The data will be presented at the 2020 Texas Recreation & Park Society Annual Institute in Galveston, TX. The playscape includes several slides, a butterfly climber, interactive and cooperative play panels, swings, and a spinning seat. An accessible trail will also be constructed at the park to connect the playscape to the existing parking and picnic areas.

Many of the pavers at the plaza have engraving that is wearing away and are in need of replacement and reengraving. This project will remove the existing pavers, re-install newly engraved pavers to replace those that were removed, and will install a new batch of purchased pavers from residents who have been on a waiting list. In addition the granite pedestals will be re-engraved and landscaping will be refreshed. The project is expected to be completed in October 2019.

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

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SCHERTZ PARKS MAP

SCHERTZ PARKS

Planned parks, natural parks, sports facilities, pavilions and family gathering places, hike and bike trails, safe pedestrians ways, fitness facilities, swimming facilities and social gathering places are all part of a large picture that meets the needs of our community.

ATHLETIC FIELDS 1. Schertz Ballparks

955 Community Circle

3. Thulemeyer Park

901 Oak Street

2. Schertz Soccer Complex

75 Maske Road

PARKS 4. Ashley Park 5. Crescent Bend Nature Park 6. Cut-Off Park 7. Cypress Point Park 8. Forest Ridge Park 9. Gutierrez Xeriscape Park 10. Heritage Oaks Park 11. Lone Oak Park 12. Mary Whitfield Burks Park 13. Oak Forest Park 14. Palm Park 15. Pickrell Park 16. Rhine Valley Park 17. S  chertz Community

534 Ashley Park

18. Schertz Dog Park 19. Schertz Skate Park 20. The Park at Woodland Oaks 21. Wendy Swan Memorial

940 Community Circle

22. Veteran's Memorial Plaza 23. R  ecreation Facilities

512 Schertz Parkway

Playscape

Park

North Center

12805 Schaefer Road 700 Block of FM 1518 5526 Cypress Point 17529 Wiederstein Road 1231 Borgfeld Road 11700 Longleaf Parkway 100 Block of Roundtree Dr. 3175 Schertz Parkway 4200 Block of FM 3009 200 Block of FM 78 701 Oak Street 9958 Mulhouse Drive

Park

Distance

629 Westchester Drive

Ashley Park Trail

0.25 miles

Cibolo Creek Primitive Trails

6 miles

Crescent Bend Nature Park Trails

4 miles

905 Woodland Oaks Drive

Cypress Point Park Trail

0.58 miles

4601 Cherry Tree Drive

Forest Ridge Park Trail

0.5 miles

FM 3009 Sidewalks

5.5 miles

Gutierrez Xeriscape Park Trail

0.19 miles

Heritage Oaks Park Trail

0.5 miles

Misty Woods Trail

0.21 miles

Oak Forest Park Trail

0.57 miles

Pickrell Park Trail

0.30 miles

Rhine Valley Park Trail

0.31 miles

Schertz Exercise Trail

0.5 miles

Schertz Parkway Trails

6 miles

Wendy Swan Memorial Park Trail

0.17 miles

820 Community Circle

3501 Morning Drive

27 - 30 Future Parks

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

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SCHERTZ PARKS MAP (210) 619-1850

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SCHERTZ PARKS

PARKS

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

ASHLEY PARK

CUT-OFF PARK

This 5-acre neighborhood park is a great place for families to play on the playground, practice soccer, or enjoy a pick-up game of basketball. Renovated in 2019, this park now includes a double tower net-climbing structure, an expression swing, and a gaga ball pit – all the first of their kind in Schertz!

This 58-acre park features lots of open space, heritage-sized oak trees, and trailhead access to six miles of Cibolo Creek Primitive Trails. No motorized vehicles are permitted.

534 Ashley Park

GUTIERREZ XERISCAPE PARK

HERITAGE OAKS PARK

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

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

1231 Borgfeld Rd

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700 Block of FM 1518

11700 Longleaf Parkway

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PICKRELL PARK 701 Oak Street

This 17-acre park offers something for everyone. From basketball to swimming to playscapes to walking trails, we’ve fit it all in at this busy community park. Picnic pavilions are available by reservation, including the Large Pavilion for large groups with kitchen and private bathroom facilities. The park is also home to many city events and festivals throughout the year.

CYPRESS POINT PARK 5526 Cypress Point

This 10-acre neighborhood park features a playscape, walking trail, and lots of open space for families to toss a football around or play a game of Frisbee. Parking, benches, and a water fountain round out the amenities.

LONE OAK PARK

100 Block of Rountree Dr

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

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FOREST RIDGE PARK 17529 Wiederstein Rd

This 14-acre park features an almost hidden trail through a linear forested area that many walkers and runners utilize. The trail connects to the FM 3009 sidewalks and will have a future connection to the Schertz Parkway Trails.

MARY WHITFIELD BURKS PARK 3175 Schertz Parkway

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


CRESCENT BEND NATURE PARK

SCHERTZ COMMUNITY PLAYSCAPE

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

This 1-acre park is all about play with multiple play structures, swings, merry go round, and accessible features. A new restroom building makes it a destination park for the community. A water fountain, benches, Story Walk Trail, and ample parking round out the amenities.

12780 Schaefer Rd

629 Westchester Dr

OAK FOREST PARK

PALM PARK

RHINE VALLEY PARK

SCHERTZ DOG PARK

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

This small 2-acre pocket park borders Cibolo Creek and is mostly open space. The park is being developed by Eagle Scouts into a Scout Day Use Area. Phase I included picnic tables and parking which are open for use.

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

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

4200 Block of FM 3009

200 Block of FM 78

9958 Mulhouse Dr

940 Community Circle

THE PARK AT WOODLAND OAKS

WENDY SWAN MEMORIAL PARK

VETERAN’S MEMORIAL PLAZA

This 0.30-acre park is Phase I of a planned 3-phase skate park with features and grinding rails. Open space, parking, and practice fields for baseball are adjacent to the skate park which is surrounded by recently planted trees.

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

This 3-acre neighborhood park has a lot of amenities packed into a small space. An outdoor pool and bathhouse, picnic pavilion, walking trail, playscape, and a basketball court are available for use. Benches, a drinking fountain, and parking round out the amenities.

This 0.60-acre park was constructed to honor members of our military. Engraved pavers are available for purchase by contacting the Parks & Recreation Department.

820 Community Circle

905 Woodland Oaks Dr

4601 Cherry Tree Dr

512 Schertz Parkway

(210) 619-1850

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SCHERTZ SKATE PARK

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SCHERTZ PUBLIC LIBRARY

FROM THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR Welcome to the Library’s section of the Fall/Winter Parks & Recreation FUN Guide! A big thank you to the Parks Department for sharing space with us so we, in turn, can share information with you on some of our upcoming programming and notable services. We have several reading-related programs and challenges that will take place in the fall and winter. In January and February, our Winter Reading Club will take you on a reading adventure in and out of various businesses around the community. Our Book Nerd Challenge for ages 5-adult encourages participants to read 25 books a year in genres that get readers out of their comfort zone. The 2019 Challenge will be wrapping up at the end of January and the 2020 Challenge will begin in February. We also have an early literacy initiative called 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten which encourages parents to read aloud with their children during the critical developmental ages prior to starting school. On October 12, we will be promoting the works of authors from the community with our 4th annual Local Author Fair. Participating authors will be on hand to give a short presentation and answer questions about their works. In addition to reading programs, the library has many exceptional electronic resources for patrons to utilize and enjoy. Especially pertinent during the back-to-school season is Brainfuse HelpNow, an all-inone suite of tutoring services designed for a wide range of academic needs. Expert tutors, including Spanish-speaking tutors, are available online from 2:00-11:00 p.m. each day. Also, the library recently added streaming films to our collection. Library card holders can access the service, called Kanopy, and stream up to 10 films per month. Visit our online calendar at schertzlibrary.org for a full schedule of monthly programs and for more information on the many resources available to you with your Schertz Pubic Library card. Have questions? You can contact the library at (210) 619-1700 or at librarian@schertz.com. We look forward to seeing you soon! Melissa Uhlhorn, Library Director

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How to Get a Library Card Any Texas resident with a photo ID and current proof of residence (i.e. a utility bill) may apply for a fullservice card, free of charge. If your proof of residence is different from your photo ID, your name must appear on the proof of residence to be valid. P.O. boxes are not acceptable as proof of residence. Children under 18 may apply for a card as long as they can write their name and a parent with a photo ID and proof of residence is present to sign the card. The library also has digital access cards and TexShare cards. Visit the “How Do I...” tab at schertzlibrary.org to learn about the various cards available.


WINTER READING EXPRESS

SCHERTZ PUBLIC LIBRARY

Hop on the Winter Reading Express with us this January and February. The Winter Reading Express is scheduled to begin its journey with a special event on Saturday, January 11! We will then challenge participants to read around town at different locations for 30 minutes at each stop. Once your train ticket is complete, submit it to the library before 6:00 p.m. on February 15 to be entered in to the grand prize drawing. There will also be weekly prize drawings throughout the program.

LOCAL AUTHOR FAIR Join us for a Local Author Fair at the Schertz Public Library! Selected authors will share a little about themselves, their work, and their writing process. Following the author presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to visit with and purchase books from the authors. Selected authors have written books for children and adults, in both fiction and non-fiction. If you are a local author interested in participating next year, please submit your applications by August 31, 2020. (210) 619-1700

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Kanopy streaming video service showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and the best of world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, MusicBox Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS, and thousands of independent filmmakers. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device, or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, or Roku. Library card holders can stream 10 films per month. Library card holders can access Kanopy and instantly sign up to start streaming 10 films per month by visiting schertzlibrary.kanopy.com.

Brainfuse HelpNow is a suite of tutoring services designed for a wide range of academic needs, whether it’s tackling a tough homework problem, mastering a particular topic, or writing a paper. Students, from elementary age to college age, can access live, on-demand expert tutors from 2:00 – 11:00 p.m. daily. Tutors and students communicate in real time in an online classroom by typing, drawing, and marking up lessons and web content. HelpNow services also include a writing lab where assignments can be uploaded for review by a tutor and are returned within 24 hours with constructive feedback.

Visit main.schertzh.tx.brainfuse.com for all of your tutoring needs!

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STORY TIME SCHEDULE

Events

Days & Time

Baby & Me

Thursdays, 10:05 a.m.

Toddler Storytime

Tuesdays, 10:05 a.m. Wednesdays, 10:05 a.m.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays, 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, 10:45 a.m. Thursdays, 10:45 a.m.

Evening Storytime

Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.

SCHERTZ PUBLIC LIBRARY

Schertz Public Library offers weekly story time in a block schedule. Story time takes place for six weeks at a time, followed by a break of three weeks. Please see a complete schedule at schertzlibrary.org.

MEETING ROOMS The Schertz Public Library has two medium size meeting rooms available for public use. The rooms are designed to meet general informational, educational, cultural, and civic needs. No commercial, sales, or profit-making uses of the rooms are allowed, nor can the rooms be used for private parties, campaigning or religious services. Meeting room usage is free to residents of Schertz, Cibolo, Selma, and Guadalupe County. All others are charged $50.00 per 4-hour block of time. All applicants for meeting room usage must be a library cardholder. Call the library at (210) 619-1700 or visit schertzlibrary.org to reserve a room.

(210) 619-1700

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