Schertz Parks & Recreation Fall 2022/Winter 2023 FUN Guide

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PARKS, RECREATION, AND LIBRARY PROGRAMS

FALL 2022 / WINTER 2023


PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT STAFF Administration 10 Commercial Place, Bldg #1 Schertz, TX 78154 (210) 619-1850 Director Lauren Shrum lshrum@schertz.com Parks Manager Jared Montney jmontney@schertz.com Parks Maintenance Crew Supervisor Robert Dobratz rdobratz@schertz.com Recreation Manager Cassie Paddock cpaddock@schertz.com Events Specialist Analyse Miranda amiranda1@schertz.com

IN THIS GUIDE

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Nature Education

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Special Events

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Aquatics

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chertz Area S Senior Center

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Schertz Recreation Center

PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD

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Youth Sports

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 on the fourth Monday of every month at City Hall in the Bob Andrews Conference Room, located at 1400 Schertz Parkway.

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Recreation Programs

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Volunteer Schertz

Chair Johnie McDow

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Park Pavilion Rentals

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Parks Map & Trail List

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Schertz Parks

Members

William Bosch    Regina Agee    Sally Macias

Floy Simmons

Robert Sheridan III    Carol Yauger

James Garvin

Shawn Moore

Jamie Acevedo (Alternate Member)    Brad Snow (Alternate Member)    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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Park Development

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Trail Development

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Schertz Public Library

FALL 2022 / WINTER 2023


FROM THE DIRECTOR

In Texas, we are all anxiously waiting for Fall to arrive, also known as our “second summer” on various social media memes! This fall, the ever-popular Adult Social League is back – both kickball and cornhole registration is open now! Bring the whole family to Dunkin’ for Pumpkins on Saturday, October 8 at the Schertz Aquatics Center where everyone can enjoy swimming in the pumpkin patch. If you’d prefer to stay dry, join us for all our Nature Discovery Series programs on the second Saturday of the month at Crescent Bend Nature Park.

Email Cassandra Paddock: cpaddock@schertz.com

BECOME A SPONSOR

If you haven’t made it out to one of our Star Parties yet, join us the Saturday after Thanksgiving to marvel at the night sky. Volunteers with telescopes will be on hand to answer all your questions. In December, we’ve got lots of holiday events to enjoy the season with your family, ending with a New Year’s Eve celebration in Pickrell Park. For 2023 we’re already planning our popular Mother/Son and Daddy/Daughter Dances to be held on February 4 and we can’t wait to see you there! The new half-mile section of the Great Northern Trail was completed and we celebrated the Grand Opening in June. The Parks team just installed new dog waste stations on the trail, and benches and signage are coming soon. We are excited about more trail opportunities that we are steadily working on, so stay tuned! This Fall, get out and explore the FUN that can be had with Schertz Parks & Recreation! Lauren Shrum, Director of Parks & Recreation

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REGISTER FOR PARKS & RECREATION PROGRAMS NOW WITH

The City of Schertz is committed to providing a high quality of life for our residents which includes the many events, programs, and facility rentals offered by Schertz Parks & Recreation. In order to offer a new convenience to our residents, we would like to introduce CivicRec. This new program gives you the ability to view, register, and reserve Schertz Parks & Recreation activities, events, facilities, and manage your account all in one place. Payments for programs and rentals can also be made on CivicRec.

Go to Schertz.com to log on to CivicRec today to join in on all of the FUN to be had! (210) 619-1850

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NATURE EDUCATION

NATURE DISCOVERY SERIES 2022

Programs are FREE to attend on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Families should arrive from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Pre-registration is encouraged, register at schertz.com. Meet at the 1st Parking lot near the Restroom Building and Trailhead.

Date

Theme

Time

Saturday, September 10

Discover Horns and Thorns Thorns: Staying alive is tough

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, October 8

Discover Dinosaur Tracks Tracks tell tale

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, November 12

Discover Early Texans When kids knew how to live off the land

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

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 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.

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City of Schertz Parks & Recreation

FALL 2022 / WINTER 2023


Star Party At Crescent Bend Nature Park

Explore the Texas Night Sky! Telescopes for viewing provided by the San Antonio Astronomical Association Bring a red infared flashlight or make your own Dress for the weather and bring a chair

Come out for a chance to view the stars and planets!

Saturday, November 26 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Event is FREE and pre-registration is not required. Contact the Schertz Parks and Recreation Department at (210) 619-1850.

NATURE EDUCATION

FRIENDS OF CRESCENT BEND NATURE PARK

The friends of Crescent Bend Nature Park is a volunteer group of residents who have a passion for the park and assist Parks & Recreation Department staff to 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 parks events throughout the year. If you’re interested in joining the Friends of Crescent Bend Nature Park, see their website at friendscbnp.zenfolio.com. (210) 619-1850

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SPECIAL EVENTS

PAWS IN THE POOL

September 10 | Cost: $3 per person | Pickrell Park 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! All dogs must be on leash outside the pool facility and wear a collar they can swim in. All humans must show proof of the dog’s up to date rabies vaccinations at the gate and clean up after their dog. Schertz to reserve your spot today! Session 1

12:00 p.m.

Session 2

2:00 p.m.

DUNKIN’ FOR PUMPKINS

October 8 | Cost: $5 per person | Schertz Aquatic Center

Are you ready to dive into a floating pumpkin patch? Join us at Dunkin’ for Pumpkins where participants can choose their own pumpkin out of the pool to paint and take home. Please note all children 6 and under will be required to be accompanied by an adult in the water. Registration is limited, so go to ymcasatx.org/Schertz to reserve your spot today! Session 1

4:30 p.m.

Session 2

5:00 p.m.

DECK THE CITY HALL December 1 | FREE | 6 p.m. | City Hall

Come out and join us for the annual tree lighting at City Hall on Thursday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. In addition to the traditional Holiday tree lighting, we will be lighting the Hal Baldwin Municipal Complex! Enjoy the night with music, hot cocoa, and light snacks.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

December 3 | Cost: $10 per person | Schertz Civic Center

Don’t miss your chance to eat some yummy pancakes and visit with 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 to visit and take photos with everyone. Registration is $10 per participant (children 2 and under are free) and session capacity is limited so make sure to sign up early!

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City of Schertz Parks & Recreation

Session 1

8:00 a.m.

Session 2

9:30 a.m.

Session 3

11:00 a.m.

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HOLIDAZZLE

December 3 | FREE | 4-8 p.m. | McDow Sports Complex

Join us on Saturday, December 3 to get in the holiday spirit at Holidazzle! A snow play area, the Mt. Schertz snow hill, and other holiday activities will be part of the festivities. Santa Claus will 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. If you need to get some holiday shopping done before, the Kris Kringle Market will be open for business at the Schertz Civic Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come celebrate the season with us!

NEW YEAR’S EVE

December 31 | FREE | 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. | Pickrell Park

Out with the old, in with the new! Join us on Saturday, December 31 at Pickrell Park beginning at 8:00 p.m. to ring in the new year with live music, food vendors, and festive photo opportunities.

POLAR BEAR PLUNGE

January 7 | $20 per person | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Pickrell Park Pool

DADDY/DAUGHTER AND MOTHER/SON DANCE

February 4 | Cost: $18 adult/ $12 child | Schertz Civic Center

Calling all ringmasters, acrobats, and performers! Join us for an evening Under the Big Top at the Schertz Civic Center on February 4. Fathers and mothers grab your special girl or boy for a fun filled night. This event is open to all families and focuses on the importance of quality time. Tickets are presale only from January 2 – February 3 while supplies last. Adult tickets are $18 and child tickets are $12. Space is limited and tickets will not be sold at the door. Mother/Son Dance

4 – 6 p.m.

Daddy/Daughter Dance

7 – 9 p.m.

Follow City of Schertz on Facebook or visit schertz.com for more information

SPECIAL EVENTS

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 7 at 10:00 a.m. at Pickrell Park Pool. After the plunge, this family-friendly event includes s’mores and hot chocolate to warm you 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 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. Register online at ymcasatx.org/polarbearplunge.

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AQUATICS SCHERTZ AQUATICS CENTER Contact Info

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

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday: 5 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday: 5 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m. *hours are subject to change

Admission Prices, Passes • • • • •

$6 per resident $10 per non-resident $15 per resident family $20 per non-resident family Or by YMCA membership

YMCA offers a plethora of programs for all. From group lessons, private lessons, pre swim team, and a yearround USA swim team. For information call the YMCA at (210) 619-1900 or go to ymcasatx.org/schertz/swimming.

STORY & SWIM

Ages 6 & younger, September – May First Fridays, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Schertz Family YMCA The event is free but registration is required. Registration is done online or in person at the YMCA. Registration will start on August 8 for the first session. Parent/Guardian is required to accompany child during program (in and out of the water).

AQUATIC SUPERVISION & SWIM TEST POLICY

A Family Who Swims Together, Stays Together Adult supervision of children is important as it allows our lifeguards and aquatic safety staff to focus on the water and keeping everyone safe. All youth ages 16 and under must complete a new swim test each visit prior to entering the water. Each youth will receive a wristband that will allow him or her access to certain areas of the pool. • Children 6 & under must be within arm’s reach of a parent or guardian at all times For more information • Children 7-16 are required210-619-1900 to take a swim or testwww.ymcasatx.org/schertz/swim once a year • Children 14 & up are allowed access to the pools without a guardian • Any children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older

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For more information 210-619-1900 or www.ymcasatx.org/schertz/swim


SCHERTZ AREA SENIOR CENTER Contact Info

Membership

Hours of Operation

Art Classes Aqua Aerobics Bible Study Bingo Bunco Canasta Chair Volleyball

Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Bingo

Bingo is hosted every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12:30 p.m.

Volunteer Program

Volunteers needed for the Front Desk Committee, Kitchen Committee and/or Decorating Committee

The Senior Center is open to new guests and members over the age of 50. Memberships dues are $36.00 per year and include ALL of the following activities plus more: Choir Coloring Book Club Dances Dominoes Gardening Health Screenings Pickleball

Poker Technology Classes Silver Sneakers Wii Bowling Yoga Zumba

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.

Craft Shows

Next date: Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. both days

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). Call the Schertz Area Senior Center for more information at (210) 619-1970.

Golden Gardening

Join the Senior Center to participate in the Golden Gardening class that meets every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. 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.

(210) 619-1850

schertz.com

SCHERTZ AREA SENIOR CENTER

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

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SCHERTZ RECREATION CENTER

SCHERTZ RECREATION CENTER Contact Info

Amenities

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

Membership to the Schertz Family YMCA includes access to all branches in the San Antonio Association as well as Nationwide. Our Schertz facility includes: the Recreation Center, Aquatic Center, Rock Wall, and the Splash Pad plus ALL of the following activities & amenities:      • 6,000 sq. ft. Basketball Gym    • Group Exercise Classes    • 8,000 sq. ft. Cardio & Fitness Area    • Lockers & Showers    • Child Watch    • Spin Studio • Competition Quality Pool    • 1,000 sq. ft. Splash Pad    • Leisure Pool    • Water Rowing Machines   • Kid Fit

Hours of Operation

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

Child Watch Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 4 – 8 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sunday: Closed

PARENT’S NIGHT OUT – TIME TO UNWIND

Kidz Club Hours

Monday – Friday: 4 – 8 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sunday: Closed

September 24th, November 12th (Parent’s NIGHT Out) October 15th, December 10th (Parent’s DAY Out)

Bring your kiddos ages 6 weeks – 12 years for a night of fun at the Y. During this time, kids will play games, eat dinner, and watch a movie with friends. Space is limited and registration closes the Friday before the event date. Members: $20 first child, $10 each additional child Non-members: $25 first child, $15 each additional.

**Open same morning hours as Child Watch on any SCUCISD holidays The Schertz Recreation Center is owned by the City of Schertz and managed through a public facility license agreement with the Schertz Family YMCA.

Membership Rates Schertz Resident

Membership Types

Enjoy a $0 Join Fee

Join Fee

(New Members)

Monthly Rates

Bi-Weekly Rates

$7

$10

$17

$8

$25

$12

$15

$27

$13

Adult

$45

$21

$25

$47

$22

Duo

$76

$35

$50

$78

$36

Family

$84

$39

$50

$89

$41

Senior

$35

$16

$25

$40

$18

Monthly Rates

Bi-Weekly Rates

Teen

$15

Young Adult

Age 13-19    Age 20-29

One adult age 30-59

Household with 2 individuals/ 1 Adult + Child, or 2 Adults Household with up to 2 adults and children (up to age 26 – proof of household residence required)    One adult age 60+

* Financial Assistance is available by contacting the YMCA about the Open Doors Scholarship program.

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YMCA Membership

City of Schertz Parks & Recreation

FALL 2022 / WINTER 2023


SCHERTZ YOUTH SOCCER ALLIANCE (SYSA)

BUFFALO VALLEY YOUTH ASSOCIATION (BVYA)

schertzsoccercomplex.org scheduler@schertzsoccercomplex.org

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

Contact Info

GRAYSA (GREATER RANDOLPH AREA

ARSENAL FC

arsenalfcsa.org / (210) 497-1100

LIONS FUTBALL CLUB

FALL • • • •

Baseball, Co-ed Ages 6 – 13 years Softball, Girls Ages 6 – 13 years Volleyball, 3rd – 7th grade Basketball, Pre-K – 8th grade

SPRING

YOUTH SPORTS

YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION) graysasoccer.org Spring/Fall Soccer, Ages 2 – 19 years   • GRAYSA mostly gender specific U3-U19 Recreational League        • GRAYSA ARSENAL FC Co-ed U8-U10 Academy   • GRAYSA ARSENAL FC gender specific U11-U19 Select

Contact Info

• Baseball, Co-ed Pre-K – 12th grade • Softball, Girls Ages 6 – 14 years

SUMMER

• Swimming, Ages 6 – 18 years

lionsfc.org Spring/Fall Soccer, Ages 3 – 18 years   • Co-ed U3-U7 Cubs    • Co-ed U8-U10 Academy   • Co-ed U11-U19 Select

YMCA

ymcasatx.org/schertz • Soccer, Ages 3 - 12 years

(210) 619-1850

schertz.com

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RECREATION PROGRAMS

SCAN CODE TO REGISTER

RECREATION PROGRAMS FALL KICKBALL LEAGUE

September 11 - October 16 | Age 21+ | Thulemeyer Park | $25 per person

5-game regular season and end of season playoff tournament for all teams on Sunday nights from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Individuals can be placed on a team or with a teammate using the online registration system. Registration includes team t-shirt. Registration is currently closed but spectators are welcome!

FALL CORNHOLE LEAGUE

September 13 - October 18 | Age 21+ | Pickrell Park | $20 per person

5-game regular season and end of season playoff tournament for all teams on Tuesday nights from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Individuals can be placed on a team or with a teammate using the online registration system. Registration includes team t-shirt. Registration is currently closed but spectators are welcome!

SPRING KICKBALL LEAGUE

April 16 - May 21 | Age 21+ | Thulemeyer Park | $25 per person

5-game regular season and end of season playoff tournament for all teams on Sunday nights from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Individuals can be placed on a team or with a teammate using the online registration system. Registration includes team t-shirt. Registration opens February 1.

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City of Schertz Parks & Recreation

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Volunteering time and talents is a great way to give to the community, build self-esteem, share your skills, and make a positive impact in others’ lives. A variety of opportunities are available in the local area. The City of Schertz values each volunteer as an essential resource for the enhancement of our events and programs. Upcoming Event Volunteer Opportunities • • • •

Breakfast with Santa Holidazzle Star Party Daddy/Daughter Dance

SIGN UP TO BE A VOLUNTEER

Scan this QR code or visit Schertz.com/Volunteer

DOES YOUR GROUP/ ORGANIZATION HAVE A NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS?

Complete the volunteer request form and information on your organization’s volunteer opportunities. Whether you are a non-profit recruiting large numbers of volunteers or an individual looking for a few extra hands or help out with your community project, it’s free to place your information on our Volunteer Schertz list!

(210) 619-1850

schertz.com

VOLUNTEER SCHERTZ

VOLUNTEER SCHERTZ

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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. To see the calendar of availability and make your reservation please visit our website at Schertz.com to create a CivicREC account. Contact the main Parks & Recreation Office at (210) 619-1850 if you need assistance setting up your account. Pickrell Park Large Pavilion 703 Oak Street

Fee

Resident

Non-Resident

Damage Deposit

Saturday/Sunday

$200

$300

$200

Weekday

$100

$200

$200

Pickleball Set Add-On

$40

$40

Basketballs (6) Add-On

$15

$15

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SMALL PAVILIONS

Amenities

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Pickrell Park - Aero Pavilion

75

9 picnic tables, BBQ pit, electricity

$85

$135

$55

$90

50% off

Pickrell Park - Oak Pavilion

75

9 picnic tables, BBQ pit, electricity

$85

$135

$55

$90

50% off

Pickrell Park - Poplar Pavilion

75

9 picnic tables, BBQ pit, electricity

$85

$135

$55

$90

50% off

Ashley Park -Pavilion A

25

4 picnic tables, BBQ pit, electricity

$85

$135

$55

$90

50% off

Wendy Swan Memorial Park Pavilion A**

25

4 picnic tables, BBQ pit, electricity

$85

$135

$55

$90

50% off

Wendy Swan Memorial Park Pavilion B

25

4 picnic tables, BBQ pit, electricity

$85

$135

$55

$90

50% off

Rhine Valley Park* - Pavilion A

15

2 picnic tables, BBQ pit, electricity

$0

$0

$0

$0

Pickrell Park - Group Picnic Area A

25

3 picnic tables, BBQ pit

$30

$45

$20

$35

50% off

Pickrell Park - Group Picnic Area B

25

3 picnic tables, BBQ pit

$30

$45

$20

$35

50% off

Pickrell Park - Group Picnic Area C

25

3 picnic tables, BBQ pit

$30

$45

$20

$35

50% off

Pickrell Park - Group Picnic Area D

25

3 picnic tables, BBQ pit

$30

$45

$20

$35

50% off

The Park at Woodland Oaks*

10

Gazebo with benches

$0

$0

$0

$0

Gutierrez Garden Park*

10

Gazebo with benches

$0

$0

$0

$0

300

Stone seating, lighting, electricity

$0

$0

$0

$0

GROUP PICNIC AREAS

GAZEBOS

PLAZAS Veteran's Memorial Plaza* *Park has no restroom facilities

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**New Wendy Swan Pavilion Coming Soon

City of Schertz Parks & Recreation

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Pickrell Park Large Pavilion 703 Oak St.

Pickrell Park Aero Pavilion 102 Aero Ave

Wendy Swan Memorial Wendy Swan Memorial Park Pavilion A Park Pavilion B 4601 Cherry 4601 Cherry Tree Dr Tree Dr

Pickrell Park Picnic Area C

Pickrell Park Picnic Area D

Pickrell Park Poplar Pavilion 64 Poplar Ave

Pickrell Park Oak Pavilion 102 Oak St

Ashley Park 534 Ashley Park

Rhine Valley Park 9958 Mulhouse Dr

Pickrell Park Picnic Area A

Pickrell Park Picnic Area B

The Park at Woodland Oaks Gazebo 905 Woodland Oaks Fr

Gutierrez Garden Park Gazebo 1231 Borgfeld Rd

Veteran’s Memorial Plaza 512 Schertz Parkway

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ATHLETIC FIELDS 955 Community Circle 75 Maske Road

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WALKING TRAILS

701 Oak Street

Park

Distance

9958 Mulhouse Drive

Ashley Park Trail

0.25 miles

Cibolo Creek Primitive Trails

6 miles

Crescent Bend Nature Park Trails

4 miles

Cypress Point Park Trail

0.58 miles

Forest Ridge Park Trail

0.5 miles

FM 3009 Sidewalks

5.5 miles

Great Northern Trail

1 mile

17. S chertz Community

629 Westchester Drive

18. Schertz Dog Park

940 Community Circle

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PARKS

9. Gutierrez Garden Park

19. Schertz Skate Park

820 Community Circle

21. Wendy Swan Memorial

4601 Cherry Tree Drive

22. Veteran's Memorial Plaza

512 Schertz Parkway

Gutierrez Garden Park Trail

0.19 miles

3501 Morning Drive

Heritage Oaks Park Trail

0.5 miles

Oak Forest Park Trail

0.57 miles

Pickrell Park Trail

0.30 miles

Rhine Valley Park Trail

0.31 miles

Schertz Parkway Trails

6 miles

Wendy Swan Memorial Park Trail

0.17 miles

20. The Park at Woodland Oaks 905 Woodland Oaks Drive Park

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RECREATION FACILITIES 24. Schertz Area Senior Center 608 Schertz Parkway 25. Schertz Aquatic Center

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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 pedestrian 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, practice soccer, or enjoy a pick-up game of basketball. The park has an expression swing, gaga ball pit, a lighted ADA accessible walking trail and a newly added pavilion available for rental.

This 58-acre park features lots of open space, heritage-sized oak trees, and trailhead access to six miles of Cibolo Creek Primitive Trails.

534 Ashley Park

GUTIERREZ GARDEN 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 heritagesized oak and cedar elm trees. This park offers a playscape surrounded by a tranquil walking path through the woods, picnic facilities, picturesque pond and a newly installed basketball court.

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PICKRELL PARK 701 Oak Street

This 17-acre park offers something for everyone. The large pavilion is a perfect place to host a gathering, play a pick-up game of basketball, or utilize the painted lines for pickleball. From swimming - to playscapes - to a walking trail - we’ve fit it all in in this busy community park. 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, a walking trail, and lots of open space for family activities to include tossing a football around or playing a game of Frisbee.

LONE OAK PARK

100 Block of Rountree Dr

This 0.34-acre neighborhood pocket park used 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 newly updated seating 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 has a new connection to the Schertz Parkway Trails. The park also features open space where pop-up soccer practices often take place.

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. The miles of trails, blooming wildflowers, picnic facilities, and bird blinds are just some of what make this park special. Also 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 restroom building makes it a destination park for the community.

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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 with picnic facilities.

This 5-acre neighborhood park offers a shaded playscape, picnic pavilion, walking trail, sport court, and soccer fields. It’s the perfect spot for the family to play a pickup 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

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9958 Mulhouse Dr

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VETERAN’S MEMORIAL PLAZA

WENDY SWAN MEMORIAL PARK

This 0.30-acre park is Phase I of a planned 3-phase skate park with street features and grinding rails.

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 enjoy a game of pick-up basketball.

This 0.60-acre park honors members of our military. The plaza includes amphitheater style seating, an ADA accessible walkway, reserved parking for Purple Heart recipients and handicap spots. Engraved pavers are available for purchase online through CivicRec at Schertz.com.

This 3-acre neighborhood park has a lot of amenities packed into a small space to include a pavilion, basketball court, and playscape.

820 Community Circle

905 Woodland Oaks Dr

512 Schertz Parkway

4601 Cherry Tree Dr

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PARK DEVELOPMENT

PARK DEVELOPMENT 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.

ASHLEY PARK PLAYSCAPE & PAVILION

COMPLETED! In 2019, city staff completed Phase I of the renovation project at Asley Park which included reconstructing the basketball court, replacing playground equipment, a cosmetic update to the restroom facility, and providing an accessible route to the new features. In 2021, Phase II of the renovation was completed which included demolition of the existing failing asphalt trail and reconstructed a concrete loop trail in its place that is fully ADA accessible, and extends the accessible route to the restroom, the toddler playscape, and to one picnic area. Phase III of the Ashley Park renovation concluded in July and includes an additional playscape feature and a picnic pavilion available for party reservations.

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FALL 2022 / WINTER 2023

SCHERTZ SOCCER COMPLEX IRRIGATION STORAGE UPGRADES

The current irrigation storage at the Schertz Soccer Complex is inadequate for the needs of the complex. An upgrade to storage capacity and the well pump is in the bidding phase with construction estimated to start in the fall. The project includes increased storage capacity above ground level, a new submersible well pump, new well casing, and electrical upgrades.


HILLTOP/HOMESTEAD PARK CONCEPTUAL PLAN

Construction has started on the 14acre Homestead side of the park that was part of the parkland agreement with that development. That work will include an accessible loop trail system around the pond, a fishing pier, a parking lot off Homestead Parkway, and utility connections for a future restroom. The hilltop overlook/observation platform, additional walking trails and mountainbiking trails connecting the Homestead side and the Hilltop side, the naturebased playscape, picnic pavilions, restrooms, and interpretive signage are all unfunded at this time. City staff is working on developing funding options for construction for the entire 45-acre proposed project.

HERITAGE OAKS PARK IMPROVEMENTS

PROPOSAL TO CONVERT WENDY SWAN MEMORIAL PARK POOL TO SPLASHPAD COMING SOON! City Council has approved the permanent closure of the small pool at Wendy Swan Memorial Park and its conversion to a small splash pad feature. With a splash pad, a longer operating season is possible and it can be open from MarchOctober versus the traditional summer season (Memorial Day-August). The cost savings from staffing the pool will be used to pay back the reserves for the construction of the splash pad. Delays in the supply chain have pushed back the construction start to after Labor Day and construction is estimated to take about 6-8 weeks. Stay tuned for information on the Grand Opening Celebration in Spring of 2023!

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PARK DEVELOPMENT

The Crossvine developer approached city staff about putting in a basketball court at Heritage Oaks Park at their cost. The developer worked with the HOA and city staff to put in a halfcourt for basketball and based on resident feedback, added striping for a pickleball court as well. Local residents can bring their own net, paddles, and partner to play pickleball, or go solo and shoot some hoops as the court is now open! City staff is also working with the developer to put in a pedestrian bridge over the drainage channel to connect the new unit of the neighborhood that was recently built. Revisions to the plans are still ongoing.

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TRAIL DEVELOPMENT TRAIL DEVELOPMENT City staff is working on expanding the trail network in Schertz and with that comes the development of a trail branding program. The Schertz Trails logo, trail mile-marker signage, and trail maps will all be developed as we add more trail networks to the system. Long-range plans include the Cibolo Creek Trail, Dry Comal Creek Trail, and the Woman Hollering Creek Trail. Stay tuned to Schertz.com for more information on these exciting projects.

GREAT NORTHERN TRAIL

The Great Northern Trail is a multi-use trail that once completed will span 8 miles from Schertz Parkway to the Cypress Point neighborhood in northern Schertz. The City of Schertz and Schertz Parks and Rec celebrated the opening of the Great Northern Trail on Tuesday, July 21 after the initial section of the trail was completed in the spring of 2022. About a half-mile in length, it runs from Schertz Parkway to Wiederstein Road and is already proving to be extremely popular. A second section of trail on Cibolo Valley Baptist Church property at FM 1103 was also completed this summer with future plans to connect to the existing Riata neighborhood.

SCHERTZ TRAIL BLAZERS

Trail Blazers are independent volunteers who model safety and respect for all trail users and wildlife, help protect and preserve local flora and fauna along the trails by reporting vandalism and obtain information that can be used by staff to set policy on safety (bike speed limits, more signage, dog control, etc.). Be our eyes and ears on the trail, volunteer at Schertz.com.

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SCHERTZ PUBLIC LIBRARY

LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, when libraries nationwide join the American Library Association (ALA) to remind parents, caregivers, and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning. Libraries play a crucial role in the education and development of children, offering a variety of programs to spark creativity and stimulate an interest in reading and learning. Through access to technology, media resources and educational programs, a library card gives students the tools to succeed in the classroom and provides people of all ages opportunities to pursue their dreams, explore new passions and interests, and find their voice. We will be at various locations throughout the community during September. Look for us and sign up for a card or renew your current one! There’s no charge for Texas residents, but you will need a photo ID and current proof of residence.

Become a Better Writer with Help from Brainfuse!

Brainfuse’s Online Writing Lab is designed to help students become better writers through a unique suite of services: 24-hour Writing Lab: Students submit their writing through Brainfuse’s secure file sharing feature and within 24 hours, a writing specialist will evaluate it according to a custom rubric. The rubric categories include response to task, organization, focus, word usage, and grammar/mechanics.

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Live Feedback: Students who want immediate feedback can log in with a live tutor and use the file sharing feature to receive live, one-to-one writing assistance. Live tutors are available to Schertz Public Library cardholders from 2 p.m. – 11 p.m. every day.

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STORYTIME Description

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Baby & Me Storytime

Birth to 24 months

Thursdays @ 10:15 a.m.

Toddler Storytime

20 months to 3 years

Tuesdays and Wednesdays @ 10:15 a.m; Thursdays @ 11:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytimes

3 to 6 years

Tuesdays and Wednesdays @ 11:00 a.m.

Baby & Me Storytime is for our youngest library users, from birth to 24 months with an accompanying adult. We will share songs, rhymes, bounces, and books. Storytime is followed by a short period of time for parents and caregivers to chat and socialize with each other. Toddler Storytime is for library users between the ages of 20 months to 3 years with an accompanying adult. We will get moving as we share fingerplays, songs, books, and rhymes. Preschool Storytimes are appropriate for children ages 3-6 years with an accompanying adult. This program is a language-rich experience with books and songs for children who are getting ready for school.

TEENS

BOARD GAMES

Teen Tuesdays are back in the Fall. All teens, ages 13-18 are welcome to come hang out at the library. Activities vary from week to week - sometimes we game, sometimes we watch movies, sometimes we art... you help decide. Join us in the Library Program Room on Tuesday afternoons from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Most board games are designed to encourage social interaction. They get people to engage with each other across a table, solving problems, improving a number of practical skills, and having a good time. The Schertz Public Library has a collection of 60 board games available to check-out for use in the library. This collection includes classic games like Connect Four and Sorry, along with educational games and games that target early literacy and learning like Zingo and Brain Quest. Our collection also includes strategy games like Catan and Azul. Board games are often expensive, so having a circulating collection allows families the opportunity to try a game once without having to go out and buy it. Visit the Children’s Library to see our game collection. Better yet plan an afternoon at the library with friends or family, playing an old favorite or discovering a new-to-you game. (210) 619-1700

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The Schertz Public Library belongs to all patrons-including teen patrons. We strive to provide a variety of programs that are entertaining for our teens throughout the year. If teens are interested in helping plan any events or have suggestions, please talk to our Youth Services Librarian for more information.

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WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS! Volunteer efforts are hugely important to the library’s operation! The library has a variety of volunteer opportunities available for both teens (ages 13-17) and adults (18+). We are currently recruiting volunteers for a variety of positions. • • • •

chertz Library Foundation S Read Before Bookstore Discovery Garden Helpers Teen Volunteers (Applications due by October 7)

Applications for all library volunteers can be found on the library’s website at schertzlibrary.org

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