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PARKS, RECREATION, AND LIBRARY PROGRAMS

SUMMER 2020


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

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Nature Education

Events Specialist Michelle Yang myang@schertz.com

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Special Events

Senior Administrative Assistant Pamela Amen pamen@schertz.com

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Aquatics

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

Regina Agee

William Bosch Sally Macias

Robert Sheridan III Kimberly Smith 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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IN THIS GUIDE

City of Schertz Parks & Recreation

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Schertz Area Senior Center

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Schertz Recreation Center

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Recreation Programs

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Park Pavilion Rentals

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Youth Sports

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Parks Map & Trail List

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Schertz Parks

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Park Development

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Schertz Public Library

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The Spring of 2020 has certainly turned out differently than we had originally planned and I’m sure differently than any of us could have imagined. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, I think the value of parks and open space has been apparent for the many citizens who have been out and about in the parks over the last 2 months, exercising on the trails and getting some fresh air. While our restrooms, playgrounds, and water fountains have been closed out of an abundance of caution, we are glad that we have been able to keep the parks open throughout this time as well as serve lunches to our seniors through a curbside service at the Schertz Area Senior Center. THANK YOU to our ESSENTIAL park maintenance staff who have been working hard to keep the grass mowed and trails maintained. While we are working on re-opening city services we appreciate everyone being flexible at this time and encourage residents to visit Schertz.com to get the latest updates on any program changes. We here at Schertz Parks & Recreation hope we can still provide some FUN activities this summer while operating in our “new normal.” Programs with small groups and in outdoor spaces will resume operations in June. Larger special events will be modified and celebrated in a different way for now. Pools will re-open according to CDC guidelines as soon as our YMCA partners can hire and train staff to do so safely. While we work through these re-opening issues, please continue to get outside and enjoy nature! Lauren Shrum, Director of Schertz Parks & Recreation (210) 619-1850

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NATURE EDUCATION NATURE DISCOVERY SERIES

June and July Nature Discovery Series events are held at 9:00 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month. Pre-registration is appreciated so volunteers have enough materials on hand. 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, June 13

Discover What’s Swimming With dip-nets, capture invertebrates in Cibolo Creek.

9:00 a.m.

Saturday, July 11

Discover Rocks Senses and sediments on earth’s building blocks.

9:00 a.m.

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. Birding Walks are held every month and currently, summer dates and times are to be determined. Follow Schertz Parks & Recreation on Facebook for updates.

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FRIENDS OF CRESCENT BEND NATURE PARK

GUADALUPE COUNTY MASTER NATURALISTS

SELF-GUIDED INTERPRETIVE TRAIL

To help celebrate Crescent Bend Nature Park’s 10 Year Anniversary in September 2019, new interpretive signage was installed along the main loop trail at Crescent Bend Nature Park. The full-color signage features beautiful photography donated by long-time park volunteer and Friends of Crescent Bend member, Ann Mallard. Fun and interesting facts about the park’s history, and known recorded flora and fauna are included – 30+ species of trees, 35+ species of wildflowers, 250+ species of birds, 40+ species of butterflies, 10+ species of mammals, 7+ species of snakes. (210) 619-1850

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NATURE EDUCATION

The Guadalupe Master Naturalists welcome Schertz residents to apply for the 2020 training class to begin in mid-August for the Texas Master Naturalist certification. The class size is limited. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department jointly sponsor the program. Applications are available online at tx.mn.org/guadalupe. To request by mail, call Schertz Parks & Recreation at (210) 6191850. The class will run from Tuesday, August 11 through Saturday, November 21, and will be held every other Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Schertz Area Senior Center, 608 Schertz Parkway. Training includes class time, Saturday field trips, and independent outdoor activities. Training topics include eco-regions of Texas, water resources, wildlife, geology, citizen science, and rangeland management. The cost of the class is $110 and the deadline to apply is August 1. The Master Naturalist group provides many volunteer hours to Crescent Bend Nature Park and we encourage interested residents to apply for this valuable training.

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.

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SPECIAL EVENTS SOCIAL DISTANCING AT MUSIC AND MOVIES IN THE PARK

Join us for our rescheduled Music and Movies in the Park Series and enjoy an evening in the park with your family. We will be practicing social distancing at these events and we encourage all participants to follow CDC guidelines when attending. Cough or sneeze into your elbow, wash your hands, and consider wearing masks. Areas will be marked on the grass every 6 feet to allow attendees to have their space in the viewing area. Concession and food truck lines will be socially distanced and restrooms will have extra cleaning cycles. Families are also welcome to pack their own picnics along with blankets and camp chairs. Float and Flicks may be re-located to another area in the park; stay tuned to Schertz.com and Schertz Parks & Recreation on Facebook for the latest updates.

FOURTH OF JULY JUBILEE July 4, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The annual Star Spangled Spectacular fireworks show will continue this year but with some changes due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned to Schertz.com for the latest updates.

NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY August 3, 3:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m., Pickrell Park Pool

What’s better than watermelon in the summer? Floating watermelons in the pool, seed-spitting contests, games and activities, plus food available for purchase for this celebration of all things watermelon. Free watermelon slices also available for all to enjoy.

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OUTDOOR POOLS PICKRELL PARK POOL

SCHERTZ AQUATICS CENTER

701 Oak St., Schertz, TX 78154 (210) 419-9439

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

Contact Info

Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Sunday (closed on Mondays for maintenance) 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Open: TBD – August 16

WENDY SWAN MEMORIAL PARK POOL Contact Info

4601 Cherry Tree Dr., Schertz, TX 78108 (210) 419-5828

Hours of Operation

Wednesday – Monday (closed on Tuesdays for maintenance) 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Open: TBD – August 16

Contact Info

Hours of Operation TBD

Daily Admission Prices

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

Stay tuned to Schertz.com for Pool Opening Dates!

ADMISSION PRICES

• Child 2 and under: FREE • Per Person: $2.00 • All Day Entry (in and out permitted): $3.00

AQUATIC SUPERVISION & SWIM TEST POLICY

(210) 619-1850

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AQUATICS

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 • Children 7-16 are required to take a swim test once a year • Children 13 & up are allowed access to the pools without a guardian • Any children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older

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SCHERTZ AREA SENIOR CENTER

SCHERTZ AREA SENIOR CENTER Contact Info

608 Schertz Parkway Schertz, TX 78154 (210) 619-1970 schertzseniors.org

Membership

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

Hours of Operation

Currently Closed Until Further Notice 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.

Art Classes Aqua Aerobics Bible Study Bingo Bunco Canasta Chair Volleyball

Choir Coloring Book Club Dances Dominoes Gardening Health Screenings Pickleball

Poker Technology Classes Silver Sneakers Wii Bowling Yoga Zumba

Curbside Lunch Program

The City of Schertz offers a free lunch program at the Center – currently operating as curbside service – Monday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (excluding City holidays.) No ordering in advance is necessary during this period but meals are first come, first served.

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Contact Info

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

Hours of Operation

Currently Operating at 25% capacity The Schertz Recreation Center is owned by the City of Schertz and managed through a public facility license agreement with the Schertz Family YMCA.

ROCK WALL

Membership 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 full-time status)

$32.00/month

Senior

One adult age 62+

$35.00/month

*$65.00 joining fee waived for Schertz residents

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sunday: CLOSED SCUCISD Holidays: M-Thu 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 5 – 8 p.m.

SPLASH PAD

Season Dates, Hours of Operation: TBD – August 16 Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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 • Group 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 • Water Rowing Machines

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SCHERTZ RECREATION CENTER

* Pool Opening Dates TBD

(210) 619-1850

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RECREATION PROGRAMS

RECREATION PROGRAMS Adult Kickball League

• Season: Sundays July 12 – August 30 from 5 – 10 p.m. @ Thulemeyer Park 901 Oak Street, Schertz, TX 78154 • $260 per team, $20 per individual; max 12 players per team; ages 21 and up: register as an individual, in small groups, or as a team • Registration opens June 16; Late Fee after July 1. To register call (210) 619-1850 or go online at Schertz.com. • Includes: team t-shirt, 8 game season with referees (league play follows TAAF & local rules), happy hour specials at sponsoring local establishments, and FUN!

Tactical Laser Tag is Back!

• Season: Tuesdays July 7 – 28 from 8 – 10 p.m. @ Pickrell Park Aero Pavilion, 102 Aero Street, Schertz, TX 78154 • $12.00 per person; each session limited to 36 participants • Registration opens June 16; Late Fee after July 1. To register call (210) 619-1850 or go online at Schertz.com • Join us as Stryker Tactical Laser Tag brings out the latest technology to area parks for a live gaming experience. Traditional laser tag missions, zombie apocalypse challenges, and more! Suitable for tweens 10 and up.

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NATIONAL PARK & RECREATION MONTH

July is National Park & Recreation Month, and this year’s theme is "We Are Parks & Recreation", celebrating everything that makes our field fun, joyful, and full of excitement! Join us every Friday in July to celebrate! More details to be announced soon regarding our month-long celebration!


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

Resident/Non-Resident

$85/$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

Rhine Valley Park - Picnic Pavilion Resident/Non-Resident

$0/$0

Wendy Swan Memorial Park - Picnic Pavilion Resident/Non-Resident

LAUNCHES JUNE 15 The Schertz Parks & Recreation Department will be implementing a new recreation software – CivicREC – and park pavilion reservations and payments will be accepted online. Go to Schertz.com on June 15 and create your login to start registering your family for programs and events.

$0/$0

Gutierrez Xeriscape Park - Gazebo Resident/Non-Resident

$0/$0

The Park at Woodland Oaks - Gazebo Resident/Non-Resident

$0/$0

Coming back soon! Stay tuned to Schertz.com for updates. (210) 619-1850

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PARK PAVILION RENTALS

Small Pavilion/All Day Weekend

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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 Spring/Fall Soccer, 3 – 18 years • GRAYSA Co-ed U3-U18 Recreational League ($80) • GRAYSA Co-ed U8-U10 Academy • GRAYSA Co-ed U11-U19 Select

LIONS FUTBALL CLUB

75 Maske Rd

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.

lionsfc.org Spring/Fall Soccer, 3 – 18 years • Co-ed U3-U7 Cubs ($110) • Co-ed U8-U10 Academy • Co-ed U11-U19 Competitive

Amenities: • 12 Full-sized Soccer Fields • 2 Lighted Fields • Concession Building • Drinking Fountains • Restrooms • Playscape (ages 5 - 12)

YMCA

ymcasatx.org/schertz Spring/Fall Soccer, 2 – 12 years

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JOHNIE MCDOW SPORTS COMPLEX 955 Community Circle

The Johnie McDow Sports Complex is a 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. Amenities: • Seven Youth Baseball & Softball Fields • Lighting Available • Covered Dugouts • Shaded Bleacher Seating • Pre-set Bases • Restrooms • Concession Building • Drinking Fountains

Contact Info

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

Summer/Fall Sports

Ages

Baseball

Co-ed PreK– 12th grade

Softball Girls

Ages 6 – 14 years

Swimming

Co-ed 6 – 18 years

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. Amenities: • 5 Baseball & Softball Fields • Lighting Available • Covered Dugouts • Bleacher Seating • Pre-set Bases • Restrooms • Concession Building

(210) 619-1850

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PARKS MAP & TRAIL LIST

ATHLETIC FIELDS 1. Johnie McDow Sports Complex

2. Schertz Soccer Complex 3. Thulemeyer Park

955 Community Circle 75 Maske Road 901 Oak Street

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

534 Ashley Park 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

Ashley Park Trail

0.25 miles

Cibolo Creek Primitive Trails

6 miles

Crescent Bend Nature Park Trails

4 miles

17. Schertz Community

629 Westchester Drive

18. Schertz Dog Park

940 Community Circle

Cypress Point Park Trail

0.58 miles

820 Community Circle

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

Playscape

19. Schertz Skate Park

20. The Park at Woodland Oaks 905 Woodland Oaks Drive 21. Wendy Swan Memorial

4601 Cherry Tree Drive

22. Veteran's Memorial Plaza

512 Schertz Parkway

Park

23. North Center

3501 Morning Drive

27 - 30 Future Parks

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

26. Schertz Recreation Center

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WALKING TRAILS

560 Schertz Parkway 621 Westchester Drive

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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. The park has a renovated restroom, expression swing, gaga ball pit, and a lighted walking trail.

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 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, a new playscape and swing set, 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 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, walking trail, and lots of open space for families to toss a football around or play 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 benches in this small tranquil spot.

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. 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. Miles of trail, 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.

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 with picnic facilities.

This 5-acre neighborhood park offers a picnic pavilion, playscape, walking trail, sport court and soccer fields. It’s the perfect spot for the family to play a pick-up 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 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 3-acre neighborhood park has a lot of amenities packed into a small space. Amenities include an outdoor pool and bathhouse.

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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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.

VETERAN’S MEMORIAL PLAZA PAVER RENOVATION 512 Schertz Parkway

HERITAGE OAKS PARK 11700 Longleaf Parkway

COMPLETED! 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 2019. The total cost of the playground and installation was $76,058.00. 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.” The playscape was installed in December 2019 and includes several slides, a butterfly climber, interactive and cooperative play panels, swings, and a spinning seat. An accessible trail was also constructed in January 2020 to connect the playscape to the existing parking and picnic areas.

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COMPLETED! This project consisted of removing the existing worn pavers, re-installing newly engraved pavers to replace those that were removed, and included installing a new batch of pavers from residents who were on a waiting list. In addition, the granite pedestals have already been reengraved, and landscaping will be refreshed in Phase II to begin in June. Going forward, new brick applications (as well as correction forms) will be collected in 6-month increments with replacements and additions taking place in February and August of each year. New applications will be accepted online on our new registration software, CivicRec, and payments will also be accepted online.

SUMMER 2020

RHINE VALLEY PARK SHADE STRUCTURE ADDITION 9958 Mulhouse Dr

A new shade structure is being constructed over the playscape equipment at Rhine Valley Park. The shade structure is being provided by the neighborhood developer in exchange for a drainage easement across dedicated park property. The value of the shade structure and installation is approximately $30,000. Both the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board and the City Council approved the drainage easement in exchange for the improvements. Construction of the shade structure is expected to occur in May 2020.


SCHERTZ PEDESTRIAN ROUTES & BIKE LANES PROJECT City-wide

This exciting project for the Schertz community will install $1.1 million worth of trails, sidewalks, and bike lanes throughout Central Schertz. This project was also made possible due to applying for a federal fund match (80% federal/20% local) through the Transportation Alternatives Program. 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 design is 100% completed and is in the TxDOT review process. The funds are scheduled to let in late summer 2020.

PARK MAINTENANCE PROJECTS

The department is continuing to work on deferred maintenance projects across the parks system, keeping in mind that safety is our top priority, and then balancing accessibility, aesthetics, and innovation in our park system. Projects for the FY 19-20 budget year include working on accessibility issues at Ashley Park and finishing up repainting of all the buildings, fences, and picnic pavilions at Pickrell Park (that began in FY 18-19.) Electrical upgrades, painting, and parking lot improvements will continue at Thulemeyer Park. We will phase in 10 new picnic tables, replace a slide and repaint playground equipment, repair water lines, and make repairs to the pool deck — all at Pickrell Park. The foul posts and shade structure posts at Johnie McDow Sports Complex will be repainted and additional trees will be planted. Work will also begin on a parking plan for overflow parking behind the ballpark.

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SCHERTZ PUBLIC LIBRARY

FROM THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR

What interesting times these are! Well…challenge accepted—our creative Librarians have developed a different type of Summer Reading Experience for your enjoyment. Registration for “Imagine Your Story” begins on June 12th and will run through July. All information regarding the program is available at schertzlibrary.org. We’ve had to operate in very unusual ways over the last two months. Heartfelt thanks go out to our supportive community members for their understanding and patience with the changes. Library services will continue to be modified for the immediate future as we work through ways to safely provide them to you. Please follow us on social media or check in with us at schertzlibrary.org for operating updates, a full calendar of programs, and for information on the many resources available to you with your Schertz Public Library card. Have questions? You can contact the Library at (210) 619-1700 or at librarian@schertz.com. Melissa Uhlhorn, Library Director

Bibliotheca’s cloudLibrary is the newest way for library customers to enjoy e-books and e-audiobooks. With a library card and the cloudLibrary app, customers have access to over 150,000 items! The app offers features that make browsing and borrowing super easy. Users can favorite, mark as read, and sort a record of their borrowing history, helping them manage previously and currently borrowed items. Users can also view or cancel holds, renew items, and receive reminders. cloudLibrary offers the convenience of a virtual library card. It can store a digital version of your card on your phone or device. The virtual card can then be used for any library transaction that traditionally requires a physical card, eliminating the frustration of a forgotten or misplaced card. Users can store multiple cards and switch between accounts with ease. The new service is free-of-charge to all Schertz Public Library patrons, requiring only a valid library card. The app is available through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store or by visiting yourcloudlibrary.com. Users will need to follow the prompts and log in using their library card number and PIN.

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NEED BOOKS OR MOVIES? TRY OUR CURBSIDE SERVICE! Items can be reserved for pickup at catalog.schertzlibrary.org. You will receive a call from the library when your items are ready for pick-up. Please pull up to the entrance and have your library card ready. When you arrive call (210) 619-1700 and a staff member will bring your items out to the table for you to retrieve them. Any returns you have must go through the drive-through book drop. (210) 619-1700

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