New Braunfels is known as a scenic city brimming with natural beauty. Numerous parks within the city provide serene spots to take in the sights along with an array of recreational activities. Whether you’re looking for a great place to hike, picnic with the family, or let the kids run off some energy, New Braunfels' parks have something beautiful to offer.
Cypress Bend Park
If you’re looking for a great way to spend some time with the family or cook up a tasty dinner outdoors, Cypress Bend Park is a good option. This 15-acre community park offers scenic open space, picnic tables and a large pavilion with BBQs, plus a playscape with swings, horseshoe pits, and fishing and swimming on the Guadalupe River.
The newest large amenity in New Braunfels, Fischer Park is 62 acres of fun for the whole family along with great views of the Hill Country thanks to its hilltop location. Here you can hike or bike on the trails that wind through the park, fish in the two stocked ponds, and even rent the amphitheatre and covered picnic areas for special events. The park is a haven for kids, with a playground and sprayground featuring a large splashpad with interactive water toys, a Nature Education Center offering an array of programs and events, an archaeology dig where they can uncover fossils, and a Monarch Waystation intended to help stave off the decline of the Monarch butterfly by providing larval and nectar sources they can take advantage of while migrating to Mexico.
The 51-acre Landa Park is a recreational haven with amenities for strolling, playing, exploring, and relaxing. Features include walking paths and nature trails, a playground, picnic facilities, an Olympic-size pool and wading pool, a refreshing natural pool fed by Comal Springs that stays 72 degrees all year round, a fishing pier, a miniature train, paddle boats and even a golf course.
Prince Solms Park
A place where you can tube or swim in the river and let the kids play on the playground, Prince Solms Park is a go-to spot on the Comal River year round. The water here stays cool and calm, making it ideal for younger families in the heat of summer.
Timber Ridge Park
New Braunfels’ newest park, Timber Ridge in the Vintage Oaks masterplan and is not only a favorite place of residents, but also a vibrant outdoor concert venue. Country star Jack Ingram and favorite Texas band Shinyribs both packed the park over the summer. Deryl Dodd performed earlier this week bringing his unique honky tonk flair to the park for Hill Country music aficianados.
Timber Ridge Park also offers lush surroundings with vast Hill Country views, numerous benches and swings that hang from centuries’-old oak trees, the adjacent Veteran’s Walk, a commemorative stone pathway honoring veterans, and walking trails connecting to the wooded, view homesites in the new Timber Ridge neighborhood.
Vintage Oaks is the Hill Country’s fastest-growing community for two years running, and its parks and green spaces are only the beginning. This masterplan offers homesites ranging from 1 to 14 acres in gated and non-gated neighborhoods and semi-custom homes from leading national homebuilders as well as a host of resort-style amenities including pools, a lazy river, a Tuscan Clubhouse, and ball fields, as well as breathtaking Hill Country views.
For more information, visit Vintage Oaks or click below to download the free Guide to Raising a Family in the Hill Country.