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Our Parks - Our Heritage, Our Future

This document is the culmination of an extensive planning process involving the elected officials, staff, Parks and Recreation Steering Committee, and most importantly the citizens of New Braunfels. Our purpose is to create a timeless document that represents the vision for the parks system over the next ten years. This document is intended to guide the parks system, but also incorporates flexibility in responding to unique opportunities as they arise.
  • Introduction 
  • Chapter 1 Introduction to park planning
    • Purpose of planning
    • Goals of the master plan
  • Chapter 2 Building on our history and heritage
    • History of New Braunfels
    • Population and demographics
  • Chapter 3 An analysis of parks needs
    • Summary of existing park inventory
    • Public input
    • Needs assessment
    • Specific needs by sector
  • Chapter 4 Recommendations
    • Strategic actions for Parks and Recreation
    • Development of new facilities
    • Renovation and enhancement of existing parks
    • Development of indoor recreation facilities
    • Improved maintenance facilities
  • Chapter 5 Trail standards and recommendations
    • Why plan for trails in New Braunfels
    • Typical trail users
    • Categories of trail types
    • Trail amenities
    • Existing trails in New Braunfels
    • Trail recommendations
  • Chapter 6 Implementation strategies
    • Implementation strategy
    • Positioning recreation programming
    • Funding strategies
    • Policies and ordinances
    • Ways for New Braunfels to be green
    • Plan updates