Parks & Outdoors
New Braunfels parks are a sportsman's paradise, located in the heart of the scenic Texas Hill Country. Outdoor enthusiasts come to New Braunfels’ 550+ acres of public parks to enjoy:
- Horseback riding
- Family picnics
- Bird watching
- Golfing (PGA and putt-putt)
- SCUBA diving
- And more!
Following is a list of major public parks in New Braunfels.
The largest park in the New Braunfels park system offers a variety of amenities for discovery and exploration. Stroll or run around the park on over two miles of greenway trails, with abundant fresh air, sunshine and nature. Relax at the two fishing ponds, splash at the sprayground, or enjoy the playgrounds. The 62-acre hilltop park offers dramatic views of New Braunfels.
An iconic staple for New Braunfels, Landa Park has recently completed a $5,000,000 renovation. Landa Park offers picnic facilities under the shade of giant, ancient oak trees. Walk or jog on the park’s special trails, or ride a miniature train that chugs around the 51-acre park. An excursion on a paddle boat is one of the best ways to see the Comal Springs and Landa Lake. Why not take in a round of miniature golf, relax at the playground, or enjoy the flora and fauna on the Panther Canyon Nature Trail?
Prince Solms Park & Tube Chute on the Comal River
Prince Solms Park features a disc golf course, lighted basketball court, lighted tennis courts, a play area, and access to the Comal River and Tube Chute! The City Tube Chute is a water slide carved into the side of the City's dam on the Comal River which diverts tubers around the dam as they float the river. The tube chute at Prince Solms Park is an exhilarating ride that attracts tubers from all around the area. It is the longest tube chute of its kind in the world!
Cypress Bend Park on the Guadalupe River
As the name states, this park encompasses a bend in the Guadalupe River, which is lined with heritage cypress trees. During the summer months, this area is great for a quick dip in the water or some evening fishing. Be sure not to miss the walking trails and birding opportunities.
Hinman Island Park
A beautiful, tree-shaded park to enjoy the Comal River. Hinman Island Park is perfect for scuba, snorkeling, swimming, tubing and fishing. Facilities include a playground, restrooms, picnic tables, and easy river access. Hours of operation at Hinman Park are 6:00 am to midnight, daily.
The Comal & Guadalupe Rivers
New Braunfels is famous for our two beautiful rivers. The Comal and Guadalupe rivers are both perfect for water recreational activities and cultivating an appreciation of our natural resources. Fun fact: The Comal River is the shortest navigable river in Texas and is affectionately proclaimed by locals as the "longest shortest river in the world!"