Giving Back in a Time of Need
On Saturday, December 5, 2020 members of the Parks Foundation volunteered time to help the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center gather highly needed, blood donations for our community. Blood donations were by appointment only and followed CDC guidelines for masking and physical-distancing. In total, 38 donations were made on Saturday. The Park Foundation raffled off 4 awesome donations.
Congratulations to our winners!!
The City of New Braunfels will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renovated Market Plaza on Wednesday, January 29th at 4:30 p.m.
Market Plaza is one of the city’s very first parks. Renovations were made possible by the New Braunfels Parks Foundation and the efforts of all past volunteers from the Wein & Saengerfest. The proceeds accumulated from festival for the past five years paid for the $125,000 Phase 1 improvements to the park. New features include picnic tables, pergolas, sod, trees and water fountain.
“We are thrilled to bring this much needed improvement to Market Plaza,” said Stacey Dicke, Parks and Recreation Director. “This is the perfect opportunity for residents to experience the renovations.”
For additional information contact the City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department at 830-221-4350.
On Tuesday, May 28th the New Braunfels Parks Foundation presented a check to the City of New Braunfels for $125,000. This donation will go towards the Market Plaza Renovations. For more information about the project click here.
The New Braunfels Parks Foundation has identified Market Plaza as the recipient of funds from Wein & Saengerfest for park improvements. Market Plaza is a 0.7 acre park located at 292 Tolle Street in Downtown New Braunfels. The park currently features benches, a drinking fountain and landscape bed. The New Braunfels Parks Foundation funded the installation of irrigation at Market Plaza in early 2014, using proceeds from the 2013 Wein and Saengerfest. To create a Master Plan for the park the Parks and Recreation Department sought input from stakeholders including the Downtown Association, Historic Landmark Commission, Downtown Board and neighborhood residents through a series of public meetings and an online survey.
Huge thank you to everyone who participated in the raffle at Wein and Saengerfest to raise money for our Expression Swing! The winner is Jen R. with her guess being closest—327.
The total corks in the jar were 329!
On Thursday, April 20th the City of New Braunfels Industrial Development Corporation (4B Board) voted to support Landa Park Miniature Golf renovation project in the amount of $75,000. New Braunfels City Council approved this action on May 8, 2017.
Work at the course is currently underway. Demolition and trenching for irrigation and electrical is done and concrete is being poured to form new holes. Expected completion is summer 2017.
We are working with the New Braunfels Evening Lions Club to construct the new arbor entryway and sign post for each hole. For additional information about the Landa Park Miniature Golf renovation project visit the project page here.