January 26 2023

New Braunfels City Council Approves Potential 2023 Bond Projects

Many park projects were considered in the review of project for the 2023 Bond Election. Mission Hill Park Completion is on the May 2023 Bond Election.

Project objectives:

  • Provide recreational space for residents west of Loop 337
  • Historical preservation and education

Project scope:

  • Observation towers and natural surface trails
  • Overflow parking and restrooms
  • Exterior deck and elevated boardwalk
  • Educational exhibits

Risks and constraints:

TCEQ, drainage, historic review

Estimated project costs:

$7.8M Total | $807K Design | $6.7M Construction | $264K Additional Costs

PER UPDATE: recommended funding including inflation and staff costs: $12.1M

Project and preliminary design considerations:

  • Provide additional recreation opportunities for residents. Currently, no public parks are located west of Loop 337.
  • Preservation of  native plants and protection of wildlife habitat
  • Provide historic and environmental education opportunities
  • Phase 1 currently in construction

Other projects were considered such as, Landa Park Pedestrian Circulation, Guadalupe River Acres Park, Northwest Community Parkland Aquisition, Callen’s Castle, HEB Soccer Renovation, and West Alligator Creek Trail & Park. This last project has been recommended for funding byt the New Braunfels Economic Development Committee (4B) as well as a feasibility study for Dry Comal Creek Greenway Segment 2.