Main Plaza bandstand project planned in downtown New Braunfels

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The city of New Braunfels announced last week that downtown’s Main Plaza bandstand will be repainted by the Parks and Recreation Department beginning Sept. 30.

The bandstand will be unavailable for public use during the estimated three-week project, according to the city. Officials anticipate the refurbishment to take place in time for downtown fall and winter festivities as well as New Braunfels’ 175-year anniversary celebration.

“The colors we will use will match the existing paint,” Parks and Recreation Director Stacey Dicke said. “The bandstand was historically restored in 2005, and we have used the designated color scheme ever since.”

The original Main Plaza bandstand was erected in 1905 and served as the stage for summer evening concerts held by the Waldschmidt Fire Department band. The pavilion was raised on a limestone base in 1926, and it remains a focal point of the downtown New Braunfels landscape.

The Main Plaza bandstand received historic landmark status from the Texas Historical Commission in 2003.

For more information, residents can contact Assistant Parks and Recreation Director Ken Wilson at 830-221-4367.

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