Grant funds awarded to city of New Braunfels for sports complex project

Phase one is expected to be completed in 2023. (Courtesy City of New Braunfels)
Phase one is expected to be completed in 2023. (Courtesy City of New Braunfels)

Phase one is expected to be completed in 2023. (Courtesy City of New Braunfels)

A $750,000 grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission will be used to fund phase one of the Zipp Family Sports Park, a 150-acre complex planned for the intersection of Klein Road and FM 1044, according to information released by the city of New Braunfels.

The $25.7 million project was included in Proposition 2 of the city's 2019 bond and will utilize $15 million in funding from the New Braunfels Economic Development Corp.

Currently in its final phase of design, the
complex will include sports fields, concessions, restrooms, native landscaping and parking. Construction is projected to begin in late 2021.

Construction of Phase 1 of the project is expected to take approximately 18-24 months and be complete in 2023.

According to Parks & Recreation Director Stacey Dicke, the
TPWC grant will be utilized to add a playground, bird blinds, additional shade structures and more to the sports park.


A total of 30 community parks throughout Texas received similar grant funding to create and enhance outdoor recreational opportunities.
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.