River access expands in New Braunfels with opening of parks

The city of New Braunfels has opened its river parks as of Sept. 9. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
The city of New Braunfels has opened its river parks as of Sept. 9. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of New Braunfels has opened its river parks as of Sept. 9. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

Access to the Comal and Guadalupe rivers in New Braunfels will be much more abundant starting at 8 a.m. Sept. 9.

This is due to a decision from city officials allowing river parks throughout the city to reopen but still with limitations in place meant to protect public health and safety.

A release from the city also reiterates that though the parks may be open, Gov. Greg Abbot’s late June executive order restricting the activities of river outfitters remains in place.

“Residents and visitors are asked to enjoy the city’s beautiful parks and rivers, but are asked to do so with the health and safety of all in mind,” the release states. “Those that choose to visit New Braunfels amenities have the responsibility to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and should commit to following the Governor’s orders and safety precautions, including social distancing, mask wearing, and hand washing.”

Parks that will be open include Prince Solms Park, Hinman Island, River Acres Park and Cypress Bend Park. The release states the city has also recently reopened various park amenities in these areas, including the Landa Park Wading Pool, the local disc golf course, basketball courts and tennis courts.


“Parking for these areas have also been reopened, but parking fees for this summer season are over and will resume again next summer,” the release states.

By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.