New Braunfels City Council approves plan to improve cellular coverage in and around Landa Park

The equipment will give visitors to Landa Park and Wurstfest better access to cell service. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
The equipment will give visitors to Landa Park and Wurstfest better access to cell service. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

The equipment will give visitors to Landa Park and Wurstfest better access to cell service. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

Visitors to Landa Park will soon have better cellular coverage throughout the park and on the Wurstfest grounds.

During a Feb. 22 meeting, New Braunfels City Council members approved a lease agreement with Verizon Wireless for the company to install and operate cell equipment within the park.


The equipment will be set on a new light pole that will be installed during the Elizabeth Avenue realignment project.

Verizon will also be able to bring in their underground telecommunications infrastructure from Landa Park Drive.

The lease term will last for five years with options for two five-year extensions. Verizon will pay the city $1,800 each year for the initial term and $3,000 each year for the extension terms, and the city will be paid $360 annually for the use of electricity used to power the equipment.
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.