A dedicated group of volunteers helps to maintain and support the New Braunfels parks system every year.

To honor their efforts, the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department hosted the 11th annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner in October at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center.

According to city officials, parks and recreation volunteers play a role in projects such as park cleanups, tree planting and mulching, trail building and repair, planting and weeding landscape beds and assisting at special events.

“The amount of time that our volunteers donate yearly is remarkable,” said Stacey Dicke, city of New Braunfels Director of Parks and Recreation. “The department is truly privileged to have this quality of service contributed by our volunteers.”

Volunteers and organizations that were recognized are listed below:
2019 Award Winners

  • Bill Schwegmann - Frank Chapa Golf Service Award

  • Kinetic Kids - PARD’ner Award

  • Comal County Birders - Seele Education Award

  • John and Cindy Coers - Golden Hammer Award

  • New Braunfels Cycling - Trail Blazer Award

  • David Schoenvogel -Solid as a Rock Award

  • Madyson Williams - Sweetheart Award

  • Soul Searching Cemetery Tours Script Writers - Park Heritage Award

  • Kyle Law Firm- Emmie Faust Award

  • Kunkle Family - Hall of Fame Award

  • Comal County Conservation Alliance -Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Award

  • Wurstfest - E.P. Nowotny Civic Organization of the Year

  • 2019 Bond Committee - Skinner Legacy Award

  • John Mathis - City of a Prince Award