A new park will be located at Bunker Street and FM 482. This park will be a partnership between the city of Schertz and the Great Springs Project.

The details

According to a Nov. 13 news release, the park will be abutting the historic St. Joseph’s cemetery and across the street from St. Joseph’s German Chapel, which was designated as a historical site by the Schertz Historic Preservation Committee in 2011.

The 10.5-acre park will provide trail connectivity to the Great Springs Trail, which aims to have a trail system connecting the springs between Austin and San Antonio according to the organization’s website.

"Schertz residents have been asking for more trails across the city, and we’ve made a lot of headway with the addition of the first segment of the Great Northern Trail that opened to the public in June 2022," said Lauren Shrum, Schertz director of parks, recreation and community services, in the release. "The new trailhead at Dry Comal Creek will have a future connection to the Great Northern Trail via Schwab Road and provide access to additional recreational green space for our northern residents. Combining the recreational amenities with the rich history of this Comal Township area is a win-win."

More details

According to the release, the park was made possible by a partnership between the Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation, which partnered with the Great Springs Project to provide a low-interest bridge loan to purchase the land.

Schertz City Council committed to purchase the tract from the Great Springs Project with the goal of opening a public park within the Comal Historical Township.

Information on the Great Spring Project plan can be found here.