New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 31, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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Parks Department 1996 Program Guide available
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The City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department now has available FREE copies of the 1996 Program Guide. The guide contains valuable information about the Parks and Recreation Department, the recreational facilities, the city parks, and the upcoming programs and events. Aiyone interested in obtaining a copy of the 19% edition is encouraged to stop by the city municipal building at 424 S. Castell Ave., the parks office at I IO Golf Course Rd. or the Landa Recreation Center it Landa Park.
This year’s program guide is filled with many new and exciting programs. Here are various nature programs, recreational programs and aquatic programs, which are designed ti serve the diverse population of New Braunfels.
This year, a wide variety of outdoor environmental education and interpretive programs are offered through the park ranger division. The popular “Nature’s Way” prograns are given to the general public once a month, and offer something fun and educational about the environment and the great outdoors. Some of this year’s titles include “Reptiles — Cold-Blooded Cotters,” “Archaeology — Can You Dig It?,” “Walk on the Wild Side,” “Introduction to Fishing,” “It’s Boating Season,” “Creatures of the Night,” etc. The Park Ranger division also offers many adult workshops and courses such as Project Wild, Project Learning Tree, American Red Cross Canoeing, Hunters Education, etc. Children ages 6-10 are encouraged to enjoy two full days of adventure and excitement with the rangers at both the Spring Break Discovery Camp and Summer Discovery Camp; and those youth between the ages of 11 and 17 can join in on the three-day Junior Ranger Camp in July. The park ranger would also like to help share the wonders and excitement of the natural world with any group — schools, churches, day cares, scouts, companies, families, etc. All a group has to do is request one of the many “Discover” programs offered. These are just a few of the programs a group can request: Panther Canyon Hike, Landa Historical Walk, Comal Springs Hike, Investigating Trees, Wildlife Detective, For the Birds, Go Nuts With a Squirrel, Creature Features, etc. For additional information about the ranger programs,
please refer to the 1996 program guide or call the parks office.
The Landa Recreation Center is a family recreation center located at 164 Landa Park Dr. in Landa Park. The center offers a wide variety of activities for the whole family, throughout the gym, weight room, game room and meeting rooms. The weight room can help achieve fitness goals. Children ages 4-5 can spend some time at the new pre-school program, “Children’s Hour.” This summer, youth can enjoy the popular Camp Thunderduck and the summer recreation program. Other opportunities sporsored by the recreation division are: tennis lessons; aerobics classes; Karate Kids; basic dog obedience classes; Concerts-in-the-Park; Easter Egg Hurt; Santa’s Helper Christmas Camp; Punt, Pass and Kick, etc. For information about the recreation division, the Landa Recreation Center or any of the recreational programs, please call 608-2167.
The aquatics division has a lot to offer this year. The first big event was Troutfest, which was held Jan. 4-14. The Olympic pool was stocked v^ith rainbow trout and channel catfish so residents could test their angling skills. The swimming pools ^ill be open on weekends starting with Easter weekend, April 6, but it is recommended to come earV to purchase season swim passes. Season swim parses will allow admission to both of the pools and he tube chute. Some of the aquatic programs scheduled for the pool area are aqua aerobics, waterworks, “Landa
Park Dolphins” competitive swi workouts, and American Red Cl ming lessons from water babies to who enjoy the tube chute and t down the Comal River will be also will be opening on weekends a reminder, the tube chute has pi b-q pits, showers, rest rooms, snack machines. Another mer and sponsored by the aq Junior Lifeguard Camp. This ipants between the ages of I familiar with potential prevent accidents and to emergency does occur. It
team, summer certified swim-levels. Those leisurely float ppy to know it g April 6. As areas with bar-s, lifejackets and offered this sumacs division is the is to help partic-nd 15 become fully of water activities, to nd effectively if any fun yet educational
camp for anyone wanting to know more about becoming a lifeguard and what it takes to be one. For more information about the aquatics division and the upcoming programs around the pools, call the pools office at 608-2172 or the parks office at 608-2160, along with referring to the 1996 program guide.
The Parks and Recreation Department would like to remind all residents that there are 16 parks and recreation areas in New Braunfels to enjoy, so take some time out and visit them this year. If anyone is not familiar with their locations, refer to the map in the 19% program guide or call the parks office. The department also recommends pre-planning now for those family reunions, company picnics or any recreational outings if a park is one of die destinations. Preplanning is the key to any safe and enjoyable recreational outing. It is recommended that everyone make their reservations early, and to contact any park staff if further information or assistance is needed.
The 1996 program guide provides details on how to plan a picnic, how to make a picnic reservation and the fees for picnic facilities. Historical Landa Park is just one of the many parks to visit this Slimmer. It offers picnic facilities, large playground area, glass-bottom boat tours, paddle boats, miniature golf, 18-hole golf course, miniature train ride, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, natural hiking trail, fishing, wildlife viewing and the arboretum trail. This park is the home of the largest springs in Texas — the Comal Springs, which provide water to die Comal River that flows throughout the park area. Two other wellknown parks to visit this summer on the Comal River are Hinman Island Park and Prince Sol ms Park. They provide picnic areas, playground equipment, tennis courts and open space. There are also several neighborhood parks to enjoy, like Cypress Bend Park, Ernest Eikel Field, Jesse Garcia Park, Haymarket Park and River Acres Park.
To learn more about the city Parks and Recreation Department, come by the parks office at I IO Golf Course Rd. and pick up a FREE copy of the 19% program guide. The guide will link everyone to all the fun in the parks this year.
FLOW REPORT GUADALUPE RIVER BASIN
Data on thts daw compared to Average ol January 1964-1991 (Historical)
lr/ow 105 cfi
(Woos* 132 cfi
Normal Pool 909 m i l.
PwenaoirEiev 907 47 m i l.
San Marcos River al Luling
Historical 399 cfs
Ounlap 298 cfs
Hist or cal 739 Cis
Guadalupe River at Cuero
Historical 1.700 cfs
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