Parks & Recreation Announcements

November 9, 2017

Fort Martin Scott will be open for self-guided tours only Friday, November 10th through Sunday, November 12th. The site hosts will return to open the buildings for regular hours on Monday, November 13th.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

October 18, 2017

We are upgrading the cable and electrical lines in the last two rows of the Pecan Grove. Work is expected to continue until April 2018. Please excuse the inconvenience as we work to make the park better.

September 5, 2017

Cross Mountain Park is a 16 acre Community Park located off North Milam.  With an elevation of 1,951 feet, it has beautiful views, walking trails, and picnic areas.  In 2006, the City of Fredericksburg received memorial donations from the Cox Family for improvements at this park in honor of Joe Thorp Cox and his parents May Stein Cox and Tyrus T. Cox.   The Cross Mountain Nature Trail was previously dedicated to his mother in 1979.  Joe Cox was a sixth generation Gillespie County resident and grandson of Joe Stein, the first mayor of Fredericksburg.  Tyrus Cox was well known state-wide for his historic preservation projects and May Cox was a tireless community volunteer.

With this memorial donation and park dedication revenue, the City has installed benches, a visitors' restroom and later this fall a small Monarch Butterfly Garden will be added.  The official opening of this Rest Area is scheduled for September 11, 2017, at 10:00 am at the park at 1510 N. Milam.