Parks & Recreation Announcements
July 24, 2017
The 40th Annual Hill Country Swap Meet takes place this weekend, July 28 through the 30th, at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. Vehicle access to some areas of the park will be for registered venders only. Parking for visitors will be near park headquarters where a shuttle bus pick up/drop off location will be located on Saturday only. There will be no public parking at the swimming pool or tennis courts during the event. Expect some delays getting to the golf course.
Reaching Maximum Capacity at the Swimming Pools
The number one priority at the City of Fredericksburg swimming pools is the safety of the visitors. While we hate denying entry to anyone, at times we must for the well-being of all the visitors. At this time we are short about 8 to 10 lifeguards to fully staff the pools during the summer. The pools are staffed by American Red Cross certified lifeguards; therefore, we follow the American Red Cross standard ratio of 1 lifeguard for every 25 pool users and give them a short break after an hour in the stand to avoid fatigue. If someone is on the pool deck but obviously not swimming, we do not count them as a pool user. We operate on a first come, first serve basis, during open hours. There are several groups that use the pools regularly. All groups pay the same daily rate, including chaperones, and are required to follow the same rules as anyone else that enters the pools. Some groups take breaks from swimming and gather everyone at the back of the facility for 30 minutes to 1 hour. During this time period the pools appear to be empty, however after the break all of their group will be back in the pools until they leave the facility for the day. We have been asked by visitors to let them in during these breaks. When the pool reaches the maximum number of pool users, we do not let any more pool users in until someone has left the facility. If pool users are out of the pool taking a break on the deck they are still part of the pool user count as they may reenter the pool at any time. If someone leaves the pool facility and returns later that same day to reenter, we do not charge them again but they can only enter if we are not at capacity.
We are still hiring certified American Red Cross lifeguards. If we have at least 3 people interested, we can schedule another class as well.
We are doing the best we can to keep Park Pool open during its regular hours but to do this we have to close Town Pool at times. For updates on closures please follow the City of Fredericksburg’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Fredericksburg-TX-251884208241794/
July 10, 2017Town Pool will close at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 14. Town Pool will be closed Saturday, July 15 due to a shortage in lifeguards. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Due to a shortage in lifeguards, Town Pool will be closed Thursday, June 29. Park Pool will be open that day. We apologize for the inconvenience.
June 27, 2017
Park Pool will be open on Tuesday, July 4th and will be closed on Wednesday, July 5th. Town Pool will have normal hours for the week of July 4th.
June 23, 2017
June 14, 2017
The new restroom at Cross Mountain Park was delivered today. The opening date will be later this summer. Stay tuned for updates.
June 12, 2017
Cross Mountain Park will have limited availability this week while a new restroom is installed. Thank you for your patience while we work on the improvements.
The tennis courts at Lady Bird Park have reopened after some improvements. All six courts have been resurfaced and new wind slats added. Don't forget tennis shoes only on the new courts.
May 23, 2017
We are upgrading the utilities in a portion of the Pecan Orchard area at the RV Park. Construction is expected to continue until mid-July 2017. This affects sites 12-28, 47-52 and 61-62.
May 18, 2017
Kayaking on Live Oak Creek at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park will be offered by Hill Country Outdoor Sports beginning Memorial Day Weekend. Come to the park and enjoy a day out on the creek!
May 16, 2017
The Old Fair Park soccer field will reopen May 10th for use. It is available on a first come, first serve basis unless reserved by another group. Reservations may be made by contacting Park Headquarters at 830-997-4202. We appreciate the financial contribution made by the American Youth Soccer Organization in Fredericksburg toward the field improvements.
May 10, 2017
The rates for pool parties have been updated. Please see the list of Recreational Fees.
March 23, 2017
March 20, 2017
Updated swimming pool hours: Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park Pool will be open Wednesday-Monday 1:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (Closed Tuesday) Adult only lap swim on Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Coach Tony Knopp Town Pool will be open Tuesday-Sunday 1:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (Closed Monday). Both pools are planning to begin the summer season weekends only in May with full opening on Monday, June 5.