Marktplatz (Market Square)

April 1, 2020

To ensure the safety of visitors and staff the following changes have been made to park operations:

1. All garbage cans are being removed from the parks. Please pack out what you bring in. Six residential cans have been placed near Marktplatz in parking spaces - three on Main Street and three on Austin Street - for limited use.

2. All public restrooms are closed including the small restroom on Adams St. at Marktplatz.

3. The skate park and basketball pavilion at Old Fair Park are now closed.

For any specific questions on park operations, please call City Hall at 830-997-7521. The system is being automated but if you a leave a message for the Parks Department an employee will call you back as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

March 23, 2020
-All public park restrooms except the small restrooms at Marktplatz on Adams St. and the three restrooms in the RV area are closed.
-All playgrounds are closed.
-The Tatsch House, Pioneer Pavilion, Festroom and Kitchen at Marktplatz, and Fort Martin Scott buildings are closed. The Fort Martin Scott trail and grounds will remain open.
-No new reservations will be taken for the open pavilions or ballfields at this time.
-At facilities that remain open there must be social distancing and no groups larger then 10 people. This includes facilities such as the new basketball pavilion, skate park and tennis courts.
-Staff will monitor the facilities to see if the 10 and under guideline is being followed.

MARCH 19, 2020




The declaration signed on March 19th by Mayor Linda Langerhans, Section 6, prohibits any Community Gathering in the City of Fredericksburg. For the purposes of Section 6, a "Community Gathering" is defined as a scheduled indoor event or scheduled outdoor event, that brings together or is likely to bring together ten (10) or more persons in a common space, room, or area, including but not limited to conferences, festivals, parades, special events, concerts and sporting events. For the purposes of this Section 6, a "Community Gathering" does not include regular attendance at public or private schools, public or private colleges and universities, and daycare centers.

We are not accepting reservations for any park facilities through May 15th. Reservations made after May 15th could be canceled so consider that when making your reservations online. The link to make reservations online for park pavilions and indoor facilities is:

Please continue to watch the City’s Facebook page for details and updates.

The most present Fredericksburg City Park is right in the center of Fredericksburg. This park surrounds on all sides one of the most revered treasures of the City, the Vereins Kirche. The octagonal shaped building was the site of the first church and the first school in Fredericksburg. Marktplatz hosts festivals, concerts and an ice skating rink in the holiday season. Marktplatz offers a gathering space, a playground for children and places for a picnic.

Reservations for Private Parties:
Pavilions at Marktplatz can be requested online using the link below: 


Reservations for Weddings and Receptions should complete the Rental Agreement for Weddings and return to the Special Events Coordinator.

Click for a list of facility rates.

  • Three large pavilions (Marktplatz Layout)
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Fest Room
  • Large playground
  • Open space with benches
  • Restrooms
  • Historic markers
  • Gardens
  • Located on Main Street