A visit to New Braunfels isn’t complete without a trip to Landa Park, the city’s 51 acre park offers picnic tables under huge trees, swimming, activities and much more all along the shores of the Comal River!
Thank You to New Braunfels Parks and Recreation for inviting us out and providing complementary miniature golf, pedal boats and train tickets. I was not financially compensated for our visit, and all opinions are my own.
Know Before You Go
Parking is free, but goes quickly. Arrive early for the best parking.
The Bathhouse is situated between the NEW Olympic Size Pool and the 1900’s Historic Swimming Pool on the chilly, constant 72 degree waters of the Comal River.
The Spring-fed Pool offers slides, mushroom fountains, a climbing cargo net and rope swing. The depth varies from zero entry to 9 feet.
Open daily during the summer. Check the schedule for hours.
Outside food and drinks (no alcohol), as well as chairs, are allowed.
No refunds for bad weather closings.
A FREE wading pool for kids is located just a short walk away. Fed from the river, the water is chilly and clear. The bottom consist of river rocks, so wear water shoes if you have them!
Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy under the shade of the large trees that surround the pool. There are also grills available.
My 8-year-old is a miniature golf pro-wanna be, and we play A LOT! He was so excited to get to play at Landa Park’s little course, with cute little New Braunfel’s themed obstacles on the course.
After cooling off in the pool, we headed out onto the Comal River to take out the Pedalboats! The river IS so clear here, because swimming, etc is not allowed in this section of the river! It’s not very deep, and we could see SO MANY fish in the aquatic plants! We pedalled all over the river.
Be sure to take water.
Children 12 and under MUST wear a life jacket!
Landa Park Miniature Train
Take the leisurely train ride around the park. The seats are all covered, which is VERY nice on a hot day! The ride last about 15 minutes, goes 1 mile and there are no stops along the way.
A small concession stand offers cool treats!
Designated a “Texas Famous Tree”, Landa Park’s famous Live Oak stands near the Comal River! To learn more about the history of the Founders’ Oak, and Texas Famous Trees, please click HERE.
We had a VERY full day at Landa Park with just the things we did, but the park is ALSO home to a wonderful golf course! They also rent clubs, in case you didn’t pack yours! Click HERE to visit their website.
The course also plays FOOTGOLF on select nights! We love Footgolf, a great game using a soccer ball instead of a golf ball, and big holes to kick it in! It’s a great family activitiy!! Click HERE to see the upcoming dates and times!
William and Dolores Schumann Arboretum
There is a 1.25 mile walking trail through the arboretum. Click HERE for more information.
Panther Canyon Nature Trail
My dad use to always tell me to leave something to do the next time, and we certainly had plenty to want to do on a return visit! Among those are the 1.5 mile Panther Canyon Nature Trail, which leads you across the Balcones Escarpment, a rise in the land created by an earthquake over 15 millions years ago! Click HERE to visit their website.
Things To Do in New Braunfels
Float down the scenic Comal River from Prince Solms Park, or just stay and play at the City Tube Chute! Click HERE for more information!
Visit the Gruene Historic District for fun shopping, dining and playing in the river! Click HERE for more information!
You can’t go wrong at Pat’s Place in New Braunfels! It’s been around since 1977, serving the same home-style food! Click HERE to visit their website.
T Bar M Resort has activities to keep you busy all day, and fire pits to gather around at night! Click HERE for more information!
164 Landa Park Dr., New Braunfels
Click HERE to visit their website.
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