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Boerne City Park
Boerne, Texas


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At first glimpse, Boerne City Park is a typical urban park, featuring an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and athletic fields. However, the true highlights of the park lie deeper within, tucked neatly away in the southern section of the park. Situated on the banks of the Cibolo River, the 100-acre Cibolo Wilderness Trail and its stewards at the Cibolo Nature Center greet road- and civilization-weary travellers.

Opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, birding and nature study exist. A few simple guidelines for equestrians apply. Camping and bicycling are not permitted within the park.

The Cibolo Wilderness Trail is comprised of 3 miles of leisurely hiking and nature trails. Each trail represents a distinctive natural habitat: Prairie Trail (1/4 mile), Historic Farm Trail (1 mile), Woodland Trail (1/2 mile), Picnic Trail (2/3 mile), Creek Trail (1/3 mile) and the Marsh Trail (1/2 mile). The Creek Trail takes visitors along the serene cypress and sycamore-shaded waters of Cibolo Creek, while the Marsh Trail follows boardwalks through a thriving marshland populated by turtles and other aquatic life. Each trail offers visitors a short but meaningful glimpse at the differences between various habitats.

The Cibolo Nature Center a privately funded non-profit organization that was established in 1988 by the Friends of the Cibolo Wilderness. The Center specializes in education, offering activities and events throughout the year as well as conducting ongoing research and demonstration projects. Programs include "outdoor classroom", after-school and summertime outdoor enrichment programs for school children, as well as workshops for landowners seeking to better manage natural resources. Other events include the annual Mostly Native Plant Sale and summer gatherings filled with stories and songs.



Shannon's Notebook

The Marsh and Creek trails are my personal favorites, but each trail is unique and equally worthy of exploration. After hiking the trails, be sure to visit the Cibolo Nature Center if its open during your visit. Established in the early 1990's, the Center provides exceptional environmental awareness programs and interpretive displays. Through a partnership with area businesses and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, the surrounding grounds have been landscaped specifically to attract a variety of wildlife, including: hummingbirds, songbirds, squirrels, white-tailed deer, butterflies and bats.

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Location

At the junction of Texas Highway 46 and U.S. Highway 87 in Boerne, proceed east on Texas Highway 46 for 1 mile to the turnoff indicated by the Boerne City Park/Cibolo Wilderness Trail sign. Proceed another half mile until you reach the pavilion and nature center.
Map of Park's Location

For GPS Users: N 29° 46.946'   W 098° 42.551' (WGS84/NAD83)
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Hours

The park's trails are open 7 days a week year-round from 8 AM to 10 PM.

The Cibolo Nature Center operates on the following schedule: Monday - Friday 9 AM to 3 PM; Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM; Sunday 1 PM to 5 PM.

Fees

There is no park entrance fee.

Events

Consult the Cibolo Nature Center's Park Events Calendar for information on upcoming events at this park.

Weather

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Cibolo Nature Center's diverse and active involvement in education and research depends on the efforts of its many volunteers. Visit their Volunteers page for more information.

Contact Information

The park is managed by the Cibolo Nature Center.

Cibolo Nature Center Boerne City Park / Cibolo Nature Center
P.O. Box 9
Boerne, Texas 78006-0009

Cibolo Nature Center: (830)249-4616
Email: nature@cibolo.org

Related Links:
*San Antonio Audubon Society: Cibolo Nature Center
* City of Boerne

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