Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Landa Park: New Braunfels, TX

July Checklist Item: Play and Swim at Landa Park in New Braunfels


Ready for a change in scenery? Landa Park is just a quick 50-minute jaunt down I-35. Nestled in the shadow of the Wurstfest Halle, Landa Park is a 51-acre oasis full of large oak trees that sits on the banks of the Comal River. From tubing and swimming to picnics and even a train ride...Landa Park is a great way to have some summer fun outside of Austin.

Our first stop was the Miniature Train. It takes about 15-minutes to wind through the park. Bonus points for having a canopy on top of the cars to keep you nice and cool.

Cost: $3 per person 
Children under one (1) are free 
Cash only




Deer grazing near the golf course.


Next up was renting a paddle boat at Landa Park Boathouse. Rides require a minimum of two people and will make your calves burn if you haven't done it in a while!

Cost: $3 per person (minimum of two (2) people) per one-half hour
Children under two (2) are free
Cash only












All of that paddling left us sweaty and ready for a dip. Landa Park has three pools in their aquatic complex: A spring-fed pool, Olympic-sized pool and zero-depth kiddie pool.

Cost: Children under 3 with paid adult = Free 
Child (3-12) = $4* 
Adult (13-59) = $5 
Senior (60+) = $4 
Spectator (Anyone entering the facility who is not swimming) = $1
*Children under twelve must be accompanied by an adult 18+ to enter the facility. 
Cash, Check, and Credit Card (excluding AMEX) are acceptable forms of payment 










Our last stop was to play on the play structures that we saw from the train. We found three of them near each other with plenty of shade.






In addition to the items above, Landa Park also has a miniature golf course, City Tube Chute, nature trails/wildlife viewing areas, and more.

Landa Park is very well-shaded, with sprawling oaks creating a comfortable canopy over the park's abundance of picnic tables. With better planning, we would have brought a picnic lunch and spent some more time exploring. Although entry to the park and parking is free, there is a fee associated with picnic table rentals. Click here for more info.

About the author: After growing up in Pittsburgh and bouncing around The West, Lisa Caldwell settled in Austin in 2012 with her husband and daughter with the dream of eating tacos for the majority of her meals. In her spare time, she writes at Hip-Baby Mama.







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