Parks & Recreation
Live and Play
The City of Schertz is proud of its parks and recreational facilities. Public parks also provide picnic facilities and playgrounds. Lighted basketball courts and a Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool are open to the public throughout the summer months.
The City of Schertz Parks and Recreation Department strives to achieve the following goals by implementing the Parks Master Plan:
- Provide a diverse and evenly distributed blend of parks, recreation, and open space areas to accommodate
the current and future needs of Schertz residents.
- Encourage the conservation of natural resources through the acquisition of parks and recreation areas,
preservation of open space, and environmentally sensitive planning.
- Encourage and promote a variety of recreational opportunities
including cultural activities, community activities and special events
to enhance recreation and education opportunities for residents and
- Provide residents connectivity to the City’s parks, schools, open space
and cultural centers using trails, paths, and other alternative means of
transportation to provide a Citywide trail system.
Park Facilities & Reservations
Schertz Parks Directory
Parks & Recreation Advisory Board
Rarities at Crescent Bend Nature Park
November has been a spectacular month for birders. Unlike most years, rare birds have been popping up throughout Bexar County. Most of these rare birds will stay only a short time before moving on to their normal habitat. This year the rarities are staying longer to much delight to local birders.
Crescent Bend Nature Park is being blessed with three very unique rare birds. The Ringed Kingfisher is normally a South Texas bird seen down in the valley. A female was first spotted along Cibolo Creek on October 28th. The Sage Thrasher is a western U.S. states bird that was first seen in the park on November 6th. The Red-napped Sapsucker is also found in western U.S. states and is the rarest of the three. A female was first seen in the park on Oct 30th.
All three of these birds are being spotted regularly in the park which is a good sign the birds feel safe to stay in the park’s habitat. In the past few weeks, many local birders and out-of-towners have been visiting the park in search of these unique birds.
Parks & Recreation Survey 2012
The purpose of the survey is to find out what parks and recreation programs and facilities residents would like to see the city provide and use this information to help guide the long-term planning of city parks and recreation. Your feedback is valuable to us. Please take a moment to complete the survey here.