Are you looking to get out of the house and enjoy the fresh air in Bandera? The best place to start is Bandera City Park. Residents, veterans, children, and senior citizens can visit the park for free.
Popularly known as the “Cowboy Capital of the World”, the city of Bandera is home to Bandera City Park. It is a beautiful spot surrounded by greenery and wildlife. The park is built around the Medina river and is a perfect location for a family outing or friendly get-together.
There are plenty of cute picnic spots, pavilions, and BBQ pits to enjoy a pleasant day with family and friends. You can explore the fascinating wildlife, enjoy a stroll along the riverbank, take a dive in the Medina river or simply relax in the sun.
Hunting and Fishing
Visitors can also enjoy a pleasant fishing session in the Medina River. All you need to do is apply for a fishing license and check for all the regulations. Visitors also need to ensure not to enter the river through the south bank as it is private property and you might be accused of trespassing.
Visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife website to read about all the necessary regulations.
Season Park Pass Information
The City of Bandera also offers season passes for the park, valid between April and September. Acquiring a seasonal pass is a fairly straightforward process. If you hold a utility account with the City, you are automatically eligible for two passes. For all the non-utility account holders, simply fill out the Seasonal Park Pass application. You can download the application from the official City of Bandera website.
With the seasonal pass, you will be allowed a carload of up to five people, and any extra person will be charged as per the usual park fees rules.
Hours, Entry Fees, and Other Information
The park officially opens at 8 a.m. and you can stay inside up until 30 minutes to sunset. Overnight camping is not allowed in the park.
There is no entry fee on weekdays. You can enter the park without paying anything from Monday to Thursday unless it is a public holiday.
For weekends (Friday to Sunday) and holidays, there is an entry fee of $10 for people who fall in the age bracket of 7 to 64 years. But, if you are a Bandera County resident, you only pay $5. The park also offers special discounted rates for people in active military service, veterans, first responders, and senior citizens over 64. If you fall in any of the above categories, you will only be charged $3. Additionally, there are no entry fees for disabled veterans, BISD students, and children under seven. Be sure to carry a proof of ID to avail any of the discounted rates.
For more information, visit https://www.cityofbandera.org/2161/Park