Parks & Recreation Department


The City of Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation Department maintains 9 parks that encompass approximately 323 acres. These include 1 regional park, 4 community parks, 2 neighborhood parks, and 2 special use parks. The Parks and Recreation Department consists of a Director, an Assistant Director/Special Events Coordinator, a Park Maintenance Superintendent, a Recreation Superintendent, 1 Crew Chief, 2 Facility Maintenance Technicians, 7 full-time Park Maintenance Crew members, 1 Office Manager, 1 part-time Gardener, 2 part-time Crew members, 2 part-time Office Clerks, and seasonal staff of 1 Summer Pool Manager, 4-5 head guards and 15-20 lifeguards. This past summer the pool manager and head guard positions went unfilled.

Goals and Objectives

  • Provide a system of outstanding parks and open space areas which are responsive to the leisure needs of a growing community and sensitive to the conservation of natural resources
  • Provide recreational facilities, programs, and parks that meet the needs of a diverse population with various levels of ability and skill
  • Provide an equitable geographic distribution of parks and recreational facilities
  • Provide the orderly replacement and/or re-design of aging parks and recreational infrastructure to ensure existing recreational opportunities are not lost
  • Cooperate with the School District, County, and other agencies, as well as community organizations, to provide cost-effective services and optimize benefits to Citizens
  • Provide a comprehensive trail system that meets the needs of Fredericksburg residents

In order to meet these goals, we will

  • Work on development of the new Parks & Recreation Master Plan
  • Hire trained qualified staff
  • Accept input from the community on amenities and programs
  • Work to exceed revenue projections where possible
  • Improve maintenance on aging facilities and implementing preventive maintenance on new facilities

What we accomplished in 2021-2022

  • Continued to work with the Fredericksburg Soccer Association on the Oakcrest Park expansion
  • Replaced second restroom in RV pecan orchard area
  • Replaced half the pavers at Marktplatz
  • Made limestone repairs at Marktplatz to remedy trip hazards
  • Made ADA (American Disability Act) improvements at the Girl Scout Cabin
  • Replaced heaters at the Pioneer Pavilion
  • Resurfaced courts one and two at the LBJMP (Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park) tennis courts
  • Replaced windows at both the Tatsch House and Park Headquarters
  • Added a fence with gate and automatic opener to the RV and Dog Parks at LBJMP
  • Replastered both pools due to 2021 winter storm damage
  • Worked with the Morning Rotary Club on the addition of a splashpad to Town Pool
  • Replaced Christmas lights on Marktplatz
  • Worked with the Evening Rotary Club on plans for the replacement of the cross at Cross Mountain Park

What we plan to accomplish in 2022-2023

  • Resurface remaining four courts at LBJMP tennis courts
  • Complete repairs to Pioneer Pavilion restrooms
  • Replace Tatsch House tables and chairs
  • Purchase new equipment: floor cleaner, workman with sprayer, infield groomer, workman for Marktplatz, grounds master 4000, and grounds master 5900
  • Replace scoreboards on various ballfields obtaining sponsorships where possible
  • Completed Parks Master Plan in conjunction with Comprehensive Plan
  • Complete splashpad addition at Town Pool
  • Break ground on Marktplatz northwest corner project with meeting room and new restrooms

Parks & Recreation Department Performance Measures-Marktplatz Rentals

Parks & Recreation Department Performance Measures-Open Pavilion Reservations

Parks & Recreation Department Performance Measures-Tatsch House and Pioneer Pavilion Reservations

Parks & Recreation Department Performance Measures-Pool Attendance

Parks & Recreation Department Performance Measures-Lady Bird Johnson Municipal RV Park Occupancy

Parks & Recreation Department Staffing [employee headcount by job title]

Parks & Recreation Department Organizational Chart