DS Parks second to none
The city has 94 acres of park space, including the 40- acre Dripping Springs Sports & Recreation Park, the 25acre Founders Memorial Park, and the 14- acre Karhan Park.
Parts of the park system are always free. Fields and other amenities can be reserved by private groups for single or seasonal use.
Sports & Recreation Park
The Sports & Recreation Park is the busiest, with a UIL baseball field, UIL soccer field, UIL softball field, Junior Varsity baseball field, sand volleyball court, multi- use concrete court, wildscape garden, U-14 soccer field, U-12 soccer field, two U-10 soccer fields, two U8 soccer fields, four U-6 soccer fields, a walking trail, four washer toss pits, four horseshoe pits, a playscape, picnic tables, barbecue pits and benches.
Founders Memorial Park
Founders Memorial Park includes a U-14 soccer field, one U-10 soccer field, one U-8 soccer field, two football practice fields, a swimming pool, pavilion, walking trail, wildscape garden, playscapes, swings, and picnic tables.
Karhan Park includes two softball fields, and is used regularly by the Dripping Springs Adult Softball Association (DSASA).
The Sports & Recreation Park was built on land donated by the Dripping Springs Independent School District (DSISD) with a grant from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD). DSISD still uses and maintains the UIL sports facilities there.
Fees are determined according to residency as well as whether or not an organization is profit or non-profit.
The city makes active use of its facilities, especially during the summer. The annual Movie Nights, held at the swimming pool at Founders Park, have been extremely popular with young people so far.
The pool is used for swimming lessons throughout the summer. Dripping Springs also has a swim team, which competes with other Central Texas teams during the summer.
City officials hope to expand future access to public lands through open space dedication by developers.
The city is also working to enhance current facilities through grants. A walking/running trail should be in place at Founders Memorial Park by summer of 2005.
For more information about the city of Dripping Springs park system, visit www.cityofdrippingsprings. com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (512) 858-4725.