Dripping Springs offers first rate public parks
With 94 dedicated acres, including the 40-acre Dripping Springs Sports and Recreation Park, the 25-acre Founders Memorial Park, and the 14-acre Karhan Park, this is a community that has made a serious committment to parkland.
“For a city of our size we have a lot of parkland,” said Deputy City Administrator Ginger Faught. “We take a lot of pride in our parks. For many citizens, this is the only time they come into contact with the city. We’re especially proud of our pool, our playing fields, and our pavilion that can be rented.”
The Sports and Recreation Park is the busiest, with a UIL baseball field, UIL soccer field, UIL softball field, Junior Varsity baseball field, sand volleyball court, multiuse concrete court, wildscape garden, U14 soccer field, U-12 soccer field, two U10 soccer fields, two U-8 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 includes a U14 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 and Recreation Park was built on land donated by the Dripping Springs Independent School District (DSISD) with a grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). DSISD still uses and maintains the UIL sports facil- ities there.
Fees are determined according to residency (whether a user lives in the city and/or the DSISD) as well as whether or not an organization is profit or non-profit.
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