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Posted on: November 7, 2023

Registration now open for Polar Bear Plunge & 5K!

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Celebrate the New Year on January 1st with Blue Hole Regional Park's annual Polar Bear Plunge & 5K!

This event brings people together to start the new year off with a splash! The 5K route begins in Blue Hole, winds through downtown Wimberley, ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2023

Wimberley Parks and Rec Master Plan Update

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The Parks and Recreation Master Plan is used to guide City Council and staff in the strategic management and decision-making process relative to the provision and sustainability of parks and recreation facilities, programming, and services for the City.

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Posted on: May 3, 2023

Cats Indoors: Save our Feathered Friends

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The Cats Indoors Program is a campaign that encourages cat owners to keep their pets inside, where they are safe from outdoor dangers and can't harm local wildlife. This initiative is vital for protecting birds and other small animals, as outdoor...

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Posted on: May 1, 2023

Discovering the Natural Beauty of Blue Hole Regional Park's Trails

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While Blue Hole Regional Park may be known for its magnificent swimming area, there is so much more to explore. One of the main attractions of the park are the trails, which provide visitors with an opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the area an...

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Posted on: April 6, 2023

The Importance of Native Plants in Landscaping

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What's a Native Plant?

In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require les...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Spring & Summer Program Guide!

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Click here to read all about our recreation programs, special events, and more!

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Posted on: April 3, 2023

Swim Season Frequently Asked Questions

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Swim Season is just around the corner! May through September is the busiest time of the year for Blue Hole Regional Park. We see over 60,000 visitors just for swimming during that time period. With such an influx of visitors we understand that visiting th...

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

Blue Hole Swim Reservations Open March 1st!

Blue Hole Swimming Area

Since the 1920s Blue Hole has been a popular swimming destination. In just a few summer months each year over 60,000 people visit the swimming area alone. People of all ages and walks of life enjoy swimming in the cool clear waters under the towering cypr...

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

We're Hiring!

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Employment 

It takes a highly motivated team to deliver a transformational experience for our Wimberley residents and visitors. If working outdoors brings a smile to your face and puts a skip in your step, a spot on the Parks & Recreation team...

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Posted on: February 7, 2023

Information on Oak Wilt

Symptoms of Oak Wilt on Live Oak Leaves

What is Oak Wilt?

Oak wilt is an infectious vascular disease caused by the fungus Bretziella fagacearum  responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of oaks across Texas. An infection starts when sap-feeding beetles pick up spores from inf...

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Posted on: January 1, 2023

2023 started with a SPLASH!

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2023 Polar Bear Plunge & 5K!

The 2023 new year
rolled in at Blue HolePark as it has for the past
six years.There was a bevy of
activity as a crowd gathered just before 10:00a.m., greeting each other
in the parking lot nearthe visitors&r...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 28, 2022

Plant Your Park on January 21st with Treefolks

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Plant Your Park on January 21st with Treefolks

The City of Wimberley Parks Department recently planted 33, 1-gallon trees at Blue Hole Regional Park as part of our Plant Your Park events. Now, we are excited to announce that we are partnering with the wond...

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Posted on: December 27, 2022

Plan your Special Event

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Facility Rentals

This all-occasion facility in the heart of the Texas Hill Country features 4,000 square foot Johnson Hall, a commercial kitchen, small, intimate spaces for photos and dressing, a great location with plenty of parking, wireless internet thr...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 28, 2022

Host Your Next Party in the Park!

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The Wimberley Parks and Recreation Department offers facility rentals for all types of events, big and small. Plan your party in the park and allow your guests to enjoy the fresh air and delightful amenities that the Wimberley parks system has to offer. K...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 25, 2022

City Officially Opens Oak Park & Welcome Center!

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Adjacent to Wimberley Square at 109 Oak Drive, the complex has been named “Oak Park and Welcome Center” by City Council and is designed to be a landing space for visitors and locals. The City also recognized the completion of the downt...

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Posted on: December 27, 2022

JUMP into the New Year at the Blue Hole Polar Bear Plunge!

Polar Bear Plunge and Fun Run

Join us and splash into the New Year! Polar Bear Plunge is THIS WEEKEND January 1st. Registration is only $10! Register here to join the fun https://www.eventbrite.com/e/458799941977. 
If you are just plunging, you do not need a ticket. W...
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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Blue Hole Regional Park Wins 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for Second Year in a Row

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Visitors to the Blue Hole Rank it at the Top of Attractions Worldwide

Blue Hole Regional Park announced today it has been recognized by Tripadvisor as a 2022 Travelers’ Choice award winner for the second year in a row. The award celebrates destin...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

Exciting Improvements for Wimberley Parks

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Parks Department installs a new park sign at Patsy Glenn Refuge and Old Baldy receives a new park sign and improved parking for easier access. Looking to visit these parks in Wimberley? Patsy Glenn Refuge is located at 14068 Ranch Rd 12 Wimberley, TX 7867...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Wimberley awarded TPWD grant for Blue Hole hike and bike trail improvement project

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Blue Hole Regional Park in Wimberley is a 126-acre park offering recreational amenities including Wimberley’s famous natural swimming area, sports fields, picnic areas, and 4 miles of hiking trails all open and free to the public year-round.

As p...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Current Park Projects

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The Wimberley Parks and Recreation Department has some significant park projects in the works. Read all about our projects including the Blue Hole Nature Center, Wimberley Valley Trails Initiative, and more!

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Blue Hole Receives Worldwide Recognition

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Visitors to the Blue Hole Rank it at the Top of Attractions WorldwideEven with Swimming Season Over, Iconic Park Offers Family Adventures

Blue Hole Regional Park in Wimberley earned the Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice 2021 Award. Reviews from millions of tra...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 1, 2021

Create an Account

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With CivicRec, you'll be able to register your kiddos for our award-winning Blue Hole Nature Camp, reserve facilities for birthday parties or events, purchase season passes, and more! Access our system here to create an account or learn more abou...

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