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Boerne, TX 78006
Phone:
  • (830) 248-1617

Welcome to Art al Fresco, Boerne’s public art program!  What is Art al Fresco? It is an outdoor, or "fresh air", exhibit of public art.

The sculptures are located throughout historic downtown—known as Boerne’s Hill Country Mile—and along Boerne’s trail system, making the discovery of each piece a walkable adventure for visitors and residents.

Help pick "Boerne's Choice" by voting for your favorite sculpture! The artist voted “Boerne’s Choice” will be recognized by the City at the close of the competition.

The sculptures are for sale and the City will have the option to purchase at least one of the sculptures for its permanent collection.

Boerne's Art al Fresco Public Art Competition is sponsored by the City of Boerne and Boerne’s Hill Country Mile in partnership with The Boerne Convention and Visitors Bureau.

This program is the result of years of collaboration between the City of Boerne and the local arts community. Special thanks to everyone involved for your vision and dedication to the arts and Boerne’s quality of life.

1 City Lake Rd
Boerne, TX 78006
Phone:
  • (830) 248-1635

Boerne City Lake Park provides a wonderful recreation area for swimming, fishing and non-motorized boating. The park has picnic areas with grills next to the lake, a boat ramp and parking lot, courtesy dock, fishing pier, volleyball court, covered pavilion, playground, butterfly garden, bird observation blind, restrooms and a Frisbee golf course. Boerne City Lake is about 189 acres. Check out Hill Country Paddle Sports for additional fun on the water!

524 Adler Street
Across from Curington Elementary School
Boerne, TX 78006
Phone:
  • (830) 248-1635

The Park is approximately 7,500 sq feet featuring a plaza style design. The City worked with the local skating community to get their input on what they would like to see in their Skate Park.  What ended up was a one of a kind streetscape plaza style.

3 Trails
Boerne, TX 78006
Phone:
  • (830) 248-1635ext. 5

Boerne's trails system has expanded in the past years and the result has been a huge asset for locals and visitors alike. The combined utilization of these pedestrian networks have greatly enhanced the walk-ability and enjoyment of downtown and adjoining neighborhoods.

Old No. 9 Trail: Trailhead- 358 Esser Road, length- 1.4mi.

Cibolo Trail: North Trailhead- 100 N. Main St., South Trailhead- 106 City Park Rd., length- 1.75 mi.

Currey Trail: Trailhead- 1017 Adler St., length- .5 mi.

325 Kreutzberg Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Phone:
  • (830) 537-4212

Cave Without a Name is locate just 11 miles north of downtown Boerne and is a designated Natural National Landmark. This living cavern hosts 6 major rooms filled with spectacular stalactites, stalagmites, delicate soda straws, cave drapery, magnificent flowstones, rimstone dams, an unusual helectite, and more amazing formations! Also, Monthly Concerts in the Cave are held down in Queen’s Throne Room. Aboveground, kiddos can mine for gemstones and fossils, have a geode sliced open right in front of their eyes or take a hike one of the designated trails around the property.

140 City Park Rd.
Boerne, TX 78006
Phone:
  • (830) 249-4616

So much more than a nature center! Open to the public since Earth Day 1990, the 100 acres of Hill Country trails and wilderness provides education, research, entertainment and outdoor activities for more than 100,000 visitors a year, while promoting sound stewardship of land, water and wildlife. It is also available for weddings and meetings of 100 to 150 people. Fishing on Cibolo Creek at the Nature Center is catch and release. Hunting is not permitted.

Interested in a guided tour? Call ahead to make arrangements. Fees may apply.

The 60 acre Historic Herff Farm & Homestead has recently been added and is the home of the Farmers Market at the Cibolo on Saturdays, March-October.

Herff Farm
33 Herff Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Phone:
  • (830) 249-4616

The mission of The Farmers Market at the Cibolo is to provide area residents the opportunity to buy Hill Country grown and produced products and support local farmers and specialty vendors. If it’s homemade, handmade or fresh and tasty, you can get it at the Farmers Market at the Cibolo. Held every Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM (rain or shine) starting in March and running through December, the Farmers Market at the Cibolo also offers educational and cultural events and a place to visit with friends and neighbors. There is always something fun happening at the Market!

Enjoy fresh air and delicious local produce, live music and more at the only Farmers Market in Texas on the grounds of a historic 1850s pioneer farm.

Admission is free to the Farmers Market at the Herff Farm at the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm. Explore a Texas Hill Country farm listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Sample fresh foods, and enjoy annual festivals and fun workshops for kids and grownups. Friendly pets on leashes are welcome.

3350 Park Rd. 31
Boerne, TX 78006
Phone:
  • (830) 438-2656

With four miles of river frontage, the Guadalupe River takes center stage at the park. Step away from the river to find the more peaceful areas. On the river, you can swim, fish, tube and canoe. While on land, you can camp, hike, ride mountain bikes or horses, picnic, geocache, and bird watch. The park will loan fishing gear for use in the park. Hunting is not permitted. The 1,938-acre Guadalupe River State Park and the adjoining 2,294-acre Honey Creek State Natural Area (Guided tours available every Saturday) comprise more than 4,200 contiguous acres of Hill Country habitat.

Attend a ranger program on birding, geocaching, stargazing and more. Check the Events page of their website for upcoming program or contact the park for special tours. Learn more about the park’s natural features at the Discovery Center. Take a closer look at nature using magnifying glasses, microscopes and binoculars. Explore hands-on discovery boxes and exhibits.

Camp at one of 85 water and electric campsites or nine walk-in tent sites.

Hit the trail! Explore 13 miles of hike and bike trails. Trails range from the 2.86-mile Painted Bunting Trail to the .26-mile Barred Owl Trail, which leads you to a scenic overlook of the river. The Bauer Unit offers less-traveled trails. Some park trails are open to horseback riders. Note: They do not offer equestrian camping.

33 Herff Rd
Boerne, TX 78006
Phone:
  • (830) 249-4616

60 acres of historically significant land that is home to the Herff Homestead. Owned and managed by the Cibolo Nature Center and will soon encompass a sustainable living education center, a community hub, and natural adventure area for children to play. The Herff Homestead is open to the public for tours on Saturdays (March-October) during the Farmers Market at the Cibolo.

Boerne City Lake Park
1 City Lake Rd.
Boerne, TX 78006
Phone:
  • (210) 842-4057

Want to surf the Hill Country? Hill Country Paddle Sports has a great variety of paddleboards & watercraft for rent and purchase. Stop by Boerne City Lake Park or call to make arrangements for paddleboarding in other locations.

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