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Mar

22

2013

The Parks of New Braunfels, Texas

Spring has officially arrived and the local parks are already buzzing with daily activity. Whether you're interested in a family picnic, bike trails or kayaking, New Braunfels is sure to have a natural public space for you. In Town Creek, we want to continue this tradition of incorporating public parks into the community, and we have open spaces planned alongside houses, lofts, townhouses and retail spaces. Today, we'd like to take a moment to consider the importance of public parks in urban development.

New Braunfels, Texas Park

Prior to World War II, “developers were generalists — they set out to build entire villages or urban neighborhoods… Today’s developers are specialists. One builds only shopping centers, another office parks, another houses. Traffic engineers design only the roads, environmental analysts worry only about the open space… but no one looks out for the big picture” (Andres Duany). This tendency to compartmentalize leads to seeing the natural environment as somehow separate from ourselves, rather that fundamentally connected to us. Town Creek integrates built and natural environments in beneficial ways to help us create a real place that will endure and be loved.

Summer Sky in New Braunfels, Texas

Parks promote healthy behavior, especially if they are easily accessible to citizens. In Town Creek, both walking and bicycling trails are only a few minutes away, encouraging residents to spend their free time outdoors, enjoying physical activity. Below, you can see a photo of Chris and Lauren Cavanagh, owners of Town Creek's gym, Alpha Crossfit, enjoying these trails.

Walking Trails in Town Creek (New Braunfels, TX)

Our local parks also offer endless opportunities for recreational activities. Below, you can see a number of New Braunfels residents enjoying a sunny afternoon of paddle boating.

Paddle Boating on the Comal River in New Braunfels, TX

Integrating public parks with both residential and commercial development also allows you to enjoy the conveniences of a downtown while also remaining close to nature. Town Creek’s central location puts you in the middle of things, but in a quiet, shaded, creek side neighborhood.

Comal River in New Braunfels, Texas

We hope you've enjoyed these photos highlighting the scenic beauty found within our beloved New Braunfels, TX. To view more pictures of Town Creek, we invite you to take a look at our online gallery.


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