News

Good Water at All Three Parks

Take DAD fishing at the park. The river's flowing at JKRB and KCNA and the lakes are full at JSPP.  Time to catch fish.  Remember to bring your fishing license.

It's a great time to go birding and wildlife watching!

Are you a birder or love wildlife?  Would you like to lead a monthly survey walk?  If you are interested in a bird or wildllife walk, email

Birders and Wildlife Watchers Wanted!

Are you a birder or love wildlife?  Would you like to lead a monthly survey walk?  Current bird counts are over-flowing with participants.  If you are interested in a bird or wildllife walk, email

Good Water at All Three Parks

Take DAD fishing at the park. The river's flowing at JKRB and KCNA and the lakes are full at JSPP.  Time to catch fish.  Remember to bring your fishing license.

It's a great time to go birding and wildlife watching!

Are you a birder or love wildlife?  Would you like to lead a monthly survey walk?  If you are interested in a bird or wildllife walk, email

Birders and Wildlife Watchers Wanted!

Are you a birder or love wildlife?  Would you like to lead a monthly survey walk?  Current bird counts are over-flowing with participants.  If you are interested in a bird or wildllife walk, email

Come see the green!

The parks are greening up and filled with flowers and wildlife.

Rainy days are just fine in the park

Rainy days are great days to have the park all to yourself. Put your rain jacket on and take a walk, sit in the blinds, get some peacefulness, and relax in the wonder of nature.

Sweetheart Stroll

Spend some quiet time with your sweetheart at one of our serene and peaceful parks!

Time for Birding

Time to go birding at Kreutzberg Canyon Natural Area. A record 41 species were observed at the last bird count!

Ready for a walk?

James Kiehl River Bend Park has 1-1/2 miles of trails waiting for you!

It's time for a walk in the park!

It's a lovely time for a walk in the park. KCNA has ~ 3 miles of improve and unimproved trails - follow the trail signs.

Outdoor Dirt

Knowledge you can dig

Find articles, commentaries, and stories by our members and guest contributors.

Poetry of Parks image  The Poetry of Parks by Brent Evans ››
  Parks are the poetry that people write upon the land...

Reality Show image  The Fabulous Reality Show by Ruth McArthur ››
  Crazed cardinal assaults auto...

Pecan Tree title   The Pecan Tree by Dan Denbow - coming soon

Magueys image Magueys in May by Steve Lowe - coming soon

 

 

Good Reads

Interpretive Education

KCPP's interpretive signs are found throughout each park. Our interpretive signs are engaging and educationally-sound. They are terrific resources that help visitors understand and appreciate important aspects of the natural and cultural heritage of each park. We researched and complied scientific information, and fun facts!

James Kiehl River Bend Park

Kreutzberg Canyon Natural Area

Joshua Springs Park and Preserve

  • Alien Invaders - Exotic Species ››
  • Coming Soon - Ecosystems
  • Coming Soon - Harvester Ants
  • Coming Soon - Herps
  • Coming Soon - Historical Usage
  • Coming Soon - Hydrology
  • Coming Soon - Animals
  • Coming Soon - Birds
  • Coming Soon - Plants

 

The Nature of Reading

Books for the love of the outdoors and verdant thinkers.

Stories that take you outside the box and into nature. New books, old books - books that inspire and instruct.

Nature Center book cover

 

 The Nature Center Book: How to Create and Nurture a Nature Center in Your Community by Brent Evans and Carolyn Chipman Evans, 1998

On the Wing cover

 

 On the Wing: To the Edge of the Earth with the Peregrine Falcon by Alan Tennant, 2004

HC Landowner's cover

 

 Hill Country Landowner's Guide by Jim Stanley, 2009

Lorax cover

 

 The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, 1971

Check back often to see what's been added to the list of titles we love.

 

Resources

Links to our partners and friends.

Kendall County Parks Department ››

Master Naturalist, Hill Country Chapter ››

Cibolo Nature Center ››

Guadalupe Gallivanters - Hill Country Volkssportsverein ››

Top of the Hill RV Resort ››

Kendall County Historical Commission