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Flowers are blooming and Birds are nesting

Spring has sprung in all the parks.

Red Crossbills @ JKRB

image by Ken Butler at JKRB

Our Mission

Kendall County Partnership for Parks promotes the preservation of our
natural heritage and the development of recreational opportunities.

Dove Season

Tuesday, September 1 is the opening day of dove season. As you hunt, be sure to check your doves for leg bands. It takes two seconds, and helps out wildlife research.

It's hot - Take a cool dip

Why not cool off in the Guadalupe River? Splash and play or sit and soak at James Kiehl River Bend Park or KreutzbergCanyon Natural Area.

Monthly Bird Counts on Tuesdays

Our monthly bird censuses are conducted at JKRB, KCNA, and JSPP. The censuses provide valuable data on wildlife species in the parks. Master Naturalist Ruth McArthur leads the birders.

Happy 2016! 10 years of Parks!

The new year is a wonderful time to explore our parks and find a new path!

Critter Condos

It's a great time to visit our wildlife brushpiles at James Kiehl River Bend Park.

Sparrows are back!

Sparrows are back in abundance in the parks.  Grab your binoculars and head out!

Paul Pedersen - a wonderful volunteer

Paul Pedersen
October 20, 1932 - October 01, 2015

Monarch Rest Areas Coming to Texas Highways

Monarch Rest Areas Coming to Texas Highways By Bill Hopkins

Drivers on IH 35 in Texas may soon be sharing their rest area with monarch butterflies.

Alvarado Builds to Eagle

Alvarado Builds Toward Eagle Rank

Outdoor Dirt

Knowledge you can dig

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

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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