Kerrville-Schreiner Park

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Kerrville-Schreiner Park
Kerrville schreiner park road.jpg
Upland woodlands in Kerrville-Schreiner Park
Map showing the location of Kerrville-Schreiner Park
Map showing the location of Kerrville-Schreiner Park
LocationKerr County, Texas
Nearest cityKerrville
Coordinates30°0′39″N 99°7′14″W / 30.01083°N 99.12056°W / 30.01083; -99.12056Coordinates: 30°0′39″N 99°7′14″W / 30.01083°N 99.12056°W / 30.01083; -99.12056
Area517 acres (209 ha)
Established1936
Governing bodyCity of Kerrville

Kerrville-Schreiner Park is a developed recreational area on the Guadalupe River in Kerrville, Texas, United States. Originally, a Texas state park developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) between 1935 and 1937, the state transferred the park to the City of Kerrville in 2004.

History[edit]

In 1934, the City of Kerrville donated 517 acres to the State Parks Board for development of a state park. CCC Company 1823CV arrived in January 1935 to begin construction on project SP-58. The company stayed until May 1937.[1] CCC work at the park included building the park road, culverts, and other park infrastructure. the caretaker's dwelling, garage, a storage facility with water storage tank and entrance portals.

The park was originally called Kerrville State Park. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Commissioners changed the name to Kerrville-Schreiner State Park in 1990. On February 13, 2004, the park transferred back to the City of Kerrville under authority of Texas House Bill 2108.[2]

Flora and fauna[edit]

The park is home to an abundance of wildlife including white-tailed deer and blackbuck, axis deer, rabbits, fox, birds, and butterflies. The butterfly garden in the park is a certified monarch waystation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steely, James Wright (1999). Parks for Texas: Enduring Landscapes of the New Deal. Austin: University of Texas Press. p. 213. ISBN 0292777345.
  2. ^ "Kerrville-Schreiner Park". City of Kerrville, TX. Retrieved 18 April 2015.

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