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Enjoy summer at Bandera City Park


Despite setbacks with flooding during Memorial Weekend and an unfortunate incident in June, officials and staff with the City of Bandera are preparing for a busy season in City Park along the banks of the Medina River.
Everyone is reminded that admission to the park is free Monday through Friday, except for holidays. A $5 entrance fee is charged on weekends and holidays for adults and children ages 11 years and under. Exceptions are made for disabled veterans and students with valid Bandera Independent School District identification cards.
On weekends, entry to City Park is at the gate at 8th and Maple streets. After paying admission fees, patrons will be issued a single-day wristband. Throughout the day, city employees and marshals will patrol to ensure that everyone at the park has a valid wristband.
To use the park on the south side of the river, patrons must stop at the entry gate on 8th and Maple and pay for the wristbands before driving to the other side of Medina River. No one will be allowed to walk into City Park or illegally cross over the cable that forms the boundary of the park.
For the record, park rules include:
• Bandera City Park hours - 8 am until sundown
• Speed limit of 10 mph throughout the park is strictly enforced.
• No swimming near the dam or standing on or walking across the dam
• All fires must be in an enclosed container; no open ground fires.
• No loud music
• No littering; please use provided garbage cans
• All animals must be attended or on a leash; additionally, cleanup after your pets.
• Do not move picnic tables
• No four-wheelers or side-by-sides
• No overnight camping
• No refunds should the weather change
A season pass, free to all city residents, is available from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday at the city municipal building on Main Street. Those living out of the city or county may purchase 2016 season passes for $50. Season passes are not available at City Park.
For a fun-filled summer at Bandera City Park, bring food, the family and suntan lotion – and obey the simple rules.