Bandera City Park

Bandera City Park is located in beautiful downtown Bandera. We offer fishing, swimming and picnic areas with BBQ pits. There are two pavilions available for rent. See the pavilion rental form (PDF) for information.

Bandera City Park Hours and Information

For weekends and Holidays where there is an entrance fee, the City Park Entrance will be located at 8th and Maple Street.

March throughout November, the entry fees for the City Park are $5 per person, ages 4 and up. Ages 3 and under are free. Unless it is a holiday, Monday through Thursday is free. Fridays, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. are free, and from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. the above fees will apply. A discounted fee of $3 will be given to active duty or retired military, police, fire and emergency response personnel, with proof of ID. The park will be closed on all bad weather days for the safety of our residents and visitors. The park opens at 8 a.m. and closes 30 minutes before sunset, there is no overnight camping allowed.

Park Rules


  • Speed limit in the park is 10 MPH.
  • No glass containers. Subject to search.
  • No swimming near the dam or standing on the dam.
  • No swinging from any ropes or tree limbs. You may enter the water from the river bank only.
  • No open ground fires. All fires must be in an enclosed container.

  • No loud music.
  • No littering. Please use provided garbage cans.
  • No loose animals, all animals must be attended and on a leash.
  • Do not move picnic tables.
  • No refunds.
  • No four wheelers or side by sides.
  • No horse or recreational trailers allowed.

Pavilions and BBQ Pits

Bandera City Park Equestrian 

  • A sign of Civil Practice and Remedies Code Chap 87 needs to be visible
  • Horses must stay on designated trails
  • No bare back, horses have to be saddled
  • Single riders only, no double riders allowed
  • No bicycles, motorcycles, dirt bikes or 4-wheelers on the horse trails
  • Negative Coggins required
  • Regulation of respect to wildlife and wildlife habitat
  • No picking of wildflowers
  • No dumping of trash (Leave no trace law)
  • No alcoholic beverages & no glass containers
  • No reckless riding
  • Horses right of way, but be respectful to hikers
  • No horse trailers in park
  • Horses must be controlled & restrained at all times; either tied to a horse trailer, tied to a tree, tied to a hitching post or reins held in hands
  • No open fires in the park at all; all fires are in designated city provided BBQ pit areas only
  • No horses along river in main park area on days when entry fees are collected
  • Horses must stay on upper level of main area on days when entry fees are collected

Hunting & Fishing


Please visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife website for fishing license and regulation information.