Bandera City Park

Bandera City Park will be closed all day for Bandera ISD Cross Country Meets on the following days: 

Wednesday, August 29th
Wednesday, October 3rd
Tuesday, October 9th
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) .

Hours and Information


The park opens at 8 a.m. and closes 30 minutes before sunset. There is no overnight camping allowed.

Entrance and exit is the gate at 8th Street and Maple.

Weekends and Holidays
March through September, the entry fees are $5 per person ages 4-64. Ages 3 and under are free. Seniors (65+), active duty or retired military, police, fire and emergency response personnel are charged a discounted rate of $3 per person, with proof of ID.

Weekdays
Monday through Friday are free unless there is a holiday.

Season Park Pass Information


Anyone with a utility account with the City can get two park passes. 

The Bandera City Park season pass is valid for a car load of no more than 5 people. Each additional person will be charged the usual park fees. 

They are valid from March 2018-September 2018.

Seasonal Park Pass Application (PDF) - for non-utility account holders only

Park Rules


  • You can no longer park on the lower level. Do not cross the boundaries.
  • Park hours: 8 am-30 minutes before sundown.
  • No camping.
  • No open or ground fires. All fires shall be solely for cooking purposes and be confined to a fire box or portable BBQ pit. Violators will be fined $25.00 to $250.00.
  • Speed limit is 10 mph.
  • No glass containers.
  • No swimming nearby or standing on dam.
  • No off-road or all-terrain vehicles (4-wheelers, go carts, dirt bikes, etc.)

  • No swinging from any ropes or tree limbs. You may only enter the water from the river bank.
  • No entering onto the south bank of the river as you will be on private property and will be trespassing. 
  • No loud music.
  • No littering. Please use provided garbage cans.
  • No loose animals. All animals must be attended and on leash at all times. 
  • Do not move picnic tables.
  • Park only in designated areas. Please read signs. 
  • No horse or recreational vehicles are allowed. 
  • No refunds will be issued for park admission.

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 (Horse trailers are allowed in the park for permitted parades only.)
  • 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.