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Outdoors & Parks

Whether you’re here for a day trip or an extended stay there is plenty to do in and around Castroville.

Check out the great outdoors, discover quaint shops, enjoy the historic walking tour or just relax by the beautiful Medina River.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our historical city and will drop by the Chamber office for brochures and more information!

Castroville Regional Park & Cross Hill

816 Alsace St.  (830) 931-0033 • Website: Castroville Regional Park

Enjoy outdoor activities along the Medina River such as camping, swimming, hiking, tennis courts, basketball, sand volleyball and covered picnic areas.  Tour the “Garden of Roots,” a flower garden geographically formed in the shape of Alsace, France. The park also features 40 complete pull-thru RV sites.

 

CROSS HILL: It is an old European custom for a village to proclaim its faith by erecting a cross in a prominent place, and the Alsatians brought the tradition with them when they came to the Medina Valley.  Since then it has been called Cross Hill and was used by the Catholics in earlier times for pilgrimages and prayer petitions, such as Rogation Days.  Today you can hike a path from Regional Park up to Cross Hill for a beautiful panoramic view of Castroville & surrounding area.

For more information on Castroville Regional Park’s RV facility, Swimming Pool, Hiking Trails. Pavillions, Playgrounds, Amphitheatre, Garden of Roots & Camping:
castrovilletx.gov/city-services/parks-and-recreation

Paradise Canyon

2222 Country Road 2615, Rio Medina, Texas 78066, (830) 751-9911
Gaze into the blue-green Medina River or jump in and swim. Picnic. Celebrate. Rally. Sip some Coffee. Get baptized. Come hear a concert performance. Host private parties. Study the rocky bluff. Fish. Worship Services. Camp out under the stars. Reserve the Lodge. Walk around in awe. Bird watching. Soak your ankles. Snorkel. Decide to become a geologist. Talk to our Creator. Wade in the shallow springs. Corporate Team-building. Take a guided fishing trip. Tie some flies. Get re-acquainted with your family. Read your Bible like never before. Buy some worms and catch a perch with your children. Lose cell phone coverage on purpose. Eat a steak. Put on a bandana. Take priceless photographs. Sing. Walk slowly and listen to… Paradise Canyon.

Medina Lake

Approx. 8 miles north of Castroville on FM 471 N to FM 1283
Check out the  Medina Dam for a spectacular view of Medina Lake and Medina River below. Water skiers & fishing folks love the calm waters of Medina Lake. Boat ramps are located near the dam and public launching is available at the State Park.

Two Area Championship Golf Courses

Alsatian Golf Club

1339 CR 4516  •  (830) 931-3100  •  www.alsatiangolfclub.com
An 18 hold championship golf course featuring distance wedge game range, full size driving range, practice bunkers, three level putting green, and a pre-round putting green. The Golf Club introduces a new clubhouse and awesome course renovations. Come out and experience Alsatian Golf!

Golf Clubs of Texas

13600 Briggs Ranch Road • San Antonio, TX 78245 • 210-504-2550  •  www.golfclubtexas.com
The Golf Club of Texas opened its doors in the summer of 2015 after a $6 million renovation. The course, while maintaining its original routing, has reopened under the direction and guidance of Course Architect Roy Bechtol.  The Golf Club of Texas provides premier playing surfaces using the best grasses available: L1F Zoysia Greens, Zeon Zoysia Tees, and Jamur Zoysia for the Fairways.

More Birds & Butterflies Than Any Place Else in Texas!

Castroville’s Regional Park is one of the most unique parks in Texas. It’s not only a premier birding destination featuring over 160 species of birds it has one of only three butterfly gardens in the state with 65 species of butterflies sighted there and within the park.  For more information on Birding & Butterflies visit castrovillebirdingandbutterflies.com

Castroville Poppies!!!

In the Spring they pop on every street. They’re at their brightest and most colorful between March and late April, so come and view Castroville’s poppies, and don’t miss all the indigenous plants in bloom in the Butterfly Garden in our Regional Park.  For more information visit: celebratecastrovillepoppies