Recognition & Bench Dedication April 8, 2019

Letter From Friends' VP Tim Barker

Dear New Braunfels Department of Parks & Recreation,

Friends for the Preservation of Historic Landa Park hosted Recognition Day 4/8/19

on Gazebo Circle.  The event was attended by 80 individuals who came to recognize

Senior Members of the New Braunfels Garden Club and Authors of the Landa Park Book

and to dedicate Legacy Benches (3) in honor of Bill Schumann, in memory of Bill Kolodzie

and in memory of Marie Offerman. Spring Run #3 was beautifully clear and babbling

for the Schumann and Kolodzie benches while Landa Lake glimmered for the location of the

bench for Offerman.

The exceptional assistance and cooperation of Landa Park personnel was stellar and made Recognition Day truly a momentous occasion.  Landa Park looks the best I have witnessed in the 30 years of being its neighbor—thanks to the dedicated care provided by ALL Parks personnel.


Tim Barker

Friends for the Preservation of Historic Landa Park


Wednesday, Feb 13: Urban Wildlife Management Initiatives

The City of New Braunfels, in collaboration with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept, will be hosting an informative workshop regarding urban wildlife and local wildlife management initiatives. 

The workshop is open to the public and will be held at 6pm, Wednesday, Feb. 13 at New Braunfels City Hall: 550 Landa Street.

For more information regarding the workshop or the wildlife feeding ordinance, please contact Mark Enders at 830.221.4639 or at

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2019 Officers/Board Members

Back row: L-R

Sandy Schlameus, Leslie Dey, John Davis, Dan Krueger, Myles Peineman, Bob Wolf, Abbie Rutledge, Tim Barker

Front Row: L-R

Dwight Micklethwaite, Vanda Babich, Jennifer Graham, Banjo Felton, Violet Tanneberger, Merry Saegert

Not pictured:  Jo Heideman & Gay Woodward


Friends President Leslie Dey presenting speaker Dr. Rob Dussler with an honorarium of New Braunfels' Historic Landa Park: Its Springs and Its People.  Dr. Dussler is Chief Education Officer and Director of Spring Lake Operations and member of the Senior Leadership Team for The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University. 1-14-2019

Meetings, Guest Speakers, Member News


Friends sponsors new sidewalk in Landa Park

Ribbon Cutting ceremony for new sidewalks on Gazebo Circle in Landa Park. Sidewalks were sponsored by Friends for the Preservation of Historic Landa Park and the New Braunfels Parks Foundation.  1-14-2019

Landa Park Bench Dedication Ceremony

A beautiful bench dedication ceremony took place on Oct. 21, 2017 in Landa Park. On this "Arbor Day" in the park, family and friends gathered for a presentation by Tim Barker, President of Friends for the Preservation of Historic Landa Park:  "Friends" donated two lovely park benches in memory of Dolores Schumann and Joyce Kolodzie.

Award Time!


Rosemarie Gregory, 2016 Seele Education Award winner, with Mayor pro tem Wayne Peters. New Braunfels Parks & Rec Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, September 2016.

Wein & Saengerfest 2017


Friends participated in this annual event downtown New Braunfels. We had Native American artifacts on display along with our new book on Landa Park. So many friendly folks stopped by to share their childhood memories of going to Landa Park.

January 2018 Meeting Guest Speakers


NBU Chief Operating Officer (L) Al Kaufmann, NBU Chief Executive Officer (Middle) Ian Taylor, and NBU Dir. of Water Services (R) Trino Pedraza, with Friends President Tim Barker

Sophienburg Weihnachtsmarkt 2018

FRIENDS members Jennifer Graham and Jo Heideman working our booth at the beautiful Weihnachtsmarkt downtown New Braunfels.

Where are our Landa Park book earnings going?

We are excited to have been able to finance a much needed sidewalk along Spring Run 3 on Gazebo Circle in Landa Park.  Our club treasurer, Jo Heideman proudly displays our donation check to make this project happen!