Horseshoe Bay Nature Park
In December, 2019 the City of Horseshoe Bay entered into a Public Private Partnership with HSB Park, Inc., a corporation formed for the purpose of developing and managing an 11 acre Nature Park located at 1514 Golden Nugget. The Master Plan has been completed with implementation to follow soon.
The City of Horseshoe Bay has executed a Cooperative Agreement with HSB Park, Inc. to provide limited funds for the development and operation of the Nature Park for the pleasure of the residents of Horseshoe Bay; however, the majority of the funds will be provided from individual donors and grants. More information about how to donate, and the items needed, is at the bottom of this page. Fortunately, the IRS 501(c)(3) tax exemption HSB Park, Inc. applied for has been accepted.
The Nature Park will be open to the public with no charge for admission.
The Nature Park will preserve and enhance a beautiful piece of Texas Hill Country to inspire citizens and increase the appreciation of native plants, animal life and conservation. Our community has touted and has developed a reputation for our love of nature, as evidenced by the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge, International Dark Skies Community designation, recognition as a Gold Certified "Scenic City", and an on-going commitment to green space. The Nature Park is an opportunity to create an area where these commitments can thrive and be available for all to enjoy. Walking paths of varying length and degree of slope will allow people to have a place to walk at their own pace or gather socially.
The park will have designated native flowers and native grass sections to attract butterflies, bees and birds of all species, with special bird watching blinds and stations. Benches and tables will be scattered throughout for people to pause and observe nature, along with an observation deck to watch the sunset, gaze at the moon or locate your favorite star constellations at night.
HSB Park, Inc. has entered into a 25 year lease with Whitney and Shelley Smith. We are very fortunate the John Smith family has chosen to share their assets with the residents of Horseshoe Bay.
HSB Park, Inc. Board
Steve Jordan, President (Former Mayor of the City of Horseshoe Bay)
Johnny White, Vice President
Vicki Adcock, Secretary
Andy Thurman, Treasurer
John Smith (Non-voting)
Below is a copy of the Conceptual Plan to be implemented, as well as a list of items to be purchased. Also below, is a Message to Donors with an opportunity to purchase "A Piece of the Rock" used to line the border on Golden Nugget.
This is an opportunity for our community to demonstrate its values and provide an amenity for all ages to appreciate and enjoy. We invite you to participate in a manner in which you feel comfortable and we appreciate your support.
Click on the Message to Donors link to learn more about how to be a part of this exciting community project!
The above article describes the rock used to line the border on Golden Nugget. Buy your piece today!