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Our Story

The Headwaters at the Comal is not only a beautiful place for visitors and locals alike to connect to nature, but also a leader in water and energy conservation best practices for today and the future.

The Story

The Headwaters at the Comal contains the original water source for the community and a unique riparian habitat. The 16-acre site was used by New Braunfels Utilities (NBU) as a warehouse, fleet and facilities yard, office, and inventory storage from 1940 until 2004.


Environmental Conservation

One of the most important changes made to the Headwaters property was to remove a significant amount of the asphalt paving covering the site.



The history of the Comal Springs on its’ own is a fascinating story. The site of the headwaters has been underused in past years, despite its historical significance.


What’s Included in Phase Two?

Demand for programs currently exceeds the project’s capacity, primarily due to lack of indoor facilities. The next phase of development, which is dependent of the generous support of the community, will address that lack of indoor space and all abilities access.



Our Vision

A premier education center that inspires people’s hearts & minds about the importance of conservation to community.

“The Headwaters at the Comal will be a place that strengthens the relationship between the community and nature by showcasing the significance of the Comal Springs.”

Progress Video Updates


Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with the Headwaters at the Comal. All of these contribute to our mission of creating an environmental showcase for the entire community. Opportunities include: volunteering your time and talents, making a financial contribution, supporting our vision through membership, or simply making a visit to the Headwaters.

Stay Informed

Stay up to date with monthly project video updates, events, and programs!


The Headwaters at the Comal have been the heart of New Braunfels for centuries. Your contribution will help preserve this unique ecosystem for generations to come.



Fun With Physics

Fun With Physics

Saturday SEAM Series: Fun with Physics: Saturday, February 8, 2020 10:00-11:00

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