A Community Resource
An important part of our mission is to connect the people of New Braunfels with the beauty and importance of the unique ecosystem that exists at the Headwaters at the Comal.
When Phase II is completed, public amenities will include a central courtyard; event lawn; display gardens; walking trails; outdoor classrooms; natural springs overlook; wastewater treatment wetlands; composting facilities; and more.
Demonstration areas for commercial & residential conservation techniques & technologies, including HVAC & lighting technology; irrigation systems; plant selection; & use of natural ventilation & daylight
An 8,000 sq. ft. ‘Living Building’ which incorporates adaptive reuse of existing structures, exterior walls made of plants that support pollinators & provide stunning color throughout the year, a water feature which uses rainwater collected from the building & constructed wetland cells that demonstrate how wetlands cleanse & filter water
Picnic area with permeable walkways & natural shading
Outdoor classroom (2,800 sq. ft.) & multi-purpose building (9,000 sq. ft.) to be available for community use
Courtyard that demonstrates LID principles with drought tolerant plants, water features, & terracing