(via Norris Design Group) - The Zipp Family Sports Park is located on a 150+ acre site in a developing area of the City and will provide athletes of all ages and abilities opportunities to play soccer, lacrosse, baseball, softball, disc golf and pickleball.
The overall complex consists of 21 fields and a single All Abilities Field placed on 135 acres in the center of the site. The fields are proposed to be constructed to host high level competition tournaments with LED lighting, both natural and synthetic turf fields, batting cages and warm-up areas that are also available for full team practices with well-oriented circulation from parking to fields and in between.
Other ancillary amenities included on-site are walking and exercise trails with trail connections, an 18–hole disc golf course, sand volleyball courts, pickleball courts, and a splashpad and playground for younger patrons. The site will also host retail amenities on 15 acres, securing its spot as the sports and entertainment destination for the City of New Braunfels and surrounding areas.
In 2020, the Zipp Family Sports Park was awarded a $750,000 non-urban outdoor grant by TPWD for the proposed development to include a playground, trails and facilities, multiple sports fields, dedicated open space, native landscaping, interpretive signage, picnic facilities, bird blinds, a pavilion, an amphitheater and site furnishings.