Castroville Regional Park
Castroville Regional Park, located in the southwest part of Castroville, consists of 126 wooded acres on the Medina River.
It was originally part of the "McMullen Grant, a parcel of land granted by the Governor of Spain in 1766 to the Indians of Mission San Jose and by them conveyed to John McMullen." It was later deeded to Henri Castro and the Society of the Colonization of Texas. In the late 1800's, the land came into the possession of the Ihnken Family, where it remained through the 1940's. It was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hoog in 1950.
In 1968 they sold the land to the City of Castroville, at a fraction of its worth, with the stipulation that it be turned into a park for everyone to enjoy. A grant from the government, an allocation of city funds, plus the support of the Castroville Chamber of Commerce, made Mr. and Mrs. Hoog's dream a reality. The park was dedicated and opened in 1974. In 1997, it became home to the "Jardin des Racines", or "Garden of Roots", established as a gesture of friendship by the people of Alsace. Mr. and Mrs. Hoog had no children of their own, but generations of children now benefit from their generosity and community spirit. This unique gift has enhanced the natural beauty of our tranquil park, as well as added even more meaning to its historical significance!
Recreational Opportunities and Ammenities Include
Park Rules and Request Forms
PARK OPERATING HOURS:
(except for persons with a valid camping receipt or for authorized special events)
Summer: April 1 - Sept. 30
5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily
Winter: October 1 - March 31
6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily
no glass containers
no wading, swimming or diving in river
pets permitted on leash only
No fee is required for recreational use only except on special Holiday Dates.
(playgrounds, sports fields, courts, walking, jogging, fishing)
There is a fee of $5.00 per day for use of individual picnic tables.
Tent Camping is only $10.00 per night, per tent.
(in designated area only)
2013 Holiday Dates
To be updated...
4th of July
Tent camping will be permitted on these dates at $10 per night, per tent.
Spring Hours are weekends from 1pm to 5:45pm
Summer Hours for Public Swim are 1pm to 5:45pm Tuesday-Sunday
Payments for Pool & Class Registration fees must be done online. Visit the City of Castroville website to pay online.
Click here for the 2013 Pool Brochure
For information on the pool call (830) 931-2888
RV Park Information
• Host on Site w 40 pull through sites
• 30/50 amp Full Service Hookups
• Dump Station
• Picnic Tables
• Security Fencing
• Adjacent Playground
• Rec. Hall with Kitchen
• On Site Laundry
• Free WiFi
RV Site Rates
Monthy (30 amp)
Monthly (50 amp)
Additional charge of $2.00/person per day for every RV occupant age 5 and above in excess of 2.
Area #1 (4 tables)
Area #2 (6 tables)
Area #3 (8 tables)
Area #4 (4 tables
Area #5 (4 tables
Pavillion #1, Large (4 large tables)
Pavillion #2, Small (2 large tables)
For facility reservations call City Hall at 830-931-4070
(Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm)