Louise Hays Park & Kerrville

Louise Hays Park

(Site of the Kerrville River Festival)

202 Thompson Drive
Kerrville, TX 78028

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Louise Hays Park is comprised of 64 acres located on the Guadalupe River in downtown Kerrville, Texas. This park features an interactive fountain, playground, restrooms, pavilions / picnic areas, Kerrville River Trail trailhead, Guadalupe River access, and more. It is home to a variety of special events, and is a community favorite to enjoy and relax.

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Amenities of this popular park include an interactive fountain, playground, restrooms, pavilions and trail heads. There are also numerous picnic areas, parking areas, and a stage with concrete dance slab. Louise Hays Park is home to a variety of special events besides the Kerrville River Festival such as, Get Outdoors Day, Robert Earl Keen’s 4th on the River, and the Kerrville Triathlon Festival.

Louise Park Landscape

City of Kerrville

Kerrville downtown

Nestled in the hills of the Texas Hill Country, Kerrville is best known for its beautiful parks that line the Guadalupe River, which runs directly through the city; other features include its nearby youth summer camps, hunting ranches, and RV parks. It is also the home of the Kerrville River Festival, the Kerrville Folk Festival, as well as Mooney Aviation Company, James Avery Jewelry, and Schreiner University. The Museum of Western Art (founded 1983) features the work of living artists specializing in the themes of the American West.

Kerrville is lucky to have some of the best weather and prettiest scenery in all of Texas … and that’s saying something. So, no matter how you enjoy spending your time – whether that means relaxing at scenic parks, strolling through serene galleries, or swimming in the clear waters of the Guadalupe River – you’ll always love the setting.

A site worth visiting is the 517 acre Kerrville-Schreiner Park where you will find a variety of fun camping options as well as many amenities. Besides sports activities, you will enjoy the 10+ miles of hike and bike trails, river access, River Trail Trailhead, kayak and canoe rentals, fishing, and picnic areas with standing grills throughout the park. 

Kerrville offers more than enough to keep you busy for a weekend or a week of family fun. Whether you spend your time here relaxing with family and friends, exploring the waters of the Guadalupe River, or enjoying a multitude of fun activities, Kerrville promises good times in the Texas Hill Country. With an event packed yearly calendar there is always something to see, do, or attend while you’re exploring the area.

River beach

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