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Have you always wanted to be a lifeguard?
Do you enjoy working outdoors and being around water?
If so, this job is for you! The City of Kerrville is currently accepting applications for lifeguards to work at the Olympic Pool for the summer. Applicants must be at least sixteen years old and be able to work regularly from late May through the end of July, and occasionally through mid-August to assist with aquatic related Special Events. We also have a competitive Lifeguard Team that travels around the region to compete and show there skills.  The Lifeguards are licensed with Jeff Ellis & Associates and training is provided through the Parks & Recreation Department.  The aquatics seasonal staff includes: pool manager, two assistant managers, lifeguard / swim instructors, and a cashier.  For more information about the hiring process please contact Destini Leija, Parks & Recreation Specialist at (830)258-1151.

For information on Adult Softball please contact Robert McConnell, Recreation Coordinator
830-258-1152 or

             Riverside Tent Area 2014.JPG                                                                 
Kerrville - Schreiner Park - 2385 Bandera Highway
Spring is here-- Now for the month of April tent sites with water spigot access (Riverside & Hillside) are available at 10.00 / per night, includes 4 person entrance passes and 2 vehicle passes.  Please call our office at 830-257-7300 for more information.  Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops welcome!
Louise Hays Park 2014- Update
Park will remain closed until early 2015

Registration Information

Registration for summer programs and activities begins May 1st each year.  Register at the Parks Headquarters Office or online.  Please see the perspective sections on the menu for the Aquatics, Athletics, Recreation and Special Events activities.

General Reservation Information
Unless designated otherwise, registrations and reservations will be accepted at the PARD Headquarters and online.  Some items may not be available for online reservations.  Registration deadlines are required for the majority of the activities.  Park and Pool reservations require 48 hour advance notice.  Reservations for Sundays must be made before 2:00 p.m. on the preceding Friday.  Pre-registration is required unless otherwise designated.  Please join us for a fun, safe and active year!

Online Reservations
Click here to access WebTrac, our new online reservation / registration system.  You can now conveniently make camping reservations for Kerrville-Schreiner Park, reserve a pavilion in our park system, register for a program / event and more!

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Mission Statement
The City of Kerrville Parks & Recreation Department will provide quality, innovative, diverse and safe parks, facilities, and recreation programs to our citizens and visitors.  We will accomplish this through dedication to community interaction, streamlined services, preservation of natural resources, commitment to excellence and creative programming.



The 2013 Certificate of Appreciation Awards were announced at the January 16, 2014 Parks and Recreation Board Committee meeting. 
The following recipients were honored for their ongoing dedication and invaluable public services in various areas of parks and recreation.                       
Curtis Thomason, Jared Jones and Keith Magnell
Ken Weber, Hill Country Senior Softball
Corey Miller, Owner-Kerr Canoe Kayak
Pictured to the right; Malcolm Matthews, Director of Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation
Contact Information        

Physical Location of Administration Office

Kerrville-Schreiner Park
2385 Bandera Highway (Texas 173)
Kerrville, Texas 78028

Phone: (830) 257-7300
Fax: (830) 896-6220 

Business Hours
Daily - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., excluding major holidays.

Director of Parks & Recreation
Malcolm Matthews 

Parks & Recreation Specialist 
Destini Leija

Office Manager
Tina North 

Park Operations & Facilities Superintendent
Justin LaQuey

Parks Supervisor - Kerrville-Schreiner Park
Chuck Storms 

Recreation Coordinator - seasonal
Robert McConnell

PARD Organizational Chart

2013 Org Chart
To view larger image click here


City of Kerrville
701 Main Street
Kerrville, TX 78028