Community Resources

The Headwaters at the Comal has limited ability to provide open air covered pavilion space for meetings and events. Please contact us to find out more about how we can accommodate your group’s need for a nature-oriented community gathering space.

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.

Create Community

  • Demonstration areas for commercial and residential conservation techniques and technologies, including: HVAC and lighting technology; irrigation systems; plant selection; and use of natural ventilation and daylight
  • An 8,000 sq. ft. ‘Living Building’ which incorporates adaptive reuse of existing structures, exterior walls made of plants that support pollinators and provide stunning color throughout the year, a water feature which uses rainwater collected from the building, and constructed wetland cells that demonstrate how wetlands cleanse and filter water
  • Picnic area with permeable walkways and natural shading
  • Outdoor classroom (2,800 sq. ft.) and multi-purpose building (9,000 sq. ft.) to be available for community use
  • Courtyard that demonstrates LID principles with drought tolerant plants, water features, and terracing

Photography Policy

Informal, amateur photography is welcome and encouraged during your visit! Please be courteous of other visitors while taking photographs.

Commercial/event/professional photography is available by reservation only and requires a permit. This includes photography shoots that use: tripods, reflectors, costumes, or clothing changes. All participants must purchase admission to the Headwaters.

We require all photographers and their parties follow the same rules we require of all visitors. Participants must stay on paths in order to preserve the natural plant and wildlife found at the headwaters.

Permits are available to Headwaters at the Comal Members only. One time permits may be purchased for $25 per shoot.

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Lauren Strack at lstrack@nbutexas.com or 830-608-8937.

Rental Agreement

The Headwaters at the Comal is available to rent for meetings and private events. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Lauren Strack at lstrack@nbutexas.com or 830-608-8937.

Visitor Etiquette

Please help us protect the natural environment. Stay on paths to help preserve native plant life and animal habitats.

Always be aware of your surroundings. Watch your footing, other visitors, and native wildlife.

Do not remove, cut, or clip any of the plant life that you see. Removing or destroying plants could disturb the ecosystem. If you want to know more about a particular plant for your home ecosystem, please ask a staff member or volunteer.

Because of the environmental nature of the site, no pets are allowed. Service animals are welcome.

Please confine picnics and food to designated areas. Be sure to clean up any trash or waste when you have finished.

The Headwaters at the Comal is an important habitat for native wildlife. Please be respectful of their space. Do not feed any animals you may see.

No smoking or e-cigarettes are allowed.

No bicycles are allowed on the trails. Please leave them in the parking area.

Visit

Discover the various native plants, soil and wildlife that have helped restore the environment.

Learn

Throughout the year programming for both youth and adult audiences will be offered. A variety of different topics including environmental conservation, gardening, art, and health and wellness will be covered.

Volunteer

Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn more about the native environment at the Comal Springs, meet new people, and help do important work to sustain and restore the environment for generations to come.

Join

By becoming a member, you will support our mission to educate the community about sustainable environmental practices; the native environment; and ecological and cultural history.

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