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.
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.
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.
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.
Discover the various native plants, soil, and wildlife that have helped restore the environment.
Programs for youth and adult audiences covering a variety of different topics including environmental conservation, gardening, art, and health and wellness are offered throughout the year. .
Volunteers 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.
By becoming a member, you support our mission to educate the community about sustainable environmental practices; the native environment; and ecological and cultural history.