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USACE Leases Comal Park to WORD

Comal Park is located on the south shore of Canyon Lake near Startzville. Comal Park has two boat ramps, 65 picnic sites, a large swim beach, children's playground, a restroom at the beach and two boatramps.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced in a press release today they are leasing Comal Park to Water Oriented Recreation District (WORD) of Comal County.

WORD did not immediately provide details about reasons for this change in operations.

“We know there will be many questions and we will be issuing much more information to the public soon,” Mike Dussere, WORD’s general manager, said. “We thank you for your patience as we finalize this transition and prepare for the Park to open.”

USACE Canyon Lake Manager Javier Pérez Ortiz said WORD will be an “excellent steward” for Comal Park and will provide “an exceptional recreational experience” for residents and visitors.

WORD said it will release additional information next week.

Questions regarding Comal Park operations should now be addressed to WORD of Comal County, 830-907-2300 or info@wordcc.com.

About Comal Park:

Located on the south shore of Canyon Lake near Startzville, this 116-acre park is only open from 8 a.m. to sunset April through September. On arrival, visitors should check-in at the park entrance station and ask the attendant for the official time of park closure for that day. Pets are allowed in park on a leash, but no pet is allowed in the swim beach area. This includes the shore and water.

The park features two boat ramps, 55 picnic sites, a large swim beach, a children’s playground, and a restroom at the beach. A fee is assessed for use of this facility. There is a two-lane concrete ramp with a maximum parking capacity of 16. Fee required.

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