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WORD Reduces Comal Park Entrance Fee from $10 to $5 for Residents

Comal Park.

Water Oriented Recreation District of Comal County (WORD) reduced the entrance fee for Comal Park from $10 per vehicle to $5 for county residents only.

At its monthly meeting on Wednesday, WORD also waived fees for cars with disabled veteran (DV) license plates. Visitors who live outside of Comal County will still pay $10 per car for admission to the park.

“The only way to receive the $5 per car entry is to have a Comal County registration on the windshield,” WORD General Manager Mike Dussere said. “We will not be accepting drivers licenses or any other proof of residence for reduced entry. This is done in order to streamline the process of moving cars into the park and cut down on traffic backups onto the county roadways.”

Dussere said an annual pass is not an option for 2021.

“WORD recognizes that living in Comal County comes with headaches from visitor traffic and we are hopeful that reducing the pricing will make it easier for residents to enjoy the park,” he said.

The park’s new operating schedule is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March and October. No cars will be admitted after 4:30 p.m. From April through September hours are 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. with no entrance after 6 p.m.

About Comal Park

Comal Park is a 116- acre park located on the South shore of Canyon Lake near Startzville. This lakefront park is currently open from March through October as a first- come, first-serve day-use only facility. No reservation is required to enter the park.

Comal Park has picnic sites, two boat ramps, a pea gravel and sand swim beach, a playground, and restrooms throughout the park. The park has a variety of recreational activities including a sand volleyball court, soccer goals, and four washer pits.

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