About Us

 A sign announcing your membership Recognition in the newsletter that is distributed 4 times a year Recognition in the park for one year (February through January) Twenty-six free passes to the swimming hole to be used during one season Invitations to all Friends of Blue Hole events Invitations to special members-only eventsA swing from a rope into cold spring waters. Long free days exploring open countryside. Bright memories of creek, sky, fields and friends. Friends of Blue Hole is a non-profit organization created to protect, restore and develop Blue Hole Regional Park as a recreational, educational and ecological resource for present and future generations.  The park is owned and operated by the City of Wimberley. Friends of Blue Hole raises funds and promotes awareness and community participation for this award-winning, sustainable, historic park in the heart of the Hill Country. Many of the board members and supporters of Friends of Blue Hole cherish childhood experiences in the Wimberley Valley. Most of our current board members were deeply involved in the initial acquisition and protection of Blue Hole and have carried forward a vision of a park for all to share and for all to find their own memories in the natural world. Experience often inspires commitment – in this case a shared commitment to a community and to preservation of one of our cherished places.

Blue Hole Regional Park Awards

2015

Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals, Distinguished Service (for Individuals), and Project Excellence

2014

The Center for Active Design Excellence Award Travel + Leisure Magazine America’s Best Swimming Holes

2013

Landscape Architecture Foundation “Landscape Performance Series Case Study” Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) One- Star Certification American Society of Landscape Architecture (TX) “Honor Award of Excellence for Design : Constructed”

2012

Texas Municipal League “Municipal Excellence Award for Public Works” American Society of Landscape Architecture (CO) “Honor Award of Excellence for Research and Communication”

2011

American Society of Landscape Architecture (TX) “Honor Award for Excellence for Design : Unrealized”

2010

Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) Pilot Project Award