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“Gather Under the Ancient Pecans”
Review of Max Starcke Park

Max Starcke Park
Reviewed 2 August 2013

This is one lovely place to gather the extended family for a reunion or just hang out with your sweetie as the summer evenings come to a close. Stay near the dam and you have some natural water music to accompany your musing or your courting.
The golfer will enjoy the course and those looking for an amble have a lovely walk along the Guadalupe River.

Thank Gabriele S
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

This park is simply beautiful. It is across from the Max Starke golf course, one of the best in Texas. The park it self, is along the Guadalupe Riverand has been well planned out for "all" to use. For the nature lovers,there are paths to walk, through the wooded ares along the river. There are places to bar-b-que,picnic,enjoy family & friends. The park offers places to sit alone & enjoy peace, beauty & comfort of mother nature. For the active, there are tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball fields, basketball courts,volley ball courts. The park offers many "family" places to have picnics, parties,and just plain family time. There is a kids area, swings & sliding ponds, etc.... the park even also includes a wave pool..... there are many great things about this park, wether you are alone, with family & friends..if you want quiet time or a family reunion...Starke park has it all...

2  Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

Good golf course to play. Club house cashiers not very friendly. Nice and green for most of the season. Clubhouse can use more variety of equipment for purchases.

Thank Carlos C
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Great for windshield tourism. A graceful, curving waterfall spills over a low dam, the highlight of a scenic park drive meandering more than a mile alongside the jade-green waters of the Guadalupe River, beneath towering cypress and pecans.

The beautiful man-made waterfall is the legacy of the park's designer, Robert H.H. Hugman, better-known for the River Walk in San Antonio. Hugman was also the architect of the Art Deco Recreation Building, now used for offices. A pioneering landscape architect, he left plantings of his trademark mix of tropical and desert plants, including palms, burro bananas, cactus, and flowering shrubs.

Alas, Hugman's plantings were washed away by floods over the years, and not replanted. The City Waterworks, which blocked views of the beautiful waterfall, was *almost* washed away several times. But it was always rebuilt in exactly the same place. So it continues to block the best views.

4  Thank Wilton W
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Reviewed 4 December 2012

Towering oaks shade green areas. Great place for a picnic by the river. Nice and big, so you won't be too close to other people.

2  Thank TexAz1968
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