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A Riverfront Center
for the Hill Country 

We’re making plans for a unique Guadalupe riverfront park and gathering place on the banks of Nimitz Lake in Kerrville, Texas.

A recreational and educational destination for ALL to enjoy.

Take a moment and imagine a sunset or sunrise on the Guadalupe River and Nimitz Lake — it's breathtaking.

Here in Kerrville, many of us recognize the immense beauty, but now we have the opportunity to preserve, protect and enhance the experience with the Guadalupe River Center. 

The vision defines this project as a place to learn about the river's ecosystem, natural history and recreational destination. It's a vision we feel committed to, and we've already begun the foundational work by forming a nonprofit toward a capital campaign to make this dream a reality. 

VIEW THE PLAN (PDF) >>  

Learn More...

A message from former Kerrville Mayor Judy Eychner 

Donate Today

As our team and the community are working to bring this dream into reality, your financial support is vital and deeply appreciated. Click below to set up a one-time or convenient recurring donation.

All donations to the Upper Guadalupe River Center Foundation are tax deductible.

A Community River Center For All To Enjoy...

This facility is being thoughfully designed for many kinds of visitors and community needs. For locals and visitors alike, the Guadauple River Center will be a place for learning, socializing, community building, and much more. 

Community & Well-Being Programs

• Free Family Fun Days
• Disabled Veteran Programs
• Sailing and Explorer Camps for Children
• K-12 School Field Trips
• Physical Rehab Programs
• Child Disability Programs
• SUP Yoga & Adult Fitness Classes

Educational, Social, and Business Events

• Weddings and Special Events 
• Expos, Lectures, Off-Site Workshops
• Board Meetings, Interview Spaces
• Community Club Meetings
• Continuing Education Classes
• Team Building Events
• Visiting Clubs and Organizations

NEWS

11/14/23

The City of Kerrville has just approved a $20 million Quality of Life Bond Issue that includes $2.2 million for the development of Granger MacDonald Park.

This quality of life investment will pay for the development in front of our river center facility.  Project highlights include a 14-foot wide, 200-foot long riverfront boardwalk, an 40-foot wide "feet and pet-friendly" river access ramp, handicap-accessible floating piers, and an eco-friendly and UGRA-approved permeable parking lot. 

The City's participation ensures that we build essential access to Nimitz Lake for our community.

"We are thrilled that the City of Kerrville sees our Community River Center project not only as a new "quality of place" but also as a significant economic impact for our community," said Layng Guerriero, Vice-Chairman of the Guadalupe River Center Foundation. 

Board of Directors

John Anderson
Gregg Appel
Allison Bueche
Erin Burrows
Darby Campbell

Julie Davis
Layng Guerriero

Celeste Hamman 
Kristin Hedger
Rachel Johnston
Peter Lewis

Justin MacDonald
Dr. Charlie McCormick

Charlie McIllvain
Dr. Brent Ringo
Steve Schulte

Growing Support...

Community leaders past and present, consultants for decades, and the Kerrville 2050 Plan have all identified greater use of the Guadaulpe River asset as a community prioirty. The time is now!  

"The Guadalupe River Center will be the front door access to the Kerrville River Life Experience we have been longing for. The River Center will allow community access to Nimitz Lake to engage in River Activities, Education and Relaxation."


Todd Bock, Former Mayor of Kerrville 

"Kerrville is a city which has recognized and prioritized the importance of quality of place in economic development. We're heavily investing in and promoting our natural assets such as the river center project for business development and recruitment of workforce." 


Gilbert Salinas, Executive Director
Kerr Economic Development Corp. (KEDC)

“This new development will stimulate new events and activities, which will potentially attract thousands of visitors annually to Kerrville. In addition to fresh, new dollars that these visitors will spend while in Kerrville and Kerr Country, those expenditures will generate new source of tax revenue that will benefit every resident of the city and county.”


Charlie McIlvain, Kerrville CVB President (Ret.), Past President, Kerrville Rotary Club
KEDC Board Member

“The Guadalupe River Center project is exciting as a potential location for the start venue of the Kerrville Triathlon Festival.  The amenities that it could offer would fit closely fit the long term needs of the event.  In addition, the center would open up possibilities for recreation and tourism on the lake, well beyond what is currently available."


Dan Carrol, Owner High Five Events

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