On-street, parallel parking is available throughout most of the streets in Downtown New Braunfels. Please note that portions of Castell Avenue, Seguin Avenue, San Antonio Street, and Main Plaza have a 2-hour time limit Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Look for the green pavement markings and signs for time-limited parking spaces.
Scheduling Downtown Special Events & Street Closures
Hosting events in the Downtown area requires careful consideration of the impacts of the events and requires coordination with the City to mitigate negative impacts on commerce and traffic and to ensure the safety of the attendees. The City's Street Closure/Special Event Ordinance outlines the requirements for applicants requesting the closure of Downtown rights of way. To apply for a permit to close a Downtown right-of-way, please click here.
In 2021, the City established a tax increment reinvestment zone for the Downtown area. The Downtown TIRZ will capture 85% of the ad valorem tax increment within the project boundaries to reinvest into the area.
New Braunfels has been in the Texas Historical Commission's (THC) Texas Main Street Program since 1999. We operate under the THC four principles of: encouraging cooperation and building leadership in the business community; creating a positive image for downtown by promoting the downtown as an exciting place to live, shop, work, and invest; guide and assist in improving the downtown appearance; and to champion implementation of the Downtown Implementation Plan.