Dripping Springs Ranch Park is owned and operated by the City of Dripping Springs and has been a part of the City’s recreational facilities since 2008 with the purchase of the Harrison family homestead and working ranch. The acquisition was made possible by funds from Hays County park bond funds and funds dedicated by the City. The acquisition and planned improvements were right on target with the City’s master park plans for a community gathering space and large open spaces. The new facilities became a reality with generous funding and matching grants from Texas Parks and Wildlife, the Lower Colorado River Authority and additional funds from Hays County park bond funds. The Park has been embraced by citizens as well with generous gifts from private donors and local businesses. The Park opened in 2008 and is enjoyed by thousands of users. It is a very popular park for horse riders who participate in competitive and leisure equine events as well as for individuals and families who are attracted to the many outdoor recreational opportunities, including hiking, washer pitching, wildlife viewing, primitive camping and gatherings. It is the perfect spot for a family picnic or a special occasion for reunions and weddings. The Park is home to annual festivals that attract folks from all areas of the Hill Country and beyond. With the additional new facilities, the Park is now home to a versatile venue that is one of the largest in the Texas Hill Country.