City Park is in a unique natural setting as it shares a border with Cibolo Creek, which boasts some of the most magnificent cypress-lined banks of the Cibolo. The park still serves as Boerne's largest park.
In 1964, efforts were underway by the city to acquire a 125-acre tract of land to serve as the city's first developed park.
The mayor, Ray Smart, was notified on February 10, 1965, by a Western Union telegram from Ralph W. Yarborough, U.S. Senator, that Boerne would be receiving $12,159 from a federal grant to aid in the purchase of the park land.
Park planners envisioned amenities such as athletic fields, picnic and camping areas, playgrounds, recreation buildings, and tennis courts.
The city's first Recreation Committee was organized in 1969 to discuss a master recreational plan for the park.
Developed shortly after the city purchased the land in 1964, City Park was unique in that it offered the widest variety of recreational opportunities of any park in the city at the time. It also served for many years as the city's only park that supported athletic activities such as softball, baseball, tennis, and soccer.