Visit a beautiful Shiner Park. Welhausen Park, spanning a single square block, occupies a prime location just west of downtown Shiner, nestled along Ave. E (Hwy 90-A). Its charming ambiance and rich historical significance make it a beloved gathering spot for locals and visitors alike. Within its confines, one can find an iconic historic bandstand, providing a picturesque backdrop for community events and gatherings. Additionally, families can enjoy the well-appointed children’s playground, offering a safe and enjoyable space for kids to play and explore.
Throughout the year, Welhausen Park serves as the focal point for various events that celebrate Shiner’s vibrant heritage. One such event is the annual “Christmas in the Park,” held on the first Thursday of December. This festive occasion brings the community together for a joyous celebration featuring Christmas music, lively performances by local school bands, and a special appearance by Santa Claus, who arrives in style aboard a Shiner fire truck. The park transforms into a winter wonderland adorned with dazzling holiday lights, adding to the magical atmosphere that envelops the town during the holiday season.
Beyond its role as a venue for special events, Welhausen Park welcomes visitors year-round to enjoy its tranquil surroundings and scenic beauty. While the park itself does not offer amenities such as restrooms, its convenient location and ample street parking make it easily accessible to all. For those seeking accommodations nearby, the Shiner Country Inn provides a comfortable and convenient lodging option just steps away, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience for guests exploring Welhausen Park and the charming town of Shiner.