Photo by Brandon Huttenlocher, Design Workshop


River Ranch County Park and Interpretive Center (Liberty Hill)

River Ranch County Park preserves and conserves over 1,300 acres of beautiful meadows and woodlands along the South Fork San Gabriel River. The land offers over 20 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails, providing opportunities for park users to spot some of Texas’s most elusive wildlife. For overnight visitors, the park contains both tent and RV campsites. The day-use area includes a covered pavilion, picnic tables, restrooms, a playground, and an adult play area with washer and horseshoe pits.

River Ranch features a 4,800 square foot Interpretive Center that enriches visitor experience by providing a dedicated space to learn about the Texas Hill Country. Hands-on interactive exhibits invite visitors of all ages to learn about the unique natural, cultural, and historic elements of the park.

The park was created to serve a wide variety of users and their communities. The trails range in difficulty and length, including multiple ADA accessible trails. Open-air pavilions and indoor classrooms can be reserved for group gatherings. The park’s nature-based master plan was developed by landscape, planning, and urban design firm Design Workshop and is modeled after Texas’s beloved state parks. The design team also included architecture firm McKinney York Architects and civil engineers Binkley & Barfield | DCCM.

Photos 1-4 by Patrick Wong, Atelier Wong Photography; photos 5-6 by Brandon Huttenlocher, Design Workshop.