In 1995, recognizing the need for youth softball / baseball and adult softball fields, the City of Boerne purchased 103 acres from the Lynn L. Northrup Jr. family. Northrup Park received its name from this family, who generously worked with the city on the purchase of the land.
The development of the park was accomplished with major funding assistance through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. In addition, numerous other contributions from local businesses, civic organizations, and individuals helped pay for park amenities such as the playscape and covered basketball pavilion.
City crews worked tirelessly for several years to make the park a reality. The park was opened to the public for local league play in 2000.
The 103-acre Northrup Park offers a variety of amenities including: