Marktplatz (Market Square)

March 23, 2020
-All public park restrooms except the small restrooms at Marktplatz on Adams St. and the three restrooms in the RV area are closed.
-All playgrounds are closed.
-The Tatsch House, Pioneer Pavilion, Festroom and Kitchen at Marktplatz, and Fort Martin Scott buildings are closed. The Fort Martin Scott trail and grounds will remain open.
-No new reservations will be taken for the open pavilions or ballfields at this time.
-At facilities that remain open there must be social distancing and no groups larger then 10 people. This includes facilities such as the new basketball pavilion, skate park and tennis courts.
-Staff will monitor the facilities to see if the 10 and under guideline is being followed.

MARCH 19, 2020




The declaration signed on March 19th by Mayor Linda Langerhans, Section 6, prohibits any Community Gathering in the City of Fredericksburg. For the purposes of Section 6, a "Community Gathering" is defined as a scheduled indoor event or scheduled outdoor event, that brings together or is likely to bring together ten (10) or more persons in a common space, room, or area, including but not limited to conferences, festivals, parades, special events, concerts and sporting events. For the purposes of this Section 6, a "Community Gathering" does not include regular attendance at public or private schools, public or private colleges and universities, and daycare centers.

We are not accepting reservations for any park facilities through May 15th. Reservations made after May 15th could be canceled so consider that when making your reservations online. The link to make reservations online for park pavilions and indoor facilities is:

Please continue to watch the City’s Facebook page for details and updates.


Parks staff have increased cleaning and disinfecting at the restroom facilities but due to theft of supplies some restrooms may have to be locked down.

Park Headquarters will not be accepting reservation in person. The RV Park is still open at this time but all reservations must be made over the phone or online. The link for online reservations is
Park Headquarters will be closing at 5:00 pm Mondays through Wednesday at this time.

We are not accepting reservations for any park facilities through May 15th . Any current reservations with more than 50 people on City property have also been cancelled. As long as the park stays open, pavilions may be used on a first come, first serve basis for groups of less than 50. Reservations made after May 15th could also be cancelled so consider that when making your online reservation at We will continue to follow the CDC recommendations for public gatherings.

In addition, all water fountains will be turned off in city parks for the time being.

Please continue to watch the City’s Facebook page for details and updates.

The most present Fredericksburg City Park is right in the center of Fredericksburg. This park surrounds on all sides one of the most revered treasures of the City, the Vereins Kirche. The octagonal shaped building was the site of the first church and the first school in Fredericksburg. Marktplatz hosts festivals, concerts and an ice skating rink in the holiday season. Marktplatz offers a gathering space, a playground for children and places for a picnic.

Reservations for Private Parties:
Pavilions at Marktplatz can be requested online using the link below: 


Reservations for Weddings and Receptions should complete the Rental Agreement for Weddings and return to the Special Events Coordinator.

Click for a list of facility rates.

  • Three large pavilions (Marktplatz Layout)
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Fest Room
  • Large playground
  • Open space with benches
  • Restrooms
  • Historic markers
  • Gardens
  • Located on Main Street