Marktplatz (Market Square)

The Marktplatz playground will be closed beginning on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, for demolition and replacement. A new playground will be installed due to funding provided by the Market Square Redevelopment Commission, the City of Fredericksburg, many generous donors, and a grant from Game Time. The new playground will have two units; one for children ages 2-5, and one for children ages 5-12. It will have a poured in play surface and several ground level components. During the closure, please visit our new state-of-the-art play complex at Old Fair Park (corner of Ufer and Lincoln streets and adjacent to HEB) provided by the Morning Rotary Club.
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 must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of the event date: 

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