Cuero has three city parks. They are Alexander, Daule, and the City Municipal Park.
Alexander Park has new playground equipment, benches, a half basketball court and a baseball backstop.
Daule Park consists of a full-court lighted basketball area, picnic tables, swings,
a slide and two climbing units, baseball backstop and community club house.
The Municipal Park is the largest park in Cuero. The 180-acre park includes a
nine-hole golf course with grass greens, an amphitheater for outdoor plays and other
performances, a community club house, swimming pool, community vegetable garden,
sports fields, 6.8-acre picturesque lake with picnic units and a fishing pier, rodeo
arena, and a large indoor/outdoor facility for stock shows. Our newly constructed
baseball area, with 4 fields, is centered on a concession complex. The park also has a
wildflower area with gazebo, walking trail, multiple-use park pavilion, and children's
Boating and Sport Fishing Facilities
Salt Water Fishing - Port Lavaca
With the largest and deepest bay system on the Texas Gulf Coast, Port Lavaca in
Calhoun County has much to offer the avid sports fisherman. Port Lavaca is a short
hour and half trip from Cuero.
The Guadalupe River begins in Kerr County, Texas and ends at the Gulf of Mexico.
During its 400-mile course it runs through Cuero. Cuero has four public access points
to the river. Each is located a few miles outside of town. In addition to kayaking,
canoeing, and other water activities, fishing is the main attraction.
Guadalupe Valley Paddling Trail
Paddle along this 13.8-mile trail for a half day trip or pick one of the smaller sections for a few hours on the water.
Whichever you choose, you’ll be rewarded with a wonderful Guadalupe River experience.
Visit the Paddling Trail info page on Texas Parks and Wildlife's website.
Public and Private Golf Courses
Cuero Golf Course
Cuero has a public nine-hole golf course located in the Cuero Municipal Park.
Available for rent at the pro shop are clubs, carts and cart sheds. Also available for
sale in the pro shop are golf accessories, food and drinks, and clubs.
Riverside Golf Course
Riverside, located in Victoria, has three nine-hole courses that are played in three
eighteen-hole combinations. Golf carts are available for rental.
Colony Creek Country Club
Colony Creek, located in Victoria, is a semi-private eighteen-hole course. The LPGA
"mini" tour and a sectional PGA tournament have been held there in recent years.
Victoria Country Club
Victoria Country Club, located in Victoria, is a private course. It is an
eighteen-hole course that Joe Finger and Baxter Spann redesigned in 1985.
Several surrounding communities have public nine-hole courses including Yoakum,
Hallettsville, Yorktown, and Gonzales.
Public and Private Tennis Courts
Tennis courts are available at Cuero High School.
Public Walking, Hiking and Cycling Trails
A walking trail is located at the Cuero Municipal Park where it circles the lake. It
is approximately 2.25 miles long.
Cuero Wellness Center
The Wellness Center is a 9,000 square foot facility that includes cardiovascular
equipment, strength training equipment, education and activity rooms, and a nutrition
center. The Wellness Center is made possible through the Cuero Community Hospital.
Fitness classes include the Early Bird Express which is a cardiovascular workout,
Yoga, Young at Heart & Fitness, Stretch Connection, Wavemakers, and Tai Chi.
Personal trainers are available. Also, available is massage therapy with a licensed
massage therapist. Nutrition counseling can help you lose weight, move toward optimal
health, eliminate chronic health conditions, prevent degenerative diseases, and
increase energy level. Recent additions are the Silver Sneakers and Club 65 programs.
Educational classes include topics such as smoking cessation, weight loss, nutrition,
and specific disease-focused classes and programs.
DeWitt County Historical Museum – www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/1167458
The Museum is located on 312 E. Broadway. The Bates-Sheppard House, which houses the
DeWitt County Museum, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a
Recorded Texas Historical Landmark. In addition to the home, a two-room log cabin is
also located on the grounds. The home and log cabin have a fascinating history that
includes connections and memories with the early settlement days of old Indianola, a
Gulf Coast port rivaling Galveston in its time.
On a guided tour, you will hear local history, view changing displays and tour the
Victorian home. Visitors can stroll through the beautiful old-fashioned garden and walk
back in time to explore and experience log cabin life. Tours for adult and school
groups are welcome. Please call in advance to schedule.
Volunteer opportunities are crucial to the success of the museum. To volunteer,
contact the museum at 361-275-6322.
Cuero Heritage Museum –
The Cuero Heritage Museum is located on 124 E. Church. Originally built to house the
Post Office and other federal offices it became too small and inconvenient. It was
built in 1915 and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Structures. In 1991
the City of Cuero applied for the building to be used as the Cuero Heritage Museum.
They proposed that the Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture be located there as well,
keeping the building open on a regular basis for the public.
"Cuero Talks Turkey" is a permanent exhibit detailing the genesis of a legend, the
pageantry, the economics, and the collaborative effort between the Museum Board and
the Turkeyfest Committee.
Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum – www.chisholmtrailmuseum.org
The Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum (CTHM) is a work in progress. The CTHM's mission is
to preserve the ranching and western heritage of South Central Texas through
interpretative exhibits, research, and educational programs. The Museum will be housed
in the historic Knights of Pythias building located on North Esplanade.
Education is a key component in a museum. That applies to children as well as adults.
Therefore, CTHM plans to make education a main goal and focus in the museum. Currently,
the museum is working hard to write grants, plan fundraisers and coordinate restoration
work. Volunteers are needed to help this world-class museum get started!