Quality of Life

Parks
Quality of life is rich in Selma. First, the City of Selma has several parks:
  • Davenport Park
  • FM 1518 Park
  • Stage Stop Park
  • John S. Harrison Park
The Stage Stop Park was established in part from a grant from TXDOT that was used to restore the historic Stage Stop. Created was a visitor’s center and park amenities for Selma citizens.

Shopping
Shopping is abundant in Selma with the Forum Shopping Center being in the city’s backyard. Some of the anchor businesses in the Forum Shopping Center are:
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Macaroni Grill
  • Old Navy
  • Starbucks
  • TJ Maxx
  • Toys R Us
Major development along IH 35 near the Forum Shopping Center continues to surge.

Horse Racing
Selma is also home to Retama Park, a beautiful horse-racing facility that opened in 1995. The facility provides racing for turf and dirt running horses, catering to both quarter horse and thoroughbred racing fans, and simulcasting of races from other major race tracks throughout the country.

Community Building
Lastly, Selma is community driven, committed to engaging with its citizens. Every third Saturday in May, Selma hosts its annual Police and Fire Fundraiser, with an auction, BBQ plate sale, and attractions for the kids. All proceeds from the event are donated to the 100 clubs of Comal and Guadalupe Counties. Selma residents also benefit from other city events, like Movie-in-the-Park Night, Halloween and Christmas for the kiddos at the fire station, and National Night Out.