From the green grass on the golf course to the blue waters of Lake Bridgeport, Runaway Bay is a work of art.
The city is located along the southern shores of the lake and includes the only 18-hole golf course in the county at The Club at Runaway Bay.
The golf course is where the annual Firecracker Scramble Golf Tournament is held in conjunction with the Greater Runaway Bay Alliance 4th Fest. The patriotic festival is held the weekend closest to Independence Day and also includes a golf cart parade, food and games.
Runaway Bay is also home to one of two public pools in the county as well as the Chupacabra Point Paddling Trail, named after the strange creature discovered on the golf course in 2010. You can read more about the creature’s discovery at wcmessenger.com/chupacabra
Mayor: John W. Boyd
Mayor Pro Tem: Dan Ticer
City Council Members: Jerry St. John, Berry White, Roland Ray and Janice Sivley.
Third Monday of the Month @ 5:30pm
101 Runaway Bay Dr.
City Secretary and City Adminstrator: Oneta Berghoefer
Runaway Bay Police Department
Police Chief: Tim Donald
Runaway Bay Fire Department
Fire Chief: Brian Bernardo
Parks and Recreation
The city owns a marina on the north side of U.S. 380 that features 144 lighted boat slips in a wind shielding cove. Public boat ramps are also available.
Norma Coble Civic Center, 51 Runaway Bay Dr.
Available to city residents for social and community activities.
Cricket Ridge Park, on Runaway Bay Drive (next to Norma Coble Civic Center)
Features a playground
The Park at Runaway Bay, on Blue Bird Lane
Features a walking trail, playground and picnic areas
Runaway Bay Swimming Pool, 938 Port O Call at The Park
Open throughout the summer
Chupacabra Point Paddling Trail, on Blue Fathom Drive
Launching point for three trails: Boons, Willow and Coal Creeks
Local Points of Interest
The Club at Runaway Bay, 400 Half Moon Way
Features an 18-hole golf course consistently rated as one of the best in Texas as well as a driving range and banquet facility.
Bay Landing/Thousand Trails/NACO Preserves, 2305 W. U.S. 380 across the bridge from Runaway Bay
Features an RV campground on the southeast shore of the lake. Cabins are also available for rent.
Phone: 800-388-7788 (members)
Phone: 877-570-2267 (non-members)
Sid Richardson Boy Scout Ranch, 2282 Longhorn Drive northwest of the city
Summer camp tradition for members of the Boy Scouts of America. It includes 16 miles of shoreline and offers a variety of amenities.
The Greater Runaway Bay Alliance, with an office in the Norma Coble Civic Center, works to promote the town and make the city a wonderful place to live, work and play. It hosts the annual 4th Fest around Independence Day.
President: Jackie Ishmael
Chairman: Kay Federspiel
Runaway Bay is part of the Class 4A Bridgeport Independence School District.