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State Parks

The State Parks Division is responsible for protecting, interpreting and managing cultural and natural resources of statewide significance and providing outdoor recreation opportunities and opportunities to learn about Texas history and natural science. The division oversees more than 580,000 acres of land owned or leased by the department, including 95 state parks, historic sites and natural areas. The division is aggressively pursuing enhanced marketing and more innovative management of state parks.

The division also provides planning assistance and matching grants to local communities for the acquisition and development of local parks, public boat ramps and other facilities.


Headquarters Location

4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744

Director

Brent Leisure
Director of State Parks
(512) 389-4866


Headquarters Staff

  • Russell Fishbeck
    Deputy Director
    (512) 389-8440
  • Mike Crevier
    Business Management
    (512) 389-8560
  • Mike Crevier
    Customer Service Center (CSC)
    (512) 389-8560
  • Robert Crossman
    Maintenance Management
    (512) 389-4301
  • Uli Lapham
    Budget Management
    (512) 389-4332
  • Michael Strutt
    Cultural Resources
    (512) 389-4736
  • Chris Holmes
    Interpretation and Exhibits
    (512) 389-4880
  • Cynthia Brandimarte
    Historic Sites and Structures
    (512) 389-4464
  • Wes Masur
    Law Enforcement
    (512) 389-8001
  • David Riskind
    Natural Resources
    (512) 389-4679
  • Liz Stone
    Training
    (512) 389-4716
  • Tim Hogsett
    Recreation Grants
    (512) 389-8712

Field Staff

  • Region 1 - Mark Lockwood (Interim)
    Regional Director
    (432) 426-3533
  • Redion 2 - Rick Meyers
    Regional Director
    (361) 790-0303
  • Redion 3 - Todd McClanahan
    Regional Director
    (512) 308-1475
  • Redion 4 - Justin Rhodes
    Regional Director
    (281) 456-8266
  • Redion 5 - Rodney Franklin
    Regional Director
    (254) 867-7959
  • Redion 6 - Adam Jarrett
    Regional Director
    (903) 566-0535

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