Map & Facilities
To gain an overview of the facility, here is a map of the overall plan for the training center.
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The Administration Building serves as the hub of the new Texas Game Warden Training Center. It features a high-ceiling stone lobby area, office space, conference rooms, TCOLE records storage area, and other essentials for the administration of a modern training facility.
The classrooms in this facility is used for cadet training and in-service classes for licensed Texas Game Wardens. State-of-the-art presentation technologies are included in the lecture hall, which seats up to 100 people. Library and computer lab areas provide space for continuing education materials, in-service publications, cadet training, and on-line testing.
This facility features the Fire Arms Training Simulator that provides critical training for decision-making skills via instructor-controlled video scenarios that incorporate the use of communications, suspect restraint and control techniques, baton, chemical spray and firearms.
The building also houses the main armory for the TPWD Law Enforcement Division, with all weapons issued and disposed of through this facility. Ammunition is stored in a secure room separated from the weapons.
Dark storage is available for the wide variety of wildlife mounts used for cadet training, continuing education of Texas Game Wardens and public outreach.
The dining hall required extensive interior and exterior refurbishing. The completed hall accommodates 120 cadets, staff, and visitors of the Texas Game Warden Training Center.
Physical conditioning is an essential component of cadet training. The gymnasium houses fitness and weight training equipment, a dedicated area for defensive tactics skills training, and recreation areas for team development. This facility includes showers and locker rooms for men and women.
This facility supports the ongoing maintenance of the entire Game Warden Training Center, including its buildings, facilities, infrastructure and equipment. The building consists of a repair and fabrication shop for general maintenance needs, as well as auto and marine equipment repair. Vehicle and equipment storage is also a part of this structure.
One on-site residence serves the housing needs of staff Director and their family permanently stationed at the Texas Game Warden Training Center.
The firing range is a fundamental component of any law enforcement training program. The Texas Game Warden Training Center range includes a 25-yard handgun range, 50-yard rifle range, and a covered area to shelter shooters and range equipment.
The entrance gate to the Texas Game Warden Training Center provides security for the center grounds. The structure is constructed of iron and stone and includes landscaping, lighting and an automatic gate with phone system interlink. Designed in the old Texas fort style, it is stylistically consistent with the other buildings in the complex.
Game Wardens routinely patrol Texas lakes and rivers, commercial ports and the entire Texas coast. This world-class facility will house a 25-meter pool and the necessary equipment for the rigorous swimming, aquatic survival and water-rescue training required of cadets and licensed game wardens.
APPROXIMATE SQUARE FOOTAGE: 5,900-6,100
The existing kitchen has received considerable remodeling to provide the best possible meal service for the Texas Game Warden Training Center cadets and to comply with state health standards. The kitchen has been upgraded with modern, energy-efficient commercial appliances.
APPROXIMATE SQUARE FOOTAGE: 2,100
An existing building adjacent to the kitchen facility will be renovated as a multi-use facility. A portion of the building will be dedicated to an on-site infirmary, providing the necessary space and equipment to respond to the minor medical needs of the cadets and staff. The rest of the building will house a recreation room and laundry facility to address daily living requirements.
APPROXIMATE SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1,600
New cadet quarters have been built to meet the needs of trainees living at the Game Warden Training Center for over a six-month period. They use an efficient and sensible pod design.
APPROXIMATE SQUARE FOOTAGE: 12,051
The current guest facility will be modified to house TPWD and guest instructors. Space is required for a minimum of ten instructors. Two rooms will be modified for double occupancy, and the remaining rooms will remain single occupancy. A common area will also be provided.
APPROXIMATE SQUARE FOOTAGE: 2,400
Track and Obstacle Course
Physical conditioning is an essential component of the Texas Game Warden Training Center. The jogging track will be a standard 1/4-mile, multi-lane track. The obstacle course is designed to develop the leadership and technical skills needed by personnel to perform tasks in a realistic outdoor environment. It provides intensive physical training and builds teamwork.
APPROXIMATE ACREAGE: 5-6
The Texas Game Warden Training Center helipad will provide a necessary, safe touch-down and take-off site for life flight helicopters responding to emergency situations. The helipad will include a protection zone for approach and departure, surface markings for identification, and the required lights for nighttime use. The helipad will be constructed according to industry standards.
APPROXIMATE SQUARE FOOTAGE: 8,000-9,000