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 640,000 acres of land owned or leased by the department, including 89 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


Rodney Franklin
Director of State Parks
(512) 389-4866

Headquarters Staff

Field Staff