Presenters: Walt Dabney
Chris Holmes

Commission Agenda Item No. 9
State Parks Texas Outdoor Family Program
November 6, 2008

I. Executive Summary: State Parks Texas Outdoor Family Program Coordinator Chris Holmes will discuss the documented decline in family outdoor recreation at State Parks and introduce the division's new proactive initiative, the Texas Outdoor Family (TOF) workshops at State Parks.

II. Discussion: A successful series of TOF programs were delivered in Austin and Houston Area State Parks this summer/fall. High attendance rates confirm the need to expand the initiative. Planned events for Fiscal Year 2009, measurable objectives, partnerships, and sponsorship opportunities will be discussed.