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Nov. 17, 2022

Gear Up for 2023 With Official Texas State Parks Centennial Merch

AUSTIN— Ring in Texas State Parks’ 100th birthday in style when hitting the trails in 2023. Starting today, park lovers can purchase official Texas State Parks 100-year celebration merchandise from a state park or the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website.

Oct. 11, 2022

Parques Estatales de Texas Invita a los Tejanos a Unirse en la Celebración de 100 Años de los Parques Estatales este 2023

AUSTIN — La Celebración del Centenario de los Parques Estatales de Texas está a la vuelta de la esquina y todos aquellos que aman los parques están invitados a salir a la naturaleza y unirse a las celebraciones por todo el estado.  El Departamento de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas (TPWD) en asociación con la Fundación de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas (TPWF) celebrará los 100 años de existencia de los Parques Estatales de Texas a partir de enero de 2023.

Texas State Parks Invites Texans to Join in Celebrating 100 Years of State Parks in 2023

AUSTIN— The Centennial Celebration of Texas State Parks is right around the corner, and park lovers are invited to get outside and join celebrations across the state. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) in partnership with Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) will celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks beginning January 2023.

Sept. 14, 2022

TPWD Hosts “Explore Bowhunting” Event Sept. 24

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Community Archery Program is teaming up with Guadalupe River State Park Sept. 24 to help the public “Explore Bowhunting” during National Hunting and Fishing Day. The event gives participants an opportunity to learn more about bowhunting going into a brand-new season.

June 28, 2022

Texas State Parks Share Six Tips for Staying Safe on the Trails

AUSTIN— As we enter the summer months, Texans are heading to Texas State Parks to enjoy time outdoors. Last year, 43 state parks reported 102 heat-related illnesses in humans and pets. Since January 1, 54 heat-related incidents have already been reported, compared to 34 reported by this time last year.

June 22, 2022

Galveston Island State Park Reopens June 27 After Beachside Renovations

GALVESTON— Galveston Island State Park is reopening the beachside of the park on June 27 after completing a major redevelopment project which began in the summer of 2019. The Galveston Island State Park Beach Redevelopment project was brought to fruition thanks to $10.6 million in Deepwater Horizon Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA) Phase III Early Restoration funds from the Texas Trustees.

May 26, 2022

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Awards $4.8 Million in recreational Trail Grants to Texas Communities

AUSTIN— During Thursday’s meeting, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved more than $4.8 million dollars in grants funding 17 motorized and non-motorized recreational trail-related projects across the state.

May 25, 2022

Boaters Urged to “Clean, Drain, and Dry” to Stop the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species

AUSTIN — With Memorial Day and summertime quickly approaching, Texans will be getting out on the water. Now more than ever, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) urges boaters and paddlers who enjoy water recreation this summer to do their part to fight back against aquatic invasive species that threaten Texas lakes.

May 19, 2022

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Nest Found at Galveston Island State Park for the First Time in a Decade

GALVESTON— Egg-citing news awaited staff at Galveston Island State Park when they went to work this morning. A routine survey by the Sea Aggie Sea Turtle Patrol turned up a Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle nest containing 107 eggs in the dunes on the beachside of Galveston Island State Park. This was the first nest found at the park since 2012, and only one of three nests found at the park since the Turtle Patrol began keeping records.

May 12, 2022

Brazos Bend State Park Hosts Inaugural Expo May 14

NEEDVILLE— Get outside this weekend at the Brazos Bend Expo from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, May 14 at Brazos Bend State Park. The Expo will have activities and programs all day for families to enjoy, as well as food trucks and a special visit from Smokey Bear.