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May 25, 2023

TPW Commission Approves Purchase of Fairfield Lake State Park

AUSTIN— During Thursday’s public meeting, Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission unanimously voted to authorize Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) executive director to take all necessary steps to purchase approximately 5,000 acres in Freestone County including Fairfield Lake State Park.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Awards $5.14 Million in Recreational Trail Grants to Texas Communities

AUSTIN— During Thursday’s meeting, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved more than $5.14 million dollars in grants funding 15 construction projects and one educational development across the state.

May 23, 2023

Traveling Art Exhibit Honoring 100 Years of Texas State Parks Moves to Houston

AUSTIN— In honor of the Centennial Celebration of Texas State Parks, the Houston Museum of Natural Science will display a new traveling art exhibit May 26 – October 1.

May 5, 2023

Centennial Photo Exhibit Honors El Paso’s Three State Parks

EL PASO – As Texas State Parks celebrate 100 years, the International Museum of Art in El Paso will highlight the occasion with a photo exhibit June 3–23. “The Land That Shaped Us: Stories at Texas State Parks” will showcase artistic vintage and modern images of the state parks in El Paso: Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site, Franklin Mountains State Park and Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park.

May 4, 2023

Celebrate Texas State Parks’ 100th Birthday with Statewide S’mores Party May 13

AUSTIN — Get out the graham crackers, chocolate bars and marshmallows May 13, and head to one of 80 Texas State Parks hosting our official 100th birthday party.

May 2, 2023

Six State Parks on the Horizon for Texans

AUSTIN — Over the next 12–15 years, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will open six new state parks from Big Bend to the Hill Country and Texas coast. Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine highlights these future getaways in a special May commemorative issue, on newsstands now.

Texas State Parks Partner with Five Texas Minor League Teams to Create the Ultimate ‘Park’ Experience This Summer

AUSTIN — Take me out to the park! Texas State Parks and Minor League Baseball teams around the state are teaming up to bring the ultimate day/night doubleheader opportunity for visitors to spend a day at a state park and a night at the ballpark.

April 11, 2023

Texas Parks and Wildlife Seeks Public Input on ADA Transition Plan

AUSTIN—Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will host two virtual public meetings seeking public input to help determine priorities for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) projects and upgrades to sites and facilities.

TPWD Hosts Spring ‘Explore Bowhunting’ Event April 22

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Community Archery Program is joining forces with Inks Lake State Park on April 22 to help the public “Explore Bowhunting.” The event gives participants an opportunity to learn more about hunting with a bow and get a jump on preparations for the new fall season.

March 30, 2023

Celebrating 100 Years of Texas State Parks with Special April Events

AUSTIN — The Centennial Celebration of Texas State Parks is in full swing as spring brings more Texans outdoors. To commemorate 100 years, every state park will host at least one special community event during the 2023 Centennial year, along with regular park events all year long. In April, state parks across Texas will host a variety of events, including several that commemorate Earth Day. Everyone is invited to join in the fun.