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Feb. 27, 2024

Official Media Advisory: Media Passes Available for Eclipse Viewing at Texas State Parks

Feb. 2, 2024

Brazos Bend State Park Hosts ‘Explore Bowhunting’ Event Rescheduled for February 24

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Community Archery Program is joining forces with Brazos Bend State Park on Feb. 24 to help the public “Explore Bowhunting.”

Jan. 25, 2024

Official Media Statement: Boca Chica State Park Commission Item

Jan. 24, 2024

Texas State Parks See Record Attendance at 2024 First Day Hikes

AUSTIN— Texas State Parks kicked off 2024 in grand style by breaking not only its historical participation numbers but also by having the most events, participants and miles hiked of any state.

Jan. 12, 2024

Cheers to 100 Years of Texas State Parks

AUSTIN— As Texas State Parks’ yearlong birthday celebration winds down, we are looking back at the highlights from 2023.

Dec. 21, 2023

Lánzate al 2024 Empezando con una Excursión del Día Primero en un Parque Estatal de Texas

AUSTIN- Al acercarse el fin de año, también se acerca el fin de la Celebración del Centenario de los Parques Estatales de Texas, pero la diversión no se detiene cuando el reloj toque las campanadas finales de este año.  Arranca tus propósitos de año de explorar la naturaleza este 2024 con una Excursión del Día Primero en un Parque Estatal, que te ofrecen caminatas autoguiadas o guiadas con guarda forestal, paseos en bicicleta y en bote de remos y zambullidas del oso polar, todo en honor de la iniciativa nacional enfocada en hacer que las personas disfruten la naturaleza.

Soar Into 2024 With a First Day Hike at a Texas State Park

AUSTIN— As the year ends, so does Texas State Parks’ Centennial Celebration, but the fun doesn’t stop when the clock strikes midnight. Kick off your resolution to explore the outdoors in 2024 with a First Day Hike at a state park, which will host ranger-guided and self-guided walks, bike rides, paddling trips and polar plunges in honor of the national initiative aimed at getting people outdoors.

Dec. 19, 2023

Texas State Parks Photo Contest Winner Leaps to Victory

AUSTIN— A photo capturing a family jumping for joy bounded over seventeen other finalists to win the Texas State Parks photo contest grand prize.

Dec. 5, 2023

TPWD Announcement on Fairfield Lake State Park

AUSTIN— Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will no longer pursue acquisition of the property previously occupied by Fairfield Lake State Park, now owned by FLG Owner, LLC.

Dec. 1, 2023

Ring in the Holidays with Texas State Parks

AUSTIN – Texas State Parks is kicking off the holiday season with close to 100 special seasonal activities happening across the state. Visitors of all ages can enjoy themed guided walks, crafting events, educational opportunities and more.