See all 100-Year Celebration Events
Lockhart State Park Showcase
100 S'more Years
Lake Arrowhead Kid Fish
Guadalupe River State Park Birthday Bash!
100 S'more Years - S'more Rescheduled
Museum Exhibit - The Land That Shaped Us: Stories at Texas State Parks
"I'll Be Back Again Next Year"
Musical Performance Michael & Yuri
Musical Performance: Country Singer, Camille Sanders
Texas State Parks is Turning 100!
History of Texas State Parks
In 1923, Governor Pat Neff persuaded the legislature to create the State Parks Board. He later regarded this action as his most important achievement as governor. In a 1925 speech, Neff notes that a parks system would afford a place where people “might go and forget the anxiety and strife and vexation of life's daily grind.”
Read the story of state parks in Texas
Watch the video of the first 100 years of Texas State Parks.
Our 100 Years Celebration is a great time to explore our great parks with special events, catch-up on exciting future plans for parks and connect with the next generation of park visitors. Stay tuned for opportunities to celebrate the diversity of wildlife, activities and history of Texas State Parks.
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