State Parks Ornament Collection

History

Since 2002, Texas State Parks has produced a limited quantity of ornaments each year to celebrate the Texas State Park System. The ornaments tell the story of Texas' natural, cultural and historical resources. The images featured on each edition include buildings, wildlife, plants, and the many outdoor activities that you can enjoy at the more than 90 state parks and historic sites across Texas.

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2002-2011 Ornament Collection

The first decade of state park ornaments included a collage of iconic images from across the state, captured in 24k gold plated ornaments.

The first ornament, released in 2002, did not feature a date. Due to popular demand, subsequent ornaments were produced each year and dated.

To celebrate the 10th year of the ornament collection in 2011, TPWD issued a colorized version featuring elements from the previous 10 years. It was the first state park ornament to sell out. Eagle-eyed park enthusiasts will notice some ornaments feature sites that are no longer part of the state park system, such as Sebastopol House and Fulton Mansion.

Ornament

Year and Description

2002 Texas State Parks Ornament (sold out)

2002

Abilene Water Tower, Battleship Texas Bass, Bluebonnet, Cactus, Deer, Grass, Hummingbird, Texas State Railroad

SOLD OUT!

2003 Texas State Parks Ornament

2003

Fulton Mansion, Longhorn, Maple Leaf, Pine Tree, Quail, Raccoon, Seashell, Seminole Canyon Rock Art

SOLD OUT!

2004 Texas State Parks Ornament

2004 - Purchase Online

Big Tree of Goose Island, Canoe, CCC Logo, Dogwood, Free-tailed Bat, Goliad Mission, Lake Brownwood CCC, Stingray, Turkey, Wyler Aerial Tramway

2005 Texas State Parks Ornament

2005

Admiral Nimitz, Alligator, Bicycle, Bison, Brown Pelican, Independence Hall, Palo Duro Lighthouse, Pine Cone, Sailboat

SOLD OUT!

2006 Texas State Parks Ornament

2006 - Purchase Online

Binoculars, Cattails, Egret, Hiker, Horned Toad, Fort McKavett, Paddle, Prairie Dog, Stagecoach, Starr Family Home

 

2007 Texas State Parks Ornament

2007 - Purchase Online

Caracara, Catfish, Hiking Boot, Indian Lodge, Javelina, Kayak, Mission Tejas, Rose

2008 Texas State Parks Ornament

2008 - Purchase Online

Bastrop Cabin, Dinosaur Print, Tent and campfire, Sebastopol House, Butterfly, Paddleboat, Dolphin, Yucca, Horse

2009 Texas State Parks Ornament

2009 - Purchase Online

Monument Hill, Dragonfly, Mountain Range, Palmetto CCC Structure, Ringtail cat, Fishing Pole, Big-Horn Sheep, Magnolia, Windmill

2010 Texas State Parks Ornament

2010 - Purchase Online

San Jacinto Monument, Bobcat, Indian Paintbrush, Balmorhea Pool, Houston Toad, Palm Tree, Jack Rabbit, Rock Climbing, Golf

2011 Texas State Parks Ornament (sold out)

2011 - 10th Anniversary Edition

San Jacinto Monument, Ringtail cat, Maple leafs, Goliad Mission, butterfly, Canoe, Palo Duro Lighthouse, CCC logo, Bluebonnet, Horned Toad

SOLD OUT!

Rv There Yet Ornament - Texas State Parks Ornament

RV  (No date) - Purchase Online

 

2012 - 2018 Ornament Collection

In 2012, the state park ornament program began to feature specific parks with a more natural look. Lasers burn photograph-quality images into wood for these ornaments. The back of each ornament has a short message about the featured park.

Each year a trio of parks is featured: one historic site or facility, one park with a unique animal or geographic feature, and one park and its special activity. These ornaments were available in sets of three or individually.

2012
2012 Texas State Park Ornament Collection (Palo Duro Canyon). Battleship ornament Caddo Lake ornament - with cabin

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

SOLD OUT

Battleship Texas

SOLD OUT

Caddo Lake State Park

SOLD OUT

2013
2013 Texas State Park Ornament Collection (Goliad Mission). Wyler ornament - shows tram Enchanted Rock ornament

Goliad State Park & Historic Site

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Wyler Aerial Tramway

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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

SOLD OUT

2014
Washington-on-the-Brazos ornament showing the meeting hall

 Caprock Canyons ornament showing buffalo

Big Bend Ranch ornament showing girl on horseback

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site

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Caprock Canyons State Park

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Big Bend Ranch State Park

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2015
2015 Texas State Park Ornament Collection (kiting on the beach at Mustang Island). 2015 Texas State Park Ornament Collection (Alligator at Brazos Bend). Blanco ornament showing people sitting beside the river

Mustang Island State Park

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Brazos Bend State Park

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Blanco State Park

2016
Dinosaur Valley ornament showing the world's fair dinosaur models The 2016 Texas State Park Ornament Collection (Balmorhea).  2016 Texas State Park Ornament Collection (Mountain Biking at Tyler).

Dinosaur Valley State Park

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Balmorhea State Park

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Tyler State Park

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2017
Lake Arrowhead ornament showing a prairie dog Garner ornament showing dance pavilion and building ornament shows person in canoe on the creek

Lake Arrowhead State Park

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Garner State Park

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Village Creek State Park

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2018
Palmetto ornament showing a couple walking dogs on a trail Fort richardson ornament showing hospital  building ornament shows person riding a sand disk

Palmetto State Park

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Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site

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Monahans Sandhills State Park

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Present Ornament Collection

In 2019, the state park ornament program was, once again, re-invented. The current style features photo-quality artwork in stunning color with rich, laser-etched textures and detail in metal. This version introduces a new level of quality, ensuring that these pieces become part of your holiday tradition for years to come. Each ornament is attached to a card with a short interpretive message.

Each year a different park is featured: spotlighting the different geographic regions or Texas, and featuring the landscapes, buildings, wildlife, plants, and activities you can enjoy across Texas.

Ornament

Year

Description

2019 ornament with white background

2019

 

Palo Duro Canyon

Sold Out!

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2020

Sea Rim

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