The Fun Happens March 3-4, 2017

Texans for State Parks Members, Friends Groups, and all are invited to the 2017 Annual Meeting on Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4. With registration you will receive comfortable lodging, tasty food, up-to-date information, and plenty of fun. Click the button for further information.

Award Nominations

Each year the Texans for State Parks organization asks for nominations for the Distinguished Friends Group of a Texas State Park, the Distinguished Ranger of Texas Parks and Wildlife, and the Distinguished Volunteer of a Texas State Park. Please, take a moment and click through to make your nomination.

Information for Friends Groups

The Friends Groups of the Texas State Parks are a very important part of the Texans for State Parks organization. Without these groups, the organization and parks would be in dire need. Here you will find information concerning grants, the starting of friends groups, and much more to help and encourage our much needed friends. Please click through to our resources page.

2017 Annual Meeting

If you have a passion for supporting Texas State Parks, this is the conference for you! Texans for State Park’s annual conference March 3-4 at Cleburne State Park will include keynote speakers from TPWD who are experts in their fields. Topics include: How to grow membership in your Friends Group; How to apply for and

NEW! Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Video

Dear friends I thought I would share a video produced by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department that speaks to the importance of our state parks. I hope you are already planning for wonderful experiences this fall somewhere in the Texas outdoors! John Gosdin, Texans for State Parks —————————— From Brent Leisure: I’m not sure how

Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Photo Contest

Heads-up on a Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation photo contest that is underway through the end of the year. The contest has a different theme each month, and several upcoming themes are focusing on state parks. There’s a winner picked every month with sponsored prizes, ranging from YETI coolers to Go-Pro cameras and more!   Themes: September:

Park Host Program

Almost all state parks have opportunities for volunteers to get involved. Volunteer positions may be short term, for specific events or activities or ongoing programs.  A popular volunteer opportunity is the Park Host program. Park Hosts are volunteers who supplement park staff and serve as a representative of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Hosts greet