Find a way to help!

Many state parks have organized groups of interested citizens that actively support their park. These nonprofit organizations, sometimes referred to as "friends groups," work on behalf of park sites to assist with daily programs, special events, fundraising and public education. These groups serve as important links to local communities and park user groups, as well.

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Show your support in Texans for State Parks by wearing one of our jean button down shirts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps and/or visors. Our logo is machine embroidered tastefully on each and made with quality supplies. Go now and see what strikes your fancy.

Look here for Grants, Information, and other Help.

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.

Expired: 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!



September:  “Fall” in love with a Texas State Park.

October:  Your favorite Texas wildlife.

November:  Pets exploring Texas State Parks (on a leash, of course!).

What are you waiting for?  Grab your camera, head to your favorite park and snap up a winner!

Find out more on the #FocusontheWild page.

Good luck!
John Gosdin, President
Texans for State Parks