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.

30 Years of Taking Texans Outside

Winners Announced for 30th Anniversary TPW TV Contest!

Christian Erickson 1st place 30th Anniversary TPW TV Contest

Grand Prize Winner

Christian Erickson of Austin. His story is “Snorkel Texas.”

James Ward 2nd place 30th Anniversary TPW TV Contest

Honorable Mention

James Ward of San Antonio. His story is “Kayak Fishing Beyond the Breakers.”

Mandy Lea Davis 3rd place 30th Anniversary TPW TV Contest

Honorable Mention

Mandy Lea Davis of Austin. Her story is “Teardrop Camper Life.”

Thank you to all participants

The Texas Parks & Wildlife TV show producers would like to thank all of the people who submitted their creative ideas and also thank these prize donors: Whole Earth Provision for a GoPro® video camera ($400 value) and gift certificates ($300 value); Whole Foods Market for Gift Certificates ($500 value); La Quinta for 5-Night stays at any La Quinta in Texas ($500 value); the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation for the Yeti Cooler ($300 value) and $200 in Visa gift cards; Texas State Parks for the Texas State Parks passes ($210 value), and Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine for the subscriptions ($36 value).

GoPro  Whole Earth Provision  LaQuinta Inn & Suites  Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine  Yeti coolers  Whole Foods Market