Citizens working to preserve and enhance our great State Park system for the benefit of Texans and guests


Texans for State Parks, incorporated in November 1997 was the first statewide, not-for-profit organization formed to work exclusively in support of the preservation and enhancement of the state parks, state historic sites, and state natural areas of Texas.

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Members include a diverse set of interests (campers, hikers, birders, bicyclists, rock climbers, equestrians, RV owners, swimmers, and canoeists to name a few) with a common concern for the well-being of the state park system. 


Texas State Parks offers two grant programs for the benefit of State Parks.  The Development grants program encourages the development and growth of State Park Friends groups who help protect and maintain our State Parks.


Texans for State Parks 2022 Annual Conference Finally! After two years of postponements and delays, it was great to see everyone at the 2022 Annual Conference held at Fort Parker State Park April 29 and 30! The event began Friday evening with meet and greet, a light...

Texans for State Parks 2022 Annual Conference

SAVE THE NEW Date! In early 2020, we were busy making plans for our annual conference to be held at Fort Parker State Park when the COVID outbreak made it necessary to cancel most activities. In hopes that we will be a back to (the new) normal by spring, 2022 we are starting to make plans for a Spring 2022 annual conference April 29& 30th 2022. We have again booked the facilities at Fort Parker State Park near Mexia. The board is in the process of developing the program. Information for online registration and other programs will be posted on the web in the coming months. We look forward to your input as we continue to develop plans for the conference.
Contact [email protected] or Mark Stine, [email protected] if you want to submit topics for the conference or have questions.
Your continued participation in TfSP is important to our efforts on behalf of the future of the state and local parks. We look forward to seeing everyone April 29 and 30!

SAVE THE DATE! The Texans for State Parks 2022 Annual Conference will be held April 29 & 30 at Fort Parker State Park.

The Conference, hosted by Friends of Fort Parker State Park, will be held at the Barracks Complex which includes Dorms, a Dining Hall and Rec Hall. During the conference, TfSP will recognize individuals and organizations for noteworthy and distinguished service to...

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As a member, you will

  • Add your voice in support of the Texas State Park System
  • Receive “The Voice” – E-news keeping you informed of issues and events
  • Contribute towards activities, events, and projects not possible in park budgets
  • Receive information about legislation and other issues impacting Texas parks


Become part of a growing grassroots system of support groups working to make the park system accessible to visitors.