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.

SAVE THE DATE! The Texans for State Parks 2020 Annual Conference will be April 24-25 at Fort Parker State Park, Mexia, Texas

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...


We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the people of Texas for voting to approve Prop 5. Texas voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 5 in the Nov. 5, 2019, election. Now 100 percent of the sporting goods sales tax will go to the Texas Parks and Wildlife...

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Become a Member

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.