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.

Developing Texas Multi-County Trails Receive TxDOT/USDOT Grant

Two Developing Texas Multi-County Trails Receive TxDOT/USDOT Grant with support of Texans for State Parks and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Two inter-county trails in Texas were recently awarded a total of $25 million through the Texas Department of...

Texans for State Parks Annual Meeting a Success!

After being “put on ice” for a month, the Texans for State Parks 2023 meeting was a great success! More than one hundred people from across the state travelled to McKinney Falls State Park to hear a lineup of great speakers and show their enthusiasm and support for...


MARK THE (NEW!) DATE! The Texans for State Parks annual conference has been rescheduled for March 3 & 4 at McKinney Falls State Park. McKinney Falls is recovering from the recent storm, and we are rescheduling our meeting for March 3 & 4. The location is the same, and...

More ways to help

More ways to help

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.