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.

Support TfSP

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.


2023 TEXANS FOR STATE PARKS ANNUAL CONFERENCE & AWARDS PROGRAM The Texans for State Parks Annual Conference of the members is held each year for the transaction of the group’s business. The meeting is open to all members and non-members are also invited to attend. The...

Battleship Texas sets sail for repairs

The Battleship Texas has left its long-time berth at the San Jacinto Battleground and was towed to a drydock in Galveston where it will undergo significant repairs over the next few years. The ship, now managed by the nonprofit Battleship Texas Foundation but still...


Looking Back--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...

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.