You are invited to join Texans for State Parks at the 2022 Conference, hosted by Friends of Fort Parker State Park. This year’s conference will be held at the Barracks Complex which includes Dorms, a Dining Hall and Rec Hall.
REGISTER ONLINE at Go to the Resources page, scroll down the page and click on CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM or contact [email protected] for a printed form.
The conference will open Friday evening with a Social, a light meal, and “Brag Night’ when Friends Groups are invited to show their accomplishments.
A silent auction will be held with items available for viewing through the noon hour Saturday. Everyone is asked to bring an item for the auction. Your donation might be someone else’s treasure, and you may find a treasure for yourself! This is a fun activity, and the proceeds help fund Texans for State Parks.
Saturday Rodney Franklin, Director of State Parks and other park officials are invited to talk about State park highlights, current and future plans and how TfSP and TPWD Friends Groups can best participate in the upcoming 2023 Centennial Celebration
Brittney Zepeda, State Parks Volunteer Program Manager, will brief everyone about the new MOA Contract, updates to the Friends Group program and a proposal for partnering with TfSP to develop small regional group meetings for Friends.
Nominations are now being accepted for Distinguished Volunteer, Distinguished Friends Group & Distinguished TPWD Ranger Each year Texans for State Parks (TfSP) recognizes individuals and organizations for service to Texas State Parks at the TfSP Annual Conference. Everyone is invited to submit their nomination in each category. Nomination forms are available on the Resources Page of the TfSP website, Scroll down the page and click on NOMINATION FORMS FOR VOLUNTEER AWARDS for each form.
Complimentary lodging for conference attendees is available in the dorms with bunk beds and limited campsites may be available. To reserve overnight facilities, contact Linda Evans at [email protected] or 512.444.8079, cell 512.923.7452
Watch for more details about the reservations and the program as they develop. If there is a particular topic you would like addressed, please let us know. You can contact Dixie Hoover at [email protected] or Linda Evans, [email protected]
Fort Parker is located near Mexia, Texas, 194 Park Road 28, Mexia, TX 76667, (254) 562-5751
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