SAN ANGELO – The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department is celebrating 100 years of Texas State Parks with special events at all 89 State Parks. The San Angelo State Park hosted a day long celebration Saturday with free entry, exhibits and activities for all ages.
According to the TPWD, the San Angelo State Park has been in existence for 27 years and is helping the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department celebrate the milestone with a full calendar of events including everything from hiking to fishing to horseback riding, trail riding and so much more for free. See the cart at the park's Facebook page:
Watch the video below of sights and sounds from the San Angelo State Park Saturday:
When Governor Pat Neff called for a State Parks Board in 1923, he envisioned a Texas dotted by camping and recreational spaces held in sacred trust for the public good. Texas State Parks have lived up to that vision and so much more. Texas State Parks play a significant role in conserving habitat that benefits people and wildlife, encompassing some 630,000 acres, including 481,000 acres of Texas aquifers, rivers and reservoirs that protect our drinking water. Parks also provide critical habitat for wildlife, including more than 50 threatened and endangered species. They also attract close to 10 million visitors every year, generating $891 million in economic value and $18 million in sales tax revenue
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