Texas State Parks to close public-serving facilities and programs

Posted at 9:56 AM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 10:56:12-04

Texas Parks and Wildlife says they will be limiting part progamming and closing public access to park headquarters, visitor centers and park store.

Parks and Wildlife says the closing starts at 12 p.m. Thursday, March 19.

“Our main priority has always been the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff, and in order to maintain this standard to the best of our abilities TPWD facilities will be modifying operations as a precautionary step towards protecting public health,” said Carter Smith, Executive Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. “While we have worked hard to provide access to state parks through much of Spring Break, we have now reached a point where changes are imperative for safety reasons. I am grateful to our State Parks team and volunteers for their valiant work during this exceedingly difficult time and thank our visitors for their patience and understanding as we continue to evaluate additional measures to ensure the safety of everyone in the parks.”

Please check the Texas State Parks Alert Map for the latest information about your park at http://bit.ly/TXParkAlerts.