State Parks Division

The State Parks Division is responsible for protecting, interpreting and managing cultural and natural resources of statewide significance and providing outdoor recreation opportunities and opportunities to learn about Texas history and natural science. The division oversees more than 580,000 acres of land owned or leased by the department, including 113 state parks, historic sites and natural areas. The division is aggressively pursuing enhanced marketing and more innovative management of state parks.

The division also provides planning assistance and matching grants to local communities for the acquisition and development of local parks, public boat ramps and other facilities.


Director of State Parks
Brent Leisure
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
Telephone No.: (512) 389-4866

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