Commission Agenda Item No. 18
Presenter: Walt Dabney

Briefing
Update on State Park Activities
August 26, 2010

I.             Executive Summary:  State Parks staff will brief the Commission on summer activities, such as the Kickapoo Cavern State Park Grand Opening, State Parks Customer Service Center operations, Revenue, and Minor Repair projects.  Information on the effects from the tropical depression on the Rio Grande Valley state parks will also be presented, as will an update on activities at Government Canyon State Natural Area in Helotes.

II.          Discussion:  The State of Texas can now enjoy 90 parks that are fully open to the public, including Kickapoo Cavern State Park in Brackettville.  The State Parks Customer Service Center provides a wide variety of support to TPWD and outdoor enthusiasts including completing reservations for state parks and LCRA parks.  Major flooding has affected several state parks, including Government Canyon State Natural Area and the Rio Grande Valley state parks.  Staff will discuss the impact of the weather events, significant minor and capital repair projects that are underway, and the overall revenue picture for summer 2010.


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