Commission Agenda Item No. 8
Presenter: Ted Hollingsworth

Action
Land Acquisition – Stephens County
Approximately 450 Acres at Palo Pinto Mountains State Park
March 27, 2014

I.       Executive Summary:  Staff has negotiated a Contract to purchase approximately 450 acres of land for addition to Palo Pinto Mountains State Park.

II.     Discussion:  In 2011, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) used proceeds from the sale of Eagle Mountain Lake State Park to acquire 3,333 acres of land in southwest Palo Pinto and southeast Stephens counties for the purpose of establishing a new state park in the crosstimbers region west of Fort Worth.  The 3,333-acre acquisition has since been enlarged to 4,135 acres. An additional 450 acres of land is currently available that would add and protect an additional mile of the North Fork of Palo Pinto Creek.  Staff has negotiated a Contract to purchase from a willing seller at appraised value.

III.    Recommendation:  The staff recommends the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motion:

“The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission authorizes the Executive Director to take all necessary steps to acquire approximately 450 acres in Stephens County for addition to Palo Pinto Mountains State Park.”

Attachments – 3

  1. Exhibit A – Location Map
  2. Exhibit B – Vicinity Map
  3. Exhibit C – Site Map

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Exhibit A

Location of Proposed Acquisition in Palo Pinto County, Palo Pinto Mountains State Park

Location of Proposed Acquisition in Palo Pinto County, Palo Pinto Mountains State Park


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Exhibit B

Vicinity Map for Palo Pinto Mountains State Park 70 Miles West of Fort Worth

Vicinity Map for Palo Pinto Mountains State Park 70 Miles West of Fort Worth


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Exhibit C

Site Map for Subject 450-Acre Addition to Palo Pinto Mountains State Park

Site Map for Subject 450-Acre Addition to Palo Pinto Mountains State Park























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