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[ General Media Contact: Business Hours, 512-389-4406 ]
[ Additional Contacts: Dana Lagarde, (512) 389-8175, dana.lagarde@tpwd.texas.gov; Tom Harvey, (512) 389-4453, tom.harvey@tpwd.texas.gov ]
Aug. 15, 2011
Texas Parks Seek Public Input on Recreation Plan
AUSTIN - What do citizens think of the park systems in Texas? What kinds of outdoor recreational opportunities do they want? The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is seeking input from local stakeholders about the future of park systems in the state.
"We want to know more about Texans' recreational habits, what's working and areas where we could improve," said TPWD Recreation Grants Program Manager Dana Lagarde. "Citizen input is vital in our development of the Texas Outdoor Recreation Plan (TORP) for 2012-2017."
Lagarde said survey results will help TPWD identify outdoor recreation needs and guide funding opportunities through the federal Land & Water Conservation Fund and other grant programs. Examples of activities to consider for local parks include nature trails, splash pads and ball fields. State parks such as Government Canyon and Garner have been able to add acreage thanks to public needs assessments like the TORP.
Anyone may complete the survey on the TORP survey website from now through Sept. 26.
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On the Net:
http://204.64.0.121/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=74ML7n4
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