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[ General Media Contact: Business Hours, 512-389-4406 ]
[ Additional Contacts: Kelley Morris (361) 782-5718 or Kelley.morris@tpwd.texas.gov ]
Feb. 28, 2012
Keep Fit at Lake Texana and Other Texas State Parks
EDNA - We invite you to take a look at Texas State Parks to help you achieve your New Year's fitness resolutions in an affordable "keep fit" setting.
Most Texas State Parks are available to the public seven days a week, year round and allow visitors to pursue physical fitness activities outdoors. This outdoor environment also provides a relaxing atmosphere for achieving wellness in body, mind, and spirit and an ability to soak up fresh air.
To take advantage of the many benefits of exercising outside, a Texas State Park Pass is available and allows the pass-holder and guests in the same vehicle to enjoy unlimited visits to all 94 state parks and enter without paying the daily entrance fee for an entire year. A single Texas State Park Pass costs $70. An additional pass may be issued at the time of purchase for an additional $15. Texas State Parks Passes can be purchased on site at any Texas State Park.
"The State Park Pass offers the perfect opportunity for a family or group of friends to embrace health and fitness every day in a natural environment," says Kelley Morris, park superintendent of Lake Texana State Park. "This is a great time of year to help folks get motivated to get back outdoors and embark on or improve upon that healthy lifestyle."
In addition to camping, Lake Texana State Park offers many fitness opportunities such as family-friendly trails for walking, running, biking, and hiking.
In a recent study conducted with visitors to 70 of Texas State Parks, hiking was identified as the No. 1 amenity and sought-after attraction. Lake Texana State Park will be conducting a survey of park visitors and local parties with the hope of gathering information that might spark an interest for a future fitness trail.
For more information about fitness and wellness opportunities mentioned in this release, please contact Kelley Morris, (361) 782-5718, email -kelley.morris@tpwd.texas.gov, or become a fan of Lake Texana State Park on their Facebook site: (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Texas-Parks-and-Wildlife-Lake-Texana-State-Park/341206512296)
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