Map & Facilities

  

Executive Summary

 

Administration

Administration Building

 

Administration Building Outside

 

Administration Building Inside

 

The Administration Building serves as the hub of the new Texas Game Warden Training Center. It features a high-ceiling stone lobby area, office space, conference rooms, TCOLE records storage area, and other essentials for the administration of a modern training facility.

CONSTRUCTED

 

Education and Armory

Armory

 

Lecture Hall

 

Inside Armory

 

The classrooms in this facility is used for cadet training and in-service classes for licensed Texas Game Wardens. State-of-the-art presentation technologies are included in the lecture hall, which seats up to 100 people. Library and computer lab areas provide space for continuing education materials, in-service publications, cadet training, and on-line testing.

This facility features the Fire Arms Training Simulator that provides critical training for decision-making skills via instructor-controlled video scenarios that incorporate the use of communications, suspect restraint and control techniques, baton, chemical spray and firearms.

The building also houses the main armory for the TPWD Law Enforcement Division, with all weapons issued and disposed of through this facility. Ammunition is stored in a secure room separated from the weapons.

Dark storage is available for the wide variety of wildlife mounts used for cadet training, continuing education of Texas Game Wardens and public outreach.

CONSTRUCTED

 

Dining Hall

Dining Hall

 

Dining Hall

 

The dining hall required extensive interior and exterior refurbishing. The completed hall will accommodate 120 cadets, staff and visitors of the Texas Game Warden Training Center.

CONSTRUCTED

 

Gymnasium

 Gym

 

Gym

 

Physical conditioning is an essential component of cadet training. The gymnasium will house fitness and weight training equipment, a dedicated area for defensive tactics skills training, and recreation areas for team development. This facility includes showers and locker rooms for men and women.

CONSTRUCTED

 

Maintenance

Maintenance Building

 

 

 

 

 

 

This facility supports the ongoing maintenance of the entire Game Warden Training Center, including its buildings, facilities, infrastructure and equipment. The building consists of a repair and fabrication shop for general maintenance needs, as well as auto and marine equipment repair. Vehicle and equipment storage is also a part of this structure.

CONSTRUCTED

 

Staff Residence

Staff Housing 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One on-site residence will serve the housing needs of staff Director and their family permanently stationed at the Texas Game Warden Training Center.

CONSTRUCTED

 

Firing Range

Firing Range 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

The firing range is a fundamental component of any law enforcement training program. The Texas Game Warden Training Center range will include a 25-yard handgun range, 50-yard rifle range and a covered area to shelter shooters and range equipment. This range will meet the standards for law enforcement firearms certification.

CONSTRUCTED

 

Entrance

Entrance

 

 

 

 

 

 

The entrance gate to the Texas Game Warden Training Center provides security for the center grounds. The structure is constructed of iron and stone and includes landscaping, lighting and an automatic gate with phone system interlink. Designed in the old Texas fort style, it is stylistically consistent with the other buildings in the complex.

CONSTRUCTED

 

Water Rescue

Water Rescue Building

 

 

Game Wardens routinely patrol Texas lakes and rivers, commercial ports and the entire Texas coast. This world-class facility will house a 25-meter pool and the necessary equipment for the rigorous swimming, aquatic survival and water-rescue training required of cadets and licensed game wardens.

APPROXIMATE SQUARE FOOTAGE: 5,900-6,100

 

Kitchen

Kitchen

 

 

The existing kitchen will require considerable remodeling to provide the best possible meal service for the Texas Game Warden Training Center cadets and to comply with state health standards. The kitchen will be upgraded with modern, energy-efficient commercial appliances.

APPROXIMATE SQUARE FOOTAGE: 2,100

 

Infirmary / Recreation / Laundry

Infirmary and Laundry

 

 

An existing building adjacent to the kitchen facility will be renovated as a multi-use facility. A portion of the building will be dedicated to an on-site infirmary, providing the necessary space and equipment to respond to the minor medical needs of the cadets and staff. The rest of the building will house a recreation room and laundry facility to address daily living requirements.

APPROXIMATE SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1,600

 

Cadet Dormitories (2)

Cadet Dormitory

 

 

 

Existing cadet quarters will be upgraded to meet the needs of trainees who will live at the Game Warden Training Center for a six-month period. The existing cadet quarters will be demolished and replaced with a new facility which has been designed to respond to current needs and standard.

APPROXIMATE SQUARE FOOTAGE: 12,051

 

Guest House

Guest House

 

The current guest facility will be modified to house TPWD and guest instructors. Space is required for a minimum of ten instructors. Two rooms will be modified for double occupancy, and the remaining rooms will remain single occupancy. A common area will also be provided.

APPROXIMATE SQUARE FOOTAGE: 2,400


Track and Obstacle Course

Obstacle Course

Physical conditioning is an essential component of the Texas Game Warden Training Center. The jogging track will be a standard 1/4-mile, multi-lane track. The obstacle course is designed to develop the leadership and technical skills needed by personnel to perform tasks in a realistic outdoor environment. It provides intensive physical training and builds teamwork.

APPROXIMATE ACREAGE: 5-6

  

Helipad

Helipad

 

The Texas Game Warden Training Center helipad will provide a necessary, safe touch-down and take-off site for life flight helicopters responding to emergency situations. The helipad will include a protection zone for approach and departure, surface markings for identification, and the required lights for nighttime use. The helipad will be constructed according to industry standards.

APPROXIMATE SQUARE FOOTAGE: 8,000-9,000


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