December 9, 2023
AUSTIN – Proposition 14, which creates the Centennial Parks Conservation Fund, passed this week.
The fund is made from a portion of state budget surplus and creates a dedicated funding stream for acquiring and developing state parks.
“The Centennial Parks Conservation Fund is the largest investment in parks in our state’s history and will help usher in a new golden age in time for our bicentennial,” said Rodney Franklin, director of Texas State Parks. “Now with secured funding for land acquisitions, we look forward to conserving more of Texas’ unique landscape and creating more state parks and memories for the next generation.”
Texas State Parks is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2023 and currently consists of 89 parks, natural areas, and historic sites visited by nearly ten million people every year.