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Park Acquistion By Decade

April 16, 1999, News

Here's a breakdown of 121 state park facilities, grouped by the decade in which the land was first acquired by the parks department. (Source: TPWD Website).


Although the foundation of the State Park and Historical Park system was laid down by the depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps, over half of the current state parks (65 of 121) are on land acquired between 1967-1990. Acquisition has fallen off dramatically since then, however.

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