TREAD Supports Our State Parks
In order for State Parks to have a permanent, consistent source of funding, HB1214 (Cyrier) and SB526 (Kolkhurst) were introduced this legislative session. These bills would create a Texas Constitutional amendment to permanently fund State Parks. Taxes from the use, sale, storage and other activities relating to sporting goods will be the source of this funding. Access to public lands encourages public appreciation of open space, while reducing trespass on private land.
“As our state population grows, we must promote and protect our public parks and state historic sites. We can all agree that these special places are vital to our economy and to our Texas heritage, culture, and way of life,” said Senator Kolkhorst. “A reliable source of funding for state parks and historic sites is an investment in our future and a gateway to the outdoors for every Texan. This funding will allow maintenance, repairs and improvements to happen on a regular basis. Texans should not have to wait for days, weeks or months to gain entrance to these locations which are true Texas treasures.”
For more information on this initiative see the Texas Coalition for State Parks.