Join / Renew / Gift


Native Plant Society of Texas

Happy Birthday Texas Parks & Wildlife Department!

TPWD Celebrates 100th Birthday

By Jim Domke, North Central Chapter

A hundred years ago in 1923 the first state park in Texas was created in Moody, Texas, with land donated by Governor Pat Neff. Mother Neff State Park covers three ecosystems and is home to native plants.

Learn about Mother Neff State Park history

Let’s celebrate

Entry to a park is FREE on the day it hosts an official 100-Year celebration event (applies to day passes only). Visit TPWD site to learn more.

The TPWD is hosting official 100-Year celebration events all year. Each state park is celebrating on a different day. Visit this site for a list of 100-year celebration events.

Get outside

If you enjoy visiting parks you obviously like nature, but do you realize that you can grow wildflowers at your home?

Cross Timbers chapter in Weatherford has a demo pollinator garden at the Lake Mineral Wells State Park. Join the park’s birthday celebration on March 25th, or join Native Plant Society volunteers for a work day at the park on April 15.

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site is planning a Seed Stomp in September to celebrate the centennial: Read about the Seed Stomp Event.

State parks want to make it a special day! It is a great opportunity to reach people who love nature. Visit 100 Years – Texas State Parks for more ideas

How will you celebrate this important milestone?

Chapters that are planning events to celebrate TPWD’s 100th birthday are encouraged to send event information to so that the state can help promote the event.