Archive for April 9th, 2012

State Parks: Palo Duro Pavilion

Monday, April 9th, 2012

This is Passport to Texas

Palo Duro Canyon State Park is one of the most stunning parks in the Texas State Park system. This month we celebrate the opening of a new facility at the site, made possible by a generous donation from a fellow Texan. Bryan Frazier has details.

59—Palo Duro Canyon is one of those iconic places that people from all over seem to know about and know what it is. And it is one of our flagship parks from a total outdoor recreation standpoint. It’s the second larges canyon in the US. Thousands of people go there very year to see it—and it’s just a fantastic place. And a gentleman by the name of Mac Dick came forward with a large sum of money and said he wanted to make a donation for a group facility. Not just any group facility, but one that was build like the old CCC style—with the native stone and the native materials. And we’re going to have that. And we’re having a ribbon cutting April 12th and the public’s invited to come see. It’s set in that beautiful scenery—that rust colored dirt and rock that is so famous in the Panhandle—and it’s built with those native stone materials so it blends right in. it’s absolutely fantastic…and we couldn’t be prouder of the partnership with this gentleman who has come forward and said he not only wants to be identified with the park, but he wants to help do something that will generate revenue for years to come.

Thanks, Bryan.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife I’m Cecilia Nasti.