225 COLLEGE PARK DRIVE • WEATHERFORD, TX 76086 • 817-594-5471 / 800-287-5471
For outdoor enthusiasts, as well as those who just enjoy nature’s beauty at its best, a special presentation hosted by the Young Democrats at Weatherford College will be of particular interest. The presentation is scheduled Monday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Alkek Fine Arts Center on the College’s Weatherford campus.
The newest state park in Texas, Palo Pinto Mountains State Park, is located in the Western Cross Timbers Ecoregion of North Central Texas. It consists of 3,331 acres of land in the southwest corner of Palo Pinto County and extends into the southeast corner of Stephens County. The nearest town is Strawn, a small picturesque community rich with a history of late 19th-century railroading and coal-mining.
The new park offers a great diversity of topography, as well as a great variety of plants and wildlife, and has the potential to become a premier outdoor destination in North Texas, according to park manager John Ferguson. Ferguson, who has worked for Texas State Parks since 1999, will give the slide show presentation with pictures of the park’s beautiful location and will answer questions from the audience.
The program is free, and the community is welcome to come and learn more about Texas newest state park, located just minutes away from the Parker County area.
For more information, contact the Young Democrats’ faculty advisor, Nancy McVean, at 817-596-5209 or
Marcos BarronClass of 2012