The staff at Blanco State Park, in coordination with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Friends of Blanco State Park, are presenting a fun family afternoon on Saturday, October 6th, from 10:00 until 2:00.
Revisit the past and learn about the original people who built many of our State Parks. Sponsored by the Friends of Blanco State Park, this self-guided tour will highlight each of our original buildings built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. We will teach you about the history of how these structures came to be in our park as well as the CCC itself. The final portion of the tour includes original photos of not only the construction of the park, but also original Corps members.
Blanco State Park has many beautiful CCC structures that enhance the beauty and experience of any park visit, including the Pavilion, a Pump House, Stone Couches, Tables and River Dams and Bridges. They will all be highlighted, along with a Driving/ Walking Tour Map for independent exploration of all CCC structures.
TPWD will be giving a presentation about the history and contributions of the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the staff at Blanco State Park will be having an Open House at one these structures.
Don’t forget to look for the Information and Membership Drive Tent of the Friends of Blanco State Park. Look for balloons and tent at the T near the entrance to the park. The “Friends” contribute many hours of hands-on support to keep Blanco State Park at its best, and to enhance and improve your park experience.
Come and enjoy the day with us!