From the Office of State Senator Kel Seliger, District 31

August 9, 2011
Contact: Gina Dowdy, (512) 463-1031

Big Spring State Park To Remain Open

AUSTIN, Texas—State Senator Kel Seliger is pleased to announce a cooperative agreement has been signed between Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the City of Big Spring, which will allow the Big Spring State Park to remain open.

"Big Spring State Park is both an asset to the area and to the state, and having it remain a part of the state park system is important for both. It is also probably the best value in the state park system, and that won't change," Seliger stated.

At Big Spring State Park, the northern limit of the Edwards Plateau is reached, culminating in a series of bluffs rising 200 feet above the Rolling Plains. The Park was built in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corporation, and highlights the dramatic natural setting, with a picturesque skyline drive looping up and around Scenic Mountain. Site-quarried limestone was used for the concession buildings and for the curbs and retaining walls along the Park's roads. The Park is popular with day visitors for walking, jogging, hiking and sightseeing from the overlook.

Seliger represents District 31 in the Texas Senate, spanning 26 counties from the Panhandle to the Permian Basin. Seliger currently serves as Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Redistricting, as well as actively serving on the Education, Finance, International Relations and Trade, and Natural Resources Committees.