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Cooper Lake State Park Campaigns to revamp playground areas in 2023

Cooper Lake State Park Campaigns to revamp playground areas in 2023
  • PublishedAugust 7, 2023

Cooper Lake State Park Campaigns to revamp playground areas

Celebrating Texas State Parks’ century-long commitment to natural conservation and outdoor recreation, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation proudly announces its Centennial Fundraising Campaign. For 100 years, Texas State Parks have served as a refuge for both wildlife and those who cherish the state’s natural beauty. Today, we invite you to give back to the park closest to your home or heart.

Focusing on the beloved Cooper Lake State Park, the campaign will support the construction of two playground shade shelters, one at each park unit – South Sulphur and Doctors Creek. You can specifically target your gift to either park unit project or give to both. “With our long hot sunny summer days, the playground shade shelters will protect our kids and allow them to have a fun time playing on the relatively cool playground equipment. Physical play is so important for our kids and couple that with outdoor play, this is just the ticket for happier and healthier youth”, said Park Complex Superintendent, Steve Killian.

All donations for Cooper Lake State Park or one of our other 87 Texas State Parks will be matched up to the donation goals by the Texas Park and Wildlife Foundation. The donation goals for Cooper Lake State Park are $10,000 for each park unit. To get involved, please donate to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, a (501(c)(3)) nonprofit, at We hope to reach our project goals over the next several weeks. Your support ensures that Cooper Lake State Park will continue to thrive for generations to come. Thank you for your help and love for Texas State Parks!

Contributed by Steve Killian


Written By
Taylor Nye

Taylor Nye is the editor of Front Porch News. She has degrees from the University of Wisconsin in human biology, Latin American studies, and public health. She has previously worked at the Wisconsin State Journal, Tucson Weekly and Sulphur Springs News-Telegram. As a sixth generation Hopkins County resident, she loves celebrating our heritage and history.