Texas State Parks Partner with Five Texas Minor League Teams to Create the Ultimate ‘Park’ Experience This Summer

Texas State Parks Partner with Five Texas Minor League Teams to Create the Ultimate ‘Park’ Experience This Summer

AUSTIN — Take me out to the park! Texas State Parks and Minor League Baseball teams around the state are teaming up to bring the ultimate day/night doubleheader opportunity for visitors to spend a day at a state park and a night at the ballpark.

Five minor league teams will offer a variety of experiences for game attendees, including game day perks and a chance to talk to park rangers about nearby state parks and the outdoor experiences there.

“Throughout the Texas State Parks Centennial Celebration, we have been lucky to partner with community organizations like these five minor league teams who are introducing baseball fans to their local state parks,” said Texas State Parks Director Rodney Franklin. “It’s our hope that more people learn about the wonder of the outdoors near them and visit a Texas State Park during this special year. Whether you are new to Texas State Parks or simply a baseball fan, we invite everyone to have some daytime fun at a state park and spend their evening at the ballpark supporting their local team.”

The Corpus Christi Hooks, El Paso Chihuahuas, Frisco RoughRiders and Sugarland Space Cowboys will host park staff at the stadium to highlight the parks within an hour of the stadiums.

In May, state park staff are attending the following games:

  • Tuesday, May 2 — El Paso Chihuahuas, Southwest University Park, 7:35 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 13 — Sugarland Space Cowboys, Constellation Field, 6:05 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 20 — Round Rock Express, Dell Diamond, 7:05 p.m.
  • Friday, May 26 — Corpus Christi Hooks, Whataburger Field, 7:05 p.m.

State park visitors who visit the day of a minor league game in Frisco can bring their receipt from the park to the ballpark and get a buy one, get one free ticket deal for home games.

Corpus Christi and Sugarland game attendees can bring their parks receipts and receive free parking for the night.

For a list of all dates, along with more information, visit tpwmagazine.com/doubleheader .

Additional assets for the Texas State Parks Centennial Celebration, including talking points and promotional materials, can be found in our Partner Toolkit on the TPWD website.