Tue. Apr 16th, 2024

Palo Duro Canyon State Park prepares for 100th anniversary

In 1923, the first Texas State Parks Board was appointed and gave rise to what would become the Texas State Parks System.

2023 marks 100 years of scenic views, recreation, and conservation at Palo Duro State Park in Canyon, Texas.

Organizers at Palo Duro have announced their “Prairie Palooza” anniversary celebration set to take place on September 16th.

Admission to the park will be free all day, with free parking and a shuttle bus available.

Events detailed by organizers to be held throughout the day included:

  • 7:30 a.m. – Sad Monkey Mercantile 5k Race, benefitting the Amarillo VA’s suicide prevention program
  • 1 p.m. – Partners in Palo Duro Canyon Foundation Chuckwagon Lunch
    • To be held at the chuckwagon camp next to the Pioneer Amphitheater parking lot, with authentic chicken fried steak lunches available for $25 per ticket
  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Booths and demonstrations from more than 15 organizations will be available in the Pioneer Amphitheater parking lot
  • 6 p.m. – A special performance by the cast of the TEXAS Outdoor Musical at 6 p.m. in the Pioneer Amphitheater

For more information contact Juliette Garza, Park Operations Officer at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

Further information on the Prairie Palooza can be found on the Partners in Palo Duro Canyon Foundation website.

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