The Fairfield Lake State Park property, which is now owned by FLG Owner, LLC, will no longer be pursued by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department ( TPWD ).
According to TPWD Executive Director David Yoskowitz, Ph. D., the organization “recognizes the significance of protecting our country’s natural resources and giving Texans recreational chances.” To maximize the advantages of our parks for all Texans, TPWD must also manage the state’s financial resources properly. Texas residents have consistently backed increased access to state parks, and I think the potential for outdoor leisure in our great state is bright.
With this choice, TPWD makes it clear that it has no plans to use its eminent domain authority in the future to acquire any of FLG Owner’s home, including all water right. This implies that FLG Owner’s property wo n’t be used for anything other than establishing a state park.
According to Texas State Parks Director Rodney Franklin,” We want to bless the staff and visitors who have made Fairfield Lake States Park for a special place for the past fifty years, as well as those who supported the work to save the park.”