MOTHER NEFF (August 23, 2013)--A groundbreaking will be held Saturday at Mother Neff State Park to signal the beginning of construction on a series of improvements that include adding a campground and new headquarters.
The public is invited out to the park on S.H. 236, just north of the park’s temporary entrance at 10 a.m.
Shuttle vans will be available to take visitors from parking spots along the highway to the event site.
The makeover project will cost $6.5 million to help address the recurring flooding of the Leon River which inundates the recreation hall, headquarters and park entrance.
In addition to, a new campground will provide 20 full hookup campsites, new park entrance, maintenance area, restroom with showers and new roads.
The 400-acre park is nearly 70 years old and was Texas’s first official state park.
Renovations will be completed by August 2015.