Reynaldo Rodriguez takes a walk at Pedernales Falls State Park on Wednesday Nov. 2. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN


Getting outdoors can calm frazzled nerves, so consider taking advantage of the free admission to Texas State Parks this Sunday.

Daily entrance fees will be waived for all visitors in honor of both active and retired military, according to a press release from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

“This is our way of giving thanks to the service that veterans and active military personnel have dedicated to our country,” said Brent Leisure, director of the department’s State Parks Division. “We hope that Texans everywhere will make Texas State Parks part of their celebration this Veteran’s Day.”

Parks will host guided hikes, bird walks and other programs, according to a press release. Camping and special activity fees will still apply.