Helping communities build better places to live and work

LCRA's Community Services works to improve the lives of Texans. The goal of LCRA Community Services is to promote an enhanced quality of life and foster the conservation and safe enjoyment of the Colorado River basin's natural resources.

For more information on ways LCRA benefits the communities it serves, visit the sections below:

Parks and natural science centers
LCRA parks and recreation areas offer camping, mountain biking, hiking and more. Natural science centers provide outdoor education and recreation programs.

Land conservation programs
Learn about efforts to protect the land in the Colorado River basin, including pollution control, reforestation and soil erosion.

LCRA public safety
LCRA Public Safety provides law enforcement to protect recreational users, the environment and LCRA employees in the lower Colorado River basin.


Outdoor programs
Natural science education and recreation programs give the public a chance to experience the outdoors and learn about the river's role in providing clean water and a healthy natural habitat.

Community grant program
Volunteer fire departments, emergency medical services, school districts, libraries, civic groups, local governments and nonprofit organizations may apply for up to $50,000 in Community Development Partnership Program (CDPP) grants.

Public Affairs
LCRA Public Affairs' staff works to involve the public in LCRA activities, and create strong relationships with customers, communities and elected officials.

LCRA Redbud Center

Redbud CenterThe Wilkerson Center for Colorado River Education at Redbud tells the story of the Colorado River that flows through the heart of Texas and touches the lives of more than 1 million people.


Tour Black Rock Park

Black Rock PartSee new photos of cabins, RV sites and other facilities at LCRA's park on Lake Buchanan.



Natural Science Programs

LCRA offers programs so students can learn about the natural world and adults can participate in outdoor adventures and nature programs.