Monahans Sandhills State Park is celebrating its 60th anniversary this Saturday with a day filled with fun events in the dunes from 9 am until 10 p.m.


The birthday celebration will begin at 9 a.m. and will run until 3 p.m. with sand sledding, rock art paint making, geocaching, prehistoric hunting techniques, solar observing, animal tracking, Dutch oven cooking demo, water slide and bounce houses, just to name a few.

Three sand art classes are scheduled throughout the day and will begin at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The evening festivities will kick back up after dark with a zombie survival hike at 7 p.m., cowboy music and stories at 8 p.m. with Glenn Moreland and Washtub Jerry of Fort Davis, stargazing and food trucks.

For more information about the event, contact the park at 432-943-2092 or visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

Video showcasing Monahans Sandhills State Park is also available on the TPWD YouTube channel at

The event is sponsored by the Monahans Chamber of Commerce.

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