Several Texas State Parks are hosting free fishing events especially for kids this month, including two upcoming events about an hour’s drive from Richardson, at Cedar Hill State Park and Lake Tawakoni State Park.  

Cedar Hill State Park, 1570 West FM 1382, Cedar Hill 
Cost: Free with a $7 per person park entry fee or presentation of an annual park pass. Children 12 and under receive free entry to the park. 
Saturday, Feb. 10
Come and go between 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  

Cedar Hill State Park hosts its 2nd Annual Kid Fish: Catch a Rainbow Trout event, where youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities provided by fishing experts.   

More information: 2nd Annual Kid Fish: Catch a Rainbow Trout! — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department 

Lake Tawakoni State Park, 10822 FM 2475, Wills Point 
Cost: Free park and event admission for registered participants and their parents; call 903-560-7123 to register as space is limited.
Saturday, Feb. 17
9 a.m.-1 p.m.  

Children ages 2-12 get the opportunity to be the first to fish rainbow trout out of the park’s Pair-O-Trees pond at this “Fun Fish” event. Bait and tackle provided, while supplies last. There will be awards given for the longest, shortest, and most unique fish.  

More information: Fun Fish 2024 — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department