Following its closure last month after being sold to a local developer, Fairfield Lake State Park will temporarily reopen to the public for daytime use only starting on Tuesday. On Feb. 13, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department was given 120 days notice to vacate the property located 90 miles southeast of Dallas after it was sold by Vistra Energy to Dallas developer Todd Interests with plans for it to become a gated community with multimillion-dollar homes and a private golf course on the site.
The beloved 50-year-old state park, which officially closed on Feb. 28, will reopen beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday for free day-use visitation on a first-come, first-served basis until the park reaches daily capacity, according to an announcement Monday from TPWD. No overnight stays are available and reservations will not be accepted or required, the announcement read. TPWD did not say how long the public access will last, though the Dallas Morning News noted only about three months remain until the land sale is finalized.