Texas Parks and Wildlife crew were stocking Spring Lake Park with over 1000 trout getting ready for the 27th Annual Texarkana Fishing Derby on today and tomorrow.

Each year the Texarkana, Texas Parks and Recreation Department invites local school districts, special education departments, group homes, work activity groups, and assisted living homes to enjoy the Fishing Derby, and usually, the turnout is approximately 400 participants.

Along with the fishing derby, there will be games, prizes, lunch and treats provided for a picnic in the park.

Many thanks to the Texarkana, Texas Fire Department, Texarkana, Texas Police Department, Texarkana Challenged Outdoorsmen, and many other volunteers for assisting Parks and Recreation during the event.

Spring Lake Park stocking fish - Erin Rogers, Communication Coordinator