5 State Parks Set to Close
As Tv24 reported, State Parks might be on the chopping block, today we found out 5 parks have been shut down. And right here in our own backyard Cheaha State Park will have reduced hours and services. Effective October 15th Bladon Springs, Paul Grist, Chickasaw, Florala, and Roland Cooper State Parks will no longer be open to the public. In east Alabama Mt. Cheaha State park will only open their restaurant and lounge on weekends during the fall and winter months. Park fees will also be raised by one dollar. Alabama State Park director Greg Lein says "closing parks, reducing operations, and laying off staff was something the department hoped to avoid" however state budgets did not allow the parks to remain open.