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  • Dunes pavilion plan gets public viewing

    Dunes pavilion plan gets public viewing
    Protestors with signs stood outside the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center Monday while those for and against a proposed banquet facility next to the pavilion at Indiana Dunes State Park packed the building. Desi Robertson's 7-year-old daughter, Stella...
  • Dip into kayaking on the Calusa Blueway

    Dip into kayaking on the Calusa Blueway
    Florida has oodles of places to kayak, but few regions have made it as easy to find great paddling destinations as Lee County and its Great Calusa Blueway. The Calusa Blueway is a 190-mile long paddling trail through the Gulf Coast waters around Fort...
  • Virginia State Parks seeks about 1,000 seasonal workers

    Virginia State Parks is looking to hire about 1,000 life guards, snack bar workers, cabin cleaners and other seasonal employees. The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation says jobs are available at all 36 state parks. A list of available...
  • Officials share plans for Indiana Dunes State Park project

    The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is sharing its plans to add a banquet center at the Indiana Dunes State Park pavilion. The department hosted an open house Monday to provide an overview of the facility's history and to answer questions about...
  • Virginia State Parks looking to fill 1,000 seasonal openings

    Virginia State Parks looking to fill 1,000 seasonal openings
    If you love the outdoors and nature, there may be a job waiting for you with the state's park system. Virginia State Parks is looking to fill 1,000 seasonal openings to prepare for more than 4 million visitors between Memorial Day and Labor Day,...
  • Official: Decisions about closed resort awaiting report

    The superintendent of the eastern Illinois state park that includes a troubled, state-owned resort says he hopes to know later this year what will happen to the closed facility. Richard Glazebrook is superintendent of Wolf Creek and Eagle Creek state...
  • Cliff climber injured in 50-foot fall in Bucks County park

    Cliff climber injured in 50-foot fall in Bucks County park
    A 59-year-old man was injured Sunday afternoon when he fell nearly 50 feet while climbing the cliffs at Ralph Stover State Park in Bucks County, a fire official said. The man was conscious and alert after the accident at the park in Tinicum Township,...
  • Letter: Tell governor to nix new building at state park

    The Indiana Department of Natural Resources wants to put a three-story conference/banquet facility on the Indiana Dunes State Park beach right next to the iconic old Pavilion building. I can't state this any clearer: No private commercial business...
  • Rock climber falls about 60 feet at Ralph Stover State Park

    A rock climber is recovering from broken bones and other injuries after police say he fell about 60 feet at a state park in eastern Pennsylvania. Bucks County park rangers have yet to release the name of the man who fell from a rock face in Ralph...
  • Letter: Private development at state park a lousy deal

    Recently, in a USA Today poll, Indiana Dunes State Park was voted the 7th Best State Park in the U.S. out of more than 6,000 parks. Indeed, the Indiana Dunes State Park is a popular place to visit, and reaches capacity more than 30 days annually during...
  • Funding, experience handcuffed other pavilion bidder

    Funding, experience handcuffed other pavilion bidder
    Dunes Pavilion Renaissance Inc., had a plan. It included subleasing a small portion of the ground floor of the Indiana Dunes State Park pavilion to a business that rented kayaks and offered guided waterway tours. There would be bike and beach...