On Wednesday, April 15th the state parks division announced the planned closure of four parks and two golf courses.
Since that time, we have received a tremendous amount of support from the public. In addition, the Governor’s office and the legislature have received an outcry for our parks to stay open and for them to receive full funding. Given these recent developments and discussions that are taking place in Montgomery, Governor Bentley has instructed the state parks division to delay these closings slated for May 1st until further notice.
Unless a general fund budget is approved that fully funds the Alabama State Parks System, we will have to soon take extreme measures to begin to brace for the harsh reality that will occur due to this significant loss of revenue. What you are doing is working and has a huge impact on ensuring that State Parks funding is protected. We encourage all supporters of the parks system to continue to communicate within your families, your communities, and among your elected officials to resolve this funding crisis once and for all.