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Governor announces Year of Alabama Parks
Gov. Robert Bentley said that the state’s Year of Alabama Parks promotion will highlight state parks, local parks and outdoor recreation areas across the state in 2014.
Bentley addressed the crowd on November 2, 2013 at the ShrimpFest and Barbecue event at Oak Mountain State Park. The event was the first in a series celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Alabama State Parks systems next year. Throughout the year, Alabama’s 22 state parks will host a variety of hikes, nature walks, camping specials and other special events.
The 2014 Alabama Vacation Guide and Calendar has been expanded to include several articles on parks including a history of the state parks system, a listing of special 75th anniversary events at the parks, eco-tourism attractions and profiles of urban parks across the state.
Alabama’s numerous urban parks and green spaces will also be featured during The Year of Alabama Parks. Downtown parks have added to the quality of life in cities across the state and increased downtown development.
Because Alabama has 22 state parks most communities are within a one-hour drive from a state park offering a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities including:
“Our partners are not only the visitors, but community organizations and local businesses that invest their time and efforts into providing recreational opportunities for all Alabamians to enjoy,” said Greg Lein, Parks Director. “In the coming months and new year, we encourage everyone to join us in celebrating Alabama State Parks’ 75 years of service.”
More information about the 2014 Alabama State Parks 75th Anniversary Celebration is available at the www.alapark.com website including specials on lodging, camping and dining specials and event announcements.