Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced Thursday (Feb. 26) the reopening of seven state parks closed last year by the Blagojevich administration due to the state’s budget crisis.
The governor says reopening these seven state sites gives back dozens of recreational opportunities including camping, fishing, and hiking to more than 2 million visitors each year, according to Illinoishomepage.net.
The facilities that will reopen are Castle Rock State Park, Lowden State Park, Illini State Park, Hidden Springs State Forest, Moraine View State Park, Weldon Springs State Park and Wolf Creek State Park.