Communities Working to Keep Nebraska Parks Open

Posted 1 year ago

By Scott Carlson

Scouts Rest Ranch-North Platte

Scouts Rest Ranch-North Platte

(AP) — Last month, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission announced it would close nearly 30 state-run parks until next spring to deal with budget woes.

Now, the agency says community leaders are stepping up to keep some of those parks open.

The commission says local leaders have committed resources to keep open Pelican Point, Oliver Reservoir, Rock Creek and Cottonwood Lake state recreation areas. They are among the 29 state park areas targeted for temporary closure.

In addition, community leaders are working to provide staffing and funding to reinstate events this fall and winter at Arbor Lodge, Fort Atkinson and Buffalo Bill Ranch state historical parks, as well as Alexandria State Recreation Area.

 


  • Ellen

    I know Scout’s Rest Ranch should definitely be open through September for all the tourist’s that come for Railfest!

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    • Samantha

      Don’t forget Christmas at the Cody’s. As a town we need to protect our traditions and history.

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  • Samantha

    The Buffalo Bill Ranch is an important part of North Platte’s tourism economy. We have trouble getting people off the interstate with all our attractions open. What will we do now? Not to mention all the school tours and weddings in the spring.

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  • whatever

    Scouts Rest Ranch should stay open for Railfest and Christmas at the Codys. I remember my mom used to help out with Christmas at the Cody’s when i was a kid. Its tradition and should be kept

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