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Friday, April 10, 2009

Check Out A Utah State Parks Day Use Pass

Public libraries in Utah will soon have passes that can be checked out, and that allow free day-use entry to state parks in Utah.

The Salt Lake Tribune has this article about the program. Below are excerpts.

Utah State Parks is launching the Check It Out! program, which allows library-card holders to check out a state park pass at 49 libraries or bookmobiles across the state. Participating libraries will be offering the passes by May 1, if not sooner.

The park pass provides day-use entry for up to eight people in the same vehicle to 42 parks, ranging from the red-rock of Snow Canyon near St. George to Bear Lake on the Utah/Idaho border. Normal day-use fees range from $2 to $10.

"The idea is to get people who may not have made it to a state park to check them out knowing that they will likely come back. It is about opening doors for people to see what the state parks offer," said Nichole Mallory, coordinator of the state's Rockin' Utah initiative to get families and youth into nature. "We want to create opportunities and encourage children and their families to rediscover the natural world again or discover it for the first time."

Read the entire article.


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