Rep. Eberhart wishes Indiana’s State Parks a happy birthday
INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 26, 2016) – State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) congratulates Indiana State Parks on its 100th birthday.
Eberhart, chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources, said the state park system was a centennial birthday gift to Indiana’s citizens in 1916.
“There is a state park within an hour of every Hoosier thanks to the expansions of our thriving state parks,” Eberhart said. “Indiana state parks contribute to Hoosier health, recreation and outdoor education.”
Throughout the last 100 years, Indiana State Parks developed into a nationally recognized system of 32 properties, including 24 state parks. The parks continue to provide a wide variety of experiences for all guests while maintaining Indiana’s unique natural landscapes and culture.
“Hoosiers have enjoyed this birthday present of the state parks,” said Cameron Clark, the Director of the Department of Natural Resources. “There are multiple events planned throughout this year to celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial. Thank you for your continued support.”
Take part in celebrating the birthday of Indiana’s state parks and the bicentennial of the Hoosier state by visiting www.in.gov/dnr.
Rep. Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) represents Shelby County and portions of Bartholomew County and Hancock County.
NOTE TO THE EDITOR: Attached and below is a photo of Rep. Eberhart welcoming representatives of the Department of Natural Resources to the House floor to celebrate Indiana state parks 100th birthday.