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Closing Parks

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Oklahoma City, OK – College agrees to operate SE Oklahoma state park

SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) A southeastern Oklahoma college has agreed to operate a state park slated for closure by the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department.

Carl Albert State College president Brandon Webb said in a prepared statement that running Heavener Runestone State Park will allow the school to offer an education opportunity to students, as well as keeping recreational opportunities open to residents in the area.

The tourism department has announced it's closing several state parks by Aug. 15 in an effort to save money.

Sallisaw City Manager Bill Baker told the Tula World the city is working to prevent the closure of Brushy Lake State Park, which the city owns and leases to the state.

Other parks that have been targeted are Adair State Park; Beaver Dunes; Boggy Depot; Lake Eucha and Wah-Sha-She.

(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)