Runestone State Park is going to close

Runestone State Park is going to close

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#1 Mar 5, 2011
They need the money to rebuild the capital building,
say goodbye to the rune.

Heavener, OK

#2 Mar 9, 2011
Ahhhhh! I think they need the money for welfare payments, and State workers benefits.

Heavener, OK

#3 Mar 9, 2011
Our republican gov. is seeing fit to close parks in Oklahoma. The thing is this will hurt Heavener in many ways. This park helps out the businesses in Heavener. And more importantly it has been a huge part of Heavener for many years. Families gather there for reunions, cookouts, fund raisers all kinds of things. They say there are over 100,000 people that comes there every year. Then that it proof enough they need to keep it open. Heavener Schools even have football and band cookouts at the Runestone. We pay taxes to keep this park open. KEEP THE RUNESTONE OPEN!

Heavener, OK

#4 Mar 9, 2011
The Department of Tourism has been talking of closing Some State Parks for several years because of the cost in operating them.

Some groups may be willing to pay a fee to use the park but I doubt more than a few would be willing to pay an admission.

If 100,000 people visit the park every year, that averages out to about 30 people an hour every day.

Past administrations have overspent and over promised and we just do not have the money now to pay for all of it.

Cuts have to be made and they have to start somewhere. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Heavener, OK

#5 Mar 9, 2011
Craig Hall of the LeFlore County Journal is reporting there will be a Town Hall Meeting at the Heavener City Hall Friday at 6pm.

Representative Lockhart has asked people from the department of tourism to attend.

Heavener, OK

#6 Mar 11, 2011

Poteau Daily News is reporting today that the public meeting to discuss closing Rhunestone will be at the Rhunestone Park in the community building at 7pm on Friday.
just me

Heavener, OK

#7 Mar 12, 2011
out of 100,000 to visit the park 50,000 are mexician you can`t go up there and find a table or have the kids play on the swing for them and it is getting the same at cedar and wister lake

Heavener, OK

#8 Mar 12, 2011
Maybe they will go away when CASC starts charging an admission to visit the park.

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