Why is most of Johnsons Park closed????

Why is most of Johnsons Park closed????

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Kewanee, IL

#1 May 19, 2012
I've tried to take a cruise around Johnsons several times this month, and most of it is closed! I heard today that the state cut funding to the park, so now they can't afford to mow the areas around the "loop". That is so F'n pathetic. The worst part is, even if local citizens were to volunteer to help take care of the park, the state workers union would probably have a fit about it. And now instead of fighting for several picnic places, you have to fight for 3? Something smells fishy and it isn't the pond.
total fail

Kewanee, IL

#3 May 20, 2012
because of budget cuts so they say they cant afford to mow on both sides of the road per state law. and not opening he shower house this year either, the cabins grass is waist high to.i think the new park cop out there is skimming the money,were does all the campers money go to? place looks like dog sh*t if you ask me

Canton, NC

#5 May 20, 2012
Something smells crazy you old fart

Hinckley, IL

#6 May 20, 2012
Old Fart wrote:
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it's all a big conspiracy to hide the Diamonds! If you park way out on the south east side and hike in the hunt path you will come up on mining operation. There flying in and out late at night with stealth copters so the farmers don't see them.
looks like old fart fell on his head getting out of the wheelchair!!

Princeton, IL

#7 May 21, 2012
You are all wrong. It Has been reported that there are dangers reported at Johnsons Park.
Smoky The Bear

Canton, IL

#8 May 21, 2012
There is not enough funding for the state parks ??? I bet they can find enough funds the next time the state lawmakers give themselves a raise !!!

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#9 May 21, 2012
Who cares????? I wish they would just close the dam thing down once and for all..........
informed reader

United States

#10 May 21, 2012
old fart your so full of shit!
It's not diamonds---get the facts correct.
It's emeralds----they have better value than diamonds or gold.
I saw a truck full the other night! They went out the back side and turned north.
informed reader

United States

#11 May 21, 2012
By the way I saw two snypes that night also.
To dark to tell what color they were.

Kewanee, IL

#12 May 21, 2012
no no no, it was a meth lab that crystalized to what they thought was diamonds, that is what i heard from an inside source

Kewanee, IL

#13 May 21, 2012
Come on people! Now we all have to fight the mex's even more for the one good spot in the park. Is it legal to barricade a picnic spot so the mexicans can't claim it every f'n sunday?

La Salle, IL

#14 May 22, 2012
Why don't you get off your lazy a$$ and beat them out there? First come, first serve! If you really want a spot in the park try getting up before noon and making a real effort! Or you could spend some of your millions and reserve it. If you had even a small piece of brain in your head you could figure it out, I guess the mexican's are a little smarter than you are!
Factory man

Chicago, IL

#15 May 22, 2012
You're all wrong they found Deerman carcass

Chicago, IL

#16 May 22, 2012
We have taken decorations out there and set up at 7am and several Mexicans still show up after church and act like it is theirs. We had 15 people in the pavilion(our family), with decorations. But they wouldn't leave. We had to call the park rangers office.
Dr Kevorkian

Canton, IL

#17 May 22, 2012
Factory man wrote:
You're all wrong they found Deerman carcass
Not True !!! I know where his skeletal remains are at and its not Johnsons Park !

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#18 May 22, 2012
Form a FRIENDS OF JOHNSON'S PARK.. Contact the site superintendent to see what kind of things you can go out there and do.. Due to a union contract they can not just call in volunteers to do work... Seriously if you are that concerned about helping save the park call out there and ask..

Kewanee, IL

#19 May 22, 2012
My friend just drove past the gate lol. I could care less about how tall the grass is. Its a shame they have to do that to the park. Johnsons is just about the only good thing about kewanee
informed reader

United States

#21 May 22, 2012
Old Fart wrote:
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Well I have been wrong before. Thanks for clearing that up. Some of my info was second hand and un verified.
Your welcome.

Kewanee, IL

#22 May 23, 2012
I have seen the rumor online that some or all of our state parks may be "paid admission". As far as Johnsons, I am ok with that as long as the price isn't too high. However, I'd hate to have ppl that like to cruise thru, to have to pay anything. Anyone have a suggestion?
beer luvr

Geneseo, IL

#23 May 24, 2012
melinda wrote:
My friend just drove past the gate lol. I could care less about how tall the grass is. Its a shame they have to do that to the park. Johnsons is just about the only good thing about kewanee
I couldn't agree more!

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