Hoosiers have the chance to visit a state park for free this year. Indiana State Park entrance passes are available for checkout from local libraries.
The state park system and the Indiana State Library have teamed up to give a pass to each library in the state, as part of the State Parks Centennial Celebration. The passes provide access to any of the 32 state parks, as well as the state forest recreation areas that charge entrance fees.
Ginger Murphy, deputy director of stewardship for Indiana State Parks, says the program aims to make the parks more accessible to people who’ve never visited. Organizers also hope it will encourage people to explore the services and materials available at their local libraries.
Check-out length and policies are set by each individual library. Contact your local library for more information.