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Posted: Thursday, 21 August 2014 3:30PM

Berrien County Parks Doing Well Compared To 2013



The year started off well for the Berrien County Parks Department with a jump in revenues compared to a year earlier due to a lot of snow, and that momentum is continuing through summer. County Parks Director Brian Bailey tells WSJM News that disc golf at Madeline Bertrand County Park is getting more popular.

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Revenues at that park in South County is up 37% compared to last year. Bailey credits a lot of it to winter, but adds the disc golfers have kept it going. Attendance at Silver Beach County Park is also up from 2013, even with a cooler summer. Non-resident day passes sold to people coming in to Silver Beach from outside Berrien County are driving the growth at the beach in 2014.

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Bailey says 2012 was a banner year for the park with the hot, dry summer and adds this year is coming close to those attendance figures.

   

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