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Maplewood, Glendalough reopen [UPDATED]

Published 9:45am Thursday, July 21, 2011 Updated 8:14am Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Visitors from near and far are again entering Maplewood and Glendalough state parks following the end of the state shutdown. And while some facilities are up and running, it will take park employees a few days to have everything in operation.

“Our campground will be partially open for people this evening (Thursday),” said Maplewood State Park Manager Don Del Greco. “The campground should be fully operational by Saturday.”

Del Greco said he and his staff of 11 will appreciate the patience of people. An example, he said, is that some water facilities at the picnic area and other sections of the park will not be fully operational until Saturday or Sunday.

“The main thing is safety for people visiting our park. We want them to have a quality experience,” said Del Greco.

That’s also the feeling of Glendalough State Park Manager Jeff Wiersma.

Lots of grass mowing is the order of the day at both Maplewood State Park, east of Pelican Rapids, and Glendalough State Park, northeast of Battle Lake. It will take a few days to have the parks looking like they did prior to the shutdown.

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