Audit may mean closures, changes at Utah State Parks

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Audit may mean closures, changes at Utah State Parks

By TOM WHARTON The Salt Lake TribuneUpdated Jan 19, 2011 06:28AM MDT

Taxpayers subsidize $66.24 for every round played at Green River Golf Course, the most egregious example of the financial challenges facing Utah State Parks.A new legislative audit issued Tuesday recommends closing Green River as well as four other state parks — Edge of the Cedars in Blanding, Territorial Statehouse in Fillmore, Frontier Homestead in Cedar City and Utah Field House Museum in Vernal. All have required heavy taxpayer subsidies for years.Nearly one-third of Utah State Parks’ reve...
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