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Where To Celebrate The State Parks Centennial This Weekend

The Richard Lieber memorial at Turkey Run State Park. Lieber is considered the founder of the Indiana State Parks.

The Indiana State Parks have been celebrating their centennial this year, but those events will wrap up over the weekend.

December 16 is the official birthday, marking the date in 1916 that the parks system was dedicated as a way to commemorate 100 years of statehood.

Several centennial feature events are scheduled throughout the weekend and are listed below. Each of the first 25 participants will receive a commemorative centennial pin.

If you spend time at a park this weekend but don't make it to one of the centennial events, you could win an annual pass for 2017 by sharing your experience on social media!

Take a photo with one of the centennial banner signs at a park entrance, inn, office or nature center and post it on the State Parks Facebook page with the tag #Happy100INStateParks.  And, if you include a short happy birthday message you'll be entered to win a souvenir centennial coin.

Saturday, December 17

Indiana Dunes State Park

Centennial Feature History Hike

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Whitewater Memorial State Park

Centennial Feature History Hike

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Prophetstown State Park

Centennial Feature: From Farmland to Parkland Prophetstown Prairie Hike

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Brookville Lake

Centennial Feature: History of Brookville Lake

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

O'Bannon Woods State Park

Centennial Feature: 1850 Haypress and Pioneer Farmstead Tour

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Hardy Lake

Centennial Feature: History Hike, Hardy Lake

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Pokagon State Park

Centennial Feature: A day in the life of a Pokagon CCC boy

2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Potato Creek State Park

Centennial Feature: History Hike

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

McCormick's Creek State Park

Centennial Feature: Wolf Cave Hike

2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 18

Clifty Falls State Park

Centennial History Hike

1 p.m to 1:45 p.m.

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