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Places of peace and rejuvenation

Places of peace and rejuvenation
Places of peace and rejuvenation
Alan Stewart

When the election is over, there’s a place Harrison Countians can go to recover: Any one of seven wonderful county parks. Few counties in Indiana have a park system to rival ours.
We have a lovely park with a lake in the north part of the county where ‘Lucy Goosey’ lives and entertains weekend campers. We have an utterly isolated little place of solitude near the Ohio River where a gigantic oak tree once stood. We have a few acres honoring a Lanesville politician who rose to high national office, and we have a rambling park between Laconia and Elizabeth where hundreds of kids play baseball and where people swim in the summer. Or we can swim in Corydon or go to the nature reserve outside of Corydon for picnics or the children’s playground, or to feed the geese or watch in awe as a heron swoops silently down the wooded valley Indian Creek.
As Jackie Carpenter pointed out in her recently concluded series on the Harrison County Park Dept. facilities, we have wonderful natural resources close by, to revive the body, mind and spirit. As the politicians and commentators exit the stage, and as the leaves turn and the temperature goes down, you might want to take advantage of our parks one more time before winter sets in.

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