LAKE LURLEEN’S FUTURE?
Proposed statewide budget cuts have Alabamians concerned about the possibility of state parks closing. Northport city leaders and the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce met to discuss a possible plan for Lake Lurleen State Park. That meeting however was not open to the public. The state has not made a decision on whether or not they will close the state park. City of Northport Mayor Bobby Herndon says if the state does decide to close the park, Northport will immediately take ownership action. The thought of Northport owning the park has sparked mixed emotions.Some people feel the city doesn’t have the money to take on the responsibility and are worried the decision could strain Northport financially. Others, like Mayor Herndon are excited about the possibility and think it could better the park as a whole..