[Source: Wickenburg Sun, Janet DelTufo, 1-20-2010] — Vice Mayor John Cook has asked the Town of Wickenburg to assist him in his efforts in keeping the state from closing Alamo Lake State Park this summer. With the state budget in peril, the Arizona State Park’s Board last week voted to close 13 of 22 state parks, including Alamo Lake State Park. It is scheduled to close June 3.
Cook and many other community members have expressed outrage over this recent development and would like the state to change its position regarding the closure of this park. “Bass clubs, both adult and youth, come from all over to fish at Alamo Lake,” Cook said. “The Town of Wickenburg needs Alamo Lake as it generates revenues, and our kids need it because it gives them something to do.”
Alamo Lake State Park was opened and dedicated in 1969, and annual events include bass fishing tournaments and star gazing gatherings. Cook, who fishes at Alamo Lake, has asked Town Manager Gary Edwards to try to meet with Gov. Jan Brewer regarding the Alamo Lake situation. Edwards has contacted the governor’s office. As of press time, her office was attempting to set up a meeting between the governor and Wickenburg officials. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]