Kansas state parks see 'significant' uptick in April visits


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas state parks saw a "significant" increase in visits last month, especially with new users.

State Parks Director Linda Lanterman said the increase in the last weeks of April offset the revenue state parks lost in March, when Kansas issued its stay-at-home order, the Lawrence Journal-World reported.

The number of visits is up about 200,000 from last April, Lanterman said.

If the parks are able to remain open and the high traffic continues, "we can make good strides to increasing our revenue we lost," she said.

Kansas' state parks also lost about about $1.2 milli...

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