the great escape
Most people will agree there was very little they wish to remember from 2020.
In a year that was brutal for most parts of the economy, there were a handful of exceptions. Businesses that catered to outdoor life - from fishing equipment to recreational vehicles - enjoyed a banner year as people rediscovered nature.
That was reflected in record-setting attendance and revenue at state parks across Kansas, including Lake Scott State Park.
“Keeping the parks open was one of the best decisions the state could have made,” says Lake Scott Park Manager Greg Mills. “People needed somewhere to go and I truly believe that our parks became a refuge that was great not just for everyone’s physical health, but their mental health as well.”
Prior to 2020, the single biggest revenue year for Lake Scott was $234,000. Lake Scott, combined with the first full year of operation for Little Jerusalem/Badlands State Park, saw revenue of more than $423,000.
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