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Cherokee Nation wants to keep state parks in Oklahoma open

The Cherokee Nation is looking for ways to help the state of Oklahoma keep three parks open.

The state plans to close three parks within Cherokee territory. To avoid that, Chief Chad Smith suggested that costs be shared between the tribe and local governments.

"The parks are valuable not only for us, but for our children and economy," Smith said at a meeting the tribe hosted, The Fort Smith Times Record reported.

Brushy Lake Park, Adair State Park and Lake Eucha State Park are among seven parks that are due to close August 15.

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Tribe Vows To Help Effort To Keep Oklahoma Parks Open (The Fort Smith Times Record 3/30)

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