Mountwood Park Thriving

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We've heard a lot of bad economic news lately.

But here's some good news about an area attraction.

The health - particularly the financial health - of the 40-year old Mountwood Park has never been better.

And even this week, in the off-season, there were folks taking advantage of the spectacular weather.

In recent years, the park has been paying down its debt and bringing in more people.

Mountwood is known for its events, such as the recent Volcano Days, but a lot of those who come are there just to take in the great outdoors.

"We have everything from horseback riding, mountain biking, disc golf, we have fishing, the shooting range," says Jeremy Cross, Wood County Parks and Recreation Director. "We have a lot of activities to offer a lot of people in the Wood County area."

The recent Volcano Days festival pulled in another record crowd this year and there was also a good turnout for last weekend's Woof Fest.

And if you think only local people visit the park, Mountwood's Management says it's attracted out-of-state residents from as far away as Florida.

They say many people who discover it are folks who come here to visit family.

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