Friday, August 5, 2011

Camping allowed in Hailey this weekend

Lions Park to accommodate festival goers


By TONY EVANS
Express Staff Writer

Camping will be allowed for the first time in Hailey's Lions Park this weekend in order to accommodate attendees at the 34th annual Northern Rockies Folk Festival at Hop Porter Park on Bullion Street.

The City Council approved camping at Lions Park, about one-quarter mile west of Hop Porter Park on Croy Canyon Road, from Aug. 5-8. Recreational vehicles can park in the parking lot. Tents will be allowed on the grass ball field.

The cost of camping for one night is $10 or $25 for all three nights. A camp host will greet campers. Hand-washing stations and portable bathrooms will be provided.

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There is a water spigot in Lions Park for potable water.

"This is a trial run to see how we want to do it in the future," Community Development Director Beth Robrahn said.

Hailey Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Heather La Monica Deckard said the grass field in Lions Park could accommodate at least 100 tents.

The City Council amended its municipal code to allow camping in a public park in order to allow temporary camping at Lions Park.

The city also allowed parking for up to 12 hours at the Roberta McKercher RV dump station on state Highway 75. The decision was made to satisfy the terms of a grant the city received to upgrade the dump station.

Tony Evans: tevans@mtexpress.com




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