Newcomers illustrate best the promise a new state park would hold

Young couples tell of the draw of the trails and quarry



February 22, 2023 - 2:40 PM

Kansas legislators are considering making Lehigh quarry and its surrounding trails a state park. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

The Kansas House of Representatives is currently debating the merits of creating Lehigh Portland State Park. 

To be honest, it’s a little unnerving to realize the park’s fate lies in the hands of our legislators, many of whom have never been our way, but we trust they will have the region’s best interests in mind when they cast their votes.

FOR LONGTIMERS, the park would recognize efforts to further develop recreational opportunities.

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