Officials gathered Tuesday in Gary to celebrate the state’s first national park. Governor Eric Holcomb, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN) and others took part in a renaming ceremony and ribbon cutting for the Indiana Dunes National Park, which is already the seventh most-visited national park in the country.
The Indiana Dunes officially became a national park in February after President Donald Trump signed House Joint Resolution 31. The resolution also changed the name of the Miller Woods Trail to the Paul H. Douglas Trail.
It’s a beautiful day in Gary as we celebrate @IndianaDunesNPS — our state’s first National Park. Thank you to @GovHolcomb, @RepVisclosky, and @karenaboutgary for your roles in making this happen. pic.twitter.com/goZ2tP1LhG
— Senator Todd Young (@SenToddYoung) May 28, 2019
Congressman Pete Visclosky (D-1) and Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson were also on hand for the ceremony, which took place at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education in Gary.