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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced a pilot program to make state park and forest vehicle admission day passes available to library card holders. Patrons choose a date to visit a state park, and library staff will issue a vehicle pass for that date. One pass per family per month.

The pilot program, Check Out Wisconsin’s State Parks At Your Library, is a collaborative effort between the DNR, Wisconsin Library Association’s Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries and Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Nicolet Federated Library System and Southwest Wisconsin Library System underwrote the day passes cost.

Along with the day pass, the cardholder will receive an informational kit of state park system materials and maps, stickers, accessibility information and more. The program’s goal is to expand access to the Wisconsin state park system to new park visitors. Black River Falls Public Library received 250 passes, each with a one-time use.

Based on participant feedback and funding, the DNR plans to continue the program. After using the pass, participants who complete the survey will be eligible to win one of ten 2023 annual state park and forest vehicle admission stickers paid for by the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks. The survey can be found by scanning the QR code on the State Park kit on the bottom of the “Welcome to Wisconsin State Park System” sheet.

For more information, please contact the Library at 715-284-4112.

Black River Falls Public Library

222 Fillmore St.

Black River Falls, WI 54615



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