BIRMINGHAM, AL (WSFA)- Alabama Governor Robert Bentley is announcing a new promotion for the state set to take place in 2014. The year is being proclaimed the "Year of Alabama Parks" and will highlight state parks, local parks and
outdoor recreational spots around the state.
Bentley addressed a crowd Friday afternoon at the
ShrimpFest and Barbecue event at Oak Mountain State Park to announce the new promotion. The event is the first in a series
celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Alabama State Parks systems next
Alabama has 22
state parks and each will host a variety of hikes, nature walks, camping specials and
other special events.
A brochure called "Must-See Parks in Alabama" is being produced by the Alabama Tourism Department, as is an interactive section on the department's website www.alabama.travel.