Some of the budget-related cuts will affect park visitors
(Peninsula) -- Ohio's only National Park is one of of the many operations in Northeast Ohio affected by the across-the-board budget cuts that took effect last week, and even though the park won't close, it may affect visitors a bit.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park public affairs officer Mary Pat Doorley tells WTAM 1100 that a full plan was in place before the so-called sequester happened.
One change that went into effect immediately is that there will be no hiring of full-time employees while the budget cuts are in effect.
As for visitors, she says public restrooms in the CVNP will eventually be either closed off, or at the very least, there will be less maintainence done. Doorley also says visitor center hours will be reduced.
CVNP won't be closed completely. Doorley says that's not possible, given that the park has no gated entrances, and there is no charge for entering the park. "The park will stay open, in the sense that you can still go on the trails," says Doorley.
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