Indiana Dunes State Park celebrates 90 years, amid controversy surrounding renovation plans

Indiana Dunes State Park celebrates 90 years, amid controversy surrounding renovation plans
Indiana Dunes State Park celebrates 90 years, amid controversy surrounding renovation plans

Indiana Dunes State Park celebrates 90 years, amid controversy surrounding renovation plans

There’s a beach party tomorrow at the Indiana Dunes State Park to celebrate 90 years of existence. In 1915 the state purchased 107 acres of land for 32,000 dollars, which back then was known as Waverly Beach. The Indiana Dunes State Park now spans more than 2,000 acres and it’s known as the place that birth to ecology as a science. But science might now have to share space with commercialism as the state seeks to expand offerings for visitors via two beachfront restaurants, a rooftop bar and a glass-walled banquet hall. WBEZ Northwest Indiana Bureau Reporter Michael Puente joins us with more details. (Flickr/Lotzman Katzman)