Sewer line laid at 67-year-old Forest Park Museum

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The Dallas County Conservation Board's Forest Park Museum was connected to the city of Perry's sanitary sewer system this week.

The Dallas County Conservation Board’s Forest Park Museum was connected to the city of Perry’s sanitary sewer system this week.

A sanitary sewer service line was installed this week at the Forest Park Museum near Perry as part of the facility’s connection with the city’s sanitary sewer system.

The museum opened in 1953 and was acquired by the Dallas County Conservation Board in 1965 from Eugene Hastie of Perry, who started planting trees on the property in 1946.

The museum and all Dallas County Conservation Board buildings remain closed in order to maintain safe environments for visitors and staff. The Sportsman Park Campground near Dawson opened May 8 to self-contained units only until further notice. The restrooms and shower house remain closed.

“Our bathrooms and shower houses are not open,” said “Critter” Cindy Blobaum, Dallas County Conservation naturalist. “We’ll be making that call next week about starting to reopen some of the facilities.”

Blobaum said all campsites are available first come-first serve, and no tent camping is allowed.

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