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HAMDEN, Conn. — The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, DEEP, announced on Monday that Wharton Brook State Park in Wallingford has reopened and that Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden is projected to open this spring.
Both parks faced extensive destruction after the May 15. tornado caused damage to hundreds of trees, which resulted in extensive tree clean-up, regrading and the closing of both parks for nearly a year.
“Our first priority is to ensure the safety of all visitors to our state parks, and I want to thank everyone for their patience during these ongoing efforts and for heeding the closure warnings,” Governor Ned Lamont said in a statement.
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