Park's entrance reopens

Published 09/04 2012 03:35PM

Updated 09/04 2012 05:33PM

MONTICELLO -- It's been more than a decade, but the main entrance to Allerton Park is now open. A ceremony was held Tuesday to celebrate the reopening of the bridge.

It will provide easier access to the park and retreat center. UI President Robert Easter says there were a number of challenges. But, thanks to community support, more people will get to enjoy the historic property.

Robert Allerton gave his estate to the UI in 1946. It's used for everything from environmental research to 4H camp and weddings.

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