Privatization of Utah State Parks?

According to an article in the Salt Lake Tribune, Utah is looking into the possibility of privatizing some Utah State Parks.


The chairman of a board looking at the potential for privatizing state government functions would like to see Utah privatize a handful of state parks to see if they can be run more efficiently than they are now.

The Utah Privatization Policy Board, an advisory panel to the Legislature, has been exploring privatization for several months. But Randy Simmons, chairman of the board, said he would like to see a pilot project to see how private companies can manage six to eight state parks.

The state currently manages 43 parks, reservoirs, museums and golf courses.

Read the rest of the article in the Salt Lake Tribune.

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