Officials share plans for Indiana Dunes State Park project

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PORTER, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is sharing its plans to add a banquet center at the Indiana Dunes State Park pavilion.

The department hosted an open house Monday to provide an overview of the facility’s history and to answer questions about the renovation project.

The pavilion is expected to reopen in June with a new concession area and “comfort center” including restrooms, showers and a family dressing room.

The (Munster) Times reports a family-style restaurant and a pavilion rooftop restaurant are expected to open next April.

The banquet center, which has drawn opposition from locals and an environmental group, will be built on the pavilion’s east side and will be elevated in an effort to maintain visibility of the beach and allow visitors to pass underneath the building. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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