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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: February 09, 2013
Contact: Jim Meisner Jr., DCR Public Relations Specialist, (804) 786-8442, jim.meisner@dcr.virginia.gov

New technology on display at Lake Anna State Park visitor center

Additional contact: Johanna Petrosky
DCR Visitor Services Specialist
703-498-8521
Johanna.petrosky@dcr.virginia.gov

(Spotsylvania, VA) - New technology-based displays in the Lake Anna State Park Visitor Center bring nature indoors and into the 21st century.

Additions to the visitor center include a 3-D theater, interactive touch screen displays, a picture wall featuring four 70-inch flat screens and museum-quality exhibits that showcase the natural and cultural history of the park. A new information desk provides weather forecasts and information about park events and programs.

The new displays are a result of a partnership between the Virginia Association for Parks, Friends of Lake Anna State Park and Imperial Multimedia. A reopening celebration of the visitor center was held today.

"The new technology on display here introduces young people to the outdoors in a new and exciting way - in a way they've come to expect in the 21st century," said Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation State Parks Director Joe Elton. "Our partnership and the support we have in the community allow us to introduce new technology in innovative ways while we forge new partnerships - something parents are coming to expect from government in the 21st century." 

The visitor center will be open for a special preview Feb. 23-24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The visitor center is usually open Wednesday through Sunday, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The award-winning Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

For more information on Virginia State Park activities and amenities or to make reservations in one of the more than 1,800 campsites or 300 climate-controlled cabins, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 800-933-PARK (7275) or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.

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