SUPLHUR — Oklahomans may have fond memories of family picnics and reunions in Platt National Park, which included activities such as viewing the bison herd, swimming at Little Niagara, and camping at Cold Springs or Rock Creek Campgrounds.

Oklahomans will be happy to know that those experiences are still available in Platt National Park Historic District, which is now a part of Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Sulphur.

Superintendent Connie Rudd says, “In the spirit of reuniting families in traditional outdoor recreation, Chickasaw National Recreation Area is planning a 100th Birthday Party Saturday, June 17, 2006, which will be a family reunion-style picnic at the park.

The park has a long history of hosting family reunions and picnics. In this tradition, a family-style picnic will be the center piece event commemorating 100 years of public service. The birthday party will be a large event which will include a public ceremony, fellowship, and entertainment components. Guest speakers will celebrate the national significance of historic Platt National Park. Musicians will be invited from the 2005 songwriters’ festival to perform their original music based on the rich history of Platt National Park and Chickasaw National Recreation Area.

Superintendent Rudd says, “Mark your calendars and invite your family to come and join us in June for this 100-year Birthday Party”.

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