It takes money to run our parks

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Mr. Gordon Frazier can stay outraged at the increase in park fees (Reader Input, Aug. 23), wow a whole $5. Then again, he could sit outside the closed gates to some of the parks and lakes such as Lake Clementine and criticize (Auburn State Recreation Area Supervising Ranger) Mike Lynch for doing the necessary! Gordon, there is a budget problem and unless park fees are increased to offset budget woes, we will be faced with park closures. Wake up, Gordon. Park increases only affect the users, tax increases affect everyone. Raise ’em and keep the parks open. Mike Michaelsen, Auburn