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Linn's parks getting plenty of use as the 'only game in town'

A lot has happened this year – even when it appeared not much was happening – in Linn County's parks.

And for the last month things have really been exploding as the crowds pack the parks, Parks Director Brian Carroll said.

The Fourth of July weekend was "very busy," he said. "We had a lot of things going on. Every park was basically full and there were a lot of people out on the lake."

It's been busy all summer, he said.

"We were one of the first counties to reopen camping in the state. Because a lot of other facilities have remained closed, we are extremely busy."

He said Memorial...

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