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DNR and Pavilion Partners to unveil designs for Dunes State Park beach conference center at open house Monday

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Pavilion Partners LLC will be unveiling its design of the new conference/banquet center--as well as of its other amenities at Indiana Dunes State Park--at an open house from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, at the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is holding the open house and staff will be available to provide an overview of the Pavilion’s history and answer questions related to the selection of Pavilion Partners LLC, the design of the project, and the operation of the concession through a public/private partnership.

“We have waited a long time to find the right partner to restore this iconic building to its original glory,” said Dan Bortner, director of the DNR Division of State Parks. “We look forward to seeing the Indiana Dunes State Park Pavilion alive with people--not just in summer but year-round.”

Pavilion Partners LLC will also be on hand with information and timelines related to the project. “This will include designs for a new concession area, a Pavilion rooftop restaurant, new restrooms with showers and family dressing rooms for beachgoers, and a conference/banquet center,” DNR said.

“The open house will provide an opportunity to talk one-on-one with DNR staff and Pavilion Partners and ask questions or offer suggestions,” DNR added.

Answers to frequently asked questions about the project can be viewed at

Questions and comments also can be sent to



Posted 3/26/2015




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