It's still July, but Door County parks have already seen as much attendance this summer then all of last year. Parks Manager Burke Pinney says the calculation is based on three indicators of boat launches, the amount of garbage produced in the park, and pit toilet pump-outs. He says most people have been good about disposing of trash, but a few beach properties have had issues with littering.
Pinney says the last resort is to write tickets to individuals who violate the county park system rules. He notes that no glass containers are allowed in parks and that hours are from 30 minutes before sunrise until 11 pm. The Door County Parks Department has written fewer tickets and warnings this year than last year, despite the increased attendance at the parks.