In cooperation with the TePee Pools, the Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails has decided to exercise the discretion provided in the termination clause of the TePee Pools lease to allow the facility to operate for an additional six months or thru Oct. 31.
During that time, State Parks will work with TePee Pools to accomplish their mutual objective to create a master plan that results in a first-class facility reflecting current industry standards.
State Parks appreciates the partnership it has had with TePee Pools for the past 24 years and is hopeful an approved master plan can be accomplished by the end of the six-month time frame.
The ultimate goal of State Parks is for Hot Springs State Park to reach its economic potential as a first-class tourism destination.
Wyoming State Parks terminated the TePee Pools lease for cause on March 7, 2014 after the facility was unable to submit an acceptable master plan prior to the one-year deadline provided in the lease signed by TePee Pools in 2012.
Governor Matt Mead and Director Milward Simpson will be attending a public meeting in Thermopolis at 10:00 a.m. this Saturday at Hot Springs State Park to hear concerns and ideas from the public about the kinds of facilities the community would like to see at the Park.