Monte Sano State Park
Backstory and Context
Monte Sano, which means Mountain of Health in Spanish, offers plenty of fresh air and outdoor adventures. The state park offers a lodge, cabins and campground for use by its many visitors. Other amenities include a playground, hiking and biking trails, pavilions and a disc golf course. There is a Civilian Conservation Corps museum on site that includes an outdoor classroom for speaking events and lessons.
Monte Sano State Park is also home to the Von Braun Astronomical Society (VBAS), a non-profit volunteer organization of astronomers. The VBAS has a planetarium and observatory in the park. Visitors are welcome to attend the programming and look through one of the telescopes.