Emmet County’s Dark Sky Park now taking reservations for event center

Starting Monday, the International Dark Sky Park in Emmet county will be accepting reservations for its new event center.

People will be able to rent the event center for private events. The facility will allow park goers to enjoy a new observatory, indoor programming space, a kitchen and – for the first time- on sight bathrooms.

Mary Stewart Adams is the program director for the Headlands Dark Sky Park in Emmet County. She said the event center is a necessity in order for the Headlands to function properly.

“Having the bathrooms as basic as it may seem is a really big thing, because we have thousands of people coming from around the world and for them not to have the facility is challenging. But still we’ve been managing with a high level of good will.”

Adams said the event center will open in June. She says construction of the facility cost seven-million dollars.