Four Kentucky state resort parks will receive $4.9 million in funding for renovations.
The announcement this week is part of a campaign called “Refreshing the Finest”—a statewide effort providing structural repairs, painting, and other upgrades.
The latest round of funding will be used at Barren River, Dale Hollow, Lake Cumberland, and Rough River Dam State Resort Parks.
“Most of the money is either going toward safety upgrades or other aesthetic improvements," said Kentucky State Parks spokesman Gil Lawson. "For example, at Lake Cumberland, we had several sidewalks that were cracked or in disrepair, and work on that is nearly complete.”
Lawson said the funding will also provide new dining room finishes and painting at Dale Hollow; electrical repairs and painting at Barren River; and conference center painting and repairs at Rough River Dam.
A total of $18 million has been dedicated to state resort park improvements that are scheduled to be done by the end of next year.