Budget Committee Approves DNR Maintenance Funding

Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 7:00 AM

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources, news release

State park inns, fish and wildlife areas, and state forests will benefit in the coming years from $28.1 million in newly approved maintenance projects

(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Visitors to DNR sites ranging from state park properties to state park inns, fish and wildlife areas, and state forests will benefit in the coming years from $28.1 million in newly approved maintenance projects.

“Hoosiers will have an improved experience at our properties thanks to these essential projects,” DNR Director Cam Clark said. “Under Gov. Eric J. Holcomb’s leadership, we are working to ensure that Indiana’s state parks and recreation areas offer great visits for generations to come.”

The State Budget Committee today approved the initial round of projects, including general rehabilitation and masonry for $7.8 million, dock work for $1.5 million, and campground updates for nearly $1 million. Playgrounds, camp offices, restrooms, and walkways will become more easily accessible to visitors thanks to $2.8 million dedicated to address 26 ADA projects at 20 sites. Funding for the maintenance project was allocated in the current state budget.

Other projects include water systems, fish hatcheries, HVAC, roofing, general site work, and restroom/toilet rehab. To see a full list of projects, click here: dnr.IN.gov/news/State_Budget_Committee_Approved_Projects_092719.pdf

For more on the state budget meeting, visit IN.gov/sba/2370.htm.

To view all DNR news releases, visit dnr.IN.gov.

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