Monday, July 14, 2014

Ohio Department of Natural Resources: Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor joined ODNR Director James Zehringer on Friday at Mohican State Park to tout $88.5 million worth of capital improvement projects that will take place at state parks.  Mohican State Park will receive about $5 million of those funds to make a handful of improvements that include a new nature center and campground pool shower house, the renovation 25 cottages, the campground pool and restrooms and the addition of a splash pad.

"We are committed to Ohio State Parks and understand that this money is not intended to expand the park system, but to serve as a step toward improving and updating our parks for the enjoyment of every visitor," Mr. Zehringer said during the event.  The project funding that was made available through the biennium budget (HB 59*) has been guided, in part, by residents who have logged onto the ODNR website to submit improvement ideas, the department said in a release. More than 4,600 surveys have been completed.

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