Governor Requests $1.7 Million To Upgrade Parks

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Gov. Dave Heineman asked lawmakers Thursday for $1.7 million to upgrade camping services at two Nebraska state parks.

Heineman said his budget request would boost tourism at Mahoney State Park in eastern Nebraska and the Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area in the western part of the state.

The Lake McConaughy proposal includes 84 full-service camp sites with hook-ups for water, sewage and electricity. Many of the facilities would include accommodations for horse riders. Nearly one million people visited the recreation area in 2010, generating more than $44 million in retail sales.

The Mahoney State Park plan would add new cabins with wood-burning fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens and decks. The park drew nearly one million visitors in 2010 and generated more than $52 million in retail sales.


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