Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Post Star Blog on Park improvements, 4/9/08

SPA: Park improvements coming
The state budget contained some good news for state park advocates, who argue leaders have neglected to fund the bastions of outdoor recreation for years (even the state admits a $650 million backlog of projects statewide).

Locally, Saratoga Spa State Park is looking at getting about $3.6 million and Moreau Lake State Park around $1.83 million to fund capital projects this year. The money will be generally going towards infrastructure — like roads, trails, electric lines and bathrooms (officially called “comfort stations”) — instead of more services or longer seasons (much to the chagrin of at least one group).

At Spa Park, the most visible projects include new siding on the exterior of SPAC, which is original to the performance venue, and new playground equipment (see Post-Star photographer Erin Reid Coker’s photo below).

– Drew Kerr

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