Cuomo announces state park funding
Apr 25, 2019 1:30 pm
Melanie Lekocevic is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a total of $4.38 million in state funds have been awarded to three Columbia County parks for repairs and renovations. Lake Taghkanic State Park, Olana State Historic Site and Taconic State Park will all receive funding earmarked in the state's 2020 budget. Lake Taghkanic will receive a total of $575,000, including $225,000 to replace the park’s east water tower and $350,000 for improvements to the west-side septic pump station, as well as system improvements. At Taconic, nearly $2 million has been allocated for infrastructure repairs, including $1.6 million for the shower house, comfort station and septic system in the northern section of the campground. The remaining $360,000 will be used to improve water treatment and distribution. Olana will receive $1 million to relocate a temporary parking lot at the site’s farm complex and kitchen garden, and an additional $850,000 to replace an aging water storage tank. Statewide, 47 parks and historic sites will receive funding for construction projects and systemwide improvements through the NY Parks 2020 initiative. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.