FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 29, 2016) – Belly-flops and cannon-balls will soon be returning to the swimming pool at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park later this summer thanks to the budget signed this week by Gov. Matt Bevin. The budget includes $18 million for improvements and repairs at Kentucky State Parks’ facilities.
State Parks officials recently announced that the pool at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park was temporarily closed because of its deteriorating condition.
Kentucky State Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland today authorized investing $150,000 to repair the swimming pool at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. Holland said the repair work will begin in late spring and is expected to be completed by August of this year.
“This is exciting news,” said Rep. Regina Bunch, R-Williamsburg, whose legislative district includes Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. “There is little pool access in this part of the state for those who live here and vacation here, and that’s why the pool at Cumberland Falls State Park is such an important resource. Our state parks have been neglected for too long, but thankfully we are reversing that trend, beginning with this important project.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park has a lodge, Riverview Restaurant, cottages, campground, hiking trails, fishing, horseback riding, rafting, other recreational activities and a great view of Cumberland Falls. Call the park at 1-800-325-0063 for information.
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The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov