PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) – Jenny Wiley State Resort Park received $1.8 million dollars for planned improvements to the park.
The funding was announced Thursday as part of Kentucky’s “Restoring the Finest” initiative for state parks.
With the funding, Jenny Wiley State Resort Park will receive a new lodge roof, exterior repairs, a new roof for the park’s conference center and renovations of all lodge rooms, which includes new furniture and decor.
Kentucky’s Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Secretary Don Parkinson was on hand for the announcement.
“Projects like the ones at Jenny Wiley are critical for our state parks to keep our guests and employees safe,” Parkinson said, adding “We appreciate the support our parks receive from Gov. Matt Bevin and members of the General Assembly.”
Since 2016, Jenny Wiley State Resort Park has received nearly $2.1 million dollars in improvements from the Bevin Administration.
The state park has a lodge, restaurant, cottages, marina and campground.
It offers recreational activities such as elk tours, hiking, swimming, boating and fishing.