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UNIQUE LOCAL/STATE PARTNERSHIP KICKS OFF CONSTRUCTION OF OHIO’S NEWEST STATE PARK LODGE AND CONFERENCE CENTER

Governor Taft hails Geneva State Park Lodge as
model for future park improvements in Ohio

GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE, OH -- Breaking new ground in more ways than one, construction is underway on Ohio’s ninth and newest state park lodge.

The new $16.7 million, county-financed facility at Geneva State Park is the first park lodge in Ohio, and perhaps in the nation, to be constructed and managed with local funds on state-owned parkland. Governor Bob Taft, joining Ashtabula County officials at groundbreaking ceremonies today, hailed the state and local partnership as a promising prototype for funding major improvements at other state parks in Ohio.

“As the first state park lodge in Ohio to be constructed and managed with local funds, this represents an important new way of doing business,” Taft said. “Through this unique state and local partnership, Ashtabula County will achieve its goal of building a family-oriented lodge and regional conference center while Ohio adds a fine new amenity to its award-winning state park system.”

Perched on a tree-lined bluff with a commanding view of Lake Erie, the 109-room resort lodge will feature a full-service restaurant and lounge, meeting space for groups as large as 350 and an indoor swimming pool to complement the park’s 300 yards of sandy beach. Advance room reservations are already being accepted, with the grand opening scheduled for spring 2004.
While the new facility will offer a level of service and amenities similar to those found at Ohio’s eight existing state park lodges, funding for its construction has come entirely from local sources, bond financing issued by Ashtabula County commissioners. The county will build, own and operate the lodge, while the state will lease the site and market the lodge as part of its state park resort system.

“Over the past 40 years, Ohio’s existing state park lodges have been financed entirely with state funds, an approach that’s unlikely to be repeated in the future due to tighter state budgets and competing priorities,” said Sam Speck, director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), which operates Ohio’s state park system. “This partnership provides a innovative new way to address these issues.”

Speck said that several Ohio communities have approached ODNR in recent years about the possible development of lodges, conference centers and other developments at nearby state parks. “Our successful partnership with Ashtabula County gives other communities an excellent model to follow, an example of what might be possible in their own situations to connect state and local resources for the benefit of all Ohioans,” he said.

“The new county-owned lodge at Geneva will be marketed by ODNR as an integral part of our state park lodge system and will be operated with the same standards of quality and service that are hallmarks of our other lodges,” Speck said. "It will spur economic development in the region, attract more visitors to Ashtabula County, and provide additional recreational opportunities for all Ohioans.”

Construction is the culmination of more than six years of cooperative effort on the part of state and local officials to develop a lodge and conference center at the park. This past fall, Governor Taft, Speck and the Ashtabula County Commissioners signed a formal land-lease agreement under which the county will construct and operate the new lodge on 20 acres in the park’s Chestnut Grove area. State officials will provide input at each phase of the construction process to assure the highest quality standards are met. The lease runs until January 2040, when the facility will revert to state ownership.

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