Department of Parks
Kentucky State Parks Issues RFP For Airport Operations At Three Parks
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Department of Parks is seeking a vendor to operate small airports at three state resort parks.
A request for proposal has been issued for the airports located at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park at Gilbertsville, Lake Barkley State Resort Park near Cadiz and Rough River Dam State Resort Park at Falls of Rough. All three airports have fuel tanks and a small administrative building. Kentucky Dam Village also has an enclosed hangar facility.
“We believe it would be better for someone with expertise in the airport business to manage these state park airports,” said Parks Commissioner J.T. Miller.
The state parks would lease the airports to a private vendor for the management and operation of the airports. The parks would receive a fee or commission in return. Switching to a private vendor will not affect any full time parks staff.
The deadline for submitting bids is June 15, 2007. For more information, visit http://eprocurement.ky.gov/
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov