Department of Parks
Parks Seeking Information On Golf Course Near Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Department of Parks is seeking interest in developing a golf course for Cumberland Falls State Resort Park near Corbin.
A Request for Expression of Interest has been issued asking private developers for information about financing, designing, building and operating an 18-hole course similar to the Wasioto Winds golf course at Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Pineville and Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park golf course near Burkesville. Developers would also have to identify potential sites for the course – it would not be located on park property or Daniel Boone National Forest property.
Parks Commissioner J.T. Miller said public-private partnerships, such as this one, are the best way to leverage scarce capital dollars and to obtain the best return on the taxpayers’ investment.
This process is strictly for information gathering purposes. The information gathered will be used to develop a Request for Proposal. Miller said the department hopes that a golf course will attract more people to the park and help stimulate the local tourism economy.
The deadline for submitting a response expressing interest is Feb. 28, 2007. For details, visit https://eprocurement.ky.gov
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 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