Department of Parks
RFP Issued For Green River Lake State Resort Park
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Department of Parks is seeking a contractor to build and operate a lodge, restaurant and golf course at Green River Lake State Park in Taylor County.
A request for proposal for the project was issued Feb. 13. Green River Lake State Park, south of Campbellsville, currently has a campground, boating and fishing on an 8,200-acre lake, 25 miles of hiking trails and 22 miles of horseback riding trails. The RFP seeks a lodge with at least 50 rooms, conference center, restaurant, gift shop, pool and 18-hole golf course.
“I am confident there is interest among private investors for this project,” said Taylor County Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers. “We think we have a hidden jewel with this state park.”
The state will provide some funding for roads, sewer, water, electric and other infrastructure costs. “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,” said Parks Commissioner J.T. Miller.
More information about the proposal is available at https://eprocurement.ky.gov. The deadline for submitting proposals is May 1, 2007.
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