Guernsey and Noble counties receive funding for community projects

Byesville Village Square will become Patriot Park. The funding from the capital budget will pay for 90 percent of the project which will turn the town square in a park to honor veterans and first responders. It will also give village residents a concert/community gathering area.

The Guernsey County area is expected to receive $1,540,000 for six community projects according to capital budget, while Noble County will receive $355,000 for three projects.

Money from the Ohio Capital Budget is allocated every couple years. Representatives and senators from across the state vie for local projects.

The Wilds

The Wilds will get $900,000 for The Wilds RV park and campground and another $100,000 for The Wilds shade and shelter improvements.

The Wilds, which received a $2.2 million grant from Economic Development Administration via American Rescue Plan funding to build a 60-acre RV park and campground, previously stated additional funding from the state would allow the nonprofit conservation center to build a second restroom and shower facility, a camp store, a picnic pavilion and several sports courts.  

Details on The Wilds shade and shelter improvements were not available.

The Wilds will receive $900,000 for The Wilds RV park and campground and another $100,000 for The Wilds shade and shelter improvements.

Salt Fork State Park

Salt Fork is set to receive $50,000 for trail improvement. Information regarding the improvements was not available. 

Patriot Park

Patriot Park will received $90,000. Byesville Village Administrator Brennan Dudley said without this funding the village could not  moveing forward with the project to revitalize the town square in a park to honor veterans and first responders, and give village residents a concert/community gathering site. 

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