Ohio will spend $88.5 million improving its campgrounds and parks in the next two years, state officials announced Wednesday at the Indian Lake State Park, the Bellefontaine Examiner reported.

Indian Lake’s facilities are slated to see improved pull-through camper sites with upgraded electricity and full water and waste hookups, new shower facilities and heating and air conditioning for a community building.

Sen. Keith Faber, R-Celina, who worked with Gov. John Kasich and other legislators to help carve out $260 million in the state’s two-year capital budget for Ohio’s park system, reiterated the 10-year plan to improve park infrastructures is possible because of fiscally responsible spending and tough decisions.

He said Ohio parks are about $500 million behind on infrastructure improvements and maintenance.

“This is a quality of life issue,” the Ohio Senate president said. “It’s also an economic issue.”

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