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Chehaw needs the city to become self-sufficient

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May 6, 2008

Dougherty County -- Major changes are planned for the Parks at Chehaw, but park managers say they need a major financial commitment from the city to pull off the plan.

The City of Albany provided one million dollars to the park last year. The Park authority is now planning to develop many under-utilized areas to increase attendance.

Their goal is to become self-sufficient, but they say they need a million dollars a year from the city for the next five years to make that happen.

"One of the key areas that we are wanting to focus on is the water front at the park. We know that we have a treasure there that we barely began to use.

So we are looking at developing a little marina that will bring boats in off the water into the park," said Executive Director Doug Porter.

Construction on some of the new Chehaw development should begin by the end of this year.

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