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Chehaw continues to receive city funding

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

July 1, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany taxpayers will continue funding the Parks at Chehaw. Tuesday, city commissioners tentatively approved a plan to continue giving the facility $1 Million a year for the next five years. That continues the agreement already in place between the city and the park that ends in a year.

The new commitment will run through 2014 and will help Chehaw maintain its accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.  Director Doug Porter said, "Whether we can actually be totally independent, I don't know if we can do that and I don't know if the community ants us to do that because if you're not receiving any government support at all, the prices have to go up really dramatically."

A new serval exhibit is scheduled to open this weekend at the park. They are currently working on new Jim Fowler exhibits and for you disc golf fans, more commonly known as Frisbee Golf, a course is being set up.

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