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SPLOST VII aids in Chehaw improvements

Chehaw received nearly $1,000,000 from SPLOST VII. (Source: WALB) Chehaw received nearly $1,000,000 from SPLOST VII. (Source: WALB)
Chehaw plans to build a new splash park near the playground. (Source: WALB) Chehaw plans to build a new splash park near the playground. (Source: WALB)
Chehaw's first priority is to fix the boardwalk and other maintenance within the zoo. (Source: WALB) Chehaw's first priority is to fix the boardwalk and other maintenance within the zoo. (Source: WALB)
Visitors could soon enjoy new exhibits in the Chehaw Zoo. Source: WALB) Visitors could soon enjoy new exhibits in the Chehaw Zoo. Source: WALB)
Morgan Burnette, Director of Community Engagement, is thankful everyone that helped pass SPLOST VII. (Source: WALB) Morgan Burnette, Director of Community Engagement, is thankful everyone that helped pass SPLOST VII. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

With Georgia voters approving SPLOST VII Tuesday, Chehaw now has about million dollars to improve their zoo and park.

Chehaw's priority is making renovations to the zoo including replacing boardwalks, railing, and fences.

With the rest of the SPLOST money, Chehaw plans on building a zip line, splash park, adding new zoo  exhibits and other building renovations.

Chehaw officials want to thank the city of Albany, Dougherty County, and the voters for making these improvements possible.

"We really wanted to make sure that we did with the SPLOST money, was something to benefit the community and voters, to really make sure that this was something for them," said Morgan Burnette Director of Community Engagement.

Albany mayor, Dorothy Hubbard, said there was a possibly of Chehaw receiving even more SPLOST money, which they would use to build a new campground. 

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