The state will provide $1,479,000 for renovations at the Pere Marquette State Park Lodge and Conference Center, along with $1,258,000 for bike trail rehabilitation.
GRAFTON — The bike trail and lodge at Pere Marquette State Park will receive $2.7 million in state funds for renovation and rehabilitation work, Gov. Pat Quinn announced.
Quinn said the state will spend a total of $6.5 million in improvement projects at state parks throughout Illinois to maintain their infrastructure and make them easier for visitors to use. The funding comes from the Governor’s Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program.
The projects include $1,258,000 for bike trail rehabilitation and $1,479,000 for lodge renovations.
Quinn also announced the acquisition of a 51-acre parcel of land adjacent to Starved Rock State Park in northern Illinois that will provide more wildlife space and serve as a buffer to protect the park. In addition, the Governor also announced wildlife habitat land acquisition in Edgar, Woodford and Jackson counties.