Rock Cut State Park To Get $225,000 Facelift

Rock Cut State Park To Get $225,000 Facelift

ROCKFORD - Changes are coming to one of the area's biggest parks.

ROCKFORD - Changes are coming to one of the area's biggest parks.

The state announced it'll spend $225,930 to make a variety of improvements:

  • Replacement of the boat ramps and courtesy docks
  • Improve handicap access
  • Lighting
  • Shoreline Stabilization

"Rock Cut State Park has long been one of the most popular recreational attractions in the Rockford region" says Sen. Steve Stadelman (D-34th).  "The improvements will allow people to more fully enjoy Rock Cut's centerpiece, Pierce Lake, and they are essential if we want to maintain this treasured asset."

Gov. Pat Quinn (D) says the project will also lead to a number of new construction worker hires, which should help boost the local economy.  The project is a part of the Illinois Jobs Now! program.

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