Committee will study feasability of building an inn at Potato Creek State Park

State Representative Ross Deal, D-Mishawaka, authored a concurrent resolution requesting a study committee consider constructing an inn at Potato Creek State Park.

The committee would be the first step in the process.

“Potato Creek is one of the most visited parks in Indiana,” Deal said. “Creating an inn would not be an expenditure, but an investment. It would create short-term jobs in construction, as well as seasonal, part-time and full-time jobs for Hoosiers once the inn is open for business.

“Currently, there are six other state parks that have completed similar projects and have witnessed some very successful public-private partnerships used to facilitate the projects.

“Additionally, it would make Potato Creek a destination for vacationers, weekend getaways, business meetings and seminars. Possibly even an event venue. Any one of these would make this a worthwhile investment in southern St. Joseph County.”

Deal says the resolution has bipartisan support.

It has been referred to the Senate and to the Committee on Natural Resources.

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