It’s the opposite of the “not in my backyard” mentality. Legislators might not agree to create a so-called “destination state park” because they want improvements in parks in their area. Representative James Hahn, a republican from Muscatine, says his neighbors have the “fix up my backyard” mentality when it comes to their local park.Hahn says it’ll be hard for lawmakers to vote for the destination park. He says it’s a “hairy situation” because everyone wants to have money for improvements in their district.State park officials are asking legislators for a million dollars to draw up plans for improvements at Brushy Creek Recreation Area near Fort Dodge and the Honey Creek Park at Lake Rathbun in south central Iowa. Creating a destination park could cost up to 80-million dollars over the next decade.
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