The state Bond Commission has approved nearly $6 million for improvements at some state parks. Friday, it was announced that Squantz Pond in New Fairfield would receive some money to resurface the access road to the park, to incorporate a new drainage system during the resurfacing and to improve the parking area at the state boat launch on Candlewood Lake.
The projects will start as soon as weather permits and be completed by early summer.
Governor Malloy says the state parks are a destination for millions each year and the roads are showing signs of that use. He says in this centennial celebration year it's important to make sure the investments are made so people can safely travel into and around the parks.