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A new project is underway for the City of San Angelo

Middle Concho Park will have a new boat ramp, parking and restrooms on the shores of Lake Nasworthy.

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The shores of Lake Nasworthy at Middle Concho Park will be getting some upgrades.

The project dates to 2012, and after years of trying to piece it together, it is now being completed.

"Is a four lane boat ramp, adding a new restroom facility which has four restroom stalls, and each unit is lockable and has a shower and each stall," San Angelo Parks and Recreation Director Carl White said.

The $1.4 million project was planned out by the City of San Angelo to bring more tourism to Lake Nasworthy.

The money for this project came from the state and a Texas Parks and Wildlife grant was able to cover most of the project.

The rest was covered by City funds and White says none of the funding was taken from the people of San Angelo.

"It's a combination of money, but none of it was sales tax," White said. "Not sales tax, not property taxes, those taxes were not used to pay for this."

Even though many of the events Lake Nasworthy hosts every year were canceled because of COVID-19, White is still excited for the project.

"Everybody comes from out of town, will get to enjoy it and, of course, they're coming from out of town to spend money," White said. "It's a win-win for everybody and good for tourism helps support tourism."

White said there are many other projects on the schedule, but this one is at the front of the line.

The upgrades will be complete towards the end of October and will be open to the public in November, with no set day.