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GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) —  The Marshall County Commission is planning upgrades to its two county parks. The areas are popular among dozens of out-of-town and local visitors.

For one of the popular destinations, its future was under discussion last year. Last year, working with a tight budget and the news of the longtime park manager’s near retirement, the county commission discussed the future of County Park # 2, a popular camping destination. The county made a decision to keep it open.

“It will open up on a routine schedule,” Commission Chairman James Hutcheson said, “It will have a new park manager and I understand the park will be open the first of March.” The park is open several months out of the year.

TVA owns the property, but the county wants to upgrade the area for visitors.

“We’ll probably make some improvement in the electrical system, maybe in the water,” Hutcheson explained, “The restrooms, we have a couple of restrooms, we’ll probably do some renovations on them.”

The county also is looking to add to the to the extensive existing upgrades done at County Park # 1. Those upgrades and improvements include new pavilions and a fishing pier. “I’m getting ready to put in some kind of sanitation facility over there, a restroom facility for when we have large events like car shows and events like that,” Hutcheson said..

The county commission had concerns about Park #2’s ability to stand alone last year, so this year commissioners said there will be a slight fee increase.