Cumberland Falls Conference Building Closed Due to Safety Concerns
The Blair Building adjacent to the Cumberland Falls State Resort Lodge is no longer available for use due to the deterioration of wooden beams that support its roof. The Blair Building was being used for meeting space and convention space.
The Kentucky Finance and Administrative Cabinet authorized Lexington, Kentucky based engineering firm S&ME, Inc. to inspect the building. S&ME concluded that the Blair Building had deteriorated to the point that it may not be used. Kentucky State Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland immediately closed the building to guests and employees.
Commissioner of Kentucky State Parks Donnie Holland said, “Unfortunately this is a continuing example of the deterioration of Kentucky State Parks due to prolonged deferred maintenance.”
“I commend Commissioner Holland and the Kentucky State Parks system for continually looking out for the safety of our citizens,” said Don Parkinson, Secretary of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet which oversees all of the Commonwealth’s 49 state parks, “The safety of our guests and employees is our primary concern.”
For guests interested in hosting events at Cumberland Falls State Park, the resort has several small conference rooms on site.
All other buildings and recreational amenities will remain open at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park was established in 1927 by Kentucky native T. Coleman du Pont. Cumberland Falls is one of the few places in the western hemisphere where a moonbow can be seen on nights with a full moon.
(story provided by Kentucky Department of Parks)