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Colona's Scott Family Park is the first of its kind in the town.  It's a city owned resort that used to be called Indian Trails before its owners donated  it to the city.
Officials say the resort will not only bring a sense of pride to residents, but also a boost to the local economy.  It's something that could help keep the resort open.

"I'm pretty excited! It's right across the street. We can come in, get the kids and spend time with family," said Colona resident Holly Cunningham.

The resort sits on about 80 acres of land and its equipped with all the summer time fun essentials.

"It's got camping, its got swimming, miniature golf, paddle boats on the lake and the club house," said Colona Mayor Rick Lack.

Mayor Rick Lack says the city became owner of the property earlier this year and its valued at about $3 million. But, what's it like to have a city resort? TV 6 asked the mayor.

"A little daunting. A lot of hard work so far, but we've had great volunteer help and work from city staff," said Lack.

How will the city pay for it?

"We're hoping between the income from the camp ground and the club house which is open to private events that will cover most of the expenses," said Lack.

The mayor says he has no idea how much it'll cost to operate the facility  a year, but he's working on a plan to keep it open for Colona residents with their support.

"I know that our city fathers will do the best they can to keep it beautiful and running," said Colona resident Jacki Catour.

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