The Levi Jackson State Park is in the process of a transfer from the hands of the state to the City of London. Mayor Troy Rudder says the process started during the summer and is now a decision awaiting approval. He says the state budget cuts have made park officials concerned about finances and the city is now looking to alleviate the burden. A council must evaluate the impact the 990-acre transfer may have on both city and tourism finances. Council members will move forward once they receive a copy of the proposed deed. Park employees say tourism is booming now and they hope the move helps it grow even more. Rudder says City Council has already passed a resolution stating that all grounds handed over must remain park grounds. If at any point that is violated, the park goes back to the state. He says this change will help keep jobs within the city.