Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission

8 North Texas Cities Receive Local Park Grants Totaling Over $4.5 Million

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved over $15 million in 30 competitive local park grants, $4.5 million of which is headed to eight North Texas cities.

According to TPWC, the grants are meant to fund projects that "create and enhance outdoor recreational opportunities."

All grant-assisted sites must be dedicated as park land, properly maintained, and open to public, the TPWC said.

Here's the cities in the DFW Metroplex that received a grant, how much they received and what they received it for:

  • Celina - Old Celina Park Signature Playground project
    $150,000 small community grant
    Proposed developments include a playground utilizing universal design.
  • Cedar Hill - Virginia Weaver Park project
    $750,000 non-urban outdoor grant
    Proposed developments include a pool, splash pad, and site furnishings.
  • Comanche - Swimming Pool Enhancements project
    $150,000 small community grant
    Proposed developments include swimming pool renovations and upgrades
  • Duncanville - Armstrong Park Kidsville and Splash Park project
    $749,805 non-urban outdoor grant
    Proposed developments include an all-inclusive playground, splash pad, picnic facilities, site furnishings and a shade structure
  • Fort Worth - Fort Worth Nature and Refuge project
    $150,000 urban outdoor grant
    Proposed developments include native landscaping, habitat restoration, interpretive signage, picnic facilities, site furnishings, restrooms, trails, a parking lot and a marshland boardwalk
  • Haltom City - Broadway Park project
    $750,000 non-urban outdoor grant
    Proposed developments include a playground, splash pad, native landscaping, basketball court, interpretive signage, picnic facilities, pavilion, sports seating and viewing areas, site furnishings, restrooms, trails, a parking lot and an open lawn area for general play
  • Mabank - Mabanks Veteran Memorial Park project
    $141,266 small community grant
    Proposed developments include an inclusive playground, exercise equipment, native landscaping, picnic facilities, tactile experience panels, maze, sign language and Braille signage, and other sports courts
  • The Colony - West Shore Park project
    $400,000 non-urban outdoor grant
    Proposed developments include a playground, native landscaping, habitat restoration, interpretive signage, picnic facilities, kayak launch, pavilion, site furnishings, shade structure, trails, a parking lot, pollinator habitats and an open lawn area for general play

For more information about the local park grants program, you can visit the TPWC website here.

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