Published: 6/11/2021


THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY A $37,500 PARKS AND RECREATION GRANT FOR THE CITY OF ARDMORE FOR IMPROVEMENTS AT THE ARDMORE CITY PARK. ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE THE GRANT IS PART OF A LITTLE OVER 7.5 MILLIONS DOLLARS AWARDED TO COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE STATE FROM THE LOCAL PARKS AND RECREATION FUND PROGRAM AND THE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND (LWCF) PROGRAM. THE STATE IS ALSO AWARDING CLOSE TO 1.9 MILLION DOLLARS IN GRANTS FROM THE RECREATION TRAILS PROGRAM. ARDMORE WILL USE THE FUNDS TO EXPAND THE EXISTING SPLASH PAD AND IMPROVE THE PLAYGROUND AT THE ARDMORE CITY PARK. IMPROVEMENTS WILL ALSO INCLUDE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT FEATURES SUCH AS WALKWAYS, PARKING SPACES, AND RAMPS. THE GRANTS REQUIRE A 50-PERCENT MATCH.