On Friday, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced more than $4.2 million will go to 41 Commonwealth parks and outdoor spaces to improve accessibility.
The more than $4.2 million for the parks comes from the federally funded Land and Water Conservation Fund.
These funds will focus on renovating or replacing playground equipment, building walking and biking trails, and bringing facilities into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility guidelines.
“Ensuring our parks and recreation areas are open and accessible to all Kentuckians is important to every community in Kentucky and a priority for my administration,” Governor Beshear said. “Providing safe spaces for all of our families to exercise and gather is an essential part of building a better Kentucky.”
The following cities/counties in Local Area 6 are expected to receive funding for parks projects:
The Town of Benton will receive $15,000 to construct a paved walking path in HH Lovett Park and expand the existing ball diamond sidewalk.
The City of Fulton will receive $200,000 to update areas of Pontotoc Park and expand sanitary sewer and water services.
McCracken County Tax Court will use $79,503 to construct three picnic shelters and a bicycle shelter, as well as make improvements to shelter areas and build a nature trail.