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City Manager Isaac Turner was notified on Thursday that a grant application submitted to Texas Parks and Wildlife has been approved. The City of Taylor will receive a Non-Urban Outdoor Grant of $500,000 on a 50/50 reimbursement match basis. Taylor is one of just 14 cities in Texas to be awarded such grants from TPW.
The funds are earmarked for the Taylor Regional Park and Sports Complex Phase II and Doak Street Park enhancement projects. Proposed developments for TRPSC include:
The Doak Street Park improvements will include building a new playground.
“Taylor is very grateful for this parks and recreation grant,” said Mayor Brandt Rydell. “It affords us an opportunity to make further improvements to our wonderful park system, providing amenities that Taylorites and visitors to our community can enjoy for years to come.”
Once funded, all grant-assisted sites must be dedicated as parkland in perpetuity, properly maintained and open to the public, according to TPW. Grants are awarded based on community population size and scope. TPW today awarded a total of $8.7 million in competitive local park grants. TPW administers the grant program for the State of Texas.