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Scotts Hill to Seek Parks Grant for Playground Upgrade

Scotts Hill’s aldermen decided to seek a grant to improve the park’s playground, postponing other proposed improvement.
Photo by Steve Corlew / Lexington Progress

Article by Steve Corlew-

After a second public hearing, January 10th, the Scotts Hill City Board agreed to pursue a Parks and Recreation grant for improvements to the city park’s playground equipment.

Melissa Davis, Community Development Specialist for the Southwest Tennessee Development District, presented an overall plan for the park, during the board’s first meeting on January 2nd. The budget for those improvements, which included handicap accessibility and a splash pad far exceeded the amount the city could spend.

The Tennessee Local Parks Fund and Recreation Grants provided that the city match any grant on a 50-50 basis.

The original proposal was over $1,000,000. The updated proposal budget would be between $180,000 and $200,000. SWTDD would make an application for the grant.

The budget was drawn up by TLM and Associates, of Jackson, so aldermen would have an idea of cost. The budget included improvements to the basketball court resurfacing, volleyball, splash pad, new pavilion, and site work.

Local Parks and Recreation Grants require two public hearings and support from two local civic groups. Henderson County, Lexington, and Sardis have also begun discussions on…

For complete coverage, see the January 18th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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