The City of Raleigh was selected as a recipient for an Accessibility for Parks Grant!
On March 10th, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the Parks and Recreation Authority has awarded $9.6 million in park accessibility grants for 21 projects across the state. The 2021 state budget included $10 million for the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund to provide matching grants to local governments for parks facilities for children and veterans living with disabilities. The awards were granted during a March 3 meeting of the authority. The reach of the funded parks and recreation projects reflect Governor Cooper’s ongoing efforts to strengthen communities.
The City of Raleigh received $300,000 in funding, which will be used for universal design-focused renovations to Caraleigh Park, with a special emphasis on sensory play. Raleigh Parks looks forward to collaborating with the local community, the Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities, and the Specialized Recreation and Inclusion Services team to create an inclusive and fun built environment.