City Begins Spring Park Improvements with $400,000 Grant

Published on Oct 24, 2018 at 12:00p.m.

Green Cove Springs- City Council approved a $400,000 Land and Water Conservation Fund grant for improvements towards Spring Park. The grant is a matching grant and requires $200,000 from the city, either through general funds or an in-kind match.

The grant will fund several long-awaited renovations and upgrades to Spring Park. Projects include renovating a picnic pavilion, upgrading playground equipment, boardwalk, shuffleboard court and river overlook with fishing pier, extending trails along the river and building new additions such as a canoe/kayak launch, handicap accessible playground, historic replica lighting, and an overlook swing.

These renovations and additions are included in the adopted FY 2018-2022 Capital Improvement Plan and have been part of larger park improvements, which started with the renovation of the Spring Park pool and spring enclosure.

The City submitted a grant application to the Department of Environmental Protection in May 2017.

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