CDBG Park Improvements
The City received funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to benefit residents of low and moderate income and developed a strategy to invest the annual funds in parks and recreation facility improvements. Franklin and Lawson Parks, two of the city’s oldest parks, were selected for many recreational improvements and amenities including south end diverters.
F&V provided design, bidding and construction engineering services for the Lawson Park improvements that included playground and pavilion structures, outdoor exercise equipment, a basketball court with an innovative new court surface and baseball field updates with new fencing and benches. Franklin Park upgrades include a playground structure, new tennis court, sand box, swings and benches.
The improvements, which were a long time coming according to city officials, have provided new and improved recreational opportunities for neighborhood facilities in low to moderate income areas of the city for the next decade or two.