BRAWLEY --- Alyce Gereaux Park near Oakley Elementary School is slated to get a makeover after Brawley was awarded an allotment of $2.7 million in state funds, City Manager Rosanna Bayon Moore announced Friday.
The grant from the California Department of Parks and Recreation requires no matching funds from the city and represents the second time a multi-million dollar investment in Brawley is taking shape following the development of Fire Station No. 2, Moore said.
The state's parks and recreation department received more than 400 applications that totaled about $1.3 billion in requests which Moore said far exceeded the $184 million in grant funds available.
Improvements to the 3.9-acre park is anticipated sometime in the next fiscal year, Moore said, and would include renovation of the basketball courts, a picnic area and a splash pad.
Mayor George Nava said in a prepared statement that he is proud the city staff's efforts to make the park's planned renovations happen.
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"These park improvements will bring tremendous joy to our city's residents and help to beautify our community in the years to come," Nava said.