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Grant money will spruce up some Austin parks

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Austin Parks Foundation has announced the recipients of more than $280,000 in recent grant funding. Georgian Acres Neighborhood Park has received $100,000 from the ACL Music Festival Impact Grant to help develop the park, with Dell Technologies Match Play matching that amount for the District 4 park in a portion of the city that is deficient in parks. The money will pay for a basketball court, kiosk, pavilion, tables and grills, playscapes, walking trails, and other amenities. The improvements will begin by this spring. Other recipients include Barton Hills School Park ($42,865), Brentwood Neighborhood Park ($50,000), Lamar Beach Metro Park ($10,000), Zilker Botanical Garden ($10,000) and Zilker Nature Preserve ($36,105). The foundation also awarded a series of smaller grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to eight parks located throughout the city.

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