Vacaville Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant From State Parks Department

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The town of Vacaville has been named the recipient of a $ 6.7 million grant from the California State Parks Department as part of its Park Development and Community Revitalization Grants Program. the state.

Out of 468 prospects, 112 candidates, including Vacaville, should receive funding.

“The Vacaville project, which will be located on a 2.68 acre parcel along Brown Street, is receiving an allocation of $ 6.7 million. The scope includes the construction of a 2,500 square foot indoor community center and outdoor recreation facility, including a walking / jogging trail loop around the perimeter of the park, a basketball court, a playground and a playground, a natural grass field, a performance stage, sheltered picnic areas, public art, etc. », We read in a press release from the city.

“This is great news for the residents of Vacaville,” Mayor Ron Rowlett said in a statement. “The selection of this project creates an opportunity to increase equity and inclusion in District 3 with a state-of-the-art community center and outdoor space leveraging grant funds to make this vision a reality. “

The city partnered with the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Vacaville Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club, Vacaville Youth REACH Coalition and Vibe Solano to bring the project to life through the Brown-Markham Neighborhood Public Recreation Improvement Plan. . City council approved the plan and asked staff to apply for the grant on October 12, 2020.

“We are delighted that our Brown Street Public Improvements Project has been funded by this California State Parks program,” Housing and Community Services Director Emily Cantu said in a statement. “The development of a new park and community center is part of the municipal council’s strategic plan and is a great victory for the city.


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