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Public Meeting for Piedmont Park Project’s LWCF Grant Application

Roger Pugh, Publisher
Piedmont-Surrey Gazette/Okarche Chieftain
The City of Piedmont, in conjunction with the Piedmont Park Project, are applying for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Grant from the National Park Service and the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department. This grant provides funds for cities to provide outdoor recreation facilities that will be preserved into perpetuity. In 2015, the program distributed $600,000 to parks and trails throughout Oklahoma. The Piedmont Park Project is working with grant writers from Social Advocate Associates to complete the full application for $200,000 toward the splash pad and playground.
The Parks and Recreation Board will hold a public hearing to gather input from any interested and affected people. The meeting will be at City Hall on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 6:30pm. This is an opportunity for residents to help plan the park project and express their own recreation needs. Input from attendees will be considered as the park project finishes planning for the splash pad and playground portions of the new park. An update of the park project and an overview of the grant application process will also be given at the meeting.
Attendance information and meeting minutes along with a summary of public comments will be submitted as part of Piedmont’s application for funding.
For more information about the Piedmont Park Project, go to www.piedmontparkproject.com or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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