(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), August 16, 2013 — State Senator John Stevens (R-Huntingdon) said today the City of Kenton will receive $160,000 in a grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation to renovate approximately 5,400 linear feet of existing trail at Kenton City Park. The grant will also be used for drainage improvements and repaving in the park.
The funds come from the Local Parks and Recreation Fund grant program which was established by the General Assembly in 1991 to provide local governments with funds to purchase land for parks, natural areas, greenways and recreational facilities.
“Our parks are a very important part of our communities and provide families with wholesome recreational opportunities,” said Senator Stevens. “These funds will go a long way in helping make improvements so this park will continue to serve citizens and visitors in our area.”
Recreational Trails Program grants may be used for non-routine maintenance and restoration of existing trails, development and rehabilitation, trailside or trailhead facilities such as restrooms, kiosks and parking lots, construction of new trails and land acquisition for recreational trails or corridors.
Senator Stevens represents Benton, Carroll, Gibson, Henry, Obion, and Weakley Counties in District 24 in the State Senate.