ELBERTA, Ala. (WKRG) — Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has awarded $1.5 million to help improve recreational facilities across the state, and some of that money is going to Baldwin County.
Elberta will receive $372,300 to “construct new fields, walking trails, parking area and improve drainage at Elberta Sportsplex,” according to a release from the governor’s office.
The grant is coming from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.
The following is the full list of projects receiving money, according to the release:
- Red Bay – $208,538 to construct a splash pad and lighted basketball court at Red Bay Fun Park.
- Crossville – $72,299 to construct two soccer fields at Crossville Municipal Park, including bleachers, fencing, portable soccer goals and signage.
- Public Parks and Recreation Board of Cherokee County – $99,843 to update camp sites at Cherokee Rock Village including installing water lines, underground electrical lines, signage, drainage and other improvements.
- Double Springs – $142,887 to reconstruct a paved walking trail and install lighting and security cameras and replace electrical wiring at Mike Gilbreath Park.
- Vernon – $229,425 to build a swimming pool at Vernon City Park that is accessible to people with disabilities.
- Coosada – $42,000 to make improvements at Coosada Town Park including constructing new sidewalks and bathrooms and renovating a pavilion.
- Bullock County – $149,500 to make improvements at Harris Park including reconstructing baseball/softball infield and dugouts, renovating the concession stand and bathrooms, improving fencing and resurfacing a basketball court.
- Cowarts – $73,025 to construct new restrooms adjacent to the Cowarts walking trail.
- Elba- $159,850 to construct a new playground, renovate restrooms, concession stand/press box and softball fields, install benches and replace water fountains at Hawkins-Williams Park.
- Elberta – $372,300 to construct new fields, walking trails, parking area and improve drainage at Elberta Sportsplex.