Montgomery County, TENNESSEE – According to the state officials, the grant is part of $6,370,000 awarded to communities throughout the state from the Local Parks and Recreation Fund program and the Land and Water Conservation Fund program.

Officials have announced that the state is also awarding $448,000 in grants from the Recreation Trails Program.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Deputy Commissioner Jim Bryson reportedly said:

“Local leaders need resources to provide recreational activities for their communities, and this is a way to help make it happen. We are pleased to announce these grants and look forward to the recreation projects that result from this assistance.”

One of the restroom facilities will be located off the first parking lot near the Rotary Park Drive entrance and will measure approximately 990 square feet under roof.

The other will be next to the parking lot of the old E. Old Ashland City Road park entrance and will measure approximately 860 square feet under roof.

Both will be built to meet all ADA requirements and tie into existing ADA parking.

According to the statement, the Local Parks and Recreation Fund program provides state funding for the purchase of land for parks, natural areas, greenways, and recreational facilities.