Funded through the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP), $477,283 will go to Bay County to assist four local park projects and enhance nearby communities by increasing outdoor recreation opportunities and improving public access to Florida’s natural resources.
Bay County projects funded in this year’s budget include:
Callaway Recreational Complex, Phase III, City of Callaway – The funds will be used to construct tennis courts, a picnic pavilion and restrooms.
Callaway Recreational Complex, Phase II, City of Callaway – The grant money will be used for a walking trail and lighting.
A.L. Kinsaul Park, Phase II, City of Lynn Haven – The funds will be used for a playground, baseball field, picnic pavilion and landscaping.
Joe Moody Harris Park, City of Panama City – The grant money will be used to construct playgrounds, a boardwalk, fitness trail, disc golf course, picnic pavilions, restrooms, landscaping, parking and sidewalks.
Administered by the Department of Environmental Protection, the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program is a competitive grant program, providing funds to local communities for public outdoor recreation.
Over the last eight years, Florida has invested nearly $200 million to improve local park facilities through this grant program, funding more than 1,402 projects statewide.