Gainesville, Gillsville getting grants for park projects

They will share in about $9.6 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant program. These funds will be administered by the state Department of Natural Resources and used for the “acquisition, development, and renovation of outdoor recreation areas all across the state.”

Here are the details of the two local projects. Several other communities in the immediate Gainesville area are also on the list and you can find out who they are and their plans for their funding at the link below.

Gainesville, City of
Title: Longwood Park improvements
Request: $500,000
Match: $1,100,000  
Total: $1,600,000
Project: Phase 1 of the renovation project will consist of demolition of the existing Dogwood Pavilion and its adjacent kitchen/restroom building and construction of a replacement facility with the same amenities and added ADA accessibility and parking.

Gillsville, Town of
Title: Stonethrow Park Development
Request: $100,000
Match: $100,000
Total: $200,000
Project:  Develop a more family-oriented park that will have both passive and active amenities and facilities such a playground and walking trail, as well as an event pavilion.

Link to other grantees and their projects Georgia Department of Natural Resources Announces Project Finalists in LWCF Grant Proposals | Department Of Natural Resources Division (