Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan has received notice that the City of Clarksville will receive $488,000 in grant funding from the State of Tennessee, Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).
The funding, which was received as part of a competitive grant application process, is for the renovation of the Swan Lake Aquatic Center and Kids Splash Park.“I am so proud of our team and the grant application they put together,” said Mayor McMillan. “As we know, this kind of grant funding is more important than ever. I appreciate TDEC’s leadership in administering these funds and for their support of Clarksville’s project.”
In total, TDEC will award $15.8 million in Local Park and Recreation grants to 55 different communities. In 1991, the Tennessee General Assembly established the program to provide local governments with funds to purchase land for parks, natural areas, greenways and recreational facilities and, among other things, projects in parks.
“Our parks system is one of the best in any city in the State of Tennessee,” said Mayor McMillan. “This grant will offer us the opportunity to make some of our facilities even better for our community.”