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Posted on: March 16, 2023

Town of Davidson Receives an Accessibility for Parks Grant

Town receives park grant

The Town of Davidson is excited to announce that it has been awarded a $171, 313 park accessibility grant for renovations to Roosevelt Wilson Park. On Friday, March 10, 2023, Governor Roy Cooper issued a press release stating that the North Carolina Park Authority has awarded $9.6 million in park accessibility grants through the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF). In addition to Davidson, 21 other projects will receive grants.

The grant was awarded for renovations at Roosevelt Wilson Park and will include replacing the playground equipment and surfacing, replacing the picnic shelter, and adding adaptable fitness stations. All the renovations will follow American for Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines making this park accessible for all. 
“Receiving this grant is a great honor and will expedite much needed renovations to our park, not to mention make it more accessible and enjoyable for everyone” said Leslie Willis, Davidson Parks & Recreation Director. “Roosevelt Wilson Park has been in need of some renovations, and this grant will make it possible for us to make the renovations sooner than expected.”
 Grant recipients are chosen by the Park Authority, a citizen board appointed by Governor Cooper, based on the quality of planning, public involvement in the planning process, recreation facilities provided, quality of site with respect to its surroundings, quality of park land to be acquired, and the applicant's ability to operate and maintain the park project.

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