Campbell County cities selected for funds to improve parks, outdoor spaces

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Three Campbell County projects have been selected for funding to enhance accessibility and upgrade parks and recreation spaces.

Southgate, California, and Bellevue were each awarded $25,000 in funds.

Southgate plans to use the money to demolish and remove existing tennis courts and develop a small park with planted trees, flowers, shrubs, and benches.

California’s plans include replacing existing wooden playground equipment with new equipment that meets current safety standards.

Bellevue will use the funds to expand O’Fallon Park into an adjacent vacant lot. The city plans to clean the space of overgrown vegetation and add a picnic area, including picnic tables and a grill. A path will be paved from Van Voast Avenue into the existing park. Additionally, funds will be used to update the playground equipment.

The federally funded Land and Water Conservation Fund has allotted $3.9 million to communities across Kentucky for a wide variety of outdoor, health-related improvements, including the renovation or replacement of playground equipment, construction of walking and paths, and bringing recreational facilities into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility guidelines.

To receive the federal funds administered at the state level by the Department for Local Government, selected applicants must undergo federal review and receive approval from the National Park Service.

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