Gifford park to receive state money

Gifford park to receive state money

A park in Champaign County will get a piece of the $15.3 million set aside by the state for expanding outdoor recreation and open space in communities.

The village of Gifford will receive $40,700 to replace outdated playground equipment at Roessler Park. The park is located on the southern edge of the Village of Gifford.

Governor Pat Quinn announced the funding for 45 projects on Saturday during a stop in Decatur. The funds come from the state's Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development program.  Local governments which accept state money must contribute at least half of the total project cost.

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