Grant will bring improvements to Douglass Park

Grant will bring improvements to Douglass Park

SPRINGFIELD — The Champaign Park District will receive a $300,000 grant for improvements at Douglass Park.

The grant, announced over the weekend by Gov. Pat Quinn, is among $16.5 million that will be spent on 46 local park projects across the state.

Quinn said they're part of his agenda "to ensure that no child is left inside."

"Parks and outdoor recreational activities help make Illinois a great place to live and work," Quinn said. "These projects will create jobs, allow more families to get active outdoors and promote healthy lifestyles."

Another recipient, the Mattoon Township Park District, will get $400,000 for Lytle Park's "A Vision for the Next 100 Years."

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Sid Saltfork wrote on April 07, 2014 at 12:04 pm

More state grants when the state is supposedly broke; and cannot pay it's debts, and obligations.  More pork barrel spending for campaign donations, and votes.

BruckJr wrote on April 07, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Must be an election coming up.