CRESTVIEW — The Community Redevelopment Agency gratefully accepted two $50,000 grants that will go toward enhancing Twin Hills Park.
One of the grants, which were provided by the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program administered by the state Department of Environmental Protection, will go toward improvements in the children’s park.
The other will help provide lighting and other infrastructure for the proposed Crestview Bark Park dog park.
The maximum allowable award under the FRDAP is $200,000.
“This year we were proud to invest more than $7 million in 137 recreational projects throughout the state of Florida,” DEP official Don Laird said.
Crestview and DeFuniak Springs, which received a $50,000 grant for improvements to Pat Covell Park, were the only tri-county area recipients.
Crestview’s $100,000 grant is “Not bad for a piece of land the city bought for $6,000,” Main Street Crestview Association member Cal Zethmayr said.