Two southern Illinois parks projects receive state funding
Over $3 million will be going to a pair of park improvement projects in southern Illinois.
$2.8 million will go the City of Anna to redesign the city ballpark and create a more usable, efficient, and disabled-accessible facility for the community.
The current ballpark is dilapidated and has no disabled accessibility, sidewalks, or accessible parking.
Nearly $325,000 is going to Crossville in White County to supply the Village's Tiger Park with ADA-accessible sidewalks, parking spaces, and restrooms to replace outdated facilities and non-compliant walkways. The existing pavilion will be rewired to update and increase use of the structure. Pickleball courts will be constructed to add an additional recreation component to the park.
The funding comes from the Park and Recreational Facility Construction Act, or PARC, grant program, which is part of the Rebuild Illinois capital improvement program.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources administers the program.