The Florida Department of Environmental Protection presented the City of Caryville with a ceremonial grant check for $100,000. The funds will be used to develop new playground and new shade structure over existing basketball court. Renovation of existing playground, existing tennis court, existing picnic facilities and existing bicycle trail. Other site amenities to include trash receptacles. Also to include Admin & Engineering cost. This year, DEP is investing more than $7 million in 137 recreational development projects in local communities around the state through its Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP).
“Increasing access to outdoor recreational opportunities offers many benefits to citizens such as social gatherings, exercise and competitive sports,” said Jacob Strickland, Park Manager at Falling Waters and Ponce de Leon Springs State Park. “I am proud to present this grant money on behalf of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as we work in partnership with local communities to provide more recreational opportunities.”