The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department awarded a grant to transform a gravel lot in Montrose into a park.
Stephanie Salinas is with TPWD and says the funding is specifically for large cities that need a nature getaway.
“The Avondale Promenade Park project received an urban outdoor grant of one million dollars, and the urban outdoor grant is given to communities that have populations exceeding 500,000,” says Salinas.
Salinas says the park proposal included a community plaza, picnic tables, and a dog park.
Thirty seven communities in Texas received outdoor grants totaling $16 million.