Pub­lic in­put urged on plans to up­grade parks

Two $50,000 grant ap­pli­ca­tions set for Vil­lage, Green­briar.

The Palm Beach Post - - LOCAL - By Kristina Webb Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

WELLING­TON — The vil­lage will have a pair of pub­lic-in­put meet­ings to give res­i­dents a say on planned changes at two parks.

The meet­ings are part of the process as Welling­ton ap­plies for two $50,000 grants — one for Vil­lage Park and one for Green­briar Park, said Fi­nance Di­rec­tor Tanya Quickel.

Welling­ton in the past has suc­cess­fully ap­plied for grants through the Florida Recre­ational De­vel­op­ment As­sis­tance Pro­gram, Quickel said. Most re­cently, the vil­lage re­ceived $50,000 through the pro­gram for work at Scott’s Place Play­ground.

The back-to-back meet­ings will be at 2 and 2:30 p.m. Tues­day in rooms 1E and 1F at Vil­lage Hall, 12300 For­est Hill Blvd. The Vil­lage Park grant ap­pli­ca­tion will be dis­cussed first, fol­lowed by Green­briar Park.

The grant would be used to build new shade struc­tures and base­ball dugouts at Vil­lage Park, Quickel said.

At Green­briar Park, the money would be used to re­vamp the ex­ist­ing vol­ley­ball courts as the vil­lage eyes a larger-scale, $8 mil­lion project to add fields and fa­cil­i­ties next to the dog park.

Law­mak­ers would ap­prove or deny the grant re­quests dur­ing next year’s leg­isla­tive ses­sion, Quickel said.

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