GREEN RIVER– The Green River Parks and Recreation Department received unanimous approval at Tuesday night’s Green River City Council meeting to submit a grant application to the Sweetwater County School District #2 Rec Board for improvements at Edgewater Park.
The department will submit for a $50,000 Rec Mil grant request with a 50/50 match with existing budgeted monies. This means the city would be responsible for paying $50,000.
The Edgewater Park playground is over 25 years old and replacement parts are no longer available. Brady Raney, Parks and Rec Director, said it has been over ten years since they replaced a playground in Green River.
The replacement would also allow them to upgrade from a 5-12 year old recommendation to a 2-12 year old recommendation, allowing even more children to play on the equipment.
Raney said 98 percent of the grant would go toward replacing the playground, however, the remaining amount will fund tennis court upgrades. The upgrades will simply be painting pickle ball lines on the courts and purchasing pickle ball nets.
The total cost for the playground equipment and installation is estimated to be $97,550. The costs for the nets and painting will be about $2,450.