public park/recreation area

Asked August 7, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

I am hoping to find information dealing with state or federal programs to subsidize the installation of new public parks and green spaces. I would appreciate any guidance you might have.

Smith County Texas community planning and land management community planning and zoning community development

1 Response

The good news is, "The [Texas] Legislature restored $15.5 million to the grants program over the next two years and provided an additional $869,000 to maintain administrative staff that will not count against local parks departments’ grant requests." You can find the municipal park grant information for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/business/grants/trpa/#trpa. The information is a little outdated, but it will get you started as the department regroups.

The National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) and American Trails both have information on their web pages about funding.