The Land Stewardship Program, a five-year capital improvement program supplements the development of Bond acquired Green Space and Open Space sites for utilization of "green" standards. Green standards are features such as recycled materials for playgrounds, boardwalks and shelters, low flow water fixtures and irrigation methods, pervious parking and pathways, and solar applications for lighting, and/or hot water systems.
Parks for People Grant - Project Updates
The fifth and final application cycle for the Parks for People grant program opened September 17, and closed Friday October 26, 2012. At this time, awarded grant projects which have asked for and received time extensions are being completed by the applicants, reviewed via site visits and examination of close out documentation and are then reimbursed the amounts documentated up to the grant award maximum of $75,000.
During the past seven years this grant program has reimbursed sixty-nine completed projects, totaling over 3.9 million dollars to the eligible municipalities in Broward County. Many new neighborhood park sites have been opened and existing park and open space sites improved with green amenities and native landscaping. We continue to move existing projects forward and look to the successful completion of another ten park and/or open space sites with a reimbursement of an additional $600,000 dollars. Below are examples of improvements done at several municipal park sites through the Parks for People grant program.
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