TUCKER, Ga. (October 8, 2019) – More improvements could be coming to City of Tucker parks thanks to a series of grants from Park Pride. Tucker’s Parks and Recreation Department in collaboration with the Friends of Tucker Parks won $12,500 in grant money for projects in three parks.
“We’re so delighted with our partnerships with Park Pride and our Friends groups,” says Tucker Parks and Recreation Director Rip Robertson. “This grant money will help make a tangible difference in our parks and really enhance the outdoor experience for our residents.”
The grants, which require matching funds from the City, will help fund the following projects:
- Adult exercise equipment in Peters Park ($5,000)
- Educational signage pilot program in Kelley Cofer Park ($5,000)
- Two sets of stairs on the red trail at Henderson Park ($2,500)
The City of Tucker has nearly 300 acres of parkland, including several lakes, miles of hiking trails and the most utilized recreation center in DeKalb County. Tucker took over its Parks and Recreation assets from the County in 2018.
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