North Carolina Trust Fund grants will support park projects around the state

North Carolina Trust Fund grants will support park projects around the state

10:40am Jan 19, 2022
A wooded area on Belews Lake will be developed as a new county park. Photo by Christopher Weavil/Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department.

North Carolina has approved over $42 million that will help fund park projects across the state.

The North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund will use the money for capital improvement projects and land acquisitions for state parks, with a portion of the funding providing grants to 41 local parks and recreation projects.

According to a news release from the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, additional local grants were made possible thanks to allocations in the recently enacted state budget.

$500,000 will be added to funding for the development of a new park at Belews Lake in Forsyth County.

Another $500,000 will support renovations at City Lake Park in High Point.

In Watauga County, funding has been earmarked for the enhancement of Memorial Park in Blowing Rock. And over $1 million will be devoted to purchasing land adjacent to Elk Knob State Park.

Outdoor enthusiasts can also look forward to land acquisition and maintenance projects at Stone Mountain and Hanging Rock State Parks.

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