The city of Liberty in neighboring Casey County has received $210,566 for construction of a new 8-acre park.
The park construction is one of 37 projects around the state that will enhance accessibility and upgrade or build parks and recreation spaces.
The federally funded Land and Water Conservation Fund allotted $3.9 million to communities across Kentucky for a wide variety of outdoor, health-related improvements, including the renovation or replacement of playground equipment, construction of walking and paths and bringing recreational facilities into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility guidelines.
The Liberty park will feature a group pavilion, vault restroom, two gravel parking lots, an access road with an attached accessible walkway and six primitive campsites complete with parking spaces, grills, fire rings and picnic tables. Utilities will be included.
To receive the federal funds, which are administered at the state level by the Department for Local Government, selected applicants must have undergone a federal review and received approval from the National Park Service.