A”beach lawn” is one of a number of improvements proposed for Don White Memorial Park in Roswell. The city is seeking an $835,767 state grant to help pay for the work. ROSWELL RIVER PARKS MASTER PLAN

Roswell seeking $835K grant for park improvements

The Roswell City Council has given staff the go-ahead to apply for an $835,767 state grant to fund improvements at Don White Memorial Park.

The city is seeking the funds out of the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program of the state Department of Natural Resources. The grant would require a local match of $278,589, or 25 percent of the estimated total project cost of $1.1 million, according to a staff report to the council.

The improvements at Don White Park, at 925 Riverside Road on the Chattahoochee River, are part of the Roswell River Parks Master Plan. The grant would go toward equipment, materials and contractual services such as surveys, engineering, architecture, environmental consulting, environmental reviews, and contractors and subcontractors, staff said.

Project plans call for a new picnic pavilion, boat dock, monument sign and furniture (tables and benches) that would be prototypes for all river parks; a “beach lawn,” and stream bank restoration, staff said.

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