Lower Colorado River Authority representatives recently presented a $25,000 matching grant to the Rotary Club of Burnet for the restoration of Live Oak Park. The city of Burnet is contributing $50,000 to the upgrades to total about $100,000. Pictured are Adrienne Feild (front, left), Rotary youth services; Keith McBurnett, Rotary past president; Brenda Goble, Rotary executive secretary; Damon Beierle, Rotary director at large; David Vaughn, Burnet city manager; and Steve Dyer, LCRA Governmental and Regional Affairs representative. Also pictured are George Russell (back, left), LCRA board member; Craig Lindholm, Rotary vice president; Lora Cheney, Rotary secretary; Bill Drake, Rotary director; Caryn Paye, Rotary treasurer; Paul Farmer, Burnet City Council member; and Tres Clinton, Burnet City Council member. Courtesy photo
Planned improvements of Live Oak Park include a playground shade cover, a resurfaced basketball court, and new goals, tables, benches, and energy-efficient lighting.
The Rotary Club of Burnet planted the seed money of $25,000 for the LCRA matching grant to renovate the park with new equipment and other improvements.
“Live Oak Park sits in the middle of a neighborhood undergoing growth and revitalization,” a LCRA media release stated. “Park improvements will provide an outdoor area for around 7,000 nearby city residents.”
The city of Burnet has pledged to contribute $50,000 toward the renovations.
“It will not only create a wonderful recreational area for residents of Burnet, but it also will assist with the revitalization of the southeast quadrant of the city,” Burnet Rotary Club past President Keith McBurnett said in the release. “As Rotarians, we are happy to serve our community and excited that LCRA and the city are joining us in investing in this great community.”
LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program provides economic development and community assistance grants to cities, counties, volunteer fire departments, and other nonprofit organizations.
Applications for the next round of grants are due Jan. 31 for those in LCRA’s wholesale market area.