FROM STAFF REPORTS
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.
For more information, go to lcra.org.