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Marble Falls gets $725K for new park

Site of Park View Park in Marble Falls Texas

Park View Park, located at the corner of Park Ride and Park View Drive in Marble Falls, received about $725,000 worth of grant funding from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Staff photo by Nathan Bush

The city of Marble Falls was awarded a $725,000 grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to help build Park View Park, a 12-acre greenspace in the northeastern part of town.

Located at the corner of Park Ridge and Park View Drive, the new outdoor feature will have a half-mile walking trail, playscapes with a natural aesthetic, a small ropes course, structures for shade, a restroom, and a dedicated parking lot.

“We sincerely thank TPWD for their commitment to supporting local communities in their efforts to enhance public parkland,” Parks and Recreation Director Lacey Dingman said in a recent media release. “This grant is a testament to the collaborative spirit between state and local entities working towards a common goal of promoting recreational opportunities.”

The TPWD’s Urban Outdoor, Non-Urban Outdoor, and Small Community Recreation Grants is a highly competitive program. Across Texas, 79 applicants submitted requests for over $20 million, which comes from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the Urban Parks account, and the Texas Recreation and Parks account.

“We are delighted to have been selected among the deserving recipients of this grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department,” Dingman said. “The grant validates our vision for Park View Park and emphasizes the importance of creating accessible and enjoyable public spaces for our community.”