Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and the Department for Local Government (DLG) Commissioner Dennis Keene announced on Monday that four Northern Kentucky cities will be given almost $500,000 in grant money to update parks and local communities.
"It’s rewarding to announce these grants today to improve parks right here in Northern Kentucky,” Keene said. “I’m looking forward to seeing the results and added benefits for our communities.”
The cities of Bromley, Covington, Dayton and Wilder will split the grant funds.
Bromley will receive $75,000 to improve the Bromley Park and build a central structure in the park. The central structure will include a new shelter, a restroom and a concession stand.
Covington will receive almost $82,000 to move forward with phases two and three of the Barb Cook Park Redevelopment Project. Basketball courts, shelters and other park amenities will also be updated.
The $91,000 to be given to Dayton will be used to revamp the Sargeant Park Trail with the construction of 2.2 miles of 8-foot-wide hillside trails for hiking, walking and biking. New bike racks, benches and water fountains will also be constructed.
Finally, Wilder will receive the remaining $250,000 to be used in the construction of the Frederick’s Landing Amphitheater
“Today’s grants will improve Northern Kentucky parks and repair and upgrade basketball courts and soccer fields for our youth," Beshear said. "These upgrades will further Northern Kentucky’s momentum as a prime destination for business relocation.”