Clermont Parks Receives Playground Grant
Clermont County Parks were recently selected as a recipient of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant from the Clermont County Board of Commissioners. The $97,000 grant will help to fund the improvement of a playground at Chilo Lock #34. According to Executive Director Josh Torbeck, "This is our last playground to be updated. The funds will be used to create a more modern area and is the last of our playgrounds to be updated to ADA accessibility standards."
The grant is included in the Action Plan to HUD as well as the 2020 CDBG-CV projects from remaining Cares Act funds. According to the board, "Projects were selected from 2022 CDBG applications as submitted from local jurisdictions and non-profits. Projects awarded based on the overall benefit to low and moderate income areas and benefit to low and moderate income persons."
The playground upgrade is expected to be completed in Summer 2023, and we look forward to sharing the progress with the community.