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City of Peoria receives $124,000 grant for park improvements

February 18th, 2016 11:43 AM by Sharon Mason

City of Peoria receives $124,000 grant for park improvements

Good news for West Valley residents! The City of Peoria is getting a $124,000 boost from the state of Arizona to expand local parks and recreation programs and facilities. Mayor Cathy Carlat announced Wednesday the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority recently informed the city of the award. The ASZTA Biennial Grant Program provides funding for youth and amateur sports throughout Maricopa County and will provide two-thirds of funding needed for the parks and recreation improvements.

The improvement project will include replacing starting blocks at Sunrise and Centennial High School pools, adding windscreens, benches and shade at Ira Murphy and Varney parks, a new scoreboard at Ira Murphy Park and new strength equipment for Rio Vista Recreation Center. 

“More and more people are discovering our gem in the desert and moving here for the first-rate quality of life we have in Peoria,” Mayor Carlat said in a statement announcing the funding. “Grants, like this from AZSTA, help our city maintain and improve our amenities, like, parks, trails and ballparks to remain high-quality recreational experiences for our residents to enjoy.”

So whether you’re an Arizona retiree strolling the parks for exercise or a baby boomer cheering on your grandchildren on the field, the upgraded parks will be a plus for the community for sure! For more information about local news in Peoria, Sun City and in your Arizona retirement communities, please contact Sharon Mason.

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