HomeFlorence CountyCity of Florence receives nearly $9 million grant for Levy Park Reimagination...

City of Florence receives nearly $9 million grant for Levy Park Reimagination Project

Florence, South Carolina – The City of Florence has received a notice of intent for full grant funding for the ambitious Levy Park Reimagination Project. The decision was made on March 27, 2024, by the Department of the Interior which chose this project to be one of 14 across the nation to receive a grant from the National Park Service’s Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP).

The City of Florence will receive a significant amount of $8,927,097. This amount matches the city’s efforts dollar for dollar to meet the total budget for the project, which is $17,854,195.31. The project’s goal is to completely redo and expand Levy Park. It will include improved sports facilities, multi-use trails, inclusive playgrounds, a splash pad, exercise zones, better landscaping, and additional parking. This project shows the city’s commitment to fun and welcoming outdoor areas.

To reach this goal, the city had to find equal matching funds, which was possible with the help of a number of key partners.

  • McLeod Health: $1,500,000.00
  • Florence County: $500,000.00
  • Francis Marion University: $125,000.00
  • Duke Energy: $50,000.00
  • Convention & Visitor’s Bureau: $5,000.00
  • Private Donation (Anonymous): $3,000,000.00
  • City of Florence: $3,747,097.66

The City of Florence is grateful to all of these groups for their unwavering support of the Levy Park Reimagination Project. City of Florence special acknowledgment goes to Holly Beaumier from the Florence Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, who found the grant that the city hadn’t been eligible for before. These contributions reflect a shared vision for community improvement and will have a lasting impact on the neighborhoods of East Florence and the Florence Community as a whole.

Read also: After representing Richland County in the House and Senate for 14 years, Mia McLeod won’t seek reelection

The support for Levy Park doesn’t stop at financial contributions; the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation, McLeod Health, and Florence County have also donated land to enable the park’s expansion.

As an important investment in the future of our city, the Levy Park Reimagination Project promises that all community members, regardless of their age and backgrounds, can have easy access to safe and fun recreational facilities.

“We eagerly anticipate the positive transformation this project will bring to our community as we remain steadfast in our commitment to creating a vibrant and inclusive environment for all,” City Manager Scotty Davis said.

Read also: Florence Mayor Teresa Myers Ervin launches 2024 re-election campaign

As the project moves forward, the City of Florence will publish updates on the official website. For more information and continued updates on Levy Park, visit: www.cityofflorence.com

Latest

President Biden will have tough time to win Michigan and Trump is not the problem

Last weekend, Trump held a rally in Pennsylvania, one...

The quality of education in California is declining and parents know who is the one to blame

The quality of education in California has gotten worse,...

Migrants at the Texas border look for a green-uniform agents so they can get into the country easily

The number of encounters with migrants at some sectors...

Newsletter

From the web

President Biden will have tough time to win Michigan and Trump is not the problem

Last weekend, Trump held a rally in Pennsylvania, one...

The quality of education in California is declining and parents know who is the one to blame

The quality of education in California has gotten worse,...

Migrants at the Texas border look for a green-uniform agents so they can get into the country easily

The number of encounters with migrants at some sectors...

City of Florence to host Earth Day Cleanup event on Monday, April 22

Florence, South Carolina - The City of Florence Resilience...

Former California House Speaker’s ally ‘launches public attack’ against GOP members who ousted McCarthy

Florida House Rep. Matt Gaetz was the one who initiated the ousting of former California House Speaker Kevin McCarthy last year, something that still...

President Biden will have tough time to win Michigan and Trump is not the problem

Last weekend, Trump held a rally in Pennsylvania, one of the key battleground states that are expected to make a difference in the November...

The quality of education in California is declining and parents know who is the one to blame

The quality of education in California has gotten worse, a nationwide trend that has been seen in almost every state in recent years, including...