Parks and Recreation Receives Grant to Improve Accessibility of Lake Higgins
|Greensboro Parks and Recreation has been awarded a $37,965 grant from the Duke Energy Water Resources Fund to make Lake Higgins accessible to people of all abilities. Parks and Recreation officials picked up the grant check Tuesday, December 13, at a ceremony at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in Belmont.
The Water Resources Fund is Duke’s $10 million commitment to protecting and enhancing waterways and the environment. Parks and Recreation will use the funds to improve sidewalks, parking, and the kayak and canoe launch at Lake Higgins, and ensure they meet the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This is part of Parks and Recreation’s Mainstream Resources efforts to expand recreation opportunities to people of a wide range of physical abilities.
“At Greensboro Parks and Recreation, everything we do is about building better lives to build a better community,” said Wade Walcutt, department director. “The partnership and grant with Duke Energy allows us do just that, by making Lake Higgins more accessible to residents of all abilities. We’re grateful to the foundation for helping us improve our residents’ health and wellness, as well as their quality of life.”
Shawn Heath, president of the Duke Energy Foundation, said, “The grant will help meet an important need in the community by offering more outdoor opportunities for people with disabilities. We look forward to our partnership with the City of Greensboro and the impact this grant will have for families and individuals across the region.”
For more information, visit Mainstream Resources online.
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