Louisville, KENTUCKY – According to the statement, the funding reportedly comes from the federal Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
To receive the funds, which are administered at the state level by the Department for Local Government, selected applicants must undergo federal review and receive approval from the National Park Service.
Gov. Beshear presented a $75,000 check to the City of Edgewood to improve a walking trail at Freedom Park. The project will refurbish an existing .43-mile walking trail with surfacing made from recycled tires.
The trail will be compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines and provide a smoother and softer surface.
New access ramps will also be installed. Along the improved walking path are low-impact exercise stations that will be more accessible because of this project, state officials said.
The Governor also presented $45,625 to the city of Taylor Mill for a project to construct an amphitheater and multi-use pavilion at Pride Park. The new amphitheater will have a 20-by-40-foot stage and an accessible ramp.
The amphitheater will be at the base of a tiered hillside to allow easy viewing from multiple locations. The multi-use pavilion will allow for educational seminars and a farmer’s market.