Century Seeking Grants For Splash Pad, New Playground Equipment
August 21, 2013
A splash pad and new playground equipment could be coming soon to Century, if the town is successful in obtaining a couple of state grants.
The town is submitting two grant applications to the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program. FRDAP is a competitive program which provides grants to local governments for outdoor recreational projects. The grants are administered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
The first grant application is for $125,000 for the splash pad, which would be Century’s only water-based children’s recreational activity, at the Anthony Pleasant Sportsplex. If the grant is awarded, Century will be require to provide a $31,500 match in the form of about $10,000 in cash and the balance as in-kind services.
The second grant application will be for $50,000 to replace playground equipment at Showalter Park. The current equipment is in poor repair and is not designed for disabled users. If the grant is awarded for the playground equipment, no matching local funds will be required.
Grant applications are due September 30. The 2014-2015 FRDAP grants are contingent upon approval of an annual appropriation by the Florida Legislature.
Pictured top: A conceptual drawing showing a potential splash pad at the Anthony Pleasant Sportsplex in Century. Courtesy graphic for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.