SPI Receives Texas Parks & Wildlife Grant

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The Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission (TPWC) has awarded the City of South Padre Island the Non-Urban Outdoor Recreation Grant.  The award, totaling $500,000, will fund Phase II of the John L. Tompkins Park Project. 

In 2015, the City developed two acres of public land with a TPWC grant of $400,000.  This completed Phase I that included a basketball court, restrooms, two playgrounds and more. 

“We are extremely honored to receive this award,” said Randy Smith, Interim City manager. “This grant will allow new additions to the park and will also provide more outdoor activities in our community.”

Phase II development consists of:

•    Skate park
•    Picnic tables
•    Walking trail
•    Exercise stations
•    Shade pavilions
•    Soccer field
•    Bocce ball field
•    Lighting
•    Play equipment

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