Public Meetings Planned for Local Park Grant Program
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Public Meetings Planned for Local Park Grant Program

AUSTIN— The 83rd Legislature has restored approximately half of the Texas Recreation Parks Account (TRPA) and Large County & Municipality Recreation and Parks Account funding for the 2014-2015 biennium.

Funding will become available in 2014 for the Local Park Grant Program and for the Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP). As this is only a partial restoration, program rules such as award ceilings, scoring criteria and application deadlines need to be reviewed.

To assess the needs and desires of grant customers, TPWD’s planning a series of statewide public input meetings and an online customer survey. After the results of these inputs are obtained, TPWD staff will propose rule changes for adoption by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission in early 2014, with a call for grant applicants subsequent.


Scheduled Public Meetings:

Wed., Oct. 2                                                                           9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Noon)

TPWD Headquarters

4200 Smith School Rd.

Austin, Texas  78744

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Wed., Oct. 16                                                                        9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Noon)

Municipal Court and Theatre Building

1302 Center Street

Deer Park, TX  77536

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Thurs., Oct. 17                                                                      1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Quinta Mazatlan

600 Sunset Drive

McAllen, TX  78503

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Tues., Oct. 22                                                                        1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The Summit

2975 Esplanade

Grand Prairie, TX  75053

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Thurs., Oct. 24                                                                      9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Noon)

Sherwood Community Center

4819 N. Everglade

Odessa, TX  79761

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The Urban Summit is for those who qualify under the Urban Recreation Grant guidelines.

Tues., Nov. 5                                                                       1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

TPWD – Ed Werland Training Room

1340 Airport Commerce Drive

Building 6, Suite 600B **

Austin, TX 78741

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**Please note that Building 6 is the last building toward the east side in the Airport Commerce Park complex.


Those unable to attend the public meetings will have the opportunity to participate in an online survey which will be made available late October or early November.

To stay current on the progress of the restoration of our grant the public may to visit:  or subscribe to our newsletter:

For further information on this scheduled meeting, please contact Recreation Grants at or at 512-389-8224.

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