Walker County granted over $4 million for recreational spaces

WALKER COUNTY, Ga. (WDEF) — Georgia Governor Kemp put forth over $4 million in funding toward Walker County. These funds are from the federal American Rescue Plan Act. They will go toward recreational spaces in the county.

$4.81 million will be invested into the following spaces:

  • The Rossville Recreation Center
  • Lafayette Multisport Recreation Park and Chattooga River Greenway
  • John Ross Commons playground.

The Rossville Recreation Center will get an expanded walking track, and a new splash pad and playground. Officials granted Walker County $2.2 million for this project.

They granted over $400,000 to the City of Rossville. The city will build an ADA-compliant playground at the John Ross Commons. They will also add restrooms and sidewalks.

Officials also granted the City of Lafayette with $2.19 million. These funds will help develop the Multisport Recreation Park and Chattooga River Greenway.

State Representative Mike Cameron of Rossville made the announcement in a release, thanking the governor.

“I want to thank Governor Brian Kemp for his careful consideration of this grant funding, which is a testament to his commitment keeping Georgia a great place to live, work and play,” said Rep. Cameron. “These investments will have a profound impact on creating opportunities for physical activity, economic growth and enhanced accessibility. On behalf of Rossville and Lafayette, I express my heartfelt gratitude to the state for these grants, which will make a significant difference in the lives of our residents.”

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