Roosevelt County was recently awarded $1,011,300 from the 2023 Regional Recreation Centers/Quality of Life Grant. This funding award will be used to further enhance the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. The additional round of funding announcements came later in the fiscal year and will require completion by June 30, 2024. The Board of Commission approved the grant Tuesday at their regular meeting.

“Staff have worked diligently these past couple of years to apply for this new funding stream and to continue enhance the recreational facilities locally,” stated County Manager Amber Hamilton. “There are three construction projects considered shovel-ready that we’ll work to complete before the short deadline.”

Key Projects:

-Increased and Covered Horse Stalls

-Covered ADA Accessible Picnic Area at the Pavilion

-Renovation of ADA Restrooms at Pavilion

“We’ve applied for these projects through numerous funding sources for so many years, and I was elated to finally receive this grant award to complete a phase of enhancements,” shared Special Projects Coordinator Carol Acosta-Flores. “We’ve been working on the masterplan and addressing the needed facility improvements, specifically focusing on the ADA accessibility. The engagement and positive feedback from the community helped to bring it all to fruition.”

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