County gives park grants
The Shelby County Commission handed out its annual park and recreation grants during Monday’s meeting.
The commission awarded more than $333,000 this year to help finance eight projects all over the county.
These projects include:
-Build a new bathhouse and restroom at Oak Mountain State Park, $50,000.
-Renovate the visiting team’s locker room at Heardmont Park for the Oak Mountain High School Athletic Boosters, $50,000.
-Construct a full-size youth football field and parking area at Eagle Club at Heardmont Park for Oak Mountain Youth Football and Cheerleading, $24,374.
-Complete work on the athletic field house at Thompson High School for the Thompson Quarterback Club, $50,000.
-Make drainage improvements at Kiwanis Park and facility repairs at Girls Softball Complex and the Sports Complex in Columbiana, $29,540.
-Repair baseball fields and batting cages at City Park in Pelham, $30,000.
-Build a competition football field at the new Helena Middle School, $50,000.
-Install sidewalks, extend concession seating and make other improvements at Forest Parks in Chelsea, $50,000.