The City of Bryant received notice of a $250,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism for Mills Park.
The grant will be used to transform the existing play area at Mills Park, into a new all-inclusive playground and walking trail, as well as improving the facility access to the park.
“We are very grateful to be awarded this grant” stated Parks Director Chris Treat, “ This funding, along with money set aside from the bond re-financing, and from community partners such as Everett Buick GMC, will ensure the inclusive playground at Mills Park will become a reality even sooner than expected.”
“This particular project encourages more activity in an already-active place, and it will be a park that people from all over the state will come and visit. I think when people, no matter what their abilities are, are given the opportunity to become their best person, it benefits them and their communities long term in every way.” stated Bryant Mayor, Jill Dabbs.
Baldwin and Shell Construction Company are the construction managers for the project and groundbreaking for the inclusive playground will be announced soon. For more information on this project, contact Bryant Parks and Recreation Department Director Chris Treat at 501-943-0422.
The images above and below are concept drawings.